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Welsh Rock For Refugees: Artists launch album to raise money

Manic Street Preachers, Cerys Matthews, Super Furry Animals and Stereophonics
Image caption Manic Street Preachers, Cerys Matthews, Super Furry Animals and Stereophonics have united with other artists under the banner Welsh Rock For Refugees

Some of Wales' best known musicians have released an album together to raise funds for a refugee charity.

Artists including Manic Street Preachers and Stereophonics have contributed songs to 30-track album Reach Out with proceeds going to Refugee Action.

Super Furry Animals and Cerys Matthews have also contributed tracks.

Journalist David Owens launched the project after a photograph of a young drowned refugee sparked an outcry.

He said: "I was one of those who shed tears at the harrowing images.

"As a father it broke my heart. I wanted to do something but like many of us felt utterly powerless."

He added: "I can only thank all the artists who agreed to donate tracks."

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