years Wales lagged behind the other Celtic countries in the field of folk but
meanwhile the situation has improved.
(known as "The Voice of Cymru")
is probably the best-known modern folk singer in Wales. He is so proud of Wales
that he not only uses the Welsh language (the "Language
of Heaven") but also sings about the main problem that has always concerned
the Welsh: the problem of fighting for freedom and independence from England.
group "Mabsant" has collected the best-loved Welsh folk songs for
Other popular folk singers or groups are: Leah Owen – well-known as penillion singer -, "Aberjaber", "Ar Log", "Plethyn", "Mynediad am Ddim", Meic Stevens, "Cilmeri", "Cromlech", "Yr Hwntws" and "Pererin".