Wales Arts Review Podcast Welsh Music Sarah Nicolls

Welsh Music Scene: Environment & Experimentation | Podcast

In this week’s podcast episode, we’re thinking about all things musical. We talk to Oli Richards, member of Silent Forum and founder of Goodparley, about the Welsh music scene, the longing to return to gigs and festivals, and the Welsh Music Prize. We also discuss Bethan Hall’s ‘Sarah Nicolls: 12 Years’ and Holly McElroy’s ‘Talking to Sarah Nicolls’, alongside Rufus Mufasa’s ‘Motherhood, Mayhem and Magic’, thinking about music and environment, and the struggle of juggling creative and familial life.

Finally, we explore the 100 Page Turners project’s most recent category: ‘Class and Society’, and introduce our new ‘What’s on, Wales?’ segment, highlighting upcoming and ongoing projects and events in Wales.

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Links to the articles discussed:

Bethan Hall, Music | Sarah Nicolls: 12 Years

Holly McElroy, Music | Talking to Sarah Nicolls…arah-nicolls/

Rufus Mufasa, Rufus Mufasa: Motherhood, Mayhem, and Magic

100 Page Turners of Wales | Class and Society


What’s On, Wales? Links:

Cardiff BookTalk: Shirley Jackson…n-124238599997

Heart of Cardiff Series:…-of-cardiff/

Nawr Magazine:

Where I’m Coming From Featuring Tina Pasotra…ts-126554374541

‘Vienna Beat’ by Blue Dot Sessions
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CC by NC (

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