Click on this link, close your eyes and listen for a couple of minutes. What does the music make you think of? Even if you already recognise composer Edvard Grieg’s classic ‘Morning Mood’ masterpiece, there is no doubt this is one of those musical works of genius which conveys exactly what it is supposed to. There is something about the composition that evokes an image of our noble sun rising at dawn, in a pastoral scene...
It sounds like a contradiction, doesn’t it? A niche festival for all. Hear me out though, I promise it makes perfect sense. I’m on the outskirts of the ancient market town of Builth Wells in Powys, Wales. It’s the middle of August, and we’re heading towards the end of the festival season…..
This weekend sees me returning to the great outdoors for my first Solarsphere Festival experience. It’s part of a growing trend in astrotourism activities and events around the world and I’m excited to be visiting a part of Wales (Builth Wells) I don’t know and combining 3 of my favourite things; travel, astronomy and music.