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

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

An Interview with Country singer-songwriter Rae Sam

In this latest interview*, I chat to Welsh Country singer-songwriter Rae Sam. The chat takes place in the form of a podcast, the first in a trial series, in conversation with Welsh creatives*. Rae talks about her debut album, The Great Escape, as well as songwriting, mental health, Welsh identity, and faith. Click here to … More An Interview with Country singer-songwriter Rae Sam