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Gwenno, Cate Le Bon and Art School Girlfriend make Welsh Music Prize 2022 shortlist

04 October 2022, 10:25 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

The shortlist for this year's Welsh Music Prize has been revealed, featuring albums by Gwenno, Cate Le Bon, Art School Girlfriend and more.

Yesterday (3 October) the 112-album longlist for this year's Welsh Music Prize was narrowed down to a 15-album shortlist, which features contributions from Gwenno (who is also up for this year's Mercury Prize), Cate Le Bon, Art School Girlfriend, Manic Street Preachers, Buzzard Buzzard Buuzzard, Adwaith and more.

Last year's Welsh Music Prize was awarded to Kelly Lee Owens for her second album Inner Song.

Welsh Music Prize 2022 Shortlist:

  • Adwaith - Bato Mano
  • Art School Girlfriend - Is It Light Where You Are
  • Breichiau Hir - Hir Oes I'r Cof
  • Bryde - Still
  • Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard - Backhand Deals
  • Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18 with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Yn Rio
  • Cate Le Bon - Pompeii
  • Danielle Lewis - Dreaming In Slow Motion
  • Dead Method - Future Femme
  • Don Leisure - Shaboo Strikes Back
  • Gwenno - Tresor
  • L E M F R E C K - The Pursuit
  • Manic Street Preachers - The Ultra Vivid Lament
  • Papur Wal - Amser Mynd Adra
  • Sywel Nyw - Deuddeg

The winner of the 2022 Welsh Music Prize will be announced at a ceremony taking place at Cardiff's Donald Gordon Theatre on 26 October. Visit for more information.

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