We kindle interest, nurture talent and present the very best of Wales’ folk musicians across the world. We hold day courses and residential courses to help enthusiasts and professionals hone their skills and develop talent across our traditional arts. You’ll find us working in schools, in communities, on festival fields and at international showcases, helping to ensure that the traditional arts of Wales continue to enrich lives regardless of age, background, race or language. Here’s a little more about how and where we work:
- Through our community work, trac encourages participation in the music, song and dance traditions of Wales – across the country, in both languages and by people of all ages and abilities
- Through our work with professional and aspiring performing artists, trac strives to develop the professionalism of our emerging folk scene
- At local, national and international level, trac campaigns and represents the traditional arts community and advocates on behalf of the traditional arts community
Online Tools and Resources for You
As part of our online support for the folk arts in Wales, we’ve established three separate zones so that you can easily find the information you need:
- Looking to hire professional folk artists or access services? Our DIRECTORY provides contact information on musicians and storytellers, instrument makers, dance groups, workshop leaders and tutors.
- What’s on? For locals and visitors alike, our EVENTS provide information about both regular and one-off folk events taking place in Wales
- Like to know more about the traditional arts of Wales? You can read about their history and development, watch videos, hear audio and perhaps learn some tunes and songs in our RESOURCES zone.
- Through our Facebook and Twitter social media accounts we provide up to the minute news about folk arts in Wales, so follow and friend us to keep in touch. Sign up for our “e-news” email list too!