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.
We can educate our children by rote, but we will surely lose the future unless we embrace our enlightenment heritage of reason, logic, and innovation.
Welsh music is either the poor stepchild of the Celtic world, or its best-kept secret. So I was glad to see a whole contingent of Welsh musicians showcasing and schmoozing at the Folk Alliance International in Kansas City.
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.
From traditional all-male choirs to unique cuisine to a very unusual paper making process, Wales has a lot to offer the curious traveler.
Wales may be known for its serene pastoral landscapes, but there's nothing peaceful about adventure travel in this country.