Welsh radio presenter Huw Stephens will be launching his new book in Cardigan at the end of the month.

The free event, hosted in the Gallery at Mwldan on Thursday, May 30 at 6.15pm, will celebrate the release of Wales: 100 Records. At the event, Mr Stephens himself will be speaking about the inspiration behind the book and playing some of the music that is featured inside it.

Wales: 100 Records offers an eclectic encyclopedia of Welsh music, highlighting key releases from the nation and exploring its rich musical landscape.

Huw Stephens, known for his work with BBC Radio 6Music, BBC Radio 4 and the Other Voices Festival, presents short essays and glossy images of each record to construct a vivid portrait of Wales' irreverent spirit.

Music enthusiasts can look forward to the DJ's exploration of the pivotal musical moments and global successes in Welsh music history.

Stars like Tom Jones, Bonnie Tyler, and Shirley Bassey get a special focus in his narrative.

Also under Stephens' analytical eye are the Cool Cymru heavyweights, including Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics, and Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, to name a few.

The presenter doesn't shy away from the politically charged Welsh language lyricism of Dafydd Iwan and Datblygu, and also acknowledges contemporary visionaries like Cate Le Bon, Goldie Lookin Chain and Duffy.

The book draws from Mr Stephens’ extensive career at the forefront of the UK music industry, overflowing with enthusiasm and pride for the rich musical legacy of his home country.

Packed with trivia and reflections on each record, Wales: 100 Records promises to be a must-read for music enthusiasts.

The free event is open to all.

No tickets are required, simply turn up.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase the book at the event.