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THE WEEKLY PROGRAMME
This is the last edition of the present series of Celtic Notes.
We are going off-air on March 28 for a period of several months and hope to return in the Autumn.
More at the end of these programme notes.
Any developments, we'll post details on this site.
Celtic Notes Prog #289
Transmission Dates - March25/26 2005(short wave)
WRN March 26/27 2005

*Click here to listen to celitc notes #289 in MP3*
Length - 30 minutes
Item 1:  We take a walk in the countryside with Brian Meopham, Co-ordinator of the
Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, who talks about one of their latest
projects. A working party of 'friends' has been clearing and putting up 'kissing gates' on a
foot path across farmland in Lawrenny at the confluence of  the Carew and Cresswell
rivers both of which feed into the Daugleddau, part of the great Milford Haven
Waterway.  www.pembrokeshirecoast.org
Item 2:   Continuing our look at Wales-in-the-world during the month of March we put a
phone call in to Dubai to speak to Lee Jennings, Vice President, Middle East, Wales
Trade International, who has celebrated the first anniversary of the opening of their office
in Dubai with several days of events in 'Showcase-Wales'.   www.walestrade.com
Music 1: Flight of the Bumble Bee by Rimsky Korsakov - Gavin Woods (Tuba) and
Stuart Death (Piano) - Track 11 Travelling by Tuba
© Cyhoeddiadau Sain TRF CD 376   www.sain.wales.com
Music 2: Lloer Dirion ("Fair Moon, Fair as Day..") a centuries-old love song - Siân James
- Track 3 Distaw (peace) © Cyhoeddiadau Sain SCD 2025    www.sain.wales.com
With co-operation & permission of record companies
Normal Broadcast Copyright Rules Apply
WRI is part of The Foothold Group:   www.thefootholdgroup.org
Transmission times: Full details on Celtic Notes - schedules at wri.cymru.net
WRI is transmitted on short-wave by VT Communicationsvtplc.com/communications
and World Radio Network on global satellites: www.wrn.org  WRN's weekly e.mail
English Newsletter gives up-dates on programme highlights. To subscribe, the e.mail
address is: club@wrn.org
*****Now here's a special announcement for WorldSpace listeners: On Friday 15th
April, all the WRN channels on WorldSpace satellite service will be encrypted and
listeners wishing to continue to tune in will have to take out a subscription directly with
WorldSpace. The deal that has been negotiated precludes WRN from any financial gain
derived from the subscription fees.   After this date, if listeners wish to continue tuning in
to WRN on AfriStar and on AsiaStar via a WorldSpace receiver, they must take out a
subscription.  WorldSpace has placed all WRN’s channels in its GOLD subscription tier
which costs US$9.99 per month.  But  a special WRN subscription deal of only $6.99. is
available for the first 12 months subscription which is activated by quoting WRN when
arranging to subscribe  For more:  www.worldspace.com  and www.wrn.org
!!!!!!!! This is the last edition of the present series of Celtic Notes.  We are going off-
air on March 28 for a period of several months and hope to return in the Autumn.
Short wave transmissions end at the end of March but during April the WRN English
satellite service will transmit some repeat programmes -chosen specially from our
archives. Thank you all for letting us into your homes. We do appreciate your loyalty, letters
and interest.  Thank you very much for listening in so many different parts of the world.
We shall miss sharing our wonderful country with you all.....

Celtic Notes Prog #288
Transmission Dates - March18/19 2005(short wave)
WRN March 19/20 2005

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Length - 30 minutes
Item 1Kevin Davies, Wales Trade International, Vice President - East Coast USA.
WTI was responsible for lighting up the Empire State Building in Red White and Green
on March the first, St David's Day. The St. David's celebrations in New York continued
over several days and Kevin Davies highlights some of the events representing Wales at
its best.   www.walestrade.com
Item 2Gwion ap Rhisiart, International Marketing Manager of  Sgrin (Screen) Media
Agency, Cardiff, spent several days in New York during the St. David's celebrations.
Under the auspices of Wales Trade International, Sgrin was able to makes good contacts
with a number of different Film Festival organisers in the USA and to generate potential
links with the Cardiff Film Festival in November 2005.    www.sgrin.co.uk
Item 3:  They say 'knowledge generates growth'.  At INA Bearings in Llanelli, South
Wales, the saying is 'L is greater than C' - Learning is greater than Change.  INA South
Wales owes its present success to a very positive learning ethos at the factory.  When
Roger Evans, Plant Director, saw manufacturers relocating in low labour-cost countries
round the world he feared for the stability of his own factory. Mr. Evans' answer was to
protect INA in South Wales by ensuring that learning at all levels produced the highest
quality goods, a top quality production line and increased customer satisfaction. We also
meet some of the staff who take advantage of the learning opportunities arranged by the
comany.   www.ina.com
Music 1: Kaleidoscope - Paula Gardiner - Track 6 Tales of Inclination
© Cyhoeddiadau Sain SCDC 2103    www.sain.wales.com
Music 2: Tales of Inclination - Paula Gardiner - Track 4 Tales of Inclination
© Cyhoeddiadau Sain SCDC 2103    www.sain.wales.com
With co-operation & permission of record companies
Normal Broadcast Copyright Rules Apply
WRI is part of The Foothold Group:   www.thefootholdgroup.org
Transmission times: Full details on Celtic Notes - schedules at wri.cymru.net
WRI is transmitted on short-wave by VT Communicationsvtplc.com/communications
and World Radio Network on global satellites: www.wrn.org  WRN's weekly e.mail
English Newsletter gives up-dates on programme highlights. To subscribe, the e.mail
address is: club@wrn.org
Now here's a special announcement for WorldSpace listeners: On Friday 15th April,
all the WRN channels on WorldSpace satellite service will be encrypted and listeners
wishing to continue to tune in will have to take out a subscription directly with
WorldSpace.  After this date, if listeners wish to continue tuning in to WRN on AfriStar
and on AsiaStar via a WorldSpace receiver, they must take out a subscription.
WorldSpace has placed all WRN’s channels in its GOLD subscription tier which costs
US$9.99 per month.  But  a special WRN subscription deal of only $6.99. is available for
the first 12 months subscription which is activated by quoting WRN when arranging to
subscribe  For more: www.worldspace.com  and www.wrn.org

Celtic Notes Prog #287
Transmission Dates - March11/12 2005(short wave)
WRN March 12/13 2005

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Length - 30 minutes
Item 1TEL.ME - a new innovative way to use a mobile or Cel phone in New York.
Jonathan Knight of Blackbox-AV talks about the audio cel-phone tour featuring places
associated with Dylan Thomas in New York and their other audio visitor services in the
UK which are installed in museums and visitor attractions.    www.blackboxav.co.uk
www.walestrade.com     001-646-459-0071 (USA) for the Dylan Thomas audio tour.
0871 504 9522 (UK) for audio cel/mobile-phone demonstration.
Item 2Celtic Enterprises - in-school businesses, set up and managed by pupils in West
Wales, at their stalls for the area finals in the Great Glasshouse at the National Botanic
Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire. The winners will then travel to Ireland for the West
Wales/Ireland finals in April. We meet organisers and some of the pupils running the
business enterprises. www.celticenterprises.org www.careerswaleswest.co.uk
www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Music 1Yr Wyl - Côr Cymysg - Track 4 Ysgol Bro Myrddin CD made for the school's
Celtic Enterprise called 'CD-DC' proceeds of which will be given to charity.
Music 2:   Third Movement of Vivaldi's Concerto No 5 in A Major - school orchestra -
Track 5 Ysgol Bro Myrddin CD made for the school's Celtic Enterprise business called
'CD-DC', proceeds of which will be given to charity.
With co-operation & permission of record companies
Normal Broadcast Copyright Rules Apply
WRI is part of The Foothold Group:   www.thefootholdgroup.org
Transmission times: Full details on Celtic Notes - schedules at wri.cymru.net
WRI is transmitted on short-wave by VT Communicationsvtplc.com/communications
and World Radio Network on global satellites: www.wrn.org  WRN's weekly e.mail
English Newsletter gives up-dates on programme highlights. To subscribe, the e.mail
address is: club@wrn.org
Now here's a special announcement for WorldSpace listeners: On Friday 15th April,
all the WRN channels on WorldSpace satellite service will be encrypted and listeners
wishing to continue to tune in will have to take out a subscription directly with
WorldSpace.  After this date, if listeners wish to continue tuning into WRN on AfriStar
and on AsiaStar via a WorldSpace receiver, they must take out a subscription.  The deal
that has been negotiated precludes WRN from any financial gain derived from the
subscription fees.  WorldSpace has placed all WRN’s channels in its GOLD subscription
tier. But there is a special WRN subscription deal which is activated by quoting WRN
when arranging to subscribe www.worldspace.com

Celtic Notes Prog #286
Transmission Dates - March 04/05 2005(short wave)
WRN March 05/06 2005

*Click here to listen to celitc notes #286 in MP3*
Length - 30 minutes
Item 1Carn Ingli - Mountain of Angels. Polly Groom, Archaeologist to the
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, has been repairing the Iron-Age fort on the summit
of Carn Ingli where, it is said, the early Celtic saint - St. Brynach - communed with
angels when he climbed the mountain to pray.     www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk
Item 2:    Jeremy George, Steward of the Barony of Kemes, holds the office that dates
back to the early middle ages.  His duties in the 21st century still relate to ceremonial,
property and the affairs of the Lady Marcher who owns Newport Castle and many
hectares round Newport, Pembrokeshire - including Carn Ingli.  Jeremy George presides
over the annual installation of Town Mayor and the ancient 'beating the bounds' when the
custom is to walk the Barony's boundaries.      www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk
Item 3:    Dr. Robert Parry, Vice President, Wales Trade International, Tokyo, on a recent
visit to London, talks about Wales and the Welsh in Tokyo where there is a strong
interest in the Welsh language and culture - not only among Welsh ex-pats but among the
Japanese people as well. During the month of March, St. David's Societies hold special
events and there is also a WTI Trade Mission.   www.walestrade.com
Music 1ôl ei droed (footprint) - Linda Heaaly - Track 14 ôl ei droed © Cyhoeddiadau
Sain SCD 2385  www.sain.wales.com
Music 2:   Ductia (Anon - 13th century) - La Volta - Track 12 'Passetyne with Good
Cumpanye' © La Volta    www.lavolta.org.uk
Music 3:   Medli Scott Joplin - Track10 Dylan Cernyw
© Cyhoeddiadau Sain SCD 2267  www.sain.wales.com
With cooperation & permission of record companies
Normal Broadcast Copyright Rules Apply
WRI is part of The Foothold Group:   www.thefootholdgroup.org
Transmission times: Full details on Celtic Notes - schedules at wri.cymru.net
WRI is transmitted on short-wave by VT Communicationsvtplc.com/communications
and World Radio Network on global satellites: www.wrn.org  WRN's weekly e.mail
English Newsletter gives up-dates on programme highlights. To subscribe, the e.mail
address is: club@wrn.org

Celtic Notes Prog #285
Transmission Dates - February  25/26 2005(short wave)
WRN February 26/27 2005

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Length - 30 minutes
Item 1:  Nona Rees - St. David's Cathedral Sub Librarian and writer, tells the very
colourful story of St. David's birth - the patron saint of Wales. March 1st is St. David's
Day. www.stdavidscathedral.org.uk    R
Item 2:   Mexico Market Advisor, David Lee; Mission Leader, Nia Harries; and Strategy
Manager, Bill Frazer remind us briefly about the Wales Trade International Trade
Mission  to Mexico this coming week and reflect on missions to other countries,
explaining some of the logistics of such an event.  www.walestrade.com
Item 3The Daffodil, a flower that is worn with pride on St. David's day.  In the run up
to March 1st. 2003, Pat and Nick Bean are busy cutting flowers at Springfields - their
market garden near Manorbier in Pembrokeshire.   They talk about all the different
varieties of the Daffoldil which gives them a several month's growing season.   R
Music 1: Yma O Hyd (we're still here) - Dafydd Iwan ac Ar Log - Track 21 Yma O Hyd
© Cyhoeddiadau Sain SCD 2063  www.sain.wales.com
Music 2: Alawon Fy Ngwlad (A song of my land) - Carreg Lafar - Track 3 Carreg Lafar
Ysbryd y Werin (Spirit of the people) © Cyhoeddiadau Sain SCD 2102
www.sain.wales.com
Music 3: Merch Mewn Cariad (Girl in Love) - Track 3 Shan Davies
© Cyhoeddiadau Mwldan Flach CD 238B   www.fflach.co.uk
With cooperation & permission of record companies
Normal Broadcast Copyright Rules Apply
WRI is part of The Foothold Group:   www.thefootholdgroup.org
Transmission times: Full details on Celtic Notes - schedules at wri.cymru.net
WRI is transmitted on short-wave by VT Communicationsvtplc.com/communications
and World Radio Network on global satellites: www.wrn.org  WRN's weekly e.mail
English Newsletter gives up-dates on programme highlights. To subscribe, the e.mail
address is: club@wrn.org

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TRANSMISSION SCHEDULES

SHORT-WAVE
Frequencies and principal coverage of WRI weekly  transmissions by
VT Communications:-
WRI WILL CEASE BROADCASTING ON SHORT-WAVE
AT THE END OF MARCH.
WE HOPE TO RETURN IN THE AUTUMN


Winter Transmissions start October 31 2004

                  Country       Season    Frequency            Time                    Day
             To N. America        Winter         6005 KHz               03.00-03.30 UTC    Saturday
                (Rampisham)      Summer       9.795Mhz               0200-0230UTC       Saturday

             To Europe           Winter           3955 KHz                21.30-22.00 UTC     Friday
               (Skelton)           Summer        7.325Mhz                2030-2100UTC        Friday

             To Europe           Winter          7110 Khz                 21.30-22.00 UTC       Friday
           (From Moosbrunn, Austria to Western Europe)

            To Australasia        Winter        17.625Mhz              11.30-12.00 UTC       Saturday
               (Rampisham)      Summer17.745 MHz             1230-1300UTC          Saturday

WINTER FREQUENCIES APPLY FROM SUNDAY OCTOBER 31 2004
Information courtesy of VT Communications  Map courtesy of Imaginet
 

CELTIC NOTES ON WORLD RADIO NETWORK (WRN1) SATELLITE TRANSMISSIONS

WRI TRANSMISSIONS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE END OF APRIL 2005 WITH PROGRAMMES FROM OUR ARCHIVES.
Further details www.wrn.org

Transmissions from October 31 2004 - March 26 2005
Summer schedules will be posted next week, but there should not be any change to local times for listenning - UTC/GMT shedules move with the time changes.

WRN English for EUROPE
UTC/GMT
Saturday 09.30-10.00
Sundays 05.00-05.30
Sundays 15.00-15.30

Digital Satellite for the UK & Ireland: SKYdigital,Channel 872 (Astra 2A, 28.2 degrees East)
Digital Satellite for Europe:
Eutelsat HOT BIRD 6, 13º East, Transponder 94, 12.597 GHz, Vertical, Symbol Rate
27.500 Mbaud, FEC 3/4, MPEG2 DVB audio stream. Select WRN English from
audio menu. For advanced or channel search, the Service Identity Number (S-ID) is
8216.
It is also available on cable services across Europe
(please refer to www.wrn.org for more details)
 
 

WRN English for NORTH AMERICA
    UTC/GMT
Saturday 15.00-15.30
Sunday  01.30-02.00

WRN’s 24/7 English network to North America is available on Telstar 5 – the digital, ku-band DVB satellite at 97º West.
The equipment for accessing WRN via Telstar 5 is smaller and cheaper than C-Band – complete packages (receiver plus dish and other accessories) can start as low as $320.
Satellite Coordinates:
Telstar 5 at 97º West, Transponder 27, 12.177 GHz Vertical Polarisation, Symbol Rate 23,000 Msym/s, FEC 2/3, DVB MPEG2, Choose Audio Channel: WRN1 (English), Service-ID: 14.
Via Sirius Satellite Radio: Sirius Satellite Radio offers 60 channels of commercial-free music and up to 40 channels of news, sports and entertainment, all broadcast directly to your vehicle, anywhere on the continental United States. Sirius’ digital satellite delivery system ensures that listeners receive a crystal clear signal from coast to coast.
 (please refer to www.wrn.org  for more details).
This network is also rebroadcast on other satellite services, cable services and local FM radio stations across North America (log on to wrn.org/namerica.html for more details)
 
 

WRN English for SOUTH AMERICA
UTC/GMT
    Saturday 11.30-12.00
   Sunday  O5.00-05.30
 

This service is distributed by

Satellite Co-ordinates:
Telstar 12, 15 degrees West, 11.974 GHz, Vertical-Pol, MPEG2 DVB, Symbol Rate
3400, FEC ¾, Channel VPID 6690, Channel APID 4112.
 
 

WRN English for AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST
UTC/GMT
Saturday 11.30-12.00
Sunday  05.00-05.30
 

This network is distributed by:

IVia Digital Satellite
WRN is available across Africa and the Middle East, free-to-air via a digital direct-to- home service on Intelsat 707 at
1º West. To find WRN, select the MPEG2 digital service (DWtv) at 3.9115 MHz on your satellite receiver and select the WRN audio service. You will find WRN’s English service on the left of the Stereo channel and
WRN Multi-lingual on the right-channel.
Satellite Coordinates:
Intelsat 707, 1º West MPEG2 Digital at 3.9115 MHz, right-hand circular polarisation, Symbol rate 8.022 Mbaud, FEC 1/2, audio stream WRN (left-channel audio) You can also receive WRN in English via MultiChoice DStv. For details contact
MultiChoice on +27 11 289 2266, fax +27 11 889 5968, e-mail: enquiries@multichoice.co.za or visit the MultiChoice
website at www.multichoice.co.za
(please refer to www.wrn.org and (www.worldspace.com) for more details).
 
 

WRNEnglish for ASIA PACIFIC
UTC/GMT
Saturday 11.30-12.00
Sunday  05.00-05.30
 

This network is distributed by:

Via Digital Satellite
WRN is available across Asia Pacific region via a digital direct-to-home service on AsiaSat2 at 100.5º East Vertical-pol.
The service is not scrambled, so you don’t need a special subscription card. To find WRN, select the MPEG2 digital
service at 4.000 GHz on your satellite receiver and select the WRN audio service.
Satellite Coordinates: AsiaSat 2 100.5º East, European TV Bouquet free-to-air digital service, MPEG2 DVB
Digital at 4000 MHz Vertical polarity, Symbol Rate 28.125 Msym/s, FEC ¾, WRN English left-audio channel
(please refer to www.wrn.org and (www.worldspace.com) for more details).
 
 

WRN English on WORLDSPACE AFRISTAR
UTC/GMT
Saturday 11.30-12.00
Sunday  05.00-05.30
 

WRN English on WORLDSPACE ASIASTAR
UTC/GMT
Saturday 11.30-12.00
Sunday  05.00-05.30
 

(please refer to www.wrn.org for more details)

(Winter schedules start October 31 2004)

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ALSO ON THIS SITE - a WRI special: that long Welsh place name of 58 letters:
LLANFAIRPWLLGWYNGYLLGOGERYCHWYRNDROBWLLLLANTYSILIOGOGOGOCH - and help with pronuciation.

       Just click here to *#*listen*#*in MP3 while you read

LLANFAIR               PWLL                   GWYN           GYLL
St. Mary's church      in the hollow of     the white        hazel

GOGER       Y        CHWYRN       DROBWLL
near              the      rapid                whirlpool

LLANTYSILIO                             GOGOGOCH
and the church of St. Tysilio          near the red cave

Many thanks to our 'teacher' who volunteered to help with the Welsh pronunciation:-
Solicitor, Rachel Phillips-James, whose law office is in Crymych, Pembrokeshire.

Some useful websites:
http://vtplc.com/communications
www.wrn.org
http://www.sain.wales.com
http://www.fflach.co.uk
http://www.llgc.org.uk
http://www.gardenofwales.org.uk
http://www.bbc.co.uk/so/weird
http://www.curiad.co.uk
http://www.visitwales.com
http://www.visitbritain.com
http://www.homecomingwales2000.com
http://welsh.lamp.ac.uk/camu
http://www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk
http://www.cardiffmarketing.co.uk
http://www.klmuk.com
http://www.foodwales.com
http://www.walestrade.com
www.walesworldnation.com
www.celticnotes.visitwales.com
www.corusgroup.com
www.coruseducation.com
www.npt.gov.uk/discover
www.thefootholdgroup.org