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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.

Cardiff - that's the capital of Ireland, right?

A blundering boyfriend surprised his girlfriend with tickets to see boyband One Direction play in Cardiff - but booked flights to Ireland not Wales.

Londoner Jake Boys, 23, thought Cardiff was the capital of Ireland when he organised the romantic trip. Jake surprised Emily Canham, 18, by telling her he would fly her away to see the X Factor stars on their stadium tour.

And her bought her a pair of tickets to see Niall, Liam, Harry and Louis at the Millennium Stadium in the Welsh capital in June.

Jake Boys describes himself as a YouTuber/Actor. Credit: Jake Boys / You Tube

But she was shocked that Jake had bought plane tickets were to Dublin after getting his geography mixed-up.

Jake is now planning to buy a new pair of train tickets to Cardiff for One Directions show in June this year.


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