July 1, 2016
Dr Paul Carr’s Oral History project on popular music in Merthyr Tydfil between 1955 to 1970 features in an article on the Louder than War blog by Michael Hicks. The Oral History project documents how Merthyr can contribute to the largely untold narratives of popular music history, which are so often dominated by major cities, in particular London.
As Dr Paul Carr explains, “I chose it (Merthyr) as a place to explore because I live here – I have a vested interest. However, my interest is much deeper than that. Merthyr has a rich musical history, and I want to try and make this more visible to both the local community but also for visitors.”
Dr Paul Carr is a Reader in Popular Music Analysis at the University of South Wales.
Read the full article here.