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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    Alun Francis

    Chief Conductor of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared with more than a hundred orchestras and opera companies.

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    Andy Low

    Founding member of influential Welsh band 'Amen Corner'. One of the most respected musicians to emerge from Wales..

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