An exclusive track recorded by the Manic Street Preachers is to be broadcast as part of the BBC Radio Wales Music Day this week.
The Manics, who are currently in the studio recording their next album, have produced a special instrumental track and it will be broadcast for the first time on programmes throughout the day.
This year the annual showcase for Welsh music features live performances and interviews with Caroline Harrison, A Girl Called Ruth and Peasant’s King on Jason Mohammad’s programme from 10am, and Dan Bettridge, Climbing Trees and Casi Wyn with Louise Elliott from 1pm. All the performances will take place at the BBC Club in Cardiff and will also be available to view live between 10am and 4pm on the BBC Radio Wales website.
This year’s BBC Radio Wales Music Day will also celebrate the important role music plays in communities around the country with a live concert from the William Aston Hall in Wrexham starting at 7pm.
The concert will be hosted by Alan Thompson from Radio Wales’ Evening Show, alongside West End ‘Wizard of Oz’ star Sophie Evans. Taking part will be two Welsh acts that BBC Radio Wales has supported for several years – Paper Aeroplanes and Al Lewis, and the show will include a special performance from the Wrexham Community Choir. Free tickets are also available for this concert.
The concert in Wrexham will coincide with the official launch of BBC Radio Wales on DAB Digital Radio in north-east Wales the same day – making the station available for the first time in clear digital-quality sound to listeners in the area with DAB radios.
As well as a host of other music-related items throughout the day, at 6.30pm there will be a special investigation by Euron Griffith, Teifiside Blues, into reports that some of the biggest names in rock and blues flocked to the village of Llanddewi Brefi in the 60s and 70s. Did Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan really stay there?
BBC Radio Wales Music Day 2013 will culminate with an exclusive broadcast of a concert recorded recently with Charlotte Church at Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff.