Huw Williams – Songwriter, clog dancer, raconteur

Date/Time Sun 26 Jun 2022 7:45 PM

Price Online - £13 + £1.30 fee On The Door - £15


Huw Williams hails from the South Wales market town of Brynmawr, and in the 90’s was known for his duo with Tony (no relation) Williams. They became widely known when their songs were covered by many other artists in Europe and the USA and their close association with the likes of Ralph McTell and Fairport Convention, both of whom championed their music. They developed a very large fan base and toured theatres and festivals throughout the 1990s before performing one final tour in 2001.  Some of Huw’s well-known songs include ‘The Summer Before the War’, ’Rosemary’s Sister’ and ‘I can Jump Puddles’.

TwickFolk regulars will have heard Paul Vile play a number of Huw Williams’ songs over the years, and we are particularly pleased to be entice Huw all the way down the M4!

Huw toured with the Welsh band Crasdant, mostly in the USA, and is a broadcaster for the BBC, making programmes in Wales and for BBC Radio Four (he has walked the disused railways of Wales, for example). He is also a well-known (in Wales) exponent of Welsh traditional clog dancing – something he occasionally worked into live sets.

The last word goes to Ralph McTell, who once wrote: Huw is a wonderful songwriter and the amount of cover versions of his songs would make many seasoned songwriters jealous. I am personally delighted with the steady progression of their careers and I’m proud to have been associated with their growing success. When I was told the boys didn’t drink that much I was quite worried, but the ‘constant kettle’ and cups of tea were a great comfort on the road. (