Meet the team

Operations Team


Danny KilBride

Danny has been a professional musician all his life and is one of the founders of Trac Cymru.
Company Manager

Blanche Rowen

Blanche's background is in information, management, and magazine production; she's a singer and musician.
Online & Development Administrator

Elisa Morris

Elisa is a musician, singer, clog dancer and caller. She is a BA Geography graduate and is currently studying a masters in Arts Management at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Project Officer, Avanc

Mirain Vaughan

Mirain's bio coming soon


Chair of the Board of Trustees

Dr. Marlene Davies

Marlene was head of Accounting and Finance at the Glamorgan Business School at the University of Glamorgan, and is a singer.

Francis Brown

Francis is a music promoter and blogger who runs Newsoundwales working primarily with Welsh acts such as Brigyn and Al Lewis. His professional background is in personnel, management and training.

Sarah Smith

Sarah is an organiser of Wales' interceltic festival Cwlwm Celtaidd. She has been in the traditional Welsh music and dance scene for any years and dances with Dawnswyr Pen y Fai. Before retiring she was Deputy Head of a large primary school in her home town of Bridgend.

Prof. James Blythe

Jim is an author and lecturer in marketing at the University of Glamorgan with a longstanding interest in music.

Teri Duffy

Terry plays mandolin, fiddle and banjo, sings, dances with Dawnswyr Delyn, and performs solo and in various groups. He's a Clera organiser, with a professional background in international health & safety.

Catherine Bartlett

Catherine has a degree in Accounting and Finance. She has considerable experience of voluntary work with young people and skills development.

Dr. Keith Floyd

Keith is a retired University lecturer and farmer. A fiddler and dancer, he's a stalwart of the Ceredigion traditional music and dance scene.

Mary-Anne Roberts

With a background in carnival, dance and theatre in her native Trinidad, Mary-Anne has been a performer for 40 years and an educator through performance for 35 years. She has lectured and led workshops on performance throughout Europe.
She is a founding member of the crwth and voice duo, Bragod, whose speciality is medieval Welsh bardic music and poetry. She is a freelance performer for theatre, film and on the techno music scene.



Kevin Brennan

Kevin Brennan is Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Folk Arts, Labour MP for Cardiff West and Shadow Minister for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and Arts & Heritage.

Huw Stephens

Huw Stephens is a radio presenter with shows on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio Cymru, and a founder of the Swn festival.

Dafydd Iwan

Dafydd Iwan is the ultimate iconic Welsh folk/protest singer and one of the founders of Sain Records, Wales' largest record company

Frank Hennessy

Respected performer and songwriter and a long-standing friend of trac, Frank currently presents BBC Radio Wales' folk roots and acoustic music show, Celtic Heartbeat