- Bethan Nia (Harp, Vocals)
- country:United Kingdom
- label:not signed
- instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
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Bethan studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and worked extensively as an actress in theatre and Welsh language television before deciding to pursue a career as a full time harpist and singer.
“I’m a big fan of Bethan Nia. She brings a delightful freshness to every performance, with a superb mixture of traditional and contemporary material. Her harp–playing perfectly matching a gorgeous voice. Guaranteed to charm any audience”
BBC Radio Wales
In 2008 Bethan won the coveted Danny Kyle award at Celtic Connections - the only Welsh musician to have won the award. She has since performed at many festivals including the opening ceremony of Lorient Inter-Celtic Festival, Brittany and Llangollen International Eisteddfod where she performed to an audience of thousands.
After a chance meeting on a train with Michael Eavis, Glastonbury Festival organiser, Bethan was asked to play at the opening of Pilton Village Hall and impressed Mr Eavis enough to be booked two years running at Glastonbury Festival.
Concerts include performances with Heather Jones and Frank Hennessy and support for Julie Fowlis, Malinky, Marie Ni Chathasaigh, Ffynnon and Bella Hardy. Collaborations include Stacey Blythe, Helina Rees and Gillian Stevens.
Bethan's music has been played on BBC Radio Wales, Radio Cymru and S4C. She has recently played harp with acclaimed Welsh band 9bach and is currently working on material for her forthcoming album.