Angharad Jenkins is a musician and creative practitioner from Swansea. Recently described as ‘one of the dynamos of the Welsh folk scene’, Angharad is part of a new wave of musicians pushing the tradition into the twenty-first century. She is a founding member of the celebrated Welsh folk group Calan, who have toured extensively around the UK, Europe and North America. She also plays with her mother, harpist Delyth Jenkins and the Welsh ‘supergroup’ Pendevig. In 2018 she set up her own label and publishing company in order to release her own music, and gain deeper understanding and control of her small part in the ever-changing music industry.
Through her work with Live Music Now and Music in Hospitals she has gained considerable experience working with children with complex needs, in care homes and hospitals. During her time with trac: Music Traditions Wales, she founded the youth residential courses Gwerin Gwallgo and Gwerin Iau which she is still involved with on a freelance basis. She’s a Creative Practitioner with the Arts Council of Wales Lead Creative Schools Scheme, teaches privately, and sits on the Artistic Panel for the National Eisteddfod. Her world changed recently following the arrival of her first baby, but is adamant to pursue a career in music. Whilst on the EFEx Artist Mentoring Scheme in 2018-19 she set up her blog ‘Mumsician’ to highlight the careers and lives of other mothers in the music industry.