Welsh Language Music Day

The Welsh Government is promoting 7 February as Welsh Language Music Day/Dydd Miwsig Cymru.

Dydd Miwsig Cymru aims to celebrate all forms of music in Welsh: including indie, rock, punk, funk, folk, electronica and hip-hop.

If you think there isn’t much Welsh-language music around, think again, and take a listen to the playlsts that have been specially curated for Welsh Language Music Day. 

And it’s not just Catatonia and Super Furry Animals… there is much more, in all sorts of genres. 

Whether you speak Welsh or not, if you love music, these playlists could well open up new doors for you.

Personally, I wasn’t so sure about the Welsh reggae on offer – but then, on second thoughts, why not?

I was certainly delighted to discover the wonderful voices of Ela Hughes and Danielle Lewis, and especially the excellent band Blodau Papur featuring Alys Williams.

You can explore all the Dydd Miwsig Cymru playlists at https://open.spotify.com/user/dyddmiwsigcymru

Nigel Summerley

Nigel Summerley

Nigel Summerley retired from The Oldie magazine to return to freelance journalism. He previously held executive staff jobs at the London Evening Standard, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Express before freelancing for 20 years for newspapers including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Guardian and the ‘i’ paper, plus a wide range of magazines. He continues to write about music, travel and health, and blogs at www.nigel-summerley.blogspot.com.

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