Gwenan Gibbard

Gwenan Gibbard
  • country:United Kingdom
  • region:Wales
  • style(s):Traditional, Wales
  • label:Sain (Recordiau) Cyf
  • type:Solo
  • gender:female
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal, string, unplugged
  • artist submitted by:trac

Line up

  • Gwenan Gibbard (Harp, Vocals)

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Gwenan is one of Welsh music’s most exciting new talents. Hailing from the Llyn peninsula in north-west Wales, she was brought up in a Welsh speaking family in which singing and Welsh culture in general played an integral part.
Having graduated in music from the University of Wales Bangor, and gaining a masters degree in performance and research in the field of Welsh music, she went on to further her studies at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
She has won many harp and singing competitions at The National Eisteddfod of Wales, The Cerdd Dant Festival and The Pan Celtic Festival, and has performed at several festivals, including The Lorient Interceltic Festival, The World Harp Congress, Dublin, and, most recently, Celtic Connections, Glasgow and The North American Festival of Wales, Cinncinati.
Gwenan's debut album was recently released, and features her own arrangements of Welsh traditional folk songs and Welsh traditional music played on the small Celtic harp.