Highway One trailer – Festival of Voice/ Gŵyl y Llais 2018

Highway One is coproduced by Wales Millennium Centre and August 012 and is directed by Mathilde López whose recent productions include Of Mice and Men and Yuri.

Mari is trying to make sense of her life when a centaur, Medea, and a dead Italian film-maker turn up and take her on a trip to Delphi, a journey to the Oracle. In this touching and absurdly funny tale, the pilgrims encounter the usual – and not so usual – tribulations of travel in their search for meaning; the ancient and the modern, the sacred and the mundane, the real and the fictional.

In collaboration with Welsh musician Katell Keineg, Highway One features live performances from Katell, incorporating songs from her forthcoming album.

5 – 10 June 2018, Enfys Studio Cardiff
Book tickets here: https://festivalofvoice.wales/highway…

Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru ac August 012 sy’n cyd-gynhyrchu Highway One, a’r cyfarwyddwr yw Mathilde López, sydd wedi gweithio ar gynyrchiadau o Of Mice and Men ac Yuri yn ddiweddar.

Ceisio gwneud synnwyr o’i bywyd y mae Mari pan fydd dynfarch, Medea, a gwneuthurwr ffilm marw o’r Eidal yn ymddangos ac yn ei dwyn ar daith i Delphi at yr Oracl. Yn y stori deimladwy a hynod ddigrif hon, mae’r pererinion yn wynebu’r antur arferol – a phethau mwy anarferol – wrth deithio i chwilio am ystyr; yr hynafol a’r modern, y cysegredig a’r cyffredin, y ffaith a’r ffuglen.

Ar y cyd â’r cerddor o Gymraes, Katell Keineg, mae Highway One yn cynnwys perfformiadau byw gan Katell, a chaneuon o’i halbwm nesaf.


Harpist Catrin Finch being treated for breast cancer

The renowned Welsh harpist Catrin Finch has revealed she is being treated for breast cancer.

BBC February 28, 2018

The 37-year-old musician said her condition “has fortunately been caught early” and was treatable.

She issued a statement confirming that she was about to undergo treatment after being diagnosed with grade three breast cancer.

She said she would be cancelling current overseas concert commitments, but wanted to play UK engagements.

The harpist said that while she was cancelling overseas engagements, she remained committed to playing as many UK concerts as she could, including spring dates with Seckou Keita, the kora player and drummer from Senegal.

She added: “It is very important to me to keep playing and my music will no doubt help to give me focus over the coming months.”

“I am currently under the care of the excellent NHS team at Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff, who are supporting me as I go through treatment,” she said.

“I know that there are many others out there who will identify with my situation either personally or through the experiences of loved ones.”

Finch said she would be “taking a back seat” from posting on social media for the time being, but would be back “in the near future”.