Cymdeithas Alawon Gwerin Cymru/The Welsh Folk-Song Society

The Welsh Folk-Song Society was founded in 1906 to collect, preserve, interpret and make known the folk-songs of Wales, to publish examples and to promote research on the literary and musical background of the songs, as well as fostering interest in traditional song and folk literature in general. The Society publishes an annual journal, Canu Gwerin (Folk Song). It also has a regular programme of events, notably the annual ‘Lady Amy Parry-Williams Memorial Lecture’ at the National Eisteddfod in August and an annual conference in September. The Society also has a regular publishing programme (in print, digital and sound media) of singing material and of the fruit of research in the field of traditional song. The Society is a voluntary organisation and a registered charity (no. 259772). Welsh is the official language of the Society and the normal medium of its activities, however some of the content of its annual journal and its website is in English, and some of its other publications are in English or bilingual.

Dr Rhidian Griffiths

Professor E. Wyn James

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