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our latest song/video
'You Can Do Anything for Love'
is available --- and it's Free!

Where love is... we
- will never give up.

Sloe Eyes

La La La La La

Above is a fresh video featuring Tich Gwilym,
from Llwynypia in the Rhondda, who is seen
as the greatest guitarist Wales ever birthed
and, most 
probably, the finest guitarist
in the world, who could just walk into
recording studios and exude genius
--- as he did for this 'Eryri' track ---
yet whose solo work on youtube,
is a bit sparse...  when you think
of all the beauty he poured out..
so this piece is a rare treasure.

Welcome to Rhondda Records....
where we try to print the most
accurate and up-to-date
news we can find. 

Unable to keep giving you the latest news
(because of the move to a new house)
until...... at the earliest, August. 
All our music and work is freely given.

 Subscribe to Rhondda Records Youtube channel 
and you will help to develop this further... and
help to overcome the algorithms' strangely
low numbers of plays being registered
of our music videos.

Many thanks, in advance!

A special mention to all the ceasefire
citizens who are looking for a
way to rid themselves of
their corrupt leaders..

and who come out - week
after week - to support
the Gazans ------

''Where Love Is There 
 We'll Never Give Up.''

As a song it's 2nd at 
the top of this page!

May God Bless - every one
of those committed souls
who go out and march
each Saturday... and
won't give 


If you are a mature female
I'm looking for a 
musical collaborator

Could that be you? 

Call Ray now --- on
(01443) 732705 


A big thank you to those who keep helping us
 by working the Google/Youtube algorithms,
.... liking, sharing, playing, (subscribing!)
----  to spread our musical message! 

More and more fresh music videos, are in
the pipeline folks, and 32 new 
songs now
join with.. 'The Miners' Next Step' ...plus
22 special ones... rescued from our 
youtube site (and re-mastered) ...and
some, like Efran Kaye's 'Rising Tide'
on his Page on RhonddaRecords
website...  and on Youtube:

'I'm a Folk Singer' 'Peace Love',  'About Love Songs',
 'Strangetown', 'You're My Best Friend', 'Tell The Child',
'Up To You', 'Courage To Heal',  'Coming Up For Air',
 'Another We Can',
 'French', 'An Aging Dog', 
 'I'd Walk For Miles For My Brother's Smile', 
'To Catch a Falling Feather' 'The True
Age Of Innocence' 
'A Winter's Tale'
'They Said We Wouldn't Laugh' by
the (psychotic) Glynbyerful Male
(voice) choir... and (using blues
chords) the joyful foot-tapping
'If Hearts Can Speak' 
'The Root
of Our Life', 'Eryri'...
plus, plus,
plus --- 
all sweet alternatives
to MSM's gangsta rap!
Many more coming soon...  

I should explain, that rhonddarecords
is a new website...  because the old
one was lost to us. so our original
youtube website is, today, out
of our control... as it was
'unused' ...for years.

Whether you subscribed to the old one
or not --- if you'd like to help us grow, 
please subscribe to the new one
(with the funny, 3-eyed blue
head) --- and share a smile
with us and our ''re-birth''.

The song/video below is called 
'The Root of Our Life'
and it's a spacey
burst of Joy !


A very old song, (the second we ever recorded),
now with a fresh video that makes me laugh..
and I hope it gives you lots of titters,
a few chuckles and the odd guffaw.
(Still with Efran's brill bass)


 is the answer to my late Godfather Mr
Maurice Garton, who, before he died,
made me pledge to never deny Jesus.

It's a tiny song... and like a very small
key... it can open a mighty door!

'If Hearts Can Speak'

is quite possibly.. the only happy
joyous blues/jazz anti-war song
you've ever heard...

'A Winter's Tale'

is the saddest song Efran
and Poet ever made about
the heartbreak of true
Love lost...

Be Good 

s a lullaby... for all those good
people with today's pressures
...giving love and guidance to
children, and that's all of us!

'The True Age Of Innocence'

Is a tribute --- to all those
countries leading 
to Heaven on Earth...

mainly in Latin
America !

'To Catch a Falling Feather...'

is a dance song for those who know
--- that one and one can make free !!!!

'I'd Walk Miles For My Brother's Smile'...

is a loud, crazy, funny, party song for
--- any time you want to freak out !!!!

The song/video above is
called 'An Aging Dog'.

Efran's music sends shivers...
and we hope it helps us to
cherish our best friends!


is a reflection of our
strange way of life...

deeply shallow!

''Courage To Heal''

 tries to capture the 
rage, anguish
and huge amount of 
it takes, to overcome
childhood abuse...

'Up To You' is a sincere message of grateful
thanks -- to all the good people of Penrhys.

The backing by Efran is - as always - a delight.

The birdsong is a cherry on top though...
and features one of the greatest bands
from the sixties, The Birds, who just
enjoyed dropping on our heads.

'Tell The Child' could be described as rokrap
and it packs not so much a punch - as a
slap in the face.

I was visiting a lonely sheep farm in northern Wales
way up on the tip of a mountain, and the wife said:
''Every Welsh person has a scar inside, that can
never heal.''

So this song out now... may
be uncomfortable for some.

It was originally a poem sold door-to-door
and I remember one Radyr lady chasing
me down the road, shouting:
''It's just propaganda!''

A young man in Barry started laughing as
he read it - upsetting me - as I took it
seriously... at the time.

I'd say it's a dance song for headbangers
and I hope it makes you laugh a lot
...and cry, just a little. 

My B
est Friend' is a tribute to a man.

The first time I met him, he helped a
stranger to him, Efran, whose car
was stuck in ice. That's typical
of Mike's generosity of spirit.

Efran was/is a musician who offered me
friendship, but I was too hard at the
time, and rejected it.

This song's music is by Efran himself... and
is a cinematic style, masterly rendition
of the true meaning of friendship.

Mike is no musician... but creative and
the sort of workman everyone wants...

My name is Mikey.G
Whatever you want
Whatever you need
call Mikey.G
I'll give you a quote for free!

He's cheeky, a cheeky chappy
and I feel I'm being coached...

The next words are mine and
mine alone and so says Mike.

I'm so very pleased and happy
to say, Mike is my best friend
and has stuck by me for 20+
years, showing me the true
meaning of friendship!!!

('I'm Going To) Strangetown'...

I avoided putting this out for years,
to not create a 'wrong' impression.
But s*d it ------ I loved the 'erb for
years and know millions do too!

If you enjoy it a tenth as much
as we all enjoyed making it...
you might enter euphoria !

Again, so much appreciation and thanks go
to Efran Kaye and Richard for their musical
magic - diolch yn fawr boys.   Da iawn!!!!!!!!!

*      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *

'About Love Songs'
below, exhibits the most
exhuberant joyful music by Efran Kaye and
an especially excellent solo....  by Richard.

My warmest thanks to them both.

Diolch yn Fawr!

Deep gratitude goes from my heart, to Richard
Gould, for his supremely intuitive musical gift.

He can't avoid somehow adding a perfectly
polished finish to my pathetic strumming!

As for the handsome young man who's
featured in the video, and whose
commanding eyes would melt
any dancing ladies heart...

his name is Steve Computer, and I'm honoured
to have watched him work his way  out of the
doldrums and 
into his skilled trade.

Llongyfarchiadu to you both !!


The boys have a day out fishing off Cardiff Bay,
& Kyle, Neil, Matthew & Ricky catch all the fish!

(Great musical accompaniment by Efran Kaye)

Brexit v EU Whingers

I don't know who this video man
above is, but I think he's GREAT!


Please, Try The Truth...

Pundits and chancers in suits have
had their say on those who voted
"no" to the EU.

Most suggested that voters were
misinformed, misguided, and
probably racists. Charming.

According to Lord Ashcroft’s poll of 12,369 of
 referendum voters -- the most important issue
 for half the Leave supporters was sovereignty.
That decisions about Britain should be taken
 in Britain, by the people here.

Only a third put immigration control first, yet
 sovereignty, immigration and the economy,
 were all important to a majority of anti-EU

However, concern about the pressure of
immigration on local jobs, wages & public
 services, isn't a certain indicator of racism.

Nearly half Leave voters had a negative
 view of multiculturalism, and a quarter
had mixed feelings. A quarter saw it
as positive.

A third of black and ethnic minority voters
 opposed EU membership --- including the
 majority of Sikhs and Jews.

The political outlook of Leave voters
 was equally mixed.

More than one-third of Labour and SNP and
a majority of Plaid Cymru supporters, voted
 to leave the EU... along with one quarter of
Greens and almost one-third of Lib Dems.

Almost half of voters (45 per cent) describe
 either capitalism, globalisation, or both, as
overall, a force for ill in society, a majority
 of them opposed EU membership. In fact,
they comprised around one-third of all
the anti-EU voters.

As for the validity of the referendum.. before
June 23rd, almost all campaigners on both
 sides, accepted that the result should be
acted on - whichever way the vote went.


Lots happening quietly under the surface...
and about to (pleasantly) surprise an
unsuspecting world... having a
wonderful 2024, hope you
are too !

'Hey, Beautiful Girl', is the only way we can
pay tribute to Pat Jones, who passed away
11 years ago, in August 2011. It was a big
favorite of hers and she helped to create
the lyrics.

Our hearts go out to her family, whom she loved
dearly, and to all the people who knew and
her, as a warm and caring soul, 
throughout the Rhondda. 
Pat fought for the people of Penrhys, and gave
all her heart to caring for others.. She had the
typically mischievous sense of humour of the
Rhondda --- and helped Rhondda Records for
10 years 
with glorious heart and generosity,
as its first and beloved Financial Director. 
May she rest in Peace.

Pat adored the idea of
The Boilerhouse Project
and wanted nothing but
the best for Penrhys...

It was fun ! (and great music by Efran Kaye)

So... if anyone has a download or copy of it,
please help restore it to us here... thanks.


Our tribute to Mother Jones, --- who loved humanity
and worked to defend and unite all working people
to build a more just, beautiful world.


Now, where have I heard that tune before?



According to a 2013 report, nearly half 
the UK's children watch parents divorce
well before they are 16 years old.

48% experience the break-up of their
family by
then, the report says, up
from 40% a decade ago.

one-parent family's child is 75%
more likely
to struggle at school,
70% more likely to get
to drugs, 50% more likely to
develop a
drinking problem
and 35% more likely to be
unemployed in adulthood,
the think tank says.

The UK is one of the few EU countries which
doesn't reward marriage in its tax system,
and the poorest families on welfare, are
penalised financially if they live together.

Some say parental break-ups are the fault of
a turning away from "traditional values", but
many see that low wages and unemployment
are the real culprit, with huge increases in
cases of violence in the home reported now.

I see familes in the valleys of Wales pulling
together, with single mums, dads, couples and
grandparents rallying 'round like never before
to help their children have a loving happy life.

May all love go to our children.


...a song about penitence and the triumph of Love.

"obey", says the propoganda.

We could...

build a new economy in the "valleys"as
almost all our land (80%) is highland
and completely unproductive....

all we need is faith, courage and a
willingness to embrace new ideas -

plus, utilise the enduring flames of
equality and unity - always the true
source of the valleys' strength: -

turning our entire country into one
which provides strength for our
youngsters, & shows the world
a MUCH better way to live...


Ask YOUR political party what their
economic strategy is for Wales...

is it based on creating a future
using our 2 greatest assets?

Our land and our people.


Ireland hopes to export more "safe, green"
 agricultural products to China, as the two
lands have great potential for cooperation
 in this field, Irish Ambassador to China,
 Paul Kavanagh has said.

"Ireland wants to develop a close political
relationship with China based on mutual
 trust. Within the European Union, Ireland
 is a friend of China," Kavanagh says, as
Liu Yunshan, a senior official of the
Communist Party of China, started
a 3-day official visit.

"This is the third year in a row that we've had
very senior Chinese visitors visit Ireland.
We are pleased," says Kavanagh.

"Our political relationship is very close.
 There have been over a dozen Irish
political level visits, senior level
visits to China, and a significant
number of Chinese visits going
back to Ireland," he adds.

In the ambassador's view, the two countries'
close political relations are rooted in their
similar historical background
and development.

"Ireland has had a colonial history... That
is an important mental or psychological
background dimension to our relations
with China," he says.

 "We can understand, perhaps more easily,
 the history that your people went through.
 And I think China understands
Irish people."

Now, he says, both Ireland and China, 
are striving for an economic transition.

"We are not a country that was wealthy
for centuries and generations, & we're
 economically quite successful in the
same way that China has been,"
Kavanagh says.

"When it comes to agriculture, Ireland has
 a very strong reputation for high quality
 safe food," he says, adding that 10% of
 the world's infant formula milk powder
 is produced in the country.

According to the ambassador, Ireland will
 invest ''massively'' in the dairy industry, 
when the EU lifts quota limits on dairy
production in 2015, stating that within
five years, the country will increase
production by 50%, and double it
after that.

"So you have a country like China... who has
 almost miraculously raised living standards
 for hundreds of millions of people and their
appetite for food is growing... And Ireland
is the food island, is the green island,"
he says.

Despite the debt crisis in Europe, Ireland's
 agricultural exports to China grew by 40%
 last year. "We fully expect within 3 years
China will be our second largest market
in the whole world for food and drink,
second only to the UK," he says.

The ambassador also voices his hope that
 more Chinese enterprises will pick Ireland
 as an investment destination.

Thanks to its favorable business environment
 & highly-educated workforce, "we see Ireland
as a perfect landing point for Chinese
investment in Europe," he says.

... and Wales?


is both a tribute to Vic Doyle,
and played (brilliantly!) by him!

This is the one track by Vic on his many visits,
we managed
to save from the hackers.

(Perhaps he'll return to the Rhondda
and we'll do some more! Perhaps..)


Wanted to get "Rosenkranz & Gildenstern"
into a lyric.. and Efran Kaye was trying out
a 'bottleneck' he'd just bought.

you like it !

Apologies for the out of time video...
'though it might still might be worth
watching for the pathetic
hippy dance!

Watch out for the new master version,
coming out with a new video, soon!

Wales' herbs under attack


The European union has banned all
herbal medicine products from
entering the EU.


Ukrainian doctors study traditional medicine in China
A group of Ukrainian doctors, before the recent
West-directed coup to beat China and Russia
away, completed a
month studying traditional
medicine in China's Gansu Province.

Iurkivska Maria, one of 14 doctors who took
course, said before coming to China, she
knew little
about Chinese medicine and
thought "it was mysterious".

"Now I realize it focuses on patients' inner-
Acupuncture, acupressure and cupping
have less
side-effects than western medicine,"
said the 29-
year-old Kiev-based health care

During the study, Samoilovych Oleksandra, 55,
even skipped meals to read books on traditional

"It was Chinese herbal medicine that cured my
father two years ago, after western therapies
 failed to treat him," said Oleksandra.

Li Yingdong, vice president of Gansu University
 of Traditional Chinese Medicine, was one of the
 Chinese specialists on the seminar. He said that
although language was a problem, the doctors
 were keen to study.

Li went to Ukraine previously, to give lectures
 and offer free consultations to local patients.

Besides the seminar, Gansu University of
Traditional Chinese Medicine had signed a
 deal with Bogomolets National Medical
University of Ukraine, to jointly build a
traditional Chinese medicine study
institute at the Ukrainian university.

Li said Gansu had already carried out
exchanges with
Kyrgyzstan, Hungary
and Moldova, in the
field of
traditional Chinese

Gansu Province is one of the country's
 largest herbal medicine production bases.

West Bank homes

Majeeda Salaa makes chocolates from her own home.

What's unusual, is that she lives in Palestine,
where life is made extremely difficult, always.

"We use raw materials of the best quality
normally used in Europe, as well as herbs
and ingredients found in local markets,"
she says, adding: "it wasn't easy at all
to make chocolates that everybody likes."

Salaa's products are exhibited locally.
The 49-year-old, just one example of the
many Palestinian women who help their
overcome life's difficulties, hopes
that one day
she will be able to participate
in both Arab
and international exhibitions.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and
PM Fayyad
enjoyed tasting her handmade
chocolates, Salaa
says, adding that "I'm so
proud they tasted my
chocolates when they
visited Bethlehem several
months ago. They
said they liked them so much."

She says a French delegation visited her small
factory, and decided to fund the development
of her shop. "They funded 30% to develop the
'factory', and I paid the rest."

In Wales, if you live in "Social" housing,
do this... running
a business from your
home, is considered to be a crime!

What a difference changing this law
could make...


is dedicated to all who missed their childhood/
teens by being locked up, as the experience
of institutionalised degrading 'treatment'

may the 'River of Love' comfort you.

Pembrokeshire new potatoes

Watch out for the seeds you plant !

as the Spirit of Love
watches out for the
seed it plants in you

May orchards grow,
on Wales' barren hills

and in our hearts.

'I'm Loved By God',

created in the teeth of worldly discouragement...
with perfect help generously given by
Efran Kaye...

A truly mighty man!


Faith, Hope and Charity,

but the greatest of these is...

Poet is going live, on tour !

POET's new contact !

If you like, you can contact me by phone:

(01443) 732705

Llantrisant Folk Club: "A genius... or what?"

Soundnation magazine: "inspirational songs".

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