Darryl W. Bullock wins Penderyn Music Book Prize 2022 for his book, ‘The Velvet Mafia’

Jon Media, Penderyn Prize

The Penderyn Music Book Prize, now celebrating its 8th year, is the first UK-based prize  specifically for music titles (history, theory, biography, autobiography). The prize is awarded at the annual Laugharne Weekend, and is sponsored by Penderyn Distillery.  The prize is for UK published books only and was launched in 2015.

Darryl W. Bullock, 2022‘s winning author for ‘The Velvet Mafia’ (Omnibus) said:
‘I am still shell-shocked after winning the 8th Penderyn Music Book prize, the delicious icing on the rather fantastic cake that is the Laugharne Weekend. When the longlist was announced I was hugely flattered, and when the shortlist came about I felt privileged to be in such incredible company, but I did not for a moment entertain the idea that I might actually win! It’s a massive honour and I am beyond humbled. Huge thanks to the judges, to the team at Penderyn and to everyone involved with the Laugharne Weekend; the kind words spoken, and the support generously demonstrated for The Velvet Mafia will stay with me forever.’

Stephen Davies Chief Exec of Penderyn Distillery:
“Good stories, music and the finest single malt go hand-in-hand, and Penderyn are big fans of the work Richard Thomas and John Williams have done with the Laugharne Weekend. As we all love our music at the distillery, we are delighted to sponsor this exciting award. Congratulations to Darryl for winning this year’s prize.”