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Gwyneth Glyn nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2018

This is Gwyneth's second Radio 2 Folk Awards nomination 08 Feb 2018

Gwyneth Glyn nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2018

It was announced last night that Cricieth based singer-songwriter Gwyneth Glyn has been nominated for Best Original Track in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The nomination is for the track Cân y cŵn from Gwyneth’s album Tro, which released in September 2017 on the new bendigedig label, a partnership between Theatr Mwldan and ARC Music Productions International Ltd.

This is the second nomination for Gwyneth Glyn whose collaboration Ghazalaw, with Indian ghazal singer Tauseef Akhtar, was nominated for a Folk Award in 2016 (Best Traditional Track for Moliannwn from their eponymous album Ghazalaw).

"I'm thrilled to be nominated for a Radio 2 Folk Award, and in the good company of such a wonderful aray of artists. I'm also delighted that Dylan Fowler, who produced and plays on the album Tro has also been nominated for Best Traditional Track with his band Alaw. It's a joy to be working with such passionate and dedicated musicians", says Gwyneth of her nomination.

The track features Gwyneth Glyn on voice and guitar, Rowan Rheingans on backing vocals, Dylan Fowler on guitar and kantele, Jordan Price-Williams on acoustic bass, Mark O’Connor on drums, Patrick Rimes on violin and Gillian Stevens on viol.

ALAW receives Radio 2 Folk Awards nomination

Also nominated this year is ALAW (described by Songlines Magazine as "Welsh folk supergroup") for Best Traditional Song with their version of 'Lisa Lân'. The track features vocalist Gwilym Bowen Rhys. The track is featured on ALAW's latest album 'Dead Man's Dance'.


The awards ceremony is due to take place in Belfast on 4th April when the winners will be announced. Other nominees in the category include - The Young’uns (Be The Man), The Granite Gaze – Lankum (The Granite Graze) and Declan O’Rourke (The Great Saint Lawrence River). Further information on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Nominations can be found on the BBC's website:

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