Bwncath are a band from the Caernarfon and Pwllheli area. Formed back in 2014 with ‘Barti Ddu’ as a debut single and debut album, ‘Bwncath’ in Summer 2017.
In 2019, there was a great response to the two singles, ‘Clywed Dy Lais’, and the winning song in the Cân i Gymru competition, ‘Fel Hyn ‘Da Ni Fod’, where the band had the opportunity to perform the song in Letterkenny at the Pan Celtic Festival.
As part of the Welsh Music Day 2020 celebrations, a special video (animated by Lleucu Non) was released for the song ‘Dos Yn Dy Flaen’ and became a winner in the ‘Best Video’ category of the Y Selar Awards 2021. The band won the ‘Best Band’ and ‘Best Long Record’ categories for the ‘Bwncath II’ album.
Blodau Papur is Alys Williams’ incredibly powerful voice, wrapped by the sound of a well-known band – Osian Huw (Candelas / Siddi), Aled Huws (Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog / Plu / Colorama), Dafydd Huws (Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog / Plu / Gwenno) and Branwen Haf (Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog / Siddi / Candelas).
After years of hard rocking, including playing at the Pavilion gig with the Welsh Pops orchestra at the 2017 National Eisteddfod and playing with the BBC orchestra at the end of 2018, it’s no wonder their debut album sold out. They released a new single in the spring of 2022, ‘Morfydd’ which will be part of the tenth anniversary collection of their label I KA CHING.
Born in Llangristiolus in the heart of Anglesey, singer-songwriter Meinir Gwilym has established herself as one of the most popular Welsh-medium artists of all time.
Her debut album Smôcs, Coffi a Fodca Rhad (2002) received a resounding response. She has since appeared on the stages of all major festivals in Wales. This year marks the 20th anniversary of her debut album, and has just released brand new versions and remixes of those songs.
Meinir’s new music is a hybrid of folk and reggae – with his new single ‘Yr Ehedydd’ and we can’t wait to have Meinir Gwilym here at Tafwyl with us this year.
Burum is a truly unique band in Wales playing jazz-style Welsh folk tunes.
Brothers Tomos and Daniel Williams lead a group of Wales’s brightest and most creative musicians, including world star Patrick Rimes on pipes and flute, and incredible drummer Mark O’Connor.
Burum will release their fourth album ‘Eneidiau’ in July this year. Burum have performed in India, the USA and Lorient Celtic Festival, Brittany and toured Wales numerous times.
Welsh jazz at its best.
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Since their formation in 2005, Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog have released four albums and have performed across the globe. Their third record, Draw Dros y Mynydd, was nominated for the Welsh Music Prize in 2012, and in 2020 the band celebrated 10 years since the release of their second album, Dyddiau Du Dyddiau Gwyn, with a tour of Wales. Currently, the band are working on new material.
The Gentle Good is the moniker of Cardiff-based musician and songwriter Gareth Bonello. Known for his enchanting melodies, intricate guitar style and beautiful acoustic arrangements, Gareth writes timeless music inspired by music from all over the world but rooted in Welsh folk music and contemporary Welsh life.
Jazz, folk and electronic style roots are heard in Thallo’s music which is Elin Edwards’ project. A rich sound is carefully woven between her voice with the accompaniment of a band in complex arrangements.
She has received praise from the Welsh music industry and beyond, including Wonderland magazine describing her latest single ‘Pressed and Preserved’ as “sonic heaven”.
A Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage, Kizzy has developed an increasing sophistication to her songwriting and performance, fusing bilingual soul-folk jazz and getting recognition for her work with airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC 6Music, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru and Jazz FM. Festivals she’s performed at include Cambridge Folk Festival, Cheltenham Jazz, Festival No 6, Womex, Sŵn Festival, Cornbury Hay Festival and How The Light Gets In.
AVANC is Wales’ National Youth Folk Band, and represents the brightest, most dedicated andtalented exponents of our musical traditions from the incoming generation.
They specialise in unearthing forgotten musical gems from ancient manuscripts and dusty library vaults, andreworking them in their own energetic image. Their powerful 11-piece lineup, complete with triple harps, bagpipes and five clog dancers is a sight and sound to behold!
Lily Beau, is a 23 year old singer-songwriter from Cardiff who trained at East London Arts and Music. Whilst studying, Lily sought and secured work experience at Island UK, Universal Music Publishing and Warner Music Group, which subsequently led to a full-time role at Sony Music Publishing. During lockdown Lily stepped away from the company and joined One Two Many Songs.
In addition to music, Lily is also an actress and has begun to work across Welsh theatre and television. Above all else, Lily is elated to be back in her hometown, writing at her piano and can’t wait to share new music.
Parisa Fouladi is a Welsh Iranian singer from Cardiff. Her music is influenced by 60s and 70s Soul, Neo-Soul and minimal hip-hop beats. Parisa is currently working on her debut EP, set for release this year.
Steff Rees, the musician from Aberystwyth started in 2017 as his solo music project but after a period of performing on his ownhe brought together a band in Autumn 2018 in order to develop Bwca to its full potential.
Since starting the band, Bwca have gone from strength to strength by performing in gigs and festivals across the country and performing on many tv and radio programmes since releasing their first album in 2020.
With their lively and catchy songs, Bwca have many memorable songs. From summer tunes that pay tribute to their home town like ‘Tregaron’, Bwca also sing about timely topics like ‘Pawb ‘di Mynd i Gaerdydd’ and ‘Pwy sy’n Byw’n Y Parrog’ – Bwca have something for everyone.
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Tafwyl, Trac Cymru and the British Council are pleased to announce a special project combining musicians from Wales and Brittany to produce a special set for the Tafwyl 2022 stage. The project brings together six artists – three from Wales and three from Brittany to create new music together as partners. The artists working together are Gwilym Bowen Rhys and Nolwenn Korbell, Cerys Hafana and Léa, and Sam Humphreys and Krismenn. The project is being facilitated by musician Lleuwen Steffan – who hails from Wales and lives in Brittany. The musicians will be performing together at Y Sgubor during the weekend. The project is funded by British Council Wales.