Welsh Songwriter Wins Spirit of Folk Award

Martyn Joseph

The award honoring individuals and organizations promoting and preserving folk music, Folk Alliance International has handed out one of its 2018 Spirit of Folk Awards to Welsh songwriter Martyn Joseph.

Mr. Joseph, having more than thirty studio and live recordings to his name like Nobody’s Fool (1984), Tangled Souls (1998), Run to Cover (2004) and Faith, Folk & Anarchy Live (2004), is also known for his fierce activism. He has supported causes such as Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra, Amnesty International, Christian Aid, Casa Alianza and in 2014 launched his own “Let Yourself Trust,” a nonprofit organization advocating for human rights and righting social injustice.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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