Profile of Wyn Thomas

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Name
Wyn Thomas
Position
Senior Lecturer in Music
Email
w.thomas@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
(01248) 382182
Location
Bangor University

              

Background

Born and educated in Aberystwyth, Wyn Thomas is a graduate of Bangor University and completed his postgraduate studies in ethnomusicology in 1983. Following a period of time as a Research Assistant on behalf of the University of Wales, he began lecturing at Bangor in 1981 and established The Archive of Welsh Traditional Music in 1986. He is a Teaching Fellow of the University and co-edits the bilingual journal Welsh Music History / Hanes Cerddoriaeth Cymru.

Research Interests

  • Creative Transfer
  • Ethnomusicology and Organology
  • Music in Wales
  • Traditional music in Wales
  • Women in music

Main publications

Books

 [With Sally Harper] Welsh Music Studies: Bearers of Song (Essays in Honour of Phyllis Kinney and Meredydd Evans) / Astudiaethau Cerddoriaeth Cymru: Cynheiliaid y Gân (Traethodau i anrhydeddu Phyllis Kinney a Meredydd Evans) (Cardiff, University of Wales Press, 2007), 328 tt. ISBN: 978-0-7083-2081-5

Cerddoriaeth Draddodiadol yng Nghymru: Llyfryddiaeth / Traditional Music in Wales: A Bibliography, Vol. 3 (Llanrwst, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2006), 420pp.
ISBN: 1-84527-080-0

Meistres Graianfryn a Cherddoriaeth Draddodiadol yng Nghymru (Amy Parry Williams Memorial Lecture, Welsh Folk Song Society, Aberyswyth, 1999), 37pp.
ISBN: 0-9532555-2-2

Cerddoriaeth Draddodiadol yng Nghymru: Llyfryddiaeth / Traditional Music in Wales: A Bibliography, Vol. 2, (Denbigh, Gwasg Gee,1997), 322pp.
ISBN: 0-7074-0282-4

Hanes Cerddoriaeth y Gorllewin (Cardiff, University of Wales Press, 1997), 910pp. – Welsh language translation of D.J. Grout, A History of Western Music.
ISBN: 0-7083-1350-7. Welsh language editor.

Defnyddio Technoleg Cerdd : Using Music Technology,(Cardiff, Welsh Joint Education Committee, 1993), 127pp. + 12 disks.

Canu'r Ffliwt – flute tutor based on traditional Welsh melodies (Talybont, Gwasg y Lolfa, 1990), 110pp.    ISBN: 0-86243-206-5

Musica – Llawysgrif Robert ap Huw / The Robert ap Huw Manuscript, (Aldershot, Scholar Press,1987), xii + 134pp. ISBN: 0-576-40000-9

Crynhoad o Hanes Cerddoriaeth Fodern – Welsh language translation of Paul Griffiths, A Concise History of Modern Music (Caernarfon, Gwasg Gwynedd, 1985), 179pp.
ISBN: 0-500-20164-1. Welsh Language editor.

Llyfryddiaeth i Gerddoriaeth Draddodiadol yng Nghymru /  A Bibliography of Traditional Music in Wales, Vol. 1 (Cardiff, National Museum of Wales, 1983), 175pp..
ISBN: 0-85485-058-9

Cerdd a Chângolwg ar gerddoriaeth draddodiadol yng Nghymru (Denbigh, Gwasg Gee, 1982), 150pp.

Published articles (selection)

 ‘Annie Cwrt Mawr a Chanorion Aberystwyth’ [Annie Cwrt Mawr and the Aberystwyth Canorion’], Canu Gwerin/Folk Song (Journal of the Welsh Folk Song Society), 30(2007) In the press.

‘‘Ffarwel i Aberystwyth …’: Jennie Williams a byd yr alaw werin yng Nghymru’, [‘Farewell to Aberystwyth …’: Jennie Williams and the World of Welsh folk song’], Welsh Music Studies: Bearers of Song (Essays in honour of Phyllis Kinney and Meredydd Evans), eds.. Sally Harper and Wyn Thomas (Cardiff, University of Wales Press, 2007), 268-296
 
‘Y phonograph a byd cerddoriaeth draddodiadol yng Nghymru’, [‘The phonograph and traditional music in Wales’] Canu Gwerin/Folk Song (Journal of the Welsh Folk Song Society), 29(2006), 40-64

'The Gentle art of Infiltration - Music and the London-Welsh Community', The Welsh in London 1500-2000, (ed. Emrys Jones), (Cardiff, University of Wales Press, 2001), 210-216

‘Musik in Wales’, Die Music in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Vol. 9, (New York and Stuttgart, 1999), 1867-1874

'Mary Davies:  grand dame of Welsh music', Transactions of the Honourable Society of
Cymmrodorion, Session 1997-8, (1998), 1-14

Mary Davies: grand dame cerddoriaeth draddodiadol Cymru', [‘Mary Davies: grand dame of Welsh music’], Canu Gwerin/Folk Song, 20 (1997), 28-42

Dear Mr. Groome ...': Letters from a Gypsy Harpist', Hanes Cerddoriaeth Cymru / Welsh Music History, Vol. 1,(1996), 12-17
           

Research Projects (Knowledge Transfer Partnerships)

1997 - 1999 Cwmni Sain (Recordiau) Cyf., (Llandwrog, Caernarfon)

2000 - 2002 Old Smithy Recording Studio (Worcester)

2001 - 2003 Cwmni Carreg Ateb (Caernarfon)

2001 - 2003 London Sinfonietta  (Southwark, Llundain)
                       
2002 - 2004 Cwmni Cyhoeddi Gwynn (Penygroes, Caernarfon)

2006 - 2008 Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Liverpool).        

Main publications

Books

 [With Sally Harper] Welsh Music Studies: Bearers of Song (Essays in Honour of Phyllis Kinney and Meredydd Evans) / Astudiaethau Cerddoriaeth Cymru: Cynheiliaid y Gân (Traethodau i anrhydeddu Phyllis Kinney a Meredydd Evans) (Cardiff, University of Wales Press, 2007), 328 tt. ISBN: 978-0-7083-2081-5

Cerddoriaeth Draddodiadol yng Nghymru: Llyfryddiaeth / Traditional Music in Wales: A Bibliography, Vol. 3 (Llanrwst, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2006), 420pp.
ISBN: 1-84527-080-0

Meistres Graianfryn a Cherddoriaeth Draddodiadol yng Nghymru (Amy Parry Williams Memorial Lecture, Welsh Folk Song Society, Aberyswyth, 1999), 37pp.
ISBN: 0-9532555-2-2

Cerddoriaeth Draddodiadol yng Nghymru: Llyfryddiaeth / Traditional Music in Wales: A Bibliography, Vol. 2, (Denbigh, Gwasg Gee,1997), 322pp.
ISBN: 0-7074-0282-4

Hanes Cerddoriaeth y Gorllewin (Cardiff, University of Wales Press, 1997), 910pp. – Welsh language translation of D.J. Grout, A History of Western Music.
ISBN: 0-7083-1350-7. Welsh language editor.

Defnyddio Technoleg Cerdd : Using Music Technology,(Cardiff, Welsh Joint Education Committee, 1993), 127pp. + 12 disks.

Canu'r Ffliwt – flute tutor based on traditional Welsh melodies (Talybont, Gwasg y Lolfa, 1990), 110pp.    ISBN: 0-86243-206-5

Musica – Llawysgrif Robert ap Huw / The Robert ap Huw Manuscript, (Aldershot, Scholar Press,1987), xii + 134pp. ISBN: 0-576-40000-9

Crynhoad o Hanes Cerddoriaeth Fodern – Welsh language translation of Paul Griffiths, A Concise History of Modern Music (Caernarfon, Gwasg Gwynedd, 1985), 179pp.
ISBN: 0-500-20164-1. Welsh Language editor.

Llyfryddiaeth i Gerddoriaeth Draddodiadol yng Nghymru /  A Bibliography of Traditional Music in Wales, Vol. 1 (Cardiff, National Museum of Wales, 1983), 175pp..
ISBN: 0-85485-058-9

Cerdd a Chângolwg ar gerddoriaeth draddodiadol yng Nghymru (Denbigh, Gwasg Gee, 1982), 150pp.

Published articles (selection)

 ‘Annie Cwrt Mawr a Chanorion Aberystwyth’ [Annie Cwrt Mawr and the Aberystwyth Canorion’], Canu Gwerin/Folk Song (Journal of the Welsh Folk Song Society), 30(2007) In the press.

‘‘Ffarwel i Aberystwyth …’: Jennie Williams a byd yr alaw werin yng Nghymru’, [‘Farewell to Aberystwyth …’: Jennie Williams and the World of Welsh folk song’], Welsh Music Studies: Bearers of Song (Essays in honour of Phyllis Kinney and Meredydd Evans), eds.. Sally Harper and Wyn Thomas (Cardiff, University of Wales Press, 2007), 268-296
 
‘Y phonograph a byd cerddoriaeth draddodiadol yng Nghymru’, [‘The phonograph and traditional music in Wales’] Canu Gwerin/Folk Song (Journal of the Welsh Folk Song Society), 29(2006), 40-64

'The Gentle art of Infiltration - Music and the London-Welsh Community', The Welsh in London 1500-2000, (ed. Emrys Jones), (Cardiff, University of Wales Press, 2001), 210-216

‘Musik in Wales’, Die Music in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Vol. 9, (New York and Stuttgart, 1999), 1867-1874

'Mary Davies:  grand dame of Welsh music', Transactions of the Honourable Society of
Cymmrodorion, Session 1997-8, (1998), 1-14

Mary Davies: grand dame cerddoriaeth draddodiadol Cymru', [‘Mary Davies: grand dame of Welsh music’], Canu Gwerin/Folk Song, 20 (1997), 28-42

Dear Mr. Groome ...': Letters from a Gypsy Harpist', Hanes Cerddoriaeth Cymru / Welsh Music History, Vol. 1,(1996), 12-17
           

Research Projects (Knowledge Transfer Partnerships)

1997 - 1999 Cwmni Sain (Recordiau) Cyf., (Llandwrog, Caernarfon)

2000 - 2002 Old Smithy Recording Studio (Worcester)

2001 - 2003 Cwmni Carreg Ateb (Caernarfon)

2001 - 2003 London Sinfonietta  (Southwark, Llundain)
                       
2002 - 2004 Cwmni Cyhoeddi Gwynn (Penygroes, Caernarfon)

2006 - 2008 Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Liverpool).