The Fiddle Festival grew from the Welsh Celtic Fiddle Workshop Weekend, which began in 2005 as part of the Pembroke Festival, to accompany the Welsh Celtic Fiddle Competition. In 2006, the event began to be talked about as a festival, and in 2007 it became the inaugural Fiddle Festival of Wales. Held at the National Trust Stackpole Centre until 2010, the event attracted international tutors and fiddlers from many walks of life, for a wonderful weekend of music-making.
In 2012, in association with trac, a one-day event took place at Mynyddbach Chapel near Swansea, a venue with much historical significance as the resting place of Daniel James - better known as Gwyrosydd - the composer of the hymn tune Calon Lân.
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