Press Releases 2017

Students from University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) have helped to produce a video for singer Ragsy

07.02.2017

Through the production of Skytec Aerial Film and under the guidance of Richard Beecher, students Dan Bailey, Bethan Ryder and Rachel Davies who attend the BA Film and Digital Media course at UWTSD’s Carmarthen campus, helped capture in film what Ragsy has attempted to portray in song.

ragsy being filmed

ragsy and staff

Richard Beecher said: “It is an honour to work with such great artists like Ragsy, a Welsh artist singing about the country he loves. It gives valuable experiences to our students in a safe environment under our guidance. The students benefit greatly from these types of projects, which enable them to contextualise their classroom learning in the industry they have chosen.  I am always looking for more opportunities like this as this was fundamental to my learning journey when I attended University of Wales Trinity Saint David. “

Following on from the growing success of ‘My Love (Bring out the Guards)'. The third single ‘Feels Like Home’ taken from the popular debut album ‘Ouch!!!’ Sees Ragsy joining forces with Cwmbach Male Choir. The harmonious and majestic voices of the choir who are from Ragsy’s home town of Aberdare, combine with the singer-songwriters raw, soulful, soaring vocals. Revealing a journey of pride, passion and familiarity.

The video to coincide with the single draws upon Ragsy’s walk down memory lane, bringing together his experiences of home and homeland. A lifelong dream and ambition of Ragsy’s was not only to perform with a choir but to also sing in his native tongue. Being a proud Welshman he has always wanted to be able to speak Welsh. He said: “I feel like a caveman without fire, it’s the missing link for me. I wished I had paid more attention at school. But unfortunately there were not many people in my social circles speaking Welsh as a first language when I was younger. So I am hoping that by singing 'Fy Hafan I', (the Welsh version of this song) which was kindly translated and achieved by the guidance of good friends Andrew TOMMO Thomas and Terwyn Davies this will enable me to continue the journey of learning this beautiful language.”

'Feels Like Home / Fy Hafan i' was recorded at Northhouse Studios with producer Chris Peet.

Further Information

  1. For further information, please contact: Cate Hopkins, Press and Media Officer on: Catherine.Hopkins@uwtsd.ac.uk / 07872 423 788