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Cerys Matthews

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Cerys Matthews is a singer, songwriter, author and broadcaster. She won Gold at the 2013 Sony Radio Academy Awards for her popular BBC 6 music Sunday morning show, which she programmes and hosts. She is the One Show’s cultural reporter and writes and presents radio and television documentaries on subjects as diverse as Cuba, early classical composers, shark fishing and early female blues players. A collector of songs for over thirty years, Cerys is a columnist for the number one world music magazine ‘Songlines’, and her sing along book, ‘Hook, Line and Singer’, published last year by Penguin, quickly became a Sunday Times bestseller. She is the author of children’s stories ‘Tales from the Deep’ and soon to be published ‘Gelert: A Man’s Best Friend’.

Cerys has curated for theatres and the Tate Modern and was artistic director for the opening ceremony of the World Music Expo 2013. She was awarded an inaugural St David Award for her services to culture this year from the First Minister of Wales.

Also in 2013, Cerys wrote and presented a 6 part television series looking into the history of centuries old folk songs in her native Wales. In October 2014 Cerys releases an album of music and poetry by Dylan Thomas as well as an Archive Hour programme for BBC Radio 4 looking into her uncle Colin Edward’s role in amassing a huge archive on this great lyrical poet. Cerys has created a brand new cultural festival, ‘The Good Life Experience’, which launched on September 20th. She is a judge for the Dylan Thomas Prize for young writers, and for the Forward Prizes for poetry.

Her self produced album of traditional Welsh songs, ‘Tir’ is the biggest selling Welsh language album of the past ten years, the second volume, ‘Hullabaloo’ followed last year.

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  • Azzy2121

    Mae hi 'Sosban Fach' yn ffantastig!

    16 Dec 2012 Reply
  • anemonlaut

    Cerys Matthews - Explorer

    19 May 2011 Reply
  • Ash-1990

    Finally, a different main pic! <3

    18 Apr 2011 Reply
  • James_Cole

    Hi there. I just created a Tumblr for Cerys Matthews and Catatonia. I'll upload news (when there are news to tell) or random lyrics, or images or so. I hope you can enjoy an follow it :) This is the address: http://cerys-catatonia.tumblr.com/

    12 Apr 2011 Reply
  • meredith999

    How I wish she could visit Poland one day...

    24 Feb 2011 Reply
  • websheldon

    Cerys!! CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement! I was with the Turkish guy you were singing Constantinople to in Dublin :-D

    16 Dec 2010 Reply
  • dakotaryan

    Phenomenal in Gloucester last week! Underrated!

    17 Apr 2010 Reply
  • diana719

    she's kind and GORGEOUS

    12 Mar 2010 Reply
  • dakotaryan

    12,000 listeners? This doesn't make ANY sense. She's incredible.

    26 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Beat_C

    hooray, finally a new album! the single "arlington way" is already very promising.

    14 Oct 2009 Reply
  • neondiz

    http://www.earthquakeltd.com/cerys_matthews.htm features not only preorders for both language versions of 'Don't Look Down', but offers three exclusive mini albums/EPs (and two previous releases) - all signed by Cerys. And to top it off, they're fast. Such a lovely find.

    19 Sep 2009 Reply
  • penllan

    I was at Castle Rock, Aberystwyth too. Wonderful - watched Cerys as the sun went down, as Chinese lanterns floated away over the sea. Beautiful.

    8 Sep 2009 Reply
  • chairdriver

    Yes.

    26 Aug 2009 Reply
  • FallBesideHer

    i love cerys matthews :)

    11 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Thinksheknowsit

    Cerys Matthews made Castle Rock this year. Incredible.

    31 May 2009 Reply
  • J-nu

    something's better left untold, and that's how i feel when i listened to "Awyrennau"...u don't really have to try desperately to get the exact meaning of the lyrics, just listen and thats all

    5 Mar 2009 Reply
  • xsnakecharmerx

    Great stuff!

    5 Mar 2009 Reply
  • wmward1965

    welsh and sexy

    1 Dec 2008 Reply
  • BlueLightAlarm

    Can't wait till Tuesday, am seeing her in Cardiff!

    2 Nov 2008 Reply
  • bubsky

    wot a godness with a powerful voice and sexy looks with it

    15 Jun 2008 Reply
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