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Past and Present: Local Music Making and the Politics of Popular Music

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The Red House (Old Town Hall)

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Merthyr Tydfil

CF47 8AE

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Join us for a free one-day research and industry event marking the launch of a one-month exhibition celebrating the hidden history of popular music in Merthyr Tydfil, between 1955-1975. The event is organised by the Centre for Media and Culture in Small Nations at the University of South Wales.

11.00 - Welcome and Introduction: Paul Carr

11.15 - Panel 1: The Music Industry in Wales: Chaired by Paul Carr

Luke Thomas (University of South Wales) - Culture Versus Economy: Popular Music Policy in Wales.
Ewan Moor (Save Womanby Street) - From Anger to Action: Campaigning in Live Music.
Joseph O'Connell (Cardiff University) & Sam Murray (Teesside University) - Are You With Me Now?: The Sŵn Performer's Journey.
Liz Hunt (Creative Republic of Cardiff) – Rebooting the Moon: Creative Republic of Cardiff.

12.20 - Q&A with the panel

12.45 - Lunch

13.30 - Panel 2: Alternative Local Musical Histories: Chaired by Luke Thomas

Anne Cleaton (University of East Anglia) - How Musical is my Valley? an exploration into the role of place in the musical consumption and production of local popular musicians.
Dave Allen (University of Portsmouth) - Pompey Pop: a case study of a local music archive.
Jez Collins (Birmingham City University) - Local Popular Music Making: pump up the grime.
Mike Brocken (Liverpool Hope University) - Phillips' Sound Recording Services: the studio that tourism forgot.

15.30 - Short Break

16.00 - Paul Carr (University of South Wales) - Exhibition Launch: The Lost and Found Musical History of Merthyr Tydfil

16.30 - End/Visit Exhibition

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