Month: February 2015

We’ll be even better than Status Quo, promises UB40 legend Ali Campbell

The music legend who formed one of the world’s top reggae bands will provide a high energy climax to a top festival, it’s been revealed. Ali Campbell, the voice of UB40 who sold 70 million records, has been snapped up by Llangollen International Musical Festival for their closing concert on Sunday, July 12. He’ll be […]

Brave Rowan tries new drug to make sure he can sing at Eisteddfod

A TEENAGER who suffers from a life-threatening form of asthma may be one of the first children in the UK to try a new drug, to make sure he is well enough to perform at this year’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Chorister Rowan Gillard’s family say singing is helping to keep him alive, as the […]

Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas serves up family recipe for St David’s Day

Politician Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas will be serving up a treasured old family recipe at a St David’s Day celebration at a Welsh centre of excellence. The former Plaid Cymru leader is joining forces with Dai Chef at Bodnant Welsh Food Centre on March 1 to mark the feast day of Wales’ patron saint. The peer and […]

School pupils visit bakery after their “Great Crumpet Crisis”

School pupils were given a tour of the Wrexham bakery that came to their rescue after their “Great Crumpet Crisis”. Youngsters who attend the breakfast club at Wood Memorial Primary School in Saltney were stunned when heartless thieves pinched their crumpets. When he heard about the theft, Robin Jones, managing director of the Village Bakery, […]

Talented Robert conquers childhood deafness to conduct orchestra

A young orchestra conductor has spoken movingly about how he overcame childhood deafness to forge a successful career in music. Robert Guy, 27, from Wrexham, was not able to hear a note when his grandmother started teaching him to play the piano at the age of three. Now fully recovered he is making his name […]

£10m training scheme is on TRAC

Training providers in North Wales are being urged to bid for work on a new £10 million scheme to give youngsters access to education and employment. The TRAC Project is aimed at 11-24 year-olds across the six counties who are at risk of disengaging from education. Details will be shared at a Meet The Buyer […]

Top orchestra on a roll with Swiss choir

A top chamber orchestra from North Wales has linked up with a Swiss choir to launch a new international cultural exchange programme. As part of the project, Ensemble Cymru will jointly commission a new choral work with orchestra that will be sung in Welsh and Romansch which is a minority language in Switzerland. They will […]

Gem of a friend donates hair to sick youngsters

A gem of shop assistant was inspired to donate her hair to sick youngsters by her friend who overcame leukaemia. Bella Miotti, 19, who works at jewellery store Mococo, at Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham, followed in the footsteps of pop star Jessie J and had 15 inches of her flowing locks cut off. […]

Top DJs mix it up in big Boogie Nights party

A DJ praised by legendary doyen of the decks FatBoy Slim will top the bill at a music event in Cardiff. Two times UK DMC scratch champion JFB heads an impressive list of guest performers at Boogie Nights which will take over the Buffalo Bar nightspot in Windsor Place, Cardiff on Thursday March 12. Also […]