Can you say "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch?"
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is a village in Wales.
James P. Leary's new book and CD set, Folksongs of Another America, reveals astonishing diversity in the music of the Upper Midwest.
They say diamonds are a girl's best friend. Well, Marina And The Diamonds have long been your ears' BFFs - both of 'em. The band fronted by the beautifully talented Marina Diamandis, dropped her third album entitled FROOT last week.
What always pulled at her heartstrings was being her own boss and providing a high-quality product that made a difference. She prides herself in putting her stamp on "high-quality" and also giving back to others in need.
My taste runs towards traditional and roots music, but many at Folk Alliance favor singer-songwriters. My second rundown of folk recordings I picked up at this year's Folk Alliance meeting focuses on musicians from Britain, who were there in force this year.
There are four dedicated candidates in this race who could all ably represent the people of the Vale of Glamorgan. That kind of dedication would make Mr. Smith very proud indeed.