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Back in the press

The troupe catch the eye in holywell town recently

 

Helping local communities promote local produce

 

Glyndwr remembered

Better late than never! - pics of the troupe in Corwen for the Church service to mark Glyndwr day- wreaths were laid on the monument after the service

we were asked to provide a discreet drum ensemble for the service and parade. We provided the Glyndwr standard bearer and the drum corps lead the

parade to the fantastic Owain Glyndwr monument in the town square.



A proud day

contact number - 07957173262

Quote from The Wolfe Tones following "Celt Fest"

A Cara  Diolch, It was a proud moment for the WolfeTones to be drummed onto stage by such a great patriotic band from Wales- the "Cambria Drum Band" we thank you for the honour and delighted to have met you! every success- Brian Warfield, Noel Nagle, Tommy Byrne, The WolfeTones

St Davids day o8, largest welsh parade ever

HOPE VI a success!

Cambria Feature on BBC RADIO Wales after remembering the battle of Ewloe woods 1157

The event featured the unveiling of a plaque by Assembly Government minister Carl Sargeant and a talk by Historian Steve Griffiths

The Wrexham and Flintshire Leaders ran a double page spread about the event

The Troupe get featured on Cardiff University's Alt Music Web Site http://www.alt.cardiff.ac.uk/index.php?id=show-204-0-0-941 

Take a bow Samantha Wong 

Want To Join?

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We try to practice at least once a week - Thursday 7-8pm Contact us for site details. (at the moment St Mary Church hall in Mold)

The Southern section is regulated from here but have not formally started to practice as I havent found them enough equipment yet.

Keep up to date by putting this page in your favourites or read the blogg when it gets going.

remember to look at our u tube videos on our videos page 

Cambria Band "Raise the Roof" at the official Illumination of the Owain Glyndwr Statue in Corwen.

In a Ceremony involving hundereds of locals and many visiting Welsh dignitaries gathered in the church and on the streets cambria Band performed possibly one of its best sets. The Church audience were treated to some Drum solos then "Gwyr Harlech" (men of Harlech) before leading the procession out into the town square where they played to the waiting crowd and blasted out some old Cymru tunes whilst proudly facing Glyndwr as he was illuminated.

The event was so popular that not everyone was able to get into the church, however they were able to hear the service through the pa system that was set up through the town. 

Photos of the event soon

Patriots Day

Oct 6th was the day Band members went to Llanymddyfri dressed in black to remember our dead

The crew warmed up the waiting marchers before the "Patriots day memorial march" by giving a performance near the railway station then when everyone had gathered led a procession of banner carriers through the streets of Llanymddyfri  (Llandovery) to remember Llywelyn Ap Gruffydd Fychan who was murdered in the town on Oct 9th 1401 by Henry IVth.

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wales only kilted Band make a meal of it

Cambria Band were invited to perform at the Mold Food festival the weekend 22/23 Sept

The 2 day event saw celebrity TV Chefs cooking up delights for what was a great event.

http://www.moldfoodfestival.co.uk:80/

They performed two sets to entertain a crowd of hundereds of well fed festival goers 

Eisteddfod Y Wyddgrug

EISTEDDFOD 07

Dyma ni ar Maes y Steddfod genedlaethol yn y Wyddgrug yn agor pabell y dysgwyr / Here we are at the National Eisteddfod officially opening the Learners tent

 Photo - Gary Smith

pic taken from the official website http://www.learncymraeg.org/eisteddfod/interviews.php.en?id=1

Fe gawson diwrnod BENDIGEDIG

We had a brilliant day and were performing in various places all day

Happy Birthday Cambria Band

 A small band of us celebrated on Sat 21 July before the troop marched in the main procession on the 22nd. Pictured in front of St Mary's Church Mold

Guest appearance at Llangollen International Eisteddfod

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This is the story of our Band

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PHOTOS HERE

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History Time for 400 kids

The crew lead the way

Thanks go to Dave Healy for organising this and other superb events

Massive donation

Breaking News- following our appearance in the Newtown Carnival Procession on the Weekend (9th June) we have recieved a massive donation of equipment (numbers and photo soon) This is fantastic news for our cash strapped crew and we are truly greatfull to Jim McBrid Corps Director of the Newtown Blues and Royals for this kind donation!- Diolch yn Fawr - Thank you!

Michael and Cassie from the Band with Jim (Middle) with some of the equipment

INTERNATIONAL DATES

Massive news
 
We will perform in the Opening Parade on the 10th July at the
Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod
This event features musicians from all over the World and this year includes Jose Carreras first visit to the event
 
 

Giggsy meets some of the crew

Ryan and Cambria Band members at the FAW Training session at the race course in preperation to the clash with New Zealand on Saturday

Hot off the press..................

Cymru V New Zealand

Sat 26th May

Cambria Band  provided Pre Match

entertainment - We did our usual set and finished off with a tribute to the Kop.

It was a great honour

WE PLAYED AT THE "SOCCER SIX" CELEBRITY FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT!

May 28th Bank Holiday - Quality ! the day went well 2500 people attended and had a good time, a good day for the band, the club and the fans (im sure even the celebs had a good time)

http://www.cup.uk.com/

World Pool Championships

We appeared at the Sky Televised World Pool Masters competition in Bridlington In April. The Welsh team made enquiries about us leading them out to compete at the event and we ended up representing the world - putting on a show for everyone! It was a great honnour and a fantastic experience!

read about the event http://www.cambriaband.com/myblog.htm

see gallery for more photos

Can You Help us?

Are you an experienced drummer? used to be in a core of drums but it disspanded? Fancy another go? Your experience could make a big difference to this community project!

Do you have any old Marching apparatus gathering dust in the attic or the garage and would like to see them put to good use then please get in touch. Folow the link to our fundraisers page.

 Can you play Fife? Gloc? Pipes? neither can we! there is room for you too!

Thanks to Menter Iaith Sir Y Fflint and Ysgol Maes Garmon, we had a very enjoyable and productive afternoon with the sixth form doing a seminar on drums and a "have a go session"

Pictured are Fforwm Hybu'r Gymraeg yr ysgol - Laura Davies,
Ysgrifennyddes (Sec) a Rian  Boden, Cadeirydd (Chair) With Alaw Adam And Michael - diolch Genod 

The Band featured on S4C Newyddion  on27th Dec and  on BBC Wales Today News 28th Dec

From the BBC Site -"A marching band called Cambria from Flintshire has been picked to play the St David's Day parade in Cardiff.

Yet a year ago most of their members could not play any instruments, as Phil Williams reports. "

 see them herehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/check/nolavconsole/ukfs_news/hi?redirect=st.stm&news=1&bbram=1&bbwm=1&nbram=1&nbwm=1&nol_storyid=6214865

and here for longer versionhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/newsid_6210000/newsid_6218000/6218055.stm?bw=nb&mp=rm

Also

They were on Radio Wales  Adam, Rees and Connor talked about the band thank our supporters and about St Davids Day, we would like to thank the BBC for their help in promoting us

This weekend (9,10th Dec)the band performed in Cilmeri church hall after a history lecture, the audience must have been quite deaf going home but loved it all the same, We also joined the commemorative march to remember Llywelyn the lasts at the monolith in the village

Pics will be posted asap! see our blog http://www.cambriaband.com/myblog.htm

 

see us in action

 

Get shopping and support the band!

OUR FIRST OFFICIAL EVENT

23 July 2006 MOLD TOWN CARNIVAL

http://www.cambriaband.com/myblog.htm

Headline from County paper-Thousands flock to town for carnival

 

Magazine Article

"BEATING THE DRUM FOR WALES
The dream of creating a Welsh pipe and drum movement along the lines of the bagad movement in Brittany is becoming a reality through the efforts of Adam Phillips from Sir y Fflint, reports Rhodri Pugh."

This from our namesake Magazine Cambria

http://www.cambriamagazine.com/

We were asked to help Friends of the Earth on sat 8th July for a world record attempt (most drummers playing at the same time) in Treffynon North Wales

We said yes and marched through the town Centre with the other groups there! see the pic http://www.cambriaband.com/myblog.htm

This Is The South / West Section Troupe

mottley looking crew arent they?.........

Banging The Drum For Cymru

 

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