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Velindre Hospital Charity evening

Written on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 at 10:28 am

On Friday 25th March, Lewis Ballards Accountants held a fantastic fundraising evening for the second year running in the Marriott Hotel Cardiff. It was my pleasure to be asked back to play during their drinks reception, playing for nearly 300 supporters of the charity. Let’s hope the evening raised plenty of money for such a […]

Chris Evans Mystery Guest

Written on Friday, March 4th, 2011 at 10:21 am

What an experience!! Whilst driving to London for St David’s Day I heard Chris Evans talking about me on the radio, linking harps etc to Celtic Manor. Not long after, I had a phone call from his office asking whether I would like to be his mystery guest on the show on the following day. Of […]

Flying the banner for Wales at John Lewis London

Written on Friday, March 4th, 2011 at 10:16 am

On March 1st I was invited to represent Wales in London. A group of us Welshies travelled to John Lewis, Oxford Street and spent the day spreading the word of St David’s Day. The Welsh Assembly ‘True Taste’,organised by the lovely David Edwards promoted Welsh food products and I played for the lucky people sampling them. […]

Coal Exchange with Only Men Aloud

Written on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Valentine’s Day was interesting this year, spending the evening with 20 male singers..in the form of Only Men Aloud!  in the Coal Exchange in Cardiff Bay for a corporate event. The venue is beautiful and the evning was a nice change from the usual romantic restaurant setting.

Pedal slides for composition students

Written on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Today I had the pleasure of talking to post graduate music students in Cardiff University….from gliss’ to pedal slides…they had plenty of ideas for making their compositions unique and modern…here’s to the finished pieces!

January Blues

Written on Friday, January 28th, 2011 at 11:55 am

It’s that time of the year when it’s peaceful on the playing front and time is spent preparing for the year ahead. January started with an opening of Casa Bianca- a new Italian restaurant in Cardiff. I am currently working on my jazz and have a concert with Zwzaz on 6th March in the North Star, Cardiff […]

Christmas at Celtic

Written on Thursday, January 6th, 2011 at 10:05 am

For the 11th year in a row, I was at Celtic Manor over Xmas, playing for afternoon Xmas Eve and most of Xmas day. The atmosphere was wonderful with the Salvation Army Band and a local Male Voice Choir. It is so beautiful there…and so busy with over 1000 for lunch!

Covent Garden Dance Company

Written on Thursday, January 6th, 2011 at 10:02 am

I was thrilled to be invited to play for the Covent Garden Dance Company at their Secret Christmas Gala dinner with five of The Royal Ballets biggest stars at The Assembly Rooms in Bath on the 18th of December. Unfortunately, the snow got in the way and I was unable to get there due to closed […]

A little Christmas cheer for the elderly..

Written on Thursday, January 6th, 2011 at 9:56 am

December was very interesting this year! The perfect white xmas caused chaos, especially when moving a harp around. Jo and I had a tour in Sheffield for the first week of December, playing for the elderly with alzheimers. Each concert was truly enjoyable and quite often bought a tear to my eye. One home in […]

Ryder cup at Celtic Manor

Written on Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 at 11:15 am

What a week!! starting with the pre Millennium concert celebrations on the Wednesday, followed by an intimate concert on the Friday with Rhydian for VVIP guests. It was a great night where Rhydian and I played for 35 guests in Heldeys, the old part of Celtic Manor where I got married! On the Saturday night I was able […]

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