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The Contents of the Archive

We may claim that the National Library holds the most extensive collections of Welsh music, in the forms of

  • printed materials (scores, books and journals)
  • individual manuscripts
  • the archives of individuals, institutions and societies
  • audio and video recordings of performances.

We preserve the oldest extant written music from Wales, and the most recent compositions and performances by our contemporary musicians. This is an ever-evolving resource: materials are added monthly to our music collections.

Contacting the Welsh Music Archive

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To enquire about specific music items in the Library’s collections, contact our Enquiries Service.

General enquiries relating to Welsh music, and offers of donations to our music collections, should be addressed to the member of staff responsible for the Archive, namely Nia Mai Daniel.

Nia Mai Daniel
Tel: 01970 632 878

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