UWTSD to host new concerts at historic BBC Building in Swansea


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is delighted to present NAWR ANOIS.

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NAWR ANOIS is a series of 7 concerts, running from February to July 2018. The series showcases the diverse music of contemporary Irish, Welsh and international artists. The series aims to develop deeper connections between Irish and Welsh composers, sound artists and musicians.

The concerts will take place in the historic Dylan Thomas House in the heart of Swansea’s Cultural Quarter. The building has been home to the BBC in Swansea for over 80 years. More recently the building has become the home of Swansea College of Art’s Music Technology and Performance courses.. The series will feature: Mick O'Shea, Softday, Vicky Langan, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Analog On, Rachel Ni Chuinn, and Clang Sayne.

Dr Jenn Kirby is the Programme Director of BA Music (Performance and Production) at UWTSD’s Swansea College of Art. She said: "We are excited to introduce these contemporary Irish music artists to new audiences in Wales, with this intimate concert series."

NAWR (meaning NOW in Welsh) is a new multidisciplinary concert series in Swansea consisting of experimental music, free improvisation, film, lo-fi, free jazz, sound art, alternative folk and new music, which is convened by Rhodri Davies, Jenn Kirby, Rose Linn-Pearl and Dan Linn-Pearl and Daryl Feehely. Jenn Kirby said: “The aim is to offer an open and reflective space for an audience to experience new music in a welcoming and intimate setting."

The first concert in the series will see Mick O'Shea perform with Rhodri Davies, with support from Welsh and Irish flautist Emma Coultard. It will take place on Sunday 18th February at 7pm. Tickets cost £8.97 and are available here. For more details, please visit our Facebook page.

Supported by Culture Ireland as part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain.

Further Information

For further information, please email: press@uwtsd.ac.uk