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Vlog 051222 – Location shoots

I have been out on the road doing some preliminary location shoots for my Masters dissertation, ‘Senghenydd’. Now, I am back and have analysed the results. I am hoping that most of this footage can be edited in some way or form into the final video. Being in South Wales on a visit, I had […]

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Blog Vlog about the MSc movie 'Senghenydd'

Vlog 221122 – AMP dissertation. Location

My latest vlog… The subject of today’s vlog is location. Defining the project that I am working on to produce the film ‘Senghenydd’, I am vlogging my experience to act as feedback and a reminder when I come to write my dissertation of the different steps and experiences therein. The script was fairly straightforward to […]

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Blog Vlog about the MSc movie 'Senghenydd'

Vlog – an update of my various projects

Hi ! I have been conspicuous by my absence, perhaps. However, I have been a bit busy with various projects – mostly regarding my university studies, as I approach the last leg of an MSc in Advanced Media Production. Here’s a video about three book projects and the MSc.   I will be providing regular […]

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Matthew or Murph? The Wombats frontman sets me right, in time for the UK tour

It was a pleasure to catch up with Murph, as the band began the launch of the UK leg of their world tour. The interview took place in mid March, when the band had finished their N American leg and were about to start the brief, but mile-rich S American leg. After a week down […]

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Foula and beyond

Foula and Beyond, the final piece of the Estonia trilogy

The novel ‘Foula and Beyond’ is now out and it is the final chapter in the ‘Estonia’ series, after ‘Finnish Boys’ and ‘Forest Brothers’. **Spoiler Alert** The story continues from the end of Forest Brothers. Huw, Maarja and Juhan, having escaped to the UK, have settled in a small fishing village in Shetland – the […]

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Frongoch mine – an interpretation

Having written the Frongoch trilogy (‘Turn of the Wheel’, ‘A Time of Goodbyes’ and to follow – ‘A Light in the Darkness’), it does feel sad in some ways to think that the mine no longer stands as it did in its glorious years. Not that I wish for tons of spoil, toxic with base […]

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Ukraine

Catherine Murphy, my great grandmother, was a publican’s wife. They ran the Prince George in Warbreck Moor. My mother and her sister were born upstairs above the bar, in the front room – as was the way of the time for many. Her husband had worked up in the brewery trade, mainly on the Liverpool […]

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In the court of Attila (the Stockbroker) – a Radio Aber special

My latest foray into the world of Arts interviews finds me in conversation with the legendary punk poet, Attila the Stockbroker. Veteran of 3800 gigs, over a 40 year period, he has performed in such diverse places as the USA, East Germany, Australia and New Zealand, Belgium and the Druid Inn in Goginan (twice). He […]

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Foula and Beyond – the final part of the Estonian trilogy

      New month, new title? After a bit of a lull, I have managed to get out the final book in the trilogy set in wartime Estonia. Foula and Beyond, is the final leg, but as such, takes the characters away from the war torn shores. Most of the action is based in […]

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Cambrian News review of ‘A Time of Goodbyes’