In 2017 the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol’s multidisciplinary research will celebrate its tenth birthday and to get the celebrations under way, a special issue on music will be published.
On St David’s day, this special ‘virtual’ edition will bring together every article about music published in Gwerddon since its establishment. The themes range from folk singing to more recent pop and rock music to the influence of music on health. It includes a foreword by Wyn Thomas of Bangor University School of Music.
Gwerddon’s deputy editor, Dr Hywel Griffiths said: "Music has been an important theme in Gwerddon since it was established in 2007 and the range of topics covered in this virtual special edition is testament to the strength of research into music in Wales. These articles represent an important contribution not only to our understanding as Welsh people of our musical inheritance but also to international research in the field.
"We hope that by drawing together articles on certain themes from Gwerddon‘s archive, we can help scholars, students and the general public to find high quality Welsh-medium academic material about different subjects."
Gwerddon was first published in 2007 and has received support from the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol since its establishment in 2011. Professor Ioan Williams was editor until 2014 and he was succeeded by Dr Anwen Jones, both from Aberystwyth University. In the past decade, the open-access journal has published articles on a wide range of topics spanning the humanities, arts and sciences. Further celebrations will be held at this year’s National Eisteddfod in Anglesey.