Welsh History, Castles in Wales

    Music : Singers, Bands, Pop & Rock Stars

    cardiff bay, port building and opera houseWales has a fantastic musical heritage. One of the few things the Romans ever wrote about the celtic tribes refered to the songs Britons would sing.

    Roman author Athenaeus describes songs performed by guests at Celtic feast and ceremonies, the signers were known as 'Bards'.


    Two thousand years later we have bards like Tom, Kelly and Aled Jones, Andy Low, Bryn Terfel, Cerys Matthews, Charlotte Church, Dave Edmunds and many many more!

    kelly jones 1 courtesy c4Kelly Jones

    Singer, guitarist and songwriter!

    Kelly (born 3 June 1974) is a Welsh born and bred singer, songwriter and lead guitarist with the Stereophonics. Influenced by classic rock bands such as The Who, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC (Mmm, seems to like Gibson SG guitars like Angus Young plays) and punk rockers too. He is noted for his strong but grainy voice. Kelly's song lyrics seem to show influences from many British artists as well as American mega stars such as Neil Young and arguably Bob Dylan.

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    David Bell

    Long time session and live musician! Played with Terry Williams, John Weathers, Joan Armatrading and more.

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    Peter Lodwick

    His music interest showed at a young age performing as a pianist and cellist with the National Youth Orchestra of Wales. After receiving multiple Glamorgan scholarships, Peter studied piano, voice and cello at The Royal Academy of Music, London. On leaving college Peter became a member of The Doyle Carte Opera Company while still pursuing his piano carrier. While on tour in the USA he first began composing for dance. Parallel to this he received increasing recognition as a pianist. Peter was then invited to Norway by the director of the Norwegian Opera. He has since lived in Norway.

    Peter has composed music for many theatre performances at the National Theatre, Oslo New Theatre, The Norwegian Theatre, Rikstheatre and Norwegian Television. Peters works have been performed at Edinburgh Festival, Avignon Festival, Harstad Festival. He has composed for several of the modern dance groups in Norway and the Norwegian National Ballet. As a performing artist Peter's career became increasingly oriented towards performances for younger audiences. This work resulted in the foundation of Dans og Toner in 1991.

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    Lemmy Kilmister

    Lead singer and bass player for monster rockers Motorhead and founding member of cult 70's group Hawkwind.

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    John Davies

    Composer of 'Swansea Town' as recorded by Harry Secombe, Max Boyce and the Morriston Orpheus Choir, among others.

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