Press & Media: notes for editors
Trac Cymru is Wales’ Folk Development organisation; it works to promote and develop the music and dance traditions of Wales, both at home and beyond, and advocates on behalf of the Tradition with public bodies and other organisations. It was founded in 1997 upon a shared belief in the importance and value of Wales’ traditional culture, an awareness of its continuing relevance to the present, and a passion for sharing what music traditions have to offer.
Today, Trac Cymru strategically develops the folk music and dance scene of Wales by kindling interest, nurturing talent and presenting the very best of Wales’ folk musicians across the world. You’ll find Trac Cymru working in schools, community settings, on Festival fields and at international showcase events, helping to ensure that the traditional arts of Wales continue to enrich lives regardless of age, background, race or language.
In 2000 Trac Cymru became a Registered Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee. It is run by an executive team supported by a board of committed Trustees, passionate about folk culture and expert in their respective fields.
Press & Media: photo resources
Young musicians at trac’s course Gwerin Iau for 7-11’s
The 10 Mewn Bws (10 In A Bus) project brought professional musicians together to create a show and a CD based on traditional Welsh music
There’s harps and more at trac’s teenagers’ course, Gwerin Gwallgo
Father and son making music together at trac’s Big Experiment weekend
Fiddlers lost in the music at a trac ‘session’ at Ty Gwerin
Young guitarist at trac’s Gwerin Gwallgo course
Young guitarists at trac’s course Gwerin Iau for 7-11’s
Young musicians having fun at trac’s course Gwerin Iau for 7-11’s
Traditional Welsh music ‘session’ outside Ty Gwerin at the National Eisteddfod