Owen Shiers is a Ceredigion native and grew up immersed in Welsh music, from the sonorous melodies emanating from his father’s harp workshop to school life and festivals such as the Eisteddfod and Cnapan.

Owen has plied his skills as a musician, composer and producer across a multitude of projects and genres, but in most recent years has been focusing on his project ‘Cynefin’, which bids to give a modern voice to Ceredigion’s rich yet neglected cultural heritage. Nominated for three awards at the 2023 Wales Folk awards, Owen has been described by the Guardian as a ‘stunning new talent”.