Welsh Rare Beat: Gruff Rhys & Andy Votel present An Evening of Welsh Horror, Rare Cymraeg Folk & Terrifying Soundtracks!

Co-presented by Finders Keeper Records / B-Music

Our friends over at Finders Keepers, one of the most consistently incredible reissue record labels in the UK, bring to the Cinefamily a late-night dose of secret Welsh culture, hosted by Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals, Neon Neon)! The evening features live DJ sets of Welsh tunes by both Gruff and Finders Keepers impresario Andy Votel, and culminates in what is possibly the first-ever U.S. screening of the impossibly rare ’70s Welsh horror film Gwaed ar y ser (aka Blood On The Stars)! Gruff loves the film: “It’s kind of a Wicker Man meets Celebrity Big Brother cum slasher movie about this group of sinister kids who are going around killing the minor celebrities of Wales in the ’70s, occasionally with snakes. They electrocute and kill the leading harp player by connecting her harp to the mains; they blow up the most famous rugby player by putting a bomb inside the ball — I think they blow up Barry John, he’s a rugby legend! The light entertainment TV personalities I used to see on telly every day were being murdered in front of my face, I had to be carried out of the cinema screaming. Now that’s definitely a B-movie. I mean, it’s beyond B-movie. Maybe it’s a C or D. I got a copy of it a few years ago, it hasn’t really been shown anywhere since 1976 and it’s still incredible!”

Watch an excerpt from “Gwaed ar y ser”!