TITLE: The Evolution of Welsh Music
SPEAKER: Gwilym Morus
EVENT DATE: 12/15/2009
RUNNING TIME: 62 minutes
Musician Gwilym Morus discusses the aspects of Welsh culture, the history of the Welsh folk tradition and performs some pieces of modern folk music.
Speaker Biography: Gwilym Morus was born in Wrecsam, North East Wales, in 1976. After a period in Caerfyrddin and Birmingham he moved to live in the Bangor area in 1997. He worked for a short while as an actor and community volunteer, before becoming a student in the Welsh department at Bangor University, where he still is today studying for a doctorate. He has always been a musician and takes interest in any original and native music. After a period with the Rasal label, he now releases on his own independent label, Eilio. Also, the band he sings for, Drymbago is about to release a new album. Morus is a fellow at the British Arts and Humanities Council and is in residence at the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.