Synonyms for lafar or Related words with lafar
Examples of "lafar"
is a contemporary traditional Welsh folk band. Formed in Cardiff by Rhian Evan-Jones, Antwn Owen-Hicks, James Rourke, Linda Owen Jones, and Simon O'Shea, "Carreg
" means "a speaking stone", or "echo stone".
released their debut album "Ysbryd y Werin" in November 1995. The album received great reviews from the folk music press in the UK and North America. In 1997, Carreg
launched "Ysbryd y Werin" in North America with a two-week tour of the States.
Bands like Fernhill, Calan, Mordekkers, Taran, Saith Rhyfeddod, Rigantona, Carreg
, Crasdant, Calennig, and Aberjaber have incorporated the instrument in their line-up in mixed consort. In the United States, bands Oceans Apart and Moch Pryderi have done the same.
Cofi has been called ‘One of Wales’ most famous regional dialects.’ In 2011, the Welsh television production company Cwmni Da organised a special event at Caernarfon Football Club celebrating the Cofi dialect. The event was filmed as part of a television series known as 'Ar
Welsh pipe groups and bands include Pibau Pencader, Pibe Bach and Pibau Preseli. Welsh folk groups using bagpipes include Fernhill and Carreg
. Ceri Rhys Matthews and Jonathan Shorland have recorded pipe music using different types of Welsh bagpipes called "pibau" on Fflach records, and Matthews has recorded an album devoted to the pibau cyrn called "Pibddawns" on the same label.
In August, 1945, the Welsh Board of Health, recognising the priority of need to create an adequate orthopaedic service, invited the Prince of Wales Orthopaedic Hospital Committee to take over the ex-American Army Hospital at Rhyd
. The scheme was submitted to the Ministry of Works on 24 July 1946. The building replaced the American hospital which was composed of Nissen huts. It was designated a Ministry of Works 'Camp', and was then converted into an orthopaedic hospital, opening in 1953.
Gilles le Bigot (Brittany) | Robin Huw Bowen (Wales) | Carreg
(Wales) | Claymore (Australia) | Crasdant (Wales) | Daimh (Scotland) | Dominique Dupuis (Acadia) | Gwenan Gibbard (Wales) | Deborah Henson-Conant (USA) | Tuenda (Asturias) | I Muvrini (Corsica) | Gerry O'Connor (Ireland) | Merzhin (Brittany) | Carlos Núñez (Galicia) | Susana Seivane (Galicia) | The Tannahill Weavers (Scotland) | Michel Tonnerre (Brittany) | City of Adelaide Pipe Band (Australia) | Queensland Irish Association Pipe Band (Australia) | Murphy's Pigs (Australia) | Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band (Australia) | John Williamson (Australia) | Christina Sonnemann (Tasmania, Australia) | Keltika Dancers (Scotland) | Claymore (Australia)
Popular bands that emerged from Wales include the Beatles-nurtured power pop group Badfinger in the 1960s, Man and Budgie in the 1970s and the Alarm in the 1980s. Many groups emerged during the 1990s, led by Manic Street Preachers, followed by the likes of the Stereophonics and Feeder; notable during this period were Catatonia, Super Furry Animals, and Gorky's Zygotic Mynci who gained popular success as dual-language artists. Recently successful Welsh bands include Lostprophets, Bullet for My Valentine, Funeral for a Friend and Kids in Glass Houses. The Welsh traditional and folk music scene is in resurgence with performers and bands such as Carreg
, Fernhill, Siân James and the Hennessys.
Vale of Clyde Pipe Band (Lanark, Scotland) | Armens (Brittany) | Back of the Moon (Scotland) | Celtitude (Canada) | Cormac de Barra (Ireland) | Roland Becker (Brittany) | Robin Huw Bowen (Wales) | Cajuns Denbo (Wales) | Carreg
(Wales) | Clandestine (USA) | Claymore (Australia) | Crasdant (Wales) | Djiboudjep (Brittany) | E.V. (Brittany) | Liam O'Flynn (Ireland) | Alasdair Fraser (Scotland) | The Hennessys (Wales) | Siân James (Wales) | Yann-Fañch Kemener (Brittany) | John Kenny (Scotland) | Kohan (Brittany) | Erik Marchand (Brittany) | Merzhin (Brittany) | Miosecc (Brittany) | Naked Feet (Cornwall) | Mercedes Péon (Galicia) | Carlos Núñez (Galicia) | Skolvan (Brittany) | Gilles Servat (Brittany) | Didier Squiban (Brittany) | Katherine Thomas (Wales) | Amy Wadge (Wales) | The Waterboys (Ireland)
is one of the bands that has been at the forefront of the Welsh traditional music scene. The group has performed throughout Wales, Brittany, the United States and Canada and uses a mix of traditional and original music to convey a contemporary and fresh approach, whilst staying firmly rooted in the language and tradition of Welsh song and dance music. The material is arranged for traditional and contemporary instruments including fiddle, flute, pibgorn (hornpipe), bagpipes, and guitar, together with dynamic vocals. The group has made three albums with Sain records, Ysbryd y Werin (), Hyn () and Profiad ().
Altan (Ireland) | Armens (Brittany) | Bernard Benoit (Brittany) | Black Label Zone (Brittany) | Dan Ar Braz (Brittany) | Carré Manchot (Brittany) | Carreg
(Wales) | Djiboudjep (Brittany) | Annie Ebrell (Brittany) | Alasdair Fraser (Scotland) | Galldubh (Ireland) | Iron Horse (Scotland) | Karma (Brittany) | King Chiaullee (Isle of Man) | Gaelic Storm (USA) | Melaine Favennec (Brittany) | Yann-Fañch Kemener (Brittany) | Dougie MacLean (Scotland) | Michael McGoldrick (Ireland) | Pat O'May (Brittany) | Malinky (Scotland) | Carlos Núñez (Galicia) | Denez Prigent (Brittany) | Sacred Turf (Corwall) | Gilles Servat (Brittany) | Skeduz (Brittany) | Skolvan (Brittany) | Skyedance (Scotland) | Sonerien Du (Brittany) | Didier Squiban (Brittany) | Stone Age (Brittany) | Tejedor (Asturias) | Telenn Du (Brittany) | Tri Yann (Brittany) | Xeliba (Asturias) [Deirdre Ní Bhuachalla (Ireland)]
Alain Pennec | Alambig Electrik | Ampouailh | Arvest | Bagad Brieg | Bagad de Lann Bihoué | Bagad de Lorient | Bagad de Saint Nazaire | Banda de Gaitas Xarabal | Bleizi Ruz | Calan | Capstern | Carré Manchot | Carreg
| Catrin Finch | Celtas Cortos | Clerorfa | Crasdant | Daimh | Dam Vat | Djiboudjep | Dominique Dupuis | Dowlais Male Voice Choir | Dulcamara | Erik Marchand | Escontra'l Raigañu | Esquisse | Finlay McDonald Band | Hen Wlad Fy Mamau | HiKs | Idir | IMG | Iwan B | Karigosse | Kekezza | Keltika Highland Dancers | King Chiaullee | La Godinette | La Virée | Le Big Stal | Leilia | Les Baragouineurs | Les Fileuses de Nuit | Lily Neill | Lleuwen Steffan | Loreena McKennitt | Los Ciquitrinos | Mc Mabon | Mc Neillstown Pipe Band | Meinir Heulyn | Michel Tonnerre | Moving Hearts | Mutenrohi | Nolwenn Korbell | Oktopus Kafé | Papi Touchek | Penn Gollo | Perree T | Pevar Den | Pick of the Litter | Pitlochry and Blair Atholl | Queensland Irish Association Pipe Band | Quempallou | Raggalendo | Red Hot Chilli Pipers | Sibrydion | Soïg Siberil | Soldat Louis | St Colman's Pipe Band | Startijenn | Sylbat | The Chieftains | Theresa Kavanagh | Toreth | Toud' Sames | Vale of Clyde Pipe Band | Xera
The band launched its third album, "Profiad", in August 2002, at the Lorient Interceltic Festival in Brittany. Living Tradition magazine said that "This (Profiad) is the most impressive album yet from Welsh band Carreg
." and "I hope...they are able to use this terrific album as a springboard to the wider audience they so obviously deserve." fRoots magazine also reviewed Profiad. "At a time when so many Welsh releases are pushing the envelope and seeking to stand in line with a wider world - all honorable and worthy aims - it's refreshing to come right back to the core and listen to the excellence that Welsh trad, done well, can conjure. 'Profiad' mixes a whole pile of trad vocal tracks with airs, original tunes and Meic Stevens' epic tribute to a Merthyr labour martyr - 'Dic Penderyn'. The band are sharp, their playing by turn breathily atmospheric, or paced and driving. Vocalist Linda Owen Jones carries all before her in splendid fashion, especially effective on the close harmony, 'Y Dryw Bach', which steams into the title track - fiddle, flute and pipes weaving a tight mattress for further lyrical wonder and a marvellously spirited Balkan close. Probably the track with most gravity though, is 'Dic Penderyn'. Its blend of airy melody and doomed atmosphere bears out the promise that here is a band on the cusp of something rather big."
The folk revival picked up energy in the 1980s with Robin Huw Bowen and other musicians achieving great commercial and critical success. Later into the 1990s, a new wave of bands including Fernhill, Rag Foundation, Bob Delyn A'r Ebillion, Moniars, Carreg
, Jac y Do, Boys From The Hill and Gwerinos found popularity. Jac y Do is one of several bands that now perform "twmpathau" all over the country for social gatherings and public events. Welsh traditional music was updated by punk-folk bands delivering traditional tunes at a much increased tempo; these included early Bob Delyn a'r Ebillion and Defaid. The 1990s also saw the creation of fflach:tradd, a label which soon came to dominate the Welsh folk record industry with a series of compilations, as well as thematic projects like "Ffidil", which featured 13 fiddlers. Some Welsh performers have mixed traditional influences, especially the language, into imported genres, Soliloquise for example and especially John ac Alun, a Welsh language country duo who are perhaps the best-known contemporary performers in Welsh.
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