Lovely to have a track included in this fab playlist for the #Hubfest 2018.
Have a listen and discover some great music, come along to the festival weekend to catch these acts performing. Bel Blue will be playing on Saturday 25th August. For more info on the 150 acts and the festival check out the HUBFest 18 website http://www.hubfestcardiff.co.uk/ #HUBFESTCARDIFF
It was dreamy to sing as the sunset over Cardiff Bay, loved playing music with Rufus Mufasa and Kevs Ford at The Look Out Cafe Bar. A beautiful setting to perform our freshly workshopped collaboration material, a fusion of acoustic folk jazz hip hop. Thanks to host Alix Edwards for the fabulous evening and this atmospheric photo, at her Company Of Words Summer Sizzler.
More music fusion when we all get together again for Hub Festival, Cardiff.
The night included a reading from guest poet Rhys Milsom, and fabulous open mic of poetry and song.
Great to be included in Mind Your Head Radio’s – Show 6 Part 1 all Female/Women Artists. Thanks to Chas (aka Captain Paranoid ) who gave an exclusive play to an acoustic version of my ‘White Poppies’ song, recorded for a video soundtrack, of banner making for Processions 2018 Cardiff.
Playing a wide selection of uptown world influenced organic roots grooves and timeless razor sharp punky funky country blues, the show goes out on live on mixlr.com/captain-paranoid
Part 1 of Women Artists on Mind Your Head Radio also included tracks from Patti Smith, Lucinda Williams and more – Chas is also giving air time and support to local Wales based musicians and emerging talent- Holidays in The Mind, Rufus Mufasa Gwenifer Raymond, Sarah McCreadie and more.
I was inspired to write ‘White Poppies’ after seeing 100 Years of Women’s Banners at Abergavenny Museum. I have had the absolute joy of performing a live collaboration version of the song with Welsh Literary Hip Hop Activist Rufus Mufasa’s album launch and last week at an event at Chapter Art’s Centre Fur Coats from the Lion’s Den.
We will be work-shoping the song to take it to studio.. so watch this space. Check out her amazing award-winning album
It was an incredible day at Processions 2018 Cardiff and an honour to have ‘White Poppies’ used in the soundtrack to the banner making. Below is a photo of the banner – made by Inroads Stitch Group ( Mel Hobday ) and myself at Processions 2018, amazing women, amazing day.
We had a great day out at Devauden Festival last year and are delighted to be going back to play on the acoustic stage at 3pm Saturday 19th May. There are lots of fabulous acts and entertainment, over the two day festival family friendly event in the heart of Monmouthshire, which is in its 9th year. For more info check out www.facebook.com/DevaudenFestival
Currently only 16% of UK songwriters are women and only 5% of the audio industry are women, Cardiff Music Women aims to help get (and keep) more women and non-binary people into our local music industry in Cardiff & surrounding areas.
Have a listen to the playlists and discover some great music. To submit a track visit the soundcloud page for further info visit www.cardiffmusicwomen.com
To celebrate IWD2018 I was joined by Philipa Iriving on vocals, we sang a version of my new song ‘Brave and Fearless Love’. I also put Healing Poet Fran Smith’s poem ‘Peace One Day’ to music, and she joined us to perform. It was a special gig.
Thanks to everyone who came along to celebrate and to the organisers for inviting me to play and to Anna for taking photos.
Cardiff Music Women is a project by non-profit organisation Creative Republic of Cardiff, who also run live music venue The Moon. Currently only 16% of UK songwriters are women and only 5% of the audio industry are women, Cardiff Music Women aims to help get (and keep) more women and non-binary people into our local music industry in Cardiff & surrounding areas. More info in my next blog www.cardiffmusicwomen.com
“a stunningly beautiful voice and an immense talent for songwriting” Welsh Connections
Welsh Connections are passionate about promoting the arts in Wales and keeping music alive in communities. An on-line magazine to promote and celebrate everything about the great music that has come, and still is coming, out of Wales. You can keep up to date with the team and gigs, album reviews, CD releases on their website, FacebookTwitter and listen in on Drivetime on Radio Tircoed. www.welshconnectionsmusic.com
Here’s a copy of the review and hopefully myself & the boys will be doing a spot on the Welsh Connections radio show late spring, early summer. Thanks again x Diolch yn fawr.
Its good to be going west this spring to play Friday 2nd February with Rufus Mufasa and friends, at the LP Launch of her award winning debut album ‘Fur Coats From The Lions Den’at The Parrot Carmarthen. A night of celebration, music, arts, poetry, dance. I’m looking forward to a live collaboration with Rufus Mufasa, on ‘White Poppies’ a song in progress that I began writing after visiting ‘One Hundred Years of Women’s Banners’ exhibition in Abergavenny Museum, last autumn, it was very emotive. More on celebrating 100 years of suffrage and #TheProcessions in another blog.