Jess Setterfield – Burned and Bruised

Jess Setterfield has gone straight for the honesty button with ‘Bruised and Burned’. She hits one of country music’s hallmarks with this, her debut single, about a failed relationship that was her own. It is full of sadness in the genre’s own inimitable way, expressed touchingly through such poetic lyrics as “I’m holding onto broken … More Jess Setterfield – Burned and Bruised

British Country Music Festival 2021 Review

If there was any doubting the strength of the UK’s country music talent then this year’s British Country Music Festival set the record straight. Back in Blackpool’s Winter Gardens after a two-year hiatus (for obvious reasons), the three-day event was a brilliant showcase for both established and emerging talent. There was plenty to enjoy across … More British Country Music Festival 2021 Review

An Interview with Francesca Goodridge, on Curtain Up at Theatr Clwyd

Curtain Up is a celebration of creativity, live theatre, and Welsh talent. Over the course of three weeks, three companies, comprising of ten actors each, will perform 15 new plays – five each week – by 15 Welsh playwrights. That’s 15 voices with 15 very different stories to tell. Associate Director Francesca Goodridge took some … More An Interview with Francesca Goodridge, on Curtain Up at Theatr Clwyd

Yr Amgueddfa – S4C

Two of my screenwriting heroes went head-to-head a couple of weeks ago. On BBC1, the master of social realism, Jimmy McGovern, brought us the incredible Time; and on S4C, thriller-extraordinaire Fflur Dafydd gave us the heritage-crime drama Yr Amgueddfa. The former may have been getting all the plaudits but the latter has not been without … More Yr Amgueddfa – S4C