FolkWales Online Magazine

BEAM – A weekend of Welsh culture!

The annual weekend festival/workshop BEAM – The Big Experiment / Yr Arbrawf Mawr – is back in Carmarthen from September 1 – 3. Organised by trac, (the folk development organisation for Wales, the event offers a fantastic weekend for young and old, and everyone from beginners to advanced musicians. BEAM 2017 offers a grand weekend packed with music, dance and song, this year featuring…

Stunning music, beautiful lyrics and a strong celtic gesture: that’s Mary Ann’s language

Mary Ann Kennedy

Mary Ann Kennedy is a Scottish Gaelic musician, singer, choral director, composer, radio and television presenter and music producer; she also trains and conducts Còisir Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis, the Inverness Gaelic Choir, and she used to be a founder member with the Gaelic ‘super-group’ Cliar. Both she and her musician husband Nick Turner produced her solo…