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GUEST,albert Folklore: The music of Wales (119* d) RE: Folklore: The music of Wales 02 Nov 07

The western part of the coalfield that Sian mentions above was the anthracite coalfield which extended across to the Gwendraeth valley in the westan area which is at the heart of welsh speaking South Wales.
Anthracite is a much sought after hard coal used in industry but make no mistake the deat of the miners in 1985 at the hands of Thatcher's state machinery had terrible consequences on not only the coal industry [which was decimated ] but also on the social, cultural and civic fabric of the valleys from the Gwendraeth in the west right across to the eastern valleys.
The Song Of The Earth performance in Glynneath later this month should be very interesting and enjoyable as the turmoil in S

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