Your chance to contribute to a community-produced radio ballad giving voice to the sounds, speech and songs of an ancient trackway: a route through the Preseli Heartlands. Workshops open to all.
The Song of the Golden Road will create a radio ballad in response to the Preseli Heartlands from Crymych to Cwm Gwaun.
The Golden Road is a name given to the ancient walkway which traverses the seven-mile ridge of Mynydd Preseli (the Preseli Mountains) running from Foel Drygarn to Bwlch-Gwynt.
The project will take the form of a series of workshops and walks from the communities that reside at the foot of the Preselis concluding with a community walk along the golden road itself. These initial sessions will be an opportunity to get to know this place from different perspectives following different themes and to explore and discover the things (y pethe) that are important to people about this place.
Workshop walks will include talks by invited experts, opportunities for story swapping and sound recording. These ramblings will be followed by an intensive weekend of community music-making where participants and musicians will be invited to give voice to the songs of the place. Speech, sound and song will then be incorporated into the final radio ballad, an oral record of a unique place, that future generations can appreciate and enjoy for years to come.
Tickets for this event are Free