He's an active Musicians' Union member, serving on the Live Committee. He regularly attends WOMEX, Folk Alliance International, Showcase Scotland and English Folk Expo, is a founder of the European Folk Network and a Trustee of Celtic Neighbours. He has been a national adviser to Wales' Arts funding body, the Arts Council of Wales, and serves on the Welsh Government Stakeholder panel.
Above all, Danny is a musician. His first professional concert was in his mother's folk band when he was 8 years old and he's been performing ever since. He's featured on over 20 CDs, performed on live TV to 5,000,000, toured the UK, Europe and the US.
To hear his music, search for Taran, Yr Hwntws, Carreg Lafar, and Rag Foundation.
During her time with Trac Cymru she's looked after finances, fundraising, information and communications, compliance, project development and project management including setting up Trac Cymru's flagship event the Big Experiment/Arbrawf Mawr all-age folk weekend and running it for ten years.
She's a singer and musician with her own duo.
Simon has led the strategic development of complex income streams for the various organisations he has worked for, working within the frameworks of major grant funders and many smaller trusts, as well through commissioned contracts and donations campaigns.
Although Simon says his primary skillset is his drawing and painting skills, he is also a musician and plays various instruments to different standards, including acoustic and electric guitar, ukulele and drums.
Before joining the organisation Seren graduated from The University of South Wales in Fashion Promotion, and went on to gain experience in several roles that included social media marketing, content creation and design.
Seren has a huge love for Welsh folk and traditional music and has been involved in the folk scene for most of her life due to her parents being Welsh musicians. She loves to attend folk gigs and festivals, and has done from a young age.
Although Seren isn’t a performer or musician herself at the moment she does love to sing, and has performed Welsh folk songs in public venues in the past.
Jordan joins the Trac Cymru team to co-ordinate the Avanc project, Wales’ national Youth Folk Ensemble who will be performing at venues and festivals in Wales and Scotland throughout 2022.
Her first degree dissertation was in creative geography with reference to Welsh traditional culture and identity. She went on to gain a Masters in Arts Administration at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama before taking up a post with Opera North.
A harpist, clog-dancer and singer with Avanc, she is steeped in the Welsh folk tradition. Elisa is passionate about making music and the arts as accessible as possible.