S4C Calon Cenedl / Heart of the Nation

2011

Rhuthun, Uwchaled, Rhaglen Ieuenctid, Ffermwyr Ifainc, Maldwyn, Llanbedr, Caerfyrddin, Bala, a Llandysul.

  • Gai Toms a’r Band – Diwrnod yr Eliffantod

    Gai Toms a’r Band – Diwrnod yr Eliffantod

    2011 Bala

    The singer and composer performing one of his latest compositions, ‘Diwrnod Eliffantod’

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  • Eleri Llwyd – Nwy yn y Nen

    Eleri Llwyd – Nwy yn y Nen

    2011 Bala

    Eleri Llwyd sings the classing ‘Nwy yn y Nen’ by Dewi Pws which she sang and won with at Cân i Gymru in 1971.

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  • Meilir Rhys Williams – Tybed Lle Ma’ Hi Heno

    Meilir Rhys Williams – Tybed Lle Ma’ Hi Heno

    2011 Bala

    Having attended courses at Paul McCartney’s College and the Central School of Speech and Drama before winning roles in Zanzibar on S4C and Deffro’r Gwanwyr with the National Theatre.

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  • Gai Toms a’r Band – Straeon y Cymdogion

    Gai Toms a’r Band – Straeon y Cymdogion

    2011 Bala

    The singer and songwriter performs one of his most recognisable songs, Straeon y Cymdogion.

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  • Parti Perlais – Cwsg Osian

    Parti Perlais – Cwsg Osian

    2011 Bala

    Lead by Beti Puw Richards most of the members are ex puplis of hers. Parti Perlais contains 4 sets of sisters and two out of three of them are teachers – apparently, they’re the most talkative!

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  • Meilir Rhys Williams – Rho i Mi Wên

    Meilir Rhys Williams – Rho i Mi Wên

    2011 Bala

    Having attended courses at Paul McCartney’s College and the Central School of Speech and Drama before he received parts in Zanzibar on S4C and Deffro’r Gwanwyn with the National Theatre.

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  • Catrin Mara ac Eleri Llwyd – Llosgi Pontydd

    Catrin Mara ac Eleri Llwyd – Llosgi Pontydd

    2011 Bala

    The actress originally from Llanuwchllyn sings with her mother, Eleri Llwyd in public for the first time.

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  • Billy Thompson – Swing For The Gypsies

    Billy Thompson – Swing For The Gypsies

    2011 Bala

    Originally from the Wirral, fiddler Billy Thompson now lives in Bala after having learnt Welsh. Since he moved here, he established his Gypsy Style Band performing energetic and exciting music.

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  • Heulen Cynfal – Rhosyn yr Haf

    Heulen Cynfal – Rhosyn yr Haf

    2011 Bala

    Having studied at Chetham’s School of Music and now at the College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Heulen aspires to be a singer.

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  • Oliver Lewis – Pedwar Tymor (Haf)

    Oliver Lewis – Pedwar Tymor (Haf)

    2011 Camarthen

    Oliver Lewis performing ‘Summer’ from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

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  • Côr Llanddarog – Cwyd Dy Lais

    Côr Llanddarog – Cwyd Dy Lais

    2011 Camarthen

    The enthusiastic choir lead by Meinir Richards have won twice at the Eisteddfod at Blaenau Gwent and Wrexham. Performing ‘Cwyd dy Lais’ from the works of Eric Jones and Tudur Dylan Jones.

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  • Dawnswyr Hafodwenog – Dawns Ysgafn

    Dawnswyr Hafodwenog – Dawns Ysgafn

    2011 Camarthen

    The boys of Hafodwenog entertain the audience with a chance to see the lighter side of our traditional dance.

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  • Trwbador – Daw’r Nos, Daw’r Haf

    Trwbador – Daw’r Nos, Daw’r Haf

    2011 Camarthen

    Trwbador was formed back in 2010 as a part of Owain’s project at Newport University where he studied Creative Sound and Music.

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  • Adastras – Si hei Lwli a Robin Ddiog

    Adastras – Si hei Lwli a Robin Ddiog

    2011 Camarthen

    Three women from the Teifi Valley, also members of Cywair formed ‘Adastras’. They came together as a trio whilst travelling on a plane to California with Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion.

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  • Hennessys – Yr Hen Dderwen Ddu

    Hennessys – Yr Hen Dderwen Ddu

    2011 Camarthen

    Formed in 1966, Frank met Dave at the Central Youth Club in Cardiff with Iolo joining them shortly after. They’re as busy as ever performing regularly over the UK and abroad.

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  • Hennesseys – Rownd yr Horn

    Hennesseys – Rownd yr Horn

    2011 Camarthen

    Formed in 1966, Frank met Dave at the Central Youth Club in Cardiff with Iolo joining them shortly after. They’re as busy as ever performing regularly over the UK and abroad.

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  • Dafydd Iwan – Peidiwch Gofyn i Mi Ddangos fy Ochr

    Dafydd Iwan – Peidiwch Gofyn i Mi Ddangos fy Ochr

    2011 Lampeter

    One of our most faithful friends performing his song ‘Peidiwch Gofyn i Mi Ddangos fy Ochr.’

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  • Dafydd Iwan & Côr Dwynant – Mam Wnaeth Got i Mi

    Dafydd Iwan & Côr Dwynant – Mam Wnaeth Got i Mi

    2011 Lampeter

    Côr Dwynant join Dafydd Iwan to sing one of his favourites ‘Mam Wnaeth Got i Mi.’

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  • Aled Pedrick ac Elen Ceri Lloyd – Pan Ddaw Yfory

    Aled Pedrick ac Elen Ceri Lloyd – Pan Ddaw Yfory

    2011 Lampeter

    Singer and actor from Gwaun Cae Gurwen, Aled has had much success with ‘Deffro’r Gwanwyn’ with the National Theatre recently.

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  • Siren Sisters – Bei Mir Bist Du Schon

    Siren Sisters – Bei Mir Bist Du Schon

    2011 Lampeter

    A trio singing music of the 1940′s in the style of The Andrews Sisters, Boswell and Dinning.

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  • Elen Ceri Lloyd – Môr o Gariad

    Elen Ceri Lloyd – Môr o Gariad

    2011 Lampeter

    Elen sings a song by Meic Stevens ‘Môr o Gariad’

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  • Charlotte Saunders – Hirddydd Haf

    Charlotte Saunders – Hirddydd Haf

    2011 Lampeter

    Our local young talent and pupil at Ysgol Ffynnon Bedr, Charlotte has become well known on the stages of the Eisteddfod as a singer and dancer.

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  • Gareth Pearson – Blue Smoke

    Gareth Pearson – Blue Smoke

    2011 Lampeter

    Originally from Groesyceiliog, Gareth Pearson is an international star, with celebrities such as Jan Akkerman describing him as a genius, and Tommy Emmanuel calling him ‘The Welsh Tornado.’

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  • Côr Dwynant – Diolch am Gerddoriaeth

    Côr Dwynant – Diolch am Gerddoriaeth

    2011 Lampeter

    A children’s choir from Lampeter trained by Meinir and Eirian Jones.

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  • Ginge a Celloboi – Cariad Cynnes

    Ginge a Celloboi – Cariad Cynnes

    2011 Llandysul

    Members of this popular duo, Sion Jones and Matt Downer perform original material described as a mix of ‘bluegrass’, gospel and jazz.

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  • Catrin Herbert – Disgyn Amdanat Ti

    Catrin Herbert – Disgyn Amdanat Ti

    2011 Llandysul

    A popular singer from Cardiff, Catrin Herbert has gained much success after recording at Studio Acapela.

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  • Hogia’r Wyddfa – Titw Tomos Las

    Hogia’r Wyddfa – Titw Tomos Las

    2011 Llandysul

    One of Wales’ most popular entertainment groups. The boys join Llandysul Primary School children to sing one of T Llew Jones’ famous poems.

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  • Lowri Pugh Morgan – Lleuen Landeg

    Lowri Pugh Morgan – Lleuen Landeg

    2011 Llandeilo

    Lowri, from Llandovery has competed in local eisteddfodau, the Urdd Eisteddfod, and also the national competition for several years.

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  • Arfon Williams – Mari Fach Fy Nghariad

    Arfon Williams – Mari Fach Fy Nghariad

    2011 Uwchaled

    One of Wales’ most well known cerdd dant and folk song performers will sing ‘Mari Fach fy Nghariad’ as a tribute to the late Bob Tai’r Felin of Cwmtirmynach.

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  • Bandana – Wyt Ti’n Nabod Mr Pei

    Bandana – Wyt Ti’n Nabod Mr Pei

    2011 Uwchaled

    One of Wales’ most popular groups and winners of the 2008 Welsh Language Society’s Brwydr y Bandiau Competition. This year in the Radio Cymru Rock and Pop Awards they reached the ‘Best New Artist’ shortlist.

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  • Gwyn Hughes Jones – Gwlad y Delyn

    Gwyn Hughes Jones – Gwlad y Delyn

    2011 Uwchaled

    The internationally renowned tenor returns from the world’s great opera stages to perform one of the nation’s favourite songs, Gwlad y Delyn (Land of the Harp).

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  • Gwyn Hughes Jones – Gymru Annwyl, Gymru Hardd

    Gwyn Hughes Jones – Gymru Annwyl, Gymru Hardd

    2011 Uwchaled

    The internationally renowned tenor returns from the world’s great opera stages to perform ‘Gymru Annwyl Gymru Hardd’ serves as a tribute to the late T Osborne Roberts.

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  • Tara Bethan – Fy Ngweddi i

    Tara Bethan – Fy Ngweddi i

    2011 Uwchaled

    Tara sings a songm composed following the loss of her father, the late Orig Williams.

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  • Tara Bethan – Mein Herr

    Tara Bethan – Mein Herr

    2011 Uwchaled

    A translation of the provocative song, Mein Herr.

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  • Triawd Cwm Eithin – Fedrai Ddim Peidio Caru Hwn

    Triawd Cwm Eithin – Fedrai Ddim Peidio Caru Hwn

    2011 Uwchaled

    Teachers Lona, Nia and Elin were friends at Ysgol Y Berwyn, Bala and have now returned home after completing their college courses and enjoy singing and competing.

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  • Angharad Lewis – Anfonaf Angel

    Angharad Lewis – Anfonaf Angel

    2011 Maldwyn

    A pupil at Llanfair Caereinion School, Aelwyd Penllys and Theatr Maldwyn, Angharad is a member of the well known musical and cultural Moeldrehaearn family and a descendant of the hymnist Ann Griffiths. Angharad is one of the young generation who adhere to the ‘plygain’ tradition.

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  • Cut Lloi – Pentymor

    Cut Lloi – Pentymor

    2011 Maldwyn

    A group of lads from the Banw Valley in Montgomeryshire formed by Sian James especially to compete in the National Eisteddfod in Meifod 2003. They are always in demand and perform in concerts all over Wales.

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  • Cut Lloi – Cân y Cwcwallt

    Cut Lloi – Cân y Cwcwallt

    2011 Maldwyn

    A group of lads from the Banw Valley in Montgomeryshire formed by Sian James especially to compete in the National Eisteddfod in Meifod 2003. They are always in demand and perform in concerts all over Wales.

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  • Rhian Lois – Unwaith Eto ‘Nghymru Annwyl

    Rhian Lois – Unwaith Eto ‘Nghymru Annwyl

    2011 Maldwyn

    Originally from Pontrhydygroes, Rhian is busy performing on Britains’ most prestigious operatic stages. She now lives in London and has recently been accepted as one of three soprano soloists on an opera course with the ENO

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  • Sian James – Gweld Sêr

    Sian James – Gweld Sêr

    2011 Maldwyn

    Mid Wales folk singer Sian James gives a heart rendering performance of ‘Gweld Sêr’. This song was co-written by Sian and Arwyn Groe for the Welsh radio programme ‘Yma Rwyf Innau i Fod”. Sian and Arwyn are both from Llangadfan and the song is a tribute to their part of Wales.

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  • Steffan Harri – Gen I Ddigon o Ddiddim

    Steffan Harri – Gen I Ddigon o Ddiddim

    2011 Maldwyn

    From Dolannog, near Llanfair Caereinion. He had a rich grounding with Theatr Maldwyn and the Urdd Theatre and is now studying at Guildford School of Acting, with his sights set on following a career in the world of musicals.

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  • Fushanti – Llwybr Nôl

    Fushanti – Llwybr Nôl

    2011 Ruthin, 2011 Young Farmers

    Fushanti was formed in 2006 and includes members from Mydroilyn and Caerwedros branches of the Young Farmers. They are regular favourites with the young people of the Royal Welsh Show at Llanelwedd.

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  • Luke McCall – Yno Roedd

    Luke McCall – Yno Roedd

    2011 Ruthin, 2011 Young Farmers

    Luke is from y Bala and is a student at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, following a performing arts course.

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  • Enlli & Alaw Lloyd Pugh – Angel

    Enlli & Alaw Lloyd Pugh – Angel

    2011 Ruthin, 2011 Young Farmers

    Dwy chwaer o Fotwnnog sy’n mwynhau cynrychioli Clwb Ffermwyr Ifanc Rhiw yng nghystadleuthau’r Rali a’r Eisteddfod.

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  • Ffermwyr Ifanc Llanfynydd – Hwn yw Fy Mhlentyn i

    Ffermwyr Ifanc Llanfynydd – Hwn yw Fy Mhlentyn i

    2011 Ruthin, 2011 Young Farmers

    A group of friends from the Llanfynydd Young Farmers Club who formed an ensemble to compete in the Young Farmers eisteddfodau and in local concerts.

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  • Luke McCall a Catrin Raymond – Tŷ ar Y Mynydd

    Luke McCall a Catrin Raymond – Tŷ ar Y Mynydd

    2011 Ruthin, 2011 Young Farmers

    Luke comes from Bala and is a student following the Performing Arts course at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Carmarthen. Catrin, who is a member of Fishguard Young Farmers Club enjoys the wide diversity of the organisation’s activities.

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  • Aron Tudur Dafydd – Ddim yn Rhy Hwyr

    Aron Tudur Dafydd – Ddim yn Rhy Hwyr

    2011 Ruthin, 2011 Young Farmers

    Aron is a member of Bro’r Dderi Young Farmers Club, near Lampeter. He enjoys participating in the organisation’s half hour of entertainment competition. He also enjoys playing rugby and farming.

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  • Elin Manahan Thomas – Ave Maria

    Elin Manahan Thomas – Ave Maria

    2011 Llandeilo

    Internationally renowned Soprano, Elin Manahan Thomas has just returned from Bangkok after being invited to sing for the King of Thailand.

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  • Gruff Sion Rees – Symud Ymlaen

    Gruff Sion Rees – Symud Ymlaen

    2011 Llandeilo

    A singer songwriter, originally from the Amman Valley, but now based in Cardiff. He received his first piano lesson when he was just 5 years old and has never looked back!

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  • Elin Fflur ac Elin Manahan Thomas – Ysbryd Y Nos

    Elin Fflur ac Elin Manahan Thomas – Ysbryd Y Nos

    2011 Llandeilo

    This is the first time that the two Elins have sung a duet, a powerful rendition of the evergreen ‘Ysbryd y Nos’.

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  • Hari Doel ac Owain Rowlands – Gweddi

    Hari Doel ac Owain Rowlands – Gweddi

    2011 Llandeilo

    Two friends from Llangadog perform the duet ‘Gweddi’ (‘Prayer’). They also enjoy clog dancing with Dawnswyr Penrhyd, playing the trumpet and of course – rugby!

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  • Cor Merched Llangwm – Cwm Eithin

    Cor Merched Llangwm – Cwm Eithin

    2011 Uwchaled

    The choir perform words by poet Myrddin ap Dafydd that were inspired by the wealth of culture in the region considered to be the cradle of the cerdd dant tradition.

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  • Elin Fflur Pritchard – Y Ddawns Tan Fy Mron

    Elin Fflur Pritchard – Y Ddawns Tan Fy Mron

    2011 Ruthin

    A former pupil at Ysgol Glan Clwyd who has completed her opera course at the Alexander Gibson Opera School in Glasgow and is now treading the ladder of success in her career as a professional singer.

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  • Elin Fflur Pritchard – Hei Ho

    Elin Fflur Pritchard – Hei Ho

    2011 Ruthin

    A former pupil at Ysgol Glan Clwyd who has completed her opera course at the Alexander Gibson Opera School in Glasgow and is now treading the ladder of success in her career as a professional singer.

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  • Al Lewis & Arwel Lloyd – Dwr yn y Gwaed

    Al Lewis & Arwel Lloyd – Dwr yn y Gwaed

    2011 Ruthin

    Al and Arwel originally came together to compose the song which came second in the 2007 Cân i Gymru Competition.

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  • Al Lewis & Arwel Lloyd – Llai Na Munud

    Al Lewis & Arwel Lloyd – Llai Na Munud

    2011 Ruthin

    Al and Arwel originally came together to compose the song which came second in the 2007 Cân i Gymru Competition.

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  • Lowri Mair – Cowbois

    Lowri Mair – Cowbois

    2011 Ruthin

    Lowri is originally from Llanfechell, Anglesey and enjoys performing in informal gigs. Here she sings a song by Ynyr Roberts titled ‘Cowbois’ on Noson Lawen.

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  • Tocsidos Bler – Ar Noson Fel Hon

    Tocsidos Bler – Ar Noson Fel Hon

    2011 Ruthin

    The four are former members of Aelwyd Rhuthun, and having received an invitation to sing at a friend’s wedding — they decided to stay together and enjoy singing songs from the 50s to contemporary music.

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  • Mark Evans – Dal i Gredu

    Mark Evans – Dal i Gredu

    2011 Ruthin

    The international singer Mark Evans, alias Marcaroni to Welsh youngsters, returns from the West End to the Noson Lawen stage to sing one of his compositions.

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  • Bois Y Castell – Y Ddwy Wydd Dew

    Bois Y Castell – Y Ddwy Wydd Dew

    2011 Llandeilo

    A fun crew from Llandeilo formed back in 1996 to compete at the Eisteddfod lead by Nia Clwyd.

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  • Triawd Bro Ddyfi – Moliannwn

    Triawd Bro Ddyfi – Moliannwn

    2011 Maldwyn

    A crew from Machynlleth area charming the audience with their artistic harmonies.

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  • Gruff Sion Rees – Ystyr i’r Byd

    Gruff Sion Rees – Ystyr i’r Byd

    2011 Llandeilo

    Singer composer originally from Dyffryn Aman now living in Cardiff. He received his first piano lesson at five years old, and his musical career has gone from strength to strength ever since!

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  • Cor Seingar – Eiliad

    Cor Seingar – Eiliad

    2011 Llandysul

    A choir established in the summer of 2004 lead by Nicki Roderick with members enjoying socialising, competing and singing at concerts to raise money for charities.

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  • Ginge a Celloboi – Mamgu Mona

    Ginge a Celloboi – Mamgu Mona

    2011 Llandysul

    Sion Jones and Matt Downer form the popular duet who perform original songs which are an unique blend of bluegrass, country, gospel and jazz.

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  • Aled Hall – Ar Noson Fel Hon

    Aled Hall – Ar Noson Fel Hon

    2011 Llandysul

    Aled, a member of the Rhiw Lwyd, Pencader family and farming community is a successful opera singer and member of TheThree Welsh Tenors. — at Llandysul.

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  • Mark Evans – Adre’n Ôl

    Mark Evans – Adre’n Ôl

    2011 Ruthin

    Singer Mark Evans originally from Llanrhaeadr returns to the stage to perform a song by local composers, Ynyr Llwyd and Angharad Llwyd.

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