Publications and Archive

CAWMS produces occasional monographs, which may be purchased direct from the Centre. These include four publications by Professor Peter Crossley-Holland (d. 2001), and another by Professor D. E. Parry Williams (d.1996), the first occupant of the Chair of Music at Bangor (appointed in 1963).

The Centre’s most recent volume is a series of substantial essays entitled Studies in Welsh Music: Bearers of Song (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2007, £45), edited by Sally Harper and Wyn Thomas in honour of two giants of Welsh music study, Meredydd Evans and Phyllis Kinney. Contents of the volume may be viewed here.

Reviews of Studies in Welsh Music

‘This most attractive, indeed, handsome tome, exquisitely produced by the University of Wales Press and a real credit to its editors, is a most worthy tribute volume … a notable book, to be read, cherished and preserved on the bookshelf’ (Planet)

‘ … a carefully planned bilingual volume in which Welsh and English versions of the learned and interesting articles are given equal attention. It is an essential read for anyone interested in the music and, indeed, the poetry of Wales … Truly a feast of learning to be relished and to nourish!’ (Canu Gwerin)

‘Produced under the auspices of the Centre for Advanced Welsh Music Studies … this high-quality Festschrift is a beautifully produced testimony to the work of “two most worthy objects of praise”.’ (Cambria)

Please contact the School of Music to purchase the Centre’s monographs (all prices are inclusive of post and packing).

The CAWMS archive holds copies of a number of key studies in Welsh music, including dissertations. These may be consulted within the School of Music, and in some instances photocopies may be purchased. The Archive of Traditional Welsh Music also has a very wide selection of materials relating to folk and traditional music in Wales.