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2009 Festival Video - Wales

Singing Tradition: Welsh Plygain Carol


We are looking forward to welcoming several Welsh artists as part of the upcoming One World Many Languages: Endangered LanguagesRead More

 

Introduction to the Wales Smithsonian Cymru Program


Curator Betty Belanus discuss how the program was developed. 

 

Welsh Rocker Gai Toms


A couple of years ago, Welsh rocker, Gai Toms, built a drumkit from junkyard scraps. He uses it in concertRead More

 

Meredydd Evans, Welsh Historian and Folk Musician


In 1954, Evans recorded his landmark album Welsh Folk Songs. 

 

Ana Rees, Welsh Tea House Owner, Patagonia, Argentina


Visiting festival participant Ana from Patagonia gives you a better understanding of her craft. 

 

Linda and Lisa Griffiths, Traditional Welsh Love Song


Linda Griffiths and her daughter, Lisa Healy, sing a traditional Welsh folk song accompanied by Ceri Rhys Matthews on bagpipes.Read More

 

Iona Hughes, Welsh Language Teacher


Language teacher Iona Hughes of Cardiff talks about the recent resurgence of the Welsh language, as well as her festivalRead More

 

Welsh Music


Ceri Rhys Matthews performs with Ceri Ashton and members of Sild, Martin Leamon and Sille Ilves. 

 

Stonemason Selwyn Jones


Restoration Stone Mason, Selwyn Jones, describes the nature of his craft and shares his experiences at the Festival. 

 

Animators Gerald Conn and Sean Harris


They produce culturally driven stop motion animations using artifacts and unfamiliar techniques.