RECORD: Folk, Protest & Pop

22.6.19 - 1.2.20


Wales is often described as “the land of song”, and even our national anthem refers to “a land of poets and singers…”.  But where did this musical tradition begin, and how did it develop over the centuries?  

This exhibition uses the Welsh Music Archive and the Screen and Sound Archive to trace the history of Welsh music from the crwth to Catatonia, looking at the early tradition, the influence of individuals like Meredydd Evans and how Welsh record labels have worked tirelessly to produce revolutionary folk, protest and pop music.

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To coincide with the exhibition, we've created a special Welsh music playlist on Spotify - enjoy!