ADVOCACY: on behalf of the traditional folk arts

trac believes that Wales’ traditional arts are a foundation stone in our nation’s identity. Our music, song, cerdd dant, dance, and storytelling carry and express our distinctive history, languages, culture and way of life. These creative forms are an integral part of our culture, the values and emotions they express bind us together.

Traditional arts are a cornerstone of social cohesion and an expression of Wales’ distinctive history, language, culture and way of life. Gregynog Declaration

We work to identify areas of development and collaboration across the traditional arts sector within Wales and internationally in order to develop understanding and practice, and actively advocate on behalf of the Tradition with public bodies and other organisations.

  • We keep Welsh Government Ministers and teams briefed and host an annual profile raising event at the Senedd.
  • Our Patron, Kevin Brennan MP, chairs the cross party group APPG Folk Arts, at Westminster, we keep him briefed about issues and developments in Wales

As part of our work, we participate on a number of committees including:

  • Ty Cerdd
  • National Eisteddfod Panel on Folk Music
  • Cymdeithas Alawon Gwerin Cymru
  • Music Partnership Forum Wales
  • Storytelling In Wales

We also work in partnership with many organisations across Wales, including:

  • Clera
  • Cymdeithas Ddawns Genedlaethol Cymru
  • Cymdeithas Alawon Gwerin Cymru
  • Cymdeithas Cerdd Dant
  • Wales Arts International
  • Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru
  • Urdd Gobaith Cymru
  • Wales Millennium Centre
  • St David’s Hall, Cardiff (Folk Proms)
  • CânSing
  • Making Music
  • Community Music Wales
  • University of Wales, Bangor
  • S4C
  • BBC Radio Wales & Radio Cymru
  • Cwlwm Celtaidd Interceltic Festival
  • Green Man Festival

Here are links to important and informative documents about Folk Arts in Wales that you might find interesting:

We enjoy working with musicians, singers, dancers and audiences alike regardless of age, language and ability. If you’re interested in our folk arts, we have something to share with you.


The folk arts in communities


Creativity and artist development


On behalf of the traditional folk arts

trac: Music Traditions Wales
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