Pembrokeshire People – Brian John

Martha Morgan written by Brian John and played by Rhiannon James Year of Legends 2017

Year of Legends

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2017 has been hailed as the Year of Legends in Wales and the great and magnificent tales and legends of Wales will be celebrated and remembered across the land. For the folklore and tales of Pembrokeshire, local author, Dr Brian John, will be sharing his collection of Pembrokeshire Tales for us to enjoy on PembrokeshireLifeOnline.

Story telling is and has always been such an important part of the human condition. Most of us spend our lives trying hard to live our best story and, with the stories we tell ourselves and those we choose to share we endeavour to influence our worlds. In what we say, with words and deeds; art, music, dance, fashion and lifestyle, choices we make to be present or absent, the extent to which we give or take. Our stories abound.

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Dathlu Hen Galan, Ionawr 13, 2017.

Llwyncelyn (originally The Dyffryn Arms in Gwaun Valley Pembrokeshire Hen Galan 2017

Hen Galan 2017.

(English Translation, Click here)

Wel cyrreiddon ni’r Cwm ganol dydd dy Gwener y trydydd ar ddeg o Ionawr a miwn a ni i Llwyncelyn.

Na chi groeso! ‘Roedd Bessie’n  cynnu’r tan yn y rwm ffrynt a Gwyn yn paratoi’r parlwr erbyn parti’r nos. Er bo ni’n galw miwn bob tro inni yn yr ardal roedd hon yn achlysur arbennig iawn. We ni ddim wedi bod yn y Cwm amser Hen Galan ers we ni’n blentyn a we ni’n drychyd mlan yn fowr i’r diwrnod.

Mae Llwyncelyn ( yn wreiddiol “Dyffryn Arms”) wedi bod yn nheulu Bessie Davies ers 1941 a ma hi wedi bod yn rhedeg y lle ers 1972. Mae’r tafarn heb newid lot ers y dyddie cynnar ac mae wedi bod yn y “Good Beer Guide” ers ache.

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Saint City Jazz Band.

Saint City Jazz Band from St.Davids, Pembrokeshire

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Featured Song: Fats Waller’s ‘Black and Blue’ – more info’ about that – here.

New Orleans Trad Jazz…

“A blast from the past of music that refuses to lay down and die! Good time stomps and slow blues….”

Saint City Jazz Band.

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Pembrokeshire People – Nia Harries – Cellist.

feature image to our interview with Pembrokeshire cellist, Nia Harries

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Magical musical evening with Nia Harries.

A few weeks ago we attended a musical evening at Cuffern Manor and came across the work of a supremely accomplished cellist. Nia Harries was accompanying another musician but took the spotlight to perform a piece that was particularly entrancing; she sang an old Welsh ballad from her childhood days, as she played cello.

I caught up with her from her home in North Pembrokeshire…

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Signed Welsh Football donated by 10 year Old!

Cameron Potter donates Wales Team Football to raise funds for the Paul Sartori Foundation. Photographed here with Laura Hugman, Clinical Manager at Paul Sartori Foundation.

Sealed bid auction launched to raise funds for the Paul Sartori Foundation!

Cameron Potter donates Wales Team Football.

At Christmas-time, most 10 year old boys would be looking forward to receiving gifts but Cameron Potter, from Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, South West Wales, has donated the Welsh Team Football, used by the Squad during 2006 – 2007, to help Pembrokeshire based hospice at home charity, the Paul Sartori Foundation, to raise funds. The football features some-well known signatures, including John Toshack, Ryan Giggs, Joe Ledley and Craig Bellamy and comes with the appropriate paperwork.

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Lucy Jones’ – ‘Waiting for Love’

photo of Pembrokeshire singinger / songwriter, Lucy Jones

Lucy Jones – ‘Waiting for Love’

“Raw natural talent, with an emotional intensity and emotional maturity that delivers, calls out to be heard and is very much felt”

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