On the evening of Santes Dwynwen Day I received a very welcomed phone call from Peryn inviting me to perform at Penucheldre after their harpist for the event had fallen ill. My connection with Ensemble Cymru began 10 years ago when I completed my year 10 school work experience with them so it was wonderful… Continue reading St Dwynwen’s Day Music and Memories
On Wednesday morning, after successfully depositing two children at school, I made my way to the Millbank Community Centre in Holyhead. I had been asked to attend the Little Pods Parent and Toddler group to see how Ensemble Cymru might be able to work with them. I spent a lovely hour and a half chatting… Continue reading New year, new way of working!
I’ve been working with Ensemble Cymru since 2015, supporting Peryn and his team to update and look after their website. It has been really great to work with such a creative and enthusiastic organisation. A huge part of Ensemble Cymru’s work is about bringing Welsh communities together to enjoy outstanding music, increase wellbeing and enable… Continue reading Access all areas
Children of Ysgol Tudno work with Ensemble Cymru musicians to promote well-being through music. The project was part of Venue Cymru’s annual Take pART 2021 festival for 0 to 18-year-olds and their families. The project was supported by Conwy Arts Trust. Together with the Ensemble Cymru musicians, the children created the material for radio shows on the… Continue reading Radio Ensemble Cymru
The dream for Radio Ensemble is that it will offer Musicians, Composers, Practitioners, Performance Groups, and individuals a much-needed platform and offer the community a much-needed bi-lingual social hub. Community radio stations are uniquely placed in their own community to make a difference to the society that they serve. Ensemble’s community radio station is going… Continue reading Community Radio Station Pilot
Music at your Place is a joint Mid Wales Opera/Ensemble Cymru project developed in response to COVID-19 The COVID-19 crisis has had a devastating impact on both rural communities in Wales and the creative industries. It has decimated the tourist income on which many communities rely and wiped out work for most performers for up… Continue reading Music at your Place
Are you a musician, singer or composer of opera, vocal or chamber-scale music? Would you like to do something positive during Covid-19 to connect and make music with your local community in Wales? Can you think of a new project you could set up and deliver with a community group in your local area? If you have answered yes to… Continue reading Call for musicians, singers & composers in Wales
One of the highlights of our tour in the autumn was our visit to the Blind Veterans Centre in north Wales. The centre in Llandudno is where blind veterans or veterans with sight impairment are given respite, training and rehabilitation and where they can be asessed and given support. The building on the outskirts of… Continue reading Touch Tour for the Blind Veterans of Llandudno
As part of a special programme for Radio Cymru, comedian and presenter, Tudur Owen, will face one of the biggest challenges of his career when he joins six professional Ensemble Cymru musicians for a one-off live performance at Pontio Bangor, on 12 November.