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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.

Welsh soprano Elin Manahan Thomas is just one singer keeping the tradition alive, she has been chosen to sing at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and we hosted the famous Cardiff Singer of the World competition last year won by Mezzo soprano Catriona Morison. 

Swansea is hosting the BBC's Biggest Weekend at the end of May with a host of internatonal acts, adding to Wales’ growing reputation for being able to stage major international events. Wales' capital city of Cardiff also hosted WOMEX 13, a testament not only to our great musical heritage 

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...