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Welsh music

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 2017 Lucie Jones, a former X Factor UK contestant, is one of many singers keeping that tradition alive. She represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest, perhaps the biggest singing competition in the world, and we hosted the famous Cardiff Singer of the World competition this year won by Mezzo soprano Catriona Morison.

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 musical instruments, the Llangollen Music Eisteddfod choral traditions, classical music, other music genres and where to study music in Wales.

We've a variety of venues throughout Wales, varying in size...