Two one-hour specials accompanied by twenty six short films featuring the best of contemporary Welsh traditional music will be broadcast on primetime TV on S4C on Friday and Saturday, 18 and 19 April at 9pm. Featuring: Angharad Jenkins, Bernard KilBride, Brychan Llyr, Cass Meurig Thomas, Gareth...
19 - 21 September 2014 • Anglesey Wales’ all-age ‘folk school’ - a wonderful way to spend an autumn weekend in a beautiful location, cram-packed with music and dance, including mixed-instrument groups, singing, dancing and clogging, taster workshops, masterclasses, concerts, performances...
The 10 Mewn Bws (10 in a Bus) project aimed to reinterpret and demystify traditional Welsh folk music by selecting ten musicians from different musical backgrounds to research their musical roots and to reinterpret Welsh traditional music in a ways relevant to them, and to audiences of...
The Mari Lwyd is uniquely Welsh, yet part of a tradition stretching across Europe and beyond, and back in time to the earliest cave-painted shaman figures in their animal masks. Seasonal customs with songs and the sharing of food and drink occur throughout the year but a midwinter ritual with...
Don't miss two one-hour specials featuring the cream of the vibrant Welsh folk music scene on primetime TV on S4C on Friday and Saturday 18 and 19 April at 9pm. The shows include Angharad Jenkins, Bernard KilBride, Brychan Llyr, Cass Meurig Thomas, Gareth Bonello, Gareth Westacott, Gwenan Gibbard, Gwyneth Glyn Emyr, Huw Roberts, Katell Keineg, Kizzy Crawford, Lisa Jen Brown, Lowri Evans & Lee Mason, Mike Lease, Oliver Wilson-Dickson, Patrick Rimes, Richard James, Robert Evans, Ryland Teifi, Stephen Rees, Gwilym B Rhys and Idris Jones.
S4C will celebrate the exciting revival in Welsh folk music by broadcasting an S4C Folk Week between Monday 14 April and Sunday 20 April. The week of programmes will showcase a raft of contemporary performers who are giving our national music international prominence.
Ten of Wales’ finest traditional singers and musicians star in a tour that explores and celebrates the roots and heritage of folk music in Wales. The project looks at the influences and relationships that have kept it alive and the geography, language and culture of a musical nation. Illustrating how traditional music evolves through being shared and played, the chain is a sequence of interlinking solos and duets, combining a variety of instruments and musical styles and creating unique interpretations and combinations of Welsh music.
Words like 'marketing' and 'branding' can feel scary and too 'corporate' for musicians, however, increasingly in the big world out there, getting these things right makes the difference between success and getting nowhere. This is a marketing and branding workshop like no other you will probably ever experience.
Five of Welsh traditional music's brightest acts are off to the US in a few weeks to showcase their music at the Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City.
High-energy folksters Calan will be joined by guest harpist Gwenan Gibbard, who'll also showcase solo. Mother-and-daughter duo DnA, who made such an impression at the WOMEX opening gala, have been invited to showcase there too, as have Olion Byw, whose second album is launched this week. One of Wales' best-loved talents, Sian James, completes the Welsh presence.
Thirty musicians came to trac's training day on Performance and Media Skills last Sunday. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive: "Great day, thought provoking, really helpful", "A fab way of spending a Sunday - Encore!"
The next skills day is on 16 February and features touring and technical advice from experienced international tour manager Tim Hand : how to prepare your events, tours, sound & lighting systems and how to work with other stage professionals for a stress-free performance. For more details, click the link here.
Danny KilBride, Director
07879 032130 / 07879 032130
Angharad Jenkins, Projects
07727 149010 / 07727 149010
Blanche Rowen, Manager
02920 318863 / 02920 318863
P.O. Box 428, Cardiff CF11 1DP