Over the last few months I have been interviewed and have been featured on a few Welsh language television and radio programmes, talking about my work at the Archive. I don’t mind doing them since it hopefully increases awareness of the Archive within Wales while giving me more confidence in public speaking.
Next week I will be interviewed again, this time by a hero, friend, co-collector and co-enthusiast of the Welsh Rock Scene; Rhys Mwyn. Rhys and his producer will be visiting the Archive next Monday to talk about the Archive, the collection policy as part of Rhys’s tour of Wales looking at various areas’ contribution to the music scene in the past and now.
I first met Rhys at The Angel Public House in Aberystwyth in March 1990, at the time he was playing with the band Yr Anrhefn. They were about to release their single Rhedeg i Paris (Running to Paris). Since then, when we meet it’s a meeting of minds of music; the Welsh underground cultural scene and life in general.
I look forward in welcoming Rhys to the Archive, since he has given many, many items to us and also is a valuable contact for information and other contacts.
I am informed that the programme is likely to be broadcast on Radio Cymru on Wednesday the 7th of July.