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Category Archives: Music

An Orchestral treat for children

In the dark days of winter, in a time of slashed funding for the arts, cuts to education budgets, and shrinking opportunities for today’s youngsters to step into the world of classical music, Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra is putting on a free Children’s Concert, to give families a chance to get a taste of the riches […]

MARRIAGES MADE IN HEAVEN

Thoughts of wedding-bells loom large as the Crickhowell Choral Society prepare for their next concert on Saturday November 21st in St Mary’s Priory Church, Abergavenny at 7.30pm. The C minor Mass by Mozart is claimed to be his most impressive choral work and rivals the more famous Requiem.  Whether Mozart’s marriage was in fact one […]

Gwent Chamber Orchestra ‘Resurrected’

In past years many of you will have enjoyed Gwent Chamber Orchestra concerts all over South Wales.  Indeed, from 2005 to 2012, they gave eight highly successful performances at St. Michael’s, Cwmdu.  These were brought to an end with the very sad death of their leader, John Roberts, and also by the illness of their […]

Jazz Alley Brings Free Music to Abergavenny’s Jazz Festival

Jazz Alley will be a new feature of the wall2wall Jazz Festival, which takes place in Abergavenny over the first weekend of September.   Taking over the Market Hall on the Sunday – 6th September – from 11am to 6pm, Jazz Alley will see great music on the free jazz stage, a wide selection of […]

World’s Best Gypsy Jazz comes to Brecon

Amongst the global entertainment on offer at this year’s Brecon Jazz festival (August 7-9 breconjazz.com) is the passionate and energetic Gipsy Jazz from one of the world’s finest live exponents – Taraf de Haïdouks, a group of Gypsy “Lautari” (traditional musicians) who hail from the little Romanian village of Clejani. Taraf de Haïdouks (translates as […]

Crickhowell Choral Society: 21st Crickhowell Music Festival

Crickhowell Choral Society was founded in 1981 by a local GP David Hiley who persuaded any of his patients who said they could sing to join him in creating a choir. From this small group, many of whom are still members, a strong society of some 50 to 60 singers has evolved. In 1995, Stephen […]

Will Barnes’ Inspector Gadjo Band

Will Barnes is possibly best known for his work with classical crossover group “Gypsy Fire” and his fresh approach to all aspects of the instrument has met with critical acclaim. Having been mentored by Gary Potter and Martin Taylor, Will has performed with a diverse selection of musicians including, Frank Vignola, Alan Barnes and John […]

Will Barnes’ Inspector Gadjo Band

Will Barnes is possibly best known for his work with classical crossover group “Gypsy Fire” and his fresh approach to all aspects of the instrument has met with critical acclaim. Having been mentored by Gary Potter and Martin Taylor, Will has performed with a diverse selection of musicians including, Frank Vignola, Alan Barnes and John […]

Abergavenny Eisteddfod 2015

Great pleasure was experienced by those who attended last year’s Abergavenny Eisteddfod through the joy of hearing musical talent of high standard. The Gala Concert held in the Borough Theatre at 7.00 pm on Saturday 21st June 2014, which was the culmination of the adult eisteddfod, was opened by three talented young performers who had […]

Friends of Cwmdu Music

Over the years many of you will have enjoyed concerts in St. Michael and All Angels Church, Cwmdu, with its fine acoustics. In order to enable us to sustain and develop our programme of music, we have recently formed a charity – Friends of Cwmdu Music (FCM). We have already organised four concerts for 2015 […]