Celebrating Welsh Folk Music, Musician and Dance

Folk at the Festival of Discovery includes ‘live music’ curated by Blas, Folk Radio Cymru from midday through to 7pm daily supported by Trac, the folk developers of Wales, the three days will consist of live musicians, workshops, storytelling, dance and more.

For any folk soloists, instrumentalists or groups want to participate, please apply here

Traditional folk music has been defined in several ways: as music transmitted orally, music with unknown composers, or music performed by custom over a long period of time.

Some believe that folk music originated as art music, the cultural transmission of folk music requires learning by ear, some traditional folk music became also referred to “World music” or “Roots music”.

The International Folk Music Council definition allows that the term can also apply to music that,

…has originated with an individual composer and has subsequently been absorbed into the unwritten, living tradition of a community. But the term does not cover a song, dance, or tune that has been taken over ready-made and remains unchanged.