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.
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 joined the Trac Cymru team to co-ordinate the Avanc project, Wales’ national Youth Folk Ensemble.
This later evolved into Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau in 1992, a festival which provides a worthy platform for our musical tradition and which is still going strong today. I was its secretary since the beginning. I am also a member of the group Gwerinos, a group that was originally established to try to popularize twmpath dancing but evolved in many directions always recognizing our traditions.
In 2007 after years of planning, campaigning and applications, Tŷ Siamas opened in Dolgellau as the 'Traditional Music Centre for Wales.' Since then the centre has evolved out of necessity and changed its use slightly but our mission remains true to the desire to provide a platform to popularize and hand down our traditions.
My ‘day job' was in the world of education and I spent almost forty years as a teacher, consultant and head in the primary sector.
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.