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Young musicians celebrate history of Welsh folk music

Some of Wales' most popular contemporary folk artists will explore and celebrate the shared history and culture of Wales and England.

Artists taking part in the project include: Elan Rhys and Georgia Ruth Williams. Credit: English Folk Dance and Song Society

The musicians will dig into national archives to unearth traditional songs and tunes that have transcended the border and create new material.

The group will develop a new show using the material, songs and information that marks the similarities and embraces the differences of the material uncovered while going through the archives.

The artists will then perform in concerts across the country including Aberystwyth Arts Centre, the Wales Millennium Centre, and at the Cecil Sharp House in London.

The artists will then perform in concerts across the country. Credit: English Folk Dance and Song Society

The Beyond The Marches /Dros y Ffin project has been commissioned by Trac Cymru and the English Folk Dance and Song Society.


South Wales fire crew to help with Nepal rescue efforts

The South Wales Fire and Rescue service has sent a crew to help with the rescue efforts in Nepal following a major earthquake.

Rescue teams are continuing to search for survivors after the devastating earthquake. Credit: PA

The major earthquake has left more than 4,000 dead and thousands injured and homeless.

The crew is part of a 70-strong contingent from across the UK being sent to help the Nepalese rescue service carry our search and rescue operations.

The team of six firefighters have been trained in urban search and rescue environments and are specifically trained for 'collapsed rescues'.

The crew has previously been deployed to New Zealand and Indonesia where they have helped with post-earthquake operations.

Richard Matheson from South Wales Fire and Rescue says the operation will be very difficult.


Burry Port fire extinguished after five hours

The fire broke out at around 4pm yesterday afternoon.

Firefighters say a gorse fire, threatening houses in Burry Port, has been extinguished.

It broke out shortly after 4pm yesterday afternoon at Gwscwm Road.

It took more than 20 personnel around five hours to put it out.

The flames could be seen close to these homes. Credit: Marc Tierney

Welsh travellers fight to get home after Nepal earthquake

Welsh travellers who have survived the earthquake in Nepal are battling to get transport out of the country.

Several climbers from Cardiff and from North East Wales have contacted relatives to say they are safe - as the number of dead tops 4,000.

A Welsh-funded school in the earthquake zone is offering a roof to around 100 local people who have had to flee their homes.

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