AUDIENCES at Other Voices Cardigan can now attend another new event for Cardigan - the Clebran sessions.

In addition to the 58 live music performances on November 1-2, there is also the chance to go and listen in on a series of fascinating informal conversations with artists, journalists, politicians and other special guests who will meet in Cardigan's historic Guildhall to chew the fat over today's burning issues and explore further the common ground between Wales and Ireland in a rapidly shifting political landscape.

We’ll be delving into our shared cultural heritage and the many other characteristics that Wales and Ireland share: language, some of Europe's oldest continuous living traditions, our global prominence in creativity and the arts, peripherality; and exploring the role of the creative industries as a enabling force in rural economies as cultural innovation moves ever closer to the heart of policy and action.

From language and cultural heritage to national identity, we ponder some of the burning questions, challenges and opportunities for those of us who live life on the edge of the wonderfully wild west, and get some diverse, creative perspectives on how music and culture influence - and are influenced – as a result.

Expect a plethora of lively conversations and chats and musings on music, literature, film, politics and all things in between, with five engaging sessions over two days hosted by Jude Rogers, Angharad Elen and Ellen Coyne.

This is an amazing opportunity to see and hear creative people converse and perform in an intimate and unique setting, discussing issues that affect our community in Cardigan and that have impact more widely on Wales and on our relationships with our neighbouring island of Ireland.

Clebran will be taking place in Cardigan Guildhall and Market and contributors will include 9Bach frontwoman Lisa Jen, Radie Peat (Lankum), Gwenno Saunders, TOUTS, Elin Jones AM, Professor Richard Wyn Jones, Philip King, Eluned Morgan AM, Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language, and Denise Hanrahan, Consul General of Ireland.

The sessions will be open to anyone with a Music Trail wristband and will be offered on a first-comefirst-served basis. Simultaneous translation will be available throughout.

Sessions will last approximately 45 mins each, see Music Trail schedule for details.

Wristband registration via

Friday November 1

1.30pm, Musical soundscapes of Wales & Ireland: the language of music: Jude Rogers in conversation with Gwenno and Radie Peat (Lankum)

2.30pm, Culture, Identity, Community in the 2020's - imagining Wales:

Angharad Elen in conversation with Lisa Jên (9Bach) and Professor Richard Wyn Jones

(Professor of Welsh Politics and Director of Cardiff University's Wales Governance and Dean of Public Affairs)

3.30pm, Reflections on the Wales-Ireland relationship and projecting creatively into the future: Ellen Coyne with Eluned Morgan AM, Welsh Government Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language and Denise Hanrahan, Consul General of Ireland.

Saturday 2nd November

3pm, Where creativity goes, commerce follows: what could this mean for regeneration and

wellbeing in rural Wales? Can we get a better view of things from the edge? Angharad Elen in conversation with Elin Jones AM and Phillip King

4pm, Borders or Bridges? The artist's perspective on creativity, community, diversity and wellbeing: Jude Rogers in conversation with TOUTS and Lisa Jên.