trac Patron Frank Hennessy has talked with us often over the years about the idea of Wales having its own Folk Awards, to make a noise about the great music to be found here. Finally the time seems right and so with commitment from BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru as well as the Wales Arts Council and significant figures from the world of Welsh music Huw Williams and Stephen Rees, the first Wales Folk Awards will happen in Spring 2019.

Read more about the Awards here