This is the second year that trac and Tafwyl have brought the best of contemporary folk music to the festival. After Tudur Philips’ workshop where you can have a go at traditional Welsh clog dancing, you can listen to two bands at Y ‘Sgubor. Onstage first are Alaw promoting their new album Dead Man’s Dance. A new trio, featuring members of Jamie Smith’s Mabon and the Celtic Guitar Journeys, Alaw are building a massive following around the world by delivering outstanding performances of our traditional songs and tunes. You can find out more about them at

We finish our feature with the welcome return of Yr Hwntws. Specialising in tribannau, songs of our industrial past, and sung in Gwentian, the true dialect of Industrial South Wales, Gregg Lynn has built a formidable group of musicians who turn their six piece line up into an orchestra.