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Music in Wales

Welsh singer Cerys Matthews
Welsh singer Cerys Matthews

The Land of Song...

Wales has a strong musical heritage and a reputation as the land of song. On these pages, we hope to tell you a little about our constantly evolving Welsh music scene steeped in tradition.

In 2013, Wales' capital city of Cardiff hosted WOMEX 13. This was testament not only to our great musical heritage, but also to Wales’ growing reputation for being able to stage major international events.

Discover more about our music instruments, the Llangollen Music Eisteddfod choral traditions, classical music and other music genres, up to the current day.

Singing is part of the Welsh psyche. Here we share some of what singing means to us.
We have a rousing and popular National Anthem.
Home grown talent through the recent decades, popular across the globe.
We have a rich classical music scene…
Our capital city hosts this week-long biennial premier showcase for opera and concert singers.
The annual Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod attracts people from all around the world.
The WMC in Cardiff Bay, a building to inspire performance.
Find out where to watch unsigned acts and discover a bit about our Welsh language scene.
You’ll find live many jazz performances in Wales. Particularly well know is the annual Brecon Jazz Festival in August. You can even study jazz here.
Many study music in Wales at the RWCMD in Cardiff
All year long, a variety of genres and venues both indoors and outdoors. There’s even events that combine sports such as wakeboarding!
Dating back hundreds of years, this music scene and its instruments are still going strong today.
We've a variety of venues throughout Wales, varying in size.
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4 August 2014
blog:  Brecon Jazz
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