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Lleswyl Programme

19:00 – 23:00 Friday 26th November

Please note: times are approximate, so be ready a bit earlier than indicated to hear your favourites!

Format of the evening: you can see below that the evening is full of variety, fast moving and diverse. Fabulous short sets by great bands, and lots of different types of music too, interspersed by short and often very inspirational cameo stories. Our wonderful team of presenters will link the items listed below, bringing the evening to life for you. The presenters will have live BSL interpretation.

18:30 The live stream link will be live; you will be able to listen to this playlist which features in order The Gentle Good, The Royal Welsh Little Big Band, Calan, Ify Iwobi Live Band, Root Doctors, Dr & the Medics and Afro Cluster

19:00 Lleswyl 2021 begins!

Welcome by our presenters Sian Lloyd, Jason Harrold and Tumi Williams.

19:05 Dr & the Medics (Glam and punk rock)

19:15 What is the charity Daring to Dream all about? Hear from Barbara Chidgey (lupus patient and chair), and Dr Nav Masani (consultant cardiologist at University Hospital of Wales and trustee).

19:20 Afro Cluster (afro beat / hip hop)

19:30 Live interview with Sophie Howe, the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, and founding patron of Daring to Dream

19:35 Matthew and Gary Cook introducing ‘A Vaguely Different Christmas’ on behalf of Hijinx Theatre’s band, Vaguely Artistic.

19:45 Ify Iwobi Live Band set including ‘We Won’t Forget’ (calypso, jazz, funk)

19:55 Special thank you to NHS staff

Dr Chris Gough, ICU clinician at University Hospital of Wales followed by the    ICU Liberty Singers with their arrangement “Every breath you take (we watch over you)”

20:05 Finding out about what Daring to Dream actually does (John Chown, treasurer, and Dr Nav Masani, trustee) followed by

You’ll Never Walk Alone – an amazing arrangement

Dr Julie Highfield (Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Lead Psychologist for the ICU and MTC Psychology Team, University Hospital of Wales)

20:15 The Gentle Good (Gareth Bonello) (folk composer and singer)

20:28 Hayley Penn talking about her daughter Amy

20:33 Calan (folk band)

20:43 Why have we set up Lleswyl? (Menai Owen-Jones and Kevin Phillips, trustees of Daring to Dream)

20:50 Royal Welsh Little Big Band, from Amser JazzTime (The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s regular Friday night gig) (Swing / Big Band)

21:00 Chris Simpson, transplant and dialysis patient,  (author of Transplant and Fears)

21:05 Root Doctors (jazz, blues, R’nB)

21:17 Lesley Meek – living with congenital heart disease and her love of music

21:20 Lucie Phillips (a Nordoff-Robbins music therapist) together with her jazz duo Philanthropy

21:25 Gemma Morgan, army veteran and leadership coach – personal experiences of mental ill health

21:35 Flesh and Blood

21:40 Live interview with Neil Hopper, vascular surgeon and double amputee, (a patron of Daring to Dream)

21:45 The Gentle Good (Gareth Bonello) (folk composer and singer)

21:58 Ify Iwobi solo set (calypso, jazz, funk)

22:05 Special thanks to Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

22:10 Calan (folk band)

22:20 Hessam and Hamed Amiri, Daring to Dream’s ambassadors

22:23 Root Doctors (jazz, blues, R’nB)

22:33 Afro Cluster (afro beat / hip hop)

22:40 Roy Noble, broadcaster, a patient experience with a difference

22:45 Dr & the Medics (glam and punk rock)

22:55 Concluding brief conversation and thanks

22:58 Lleswyl 2021 plays out with a beautiful and haunting arrangement of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’. (We are very grateful indeed to some very talented students at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama who have done this arrangement and performance).

Ify Iwobi
Ify Iwobi