Music and Song: Has been a member of several
folk groups, namely The Pint Pots (1963-65), Talisman
(1981-1984), Cottage Industry (1981-1989), Puzzlejug (from
1989), Pitchpole Jack (from 2008) and more recently he has
ventured into Medieval and Tudor music with the group Waytes and
Measures. Plays several instruments, especially the
melodeon and the banjo (mainly Old Timey style). He has
played in the barn dance band "Monkey Puzzle" (1971-72) and
"Green Willow" (1973-1981). With his wife Carol, founded
the group "Puzzlejug" (1989) who played for festivals, concerts,
folk clubs and barn dances. Later, with Carol and fiddler
Paul Meager, played for and sang in the trio Pitchpole Jack. He
also plays pipe and tabor and melodeon for Happenstance Border
Morris and pipe and tabor for the Gloucestershire Morris
Men. As musician in the group Waytes and Measures,
Gwilym plays pipe and tabor, shawm, recorder and bagpipe.
He also sings bass in the a capella folk group "Shepherds
Dance: Having taken up Welsh folk dancing at university in the 1960s, he later took up Cotswold Morris dancing has been a member of several Morris sides, namely the Cardiff Morris Men (1970), the Winchester Morris Men (1970-72), the Gloucestershire Morris Men (from 1972 - Squire twice, Bagman once), The Amazing Headbangers Morris Men (Cyprus) (1981-84), the Spring Bottom Morris Men (1985-86), and Happenstance Border Morris (from 2010).
Mummers: Revived the Odiham Mummers Play (Hampshire
-1971) and performed in it for several years thereafter.
Talks/Presentations: Gwilym and his wife Carol have given many talks and presentations for Folk Festivals and local societies on a variety of folk music subjects including Christmas songs and customs, wassailing, Morris dance, Music and Song of Gypsies, and so on.Videos: