If you’re interested in Welsh folk songs you might also be interested in these things…
trac – www.trac-cymru.org – Wales’ folk development organisation. They organise workshops and folk events around Wales including a weekend residential course called The Big Experiment. Their new website includes a comprehensive directory of Welsh folk artists.
Alawon Bangor – alawonbangor.wordpress.com – Mari Morgan is doing something very similar to me but with tunes. She’s writing a blog on old Welsh tunes from the archive at Bangor University as part of her MA.
Clera – www.clera.org – The Society for the Traditional Instruments of Wales which organises workshops and also runs Y Glerorfa – Wales’ folk orchestra.
Meu Cymru – www.meucymru.co.uk – A website with lyrics for lots of Welsh folk songs which is maintained by Meurig Williams.
Cymdeithas Cerdd Dant Cymru – www.cerdd-dant.org – An organisation which promotes cerdd dant singing in Wales and organises the annual Cerdd Dant Festival.
St Fagans National History Museum – www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/stfagans – in addition to seeing old buildings at this museum you can, if you arrange it in advance, visit the sound archive where there are lots of old folk songs on tape.
The Welsh Folk Song Society – www.canugwerin.com – collects and promotes Welsh folk songs and publishes a journal every August.
Folk Wales – www.folkwales.org.uk – the Llantrisant folk club website which has lots of interesting information about Welsh folk traditions.
The Foxglove Trio – www.thefoxglovetrio.co.uk – my folk group with Cathy Mason a Patrick Dean. We play new arrangements of traditional songs in English and Welsh.