Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau

History, Music

The Story of the Welsh National Anthem – Flying With Dragons     “Cometh the hour, cometh the man.”  Great moments are a matter of lucky timing as much as deeds and people.  It’s not as if nobody had ever written a patriotic song about Wales before, nor as if James James set out to […]

March 1, 2018

Cwm Rhondda

History, Music

The Story of Cwm Rhondda   “Cwm Rhondda,” “Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer,” “Bread of Heaven,” call it what you want, it’s one of the most iconic Welsh songs of all time.  Almost a cinematic cliche to be deployed whenever somebody wants to portray the unity of a Welsh community, in films such as […]

February 24, 2018