Gwyneth Glyn

World Music from Wales

By Wales Arts International

As part of its series of art form directories, Wales Arts International has compiled a directory of World Music from Wales. The directory will be used to promote Welsh World Music and will be distributed in festivals such as WOMEX, Celtic Connections and SXSW. A matching USB stick with tracks from leading Welsh musicians, as well as other useful information about music in Wales, accompanies the directory.

The Directory and USB will serve as a guide for international producers, promoters and curators to develop their knowledge about the world music genre in Wales.

A panel of experts were chosen to select the final twelve musicians that appear in the Directory. The panel comprised of:

Huw Stephens: Radio 1 DJ and Director of Sŵn Festival
Sian James: leading world music practitioner
Leah Zakss: Music Adviser, British Council
Andy Williams: Director of Welsh Music Foundation,
Einion Dafydd: Senior Music Officer for the Arts Council of Wales
Crispin Parry: from British Underground
Eluned Hâf: Director of Wales Arts International

Members of the selection panel were delighted with the number of high quality candidates, receiving thirty-four applications in total. After much deliberation, the judges decided that the twelve artists and performers below should appear in the directory:

Introduction by Huw Stephens

Foreword by Sian James

Cerys Matthews

Mabon

Georgia Ruth Williams

Catrin Finch & Cimarron

9bach

Lleuwen Steffan

Carreg Lafar

The Gentle Good

Burum

Gwyneth Glyn

Taith

Sild

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