Meet the team

Operations Team

Director

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.
Project Officer, Avanc

Mirain Vaughan

Mirain's bio coming soon

Trustees

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.
Trustee

Catherine Bartlett

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

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.
Trustee

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.
Trustee

Prof. James Blythe

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

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.
Trustee

Peter Cornell

After working in industry in Malaysia, USA and Britain, Peter took early retirement and worked with charities in the West Midlands. He has been a trustee and Treasurer of an Arts Therapy charity in Birmingham who offer trained therapists in the fields of Music, Dance, Art and Play. Having spent 20 years living in Powys he and his wife moved down to Cardiff in 1990.

Patrons

Patron

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.
Patron

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.
Patron

Dafydd Iwan

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

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