Welsh Traditional Music

Posted on 3 May 2011
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Welsh Traditional Music by Phyllis Kinney

Bringing Welsh folk music to the attention of the world, the University of Wales Press is delighted to launch Welsh Traditional Music, a new volume by Phyllis Kinney.

In celebration of its release, a launch event is set to take place in Aberystwyth’s Drwm Theatre from 5.30-7.00pm, 19 May.

The handsomely illustrated volume traces the emergence of Welsh traditional music through the ages, complemented with over 200 musical examples. Phyllis Kinney enables non-Welsh speakers to access the rich traditional musical heritage of Wales, providing a historical and social framework for the genre.

Phyllis Kinney is a former professional opera singer and an acknowledged authority on Welsh traditional music. She has both performed and published extensively in the field of Welsh traditional music.

The book is intended to appeal to a wide variety of readers and performers interested in folk music as well as to musical departments in various schools, academies and colleges in the UK, Europe and the USA.

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Notes to Editors:

If you are interested in attending the book launch then please contact Catrin Harries by 11 May c.harries@press.wales.ac.uk 10 Rhodfa Columbus, Maes Brigantin, Caerdydd, CF10 4UP

Welsh Traditional Music: 336 pp 246x189 mm
Hardback £24.99 ISBN: 978-0-7083-2357-1

For more information on The University of Wales please visit: www.wales.ac.uk

For press and media information, please contact Tom Barrett, Communications Officer, University of Wales: t.barrett@wales.ac.uk
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