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Eleri Angharad is a Country/Pop artist from Swansea, South Wales, blending the Welsh folk music she grew up with and the intricate storytelling of American Country songs. Combining inspirations of Welsh songstress Cerys Matthews with US artists Emmylou Harris, James Taylor and Taylor Swift.
Latest EP All I Can Do, released through Train Track Records, 2016 was funded by the BBC Horizons scheme and seamlessly weaves its way between Country and Folk with modern Pop tones flowing through. Tracks include Nashville inspired guitar driven ‘Stuck On You’ and ‘Fuel’, a piano led ballad.
All I Can Do EP has garnered airplay from BBC Wales, 6MUSIC and Nation Radio. ‘It’s freshening, it’s full of light and life’ - Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales. Eleri has also gained attention from local TV channels and blogs, including Subba Culture, Spectrum TV and Made In Cardiff.
Aged 19, Eleri flew out to North America and went busking in Nashville, New York, Chicago, and many more bustling towns along the way. Eleri did the same in Ireland playing every venue possible across the country for 2 months before returning to Nashville for a month in 2015 for another tour playing as many venues that would have her.
‘My roots really ground me in my music, and country music resonates with those values for me. The sound I fell in love with is now taking off in the UK and I really want to be a part of that’
Swansea based, Eleri has played Sold out shows in her hometown and regularly tours up and down the South Coast including Cardiff, Bristol and Southampton. She has performed at festivals such as Big Cwtch, KAYA fest and Cardiff's HUB fest. Ever the traveller, Eleri has also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a weekend tour of Stockholm’s Folkcentrum.
Eleri is currently busy writing and recording tracks for her debut album, due for release in 2018.
MARINA MARKET takes place 10AM - 3PM on the second SUNDAY of each month selling a huge range of Welsh produce from beautiful hand-made items to delicious fresh food.
In 2013 Swansea based creative regeneration agency, Urban Foundry, led an enthusiastic band of local people, including our Assembly Member, local Councillors and members of the community got together to create Uplands Market.
The market was a huge success from the beginning, attracting thousands of shoppers and with a long waiting list of potential traders. The market is supported by local shops and cafes, all contributing to a real buzz to the area, augmented by a partnership with the excellent Do Not Go Gentle Festival, providing poetry and live music on market days.
Following the huge success of Uplands, we created Marina Market and then Morriston Market to do more of the same - all run by Uplands Market Ltd. - a social enterprise and not for profit company.
The markets have created a job, generate significant spend in the areas in which they operate, raise profile of the local areas, encourage people to shop locally, and support local traders to sell their goods and services. Several traders have used the markets as a springboard to develop their businesses, moving on to supply local businesses and set up their own stores.
So successful have we been, that Uplands was ranked in the top 10 street markets in the UK by the Daily Telegraph, has twice been runner up in the Observer Food Monthly best markets category, and been the Welsh nominee in the BBC's Food and Farming Awards. The markets have also been highly commended in the Swansea Life awards.
The aims of the market are:
• Bring quality Welsh produce to the community;
• Increase footfall in the areas we operate;
• Provide opportunities for small, independent artisan Welsh producers;
• Demonstrate the value of and new qualities of public space;
• Contribute to Swansea's cultural offer; and
• Contribute to a more sustainable Swansea by:
• reducing imported goods and lowering food miles;
• supporting local producers in Wales; and
• contributing to public health with more fresh produce options.
• improving the balance of public space between pedestrians, cyclists and drivers
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