The Song for Adamsdown project is not far off completion.
Local writer Jon Blake made initial visits to Adamsdown’s schools at the start of March, discussing the history of the area and getting ideas for lyrics from pupils. The lyrics and music were then written and presented to the schools.
The backing track for Adamsdown Song was recorded on Monday 16th March at the Atrium studios. Richard J Parfitt, formerly of the 60ft Dolls, guested on guitar. Now it’s down to the pupils to supply the vocals, which will be recorded in the three Adamsdown schools in the coming week (23-27th March). Then it will be a matter of final overdubs and getting the CDs printed.
Pupils from the schools are also doing artwork from which a CD cover will be chosen. Some examples from Tredegarville Primary are shown here.
A launch event for the song is being planned, together with publicity on local and all-Wales media – more details to follow.