This is a quite odd post even by my standards. This day ten years ago I upped sticks and moved to Wales, Wrexham to be precise, which explains all the Wrexham related tweets for anyone who follows me on Twitter.
Although I’m back in Ireland a few years now, it was one of my smarter moves & I retain a fondness for Wales as a country and the music it produces (although I don’t get over half as much as I’d like these days). Welsh music features quite prominently on the blog, something regular visitors are probably aware of. Apart from anything else it got me thinking and I decided to knock together a mixtape/compilation of some Welsh favourites from the past few years, with one or two older tracks thrown in for good measure.
So, without further waffling, here it is, some mighty fine weekend listening. Diolch. Mwynhewch.
The Joy Formidable – Cradle
Manic Street Preachers – Postcards From A Young Man
Gruff Rhys – Christopher Columbus
Cian Ciaran – Upside Downers
Euros Childs – That’s Better
Gulp – Game Love
Y Niwl – Pedwar
Trwbador – Sun In The Winter
Super Furry Animals – Tradewinds
H. Hawkline – Black Domino Box
Danny Gruff & The Peacemakers – Drink Drink Drink
We Are Animal – 1919
Henry’s Funeral Shoe – Be Your Own Invention
White Noise Sound – Sunset
Crosbi – Coastline
Gallops – Miami Spider