Band Cymru – Semi Finals

January 30, 2018

Band Cymru 2018 – Semi Finals

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Saturday 17.02.18


Northop Silver Band

Cory Band

Royal Welsh College Big Band


City of Cardiff Brass Band (Melin Griffith)

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

3 D Brass

Sunday 18.02.18


BTM Band

Tylorstown Band

Brass Beaumaris


Tongwynlais Temperance Band

Burry Port Town Band

Cardiff UniversityJazz Society Big Band

Take your seat in the audience to enjoy the excitement of this competition and the rich and varied sounds of the band world.

Translation facilities available.

Free Tickets

029 2022 3456

1967 Abortion Act

January 23, 2018

Were you in your late teens or 20s in the “Swinging 60s?

We need your help to tell the vitally important story about the lives of women in Wales before the 1967 Abortion Act…

Marking 50 years since the implementation of the 1967 Abortion Act, Yeti Television are making a documentary for BBC Wales about abortion and the impact this transformative piece of legislation had on the lives of Welsh women.  This oral history film will tell the story of how the fight for safe and legal abortion was won and explore the desperate measures women were forced into before the act was passed.

We want to hear from women whose lives were affected by abortion and who are willing to talk to us in confidence.  We would like to speak to women involved in campaigning around this issue and to health professionals including doctors, nurses and GPs who may have stories about this subject from the 1960s. In particular we would like to speak to women who had experience of home induced or back street abortions prior to 1967.

We can assure everyone that we are treating the subject with the sensitivity it deserves and are passionate about telling the vitally important story about the 1967 Act and its ramifications to date.

All contact will be in the strictest confidence.

If you are able to help please email or phone or text 07855 358525 and ask for Jacci.


January 5, 2018

In the first of a new series, Heledd Cynwal, Iestyn Jones and Sion Tomos Owen visit Bro Ffestiniog seeking out some of the area’s lesser known stories. The area has a wealth of stories ranging from the history of the slate quarries to the legends of the Mabinogi. As well as visiting the place where a quarter of the country’s wealth was hidden during World War Two, we hear about a very special mode of transport and try to answer the question, does it really rain all the time in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Sunday,  Jan 7, 20.00 S4C

6 x 60″

Band Cymru 2018 Competitors Announced

December 15, 2017

Band Cymru 2018 

  • Band Tref Porth Tywyn (Burry Port)
  • Band Pres Dinas Caerdydd (Melin Griffith)
  • Band Arian Llaneurgain
  • Brass Beaumaris
  • Band Tylorstown
  • Band BTM
  • Coleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru
  • Band y Cory
  • Band ‘Temperance’ Tongwynlais
  • 3D Brass
  • Cymdeithas Jazz Prifysgol Caerdydd
  • Band Mawr Coleg Brenhinol Cymru

Band Ieuentid Cymru 2018 

  • Band Jazz Tryfan
  • Cerddorfa Jazz Gwasanaeth Cerdd Caerdydd a’r Fro
  • Band Mawr Ieuenctid Torfaen
  • Band Pres Ieuenctid Gwent

Congratulations to all the bands!

* Please note, list in no particular order *

Enwebiad Gwobrau Broadcast i Gantata Memoria

November 24, 2017

The S4C premiere performance of Sir Karl Jenkins and Dr Mererid Hopwood’s choral work, Cantata Memoria: For the Children has been shortlisted for a prestigious Broadcast award.

The programme Aberfan: Cantata Memoria shown on S4C on 9 October 2016 has been nominated for an award in the Best Music Programme category. The production by Rondo Media, and the premiere performance at the Wales Millennium Centre, marked fifty years since the disaster in the Aberfan mining community which killed 116 children and 28 adults.

“Congratulations to Sir Karl Jenkins and Dr Mererid Hopwood for their masterpiece, which is a fitting tribute to the community of Aberfan, and to the Rondo Media production team for bringing such a significant event to S4C screens.” Amanda Rees, S4C’s Creative Content Director.

The Broadcast awards shortlists only the best productions, with leading broadcasters and online platforms such as Netflix competing for the top honours.

The awards evening will be held in London on 7 February 2018.

Cythrel Canu

November 9, 2017

Huw Foulkes presents the music panel quiz as team captains Aled Hall and Elin Manahan Thomas return to S4C for a new series. This week’s guests are Trystan Llyr Griffiths, DJ Bry, Chris Needs and Miriam Isaac. Geraint Cynan sets some musical challenges on the show filmed at the Atrium Theatre, Cardiff.

Thursday, November 9, 20.25 S4C

6 x 30″

Ysgol Ddawns Anti Karen

September 11, 2017

The force of nature called Karen Pritchard is back and ready for another fun-filled series full of energy and emotion as she teaches dance to over a hundred girls aged between 4 and 18. After years rushing between schools and village halls, Karen is desperate to fulfil her dream of opening her own dance studio. However, that’s easier said than done for the busy mother and wife who’s sorting out the pom-poms while getting ready to be a grandmother again. The only snag is that the baby is due at the same time as a huge competition in Blackpool!

Friday, September 15, 20.25 S4C

6 x 30″

BAFTA Cymru nominations

September 4, 2017

We are very pleased to see so many Rondo productions nominated for this year’s BAFTA Cymru awards:

Two Rondo programmes have been shortlisted in the entertainment category – City of the Unexpected, Roald Dahl’s centenary celebration and event filmed for BBC Wales, and Cantata Memoria, a special Aberfan commemorative concert. Arfordir Cymru – Ceredigion has been nominated in the factual series category and the harrowing documentary Hillsborough: Yr Hunllef Hir has been shortlisted in the single documentary programme category. The final of Band Cymru 2016 has been nominated for the best live broadcast award. Congratulations to everyone involved for the nominations.

A Oes Heddwch? Y Daith i’r Llwyfan

July 31, 2017

A look at the creative and practical processes behind one of the most ambitious opening concerts at the National Eisteddfod. The programme is a testament to the months of work by a tireless team of the most distinguished artists and musicians in Wales, including Mari Pritchard, Osian Rhys Williams (Candelas) Dafydd and Aled Hughes (Cowboys Rhos Botwnnog), poet Guto Dafydd and popular choral composer, Paul Mealor. We’ll document the journey from a fledgling idea that took root over two years ago to the final rehearsal before the performers gather in the Pavilion for the performance. The concert itself will be broadcast live on S4C on Friday night.

A Oes Heddwch? Y Daith i’r Llwyfan (Journey to the Stage)

Wednesday, August 02, 20.25 S4C

1 x 30″

Band Ieuenctid Cymru 2018

July 17, 2017

Band Ieuenctid Cymru 2018

Following the success of Band Ieuenctid Cymru 2016 S4C is delighted to announce Band Ieuenctid Cymru 2018 for brass, wind and jazz bands 18 years of age and under on 31.08.2018. All bands will be requested to perform an entertaining programme to the highest standard of presentation with a top prize of £1,000. This will be a unique opportunity for television audiences to enjoy the very best in Welsh youth bands.

The competition is organised by Rondo and the final will be broadcast on S4C.

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