FARMER and singer Aled Wyn Davies – otherwise known as Aled Pentremawr – has shared his experiences and global adventures in a newly-published autobiography.

In O’r Gwlân i’r Gân (From Wool to Song) he takes the reader on a journey from the world of agriculture to the world of music.

Aled hails from Pentremawr Farm in Llanbrynmair and the book tells of his upbringing, the farm’s connection with the medieval poet Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr, and how Aled is lucky to still be alive after several mishaps during his life.

A master shearer, Aled also shares his amusing tales from the field.

The book charts his journey from the local show in Llanbrynmair, discovering his competitive streak and on to the moment he won his friend Huw Harding’s memorial award at the Royal Welsh Show.

Aled acknowledges the benefits of the Young Farmers’ Clubs.

A member of the Dovey Valley branch, he shares his entertaining stories, including how the club allowed him to develop as a singer as well as experiment as an actor and comedy performer.

“The Young Farmers’ Clubs are basically the dating agency of rural Wales,” jokes Aled as he details the incredible story of how he met his wife Karina and ended up sharing their first kiss onstage at the Young Farmers’ Eisteddfod.

Karina co-edited the autobiography.

We also get to learn more about his wealth of experiences in the world of singing, from his first performance as a four-year-old in a Llanbrynmair chapel to singing on some of the most renowned stages in the UK and the world with stars including Bryn Terfel.

Readers also learn about how winning the Blue Ribbon sparked his global journey to sing on luxury cruises from the Far East to the Southern tip of South America, along with his experience singing in groups such as Traed Dan Bwrdd and, more recently, the Three Welsh Tenors with fellow singers Rhys Meirion and Aled Hall.

Aled said: “My heart has always been in the world of agriculture here in Mid Wales, and it would take something major to lure me to a big city, far away from the beauty and serenity of Maldwyn.

“I love that I’m able to combine my love for singing and farming and find balance between the two.”

The book is out now, published by Y Lolfa.