National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales
The National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales, situated in The National Library of Wales, is responsible for safeguarding our audio heritage and it has a wealth of thousands of tapes, records and CD’s.
The Archive receives modern records from companies such as ‘Sain’. It has also built a special historical collection of rare recordings of broadcast Welsh music. The historical collection has also been enriched through donations such as the John Davies collection of early 78 records.
Live music performances are held in the Drwm, which is a small homely theatre in the Library. Keep an eye on the Library’s event page for information about performances.
In 2005 the Library held an exhibition called ‘Encore!’ to celebrate our musical heritage. This exhibition can now be seen on the Library’s website.
Although the exhibition has ended, the Library’s treasures are still here. The scores are ready to be opened, the instruments await the hand of the musician and the stage awaits the sound of his footsteps.