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There’s a few videos on YouTube if you want to re-live your delinquent adolescence. Feel free to send information through the contact button above and it will be looked at. They’ve been electrifying Welsh music festivals and selling out shows with a sound almost too funky to believe given their influences and roots. Radio 1 and Radio Cymru presenter Huw Stephens (Image: Publicity picture). Ynys is a melting pot of synth-pop and pretty melodies. any Welsh speaking south Walian bands on the list or are they all gogs….sorry north Walian . I wanted to see more, so I convinced my family to go youth hostelling in Bangor and Borth for our summer holiday. Calan (band) Candelas (band) Carreg Lafar. Mwynhewch! I remember the names of Crys and Ceffyl Pren and being a teenager myself at the time there was a girl who headed up a rock band and part of the reason we kept tuning in, being typical delinquent adolescents. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. An experimental folk band from the Llyn peninsula, this band have more overt American influences than many Welsh bands, but are clearly building on the foundations laid by the likes of Geraint Jarman. Connect with Nation.Cymru on Facebook and Twitter. It comes ahead of Spotify revealing the number of hours of Welsh language music streamed by the service in 2017. Smith, Brython Shag and many others have released political material, and CyIG continues to be a major promoter of Welsh Language Music, often getting nominated as promoter of the year at the annual Selar awards. 5. Candelas Download 'Impossible' on iTunes, 1 March 2020, 08:00 | Updated: 1 March 2020, 08:01. Crys. And really as you immerse yourself in the language, for example via music, things sink in without you noticing, if you’re doing your bit to learn in other ways. Ynys is Dylan Hughes. £180 million fund for hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses opens this week. Don’t miss their cover of Gwreiddiau Dwfn, which intersperses Penrhyn Male Voice Choir to pull off a real tearjerker. 4 hours ago. Curated some great bands at Green Man’s Settlers Stage last year too. Out of interest (and because I want to follow answers to this fascinating article), does the title of this piece (An English speaker’s guide…) suggest that your efforts to get out of the bottom set of Welsh failed? I certainly concur that this should be investigated. Dan O'Connell Among the Welsh language bands who are thriving are the duo Alffa, who in 2018 became the first band to pass 1m plays with a Welsh language song … Great article! I always feel a bit wistful when hearing Lle’r Awn I Godi Hiraeth? “The first Welsh band I was into was 60ft Dolls, and from there discovered more of the Welsh language bands. More Miwsig. Welsh Language. Enter your email address to receive instant notifications of new articles. A few Edward H Dafis songs, Ysbryd y Nos and Breuddwyd Roc a Rol, for example. So I decided, for reasons that had little to do with an appreciation for the language, that I’d work my way up to top set. 10 hours ago 'Wales in Germany 2021' is a celebration of our historic ties that won’t falter because of Brexit. Unfortunately unless anyone is willing to come forward there are no hard facts to discuss here or elsewhere. – I love the bands you show, but many learners and English speakers from different backgrounds will like totally different sounds. The national creative juices of the nation in this area ebb and flow and one bone of contention is whether artists should perform in English as well. This anthem is an upbeat, nostalgic tune reminding you of happy days, punk hair, Doctor Martins and sweaty student union dancing. It's St David's Day, so eat some Welsh Rarebit and Laver, grab a daffodil, and take celebrate with some of the biggest Welsh exports. I’d really fallen in love with the language, and took up the chance to join the school’s trip to the Urdd’s Glan Llyn activity centre in Bala. Both are still producing/performing. Thanks to that doctor’s prognosis and his advice to choose art instead, Kyffin become an artist. Beyond these there are some Welsh bands which discuss Welsh history/mythology/etc., but not so many, unsurprisingly. Everyone knows Wales is the land of song and has ridiculously talented bands of all kinds. Newport's premier comedy rap/hip hop collective, featuring 2Hats, Billy Webb, Rhys, Eggsy, Mystikal, Mike Balls, Adam Hussain, Grayham the Bear and Celebrity Big Brother contestant Maggot. It is spoken natively in Wales, by some in England, and in Y Wladfa (the Welsh colony in Chubut Province, Argentina). Whether you’re into indie, rock, punk, funk, folk, electronica, hip hop or anything else, there’s incredible music being made in the Welsh language for you to discover. Might not make everyone’s list, but Lleuwen Steffan would be on my top ten list – also in the Breton top ten list as well I suspect! Mr Phormula I’m looking for new music. After covering the entire of Super Furry Animals’ Mwng album, they’ve released two albums of their own packed with fantastic collaborators including Alys Williams. Stereophonics in 2001. Their Bukowski LP is brilliant, Some Welsh songs I like: from my childhood Chwarae’n Troi’n Chwerw by Caryl Parry Jones and a few other Caryl songs, maybe more ‘middle of the road’ than pop. It is an attempt to to answer the central question: ‘How can we become a better nation?’. If you would like to donate to help keep Nation.Cymru running then you just need to click on the box below, it will open a pop up window that will allow you to pay using your credit / debit card or paypal. Our musical tastes are very varied. Activities include:Gigs across Wales featuring some of the most popular current Welsh artists.Deezer, HMV and Spillers Records providing and promoting playlists, content and offers for people to enjoy. English record labels were initially interested in the band, likening their sound to The Police. A news service by the people of Wales, for the people of Wales. Cardiff's Catatonia featured the charismatic Cerys Matthews on vocals and rode the wave of Britpop in the late 90s. Welsh national anthem It’s apt that a song titled Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (Land of my Fathers) should be a family affair. Hi Lowri. Mei Emrys Catch a performance at Tŷ Pawb in Wrexham, to celebrate Welsh Language Music Day. Welsh is a Brittonic language of the Celtic language family. So here are four artists to get you started, who were to me are an essential starting point for discovering Welsh language music. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Can’t think of many better gothic, baroque pop bands. Dylan is a former member of one of my favourite ever bands – Radio Luxembourg. Y Cwm by Hyw Chiswell – I’m not a big fan of the other song of his mentioned above. Kyffin Williams (1918-2006). The big advantage Welsh-language bands have over English language bands is that Simon Cowell has no interest in Welsh music. The Welsh language is currently experiencing the greatest revival it has ever seen. ... trio - Elan, Marged and Gwilym Rhys from Snowdonia, North Wales in the Summer of 2012, Plu (meaning 'feathers' in Welsh) play alternative Welsh language folk music with... Siôn Russell Jones (Profile) I defy anyone to listen to Rhywbeth o’i Le (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKEKcMN0z5c) without a tingle down their spine. I don’t recognise your comments at all, to be honest. This was my first time in this part of Wales and opened my eyes to a world that existed outside the capital, and Barry where my family are from. The Alarm or (for the Welsh Releases) Yr Alarm – I know most of the band’s output – certainly in recent years has been in English, but there have been a few Welsh Language releases – Newid, and Tân spring to mind. Frontman Euros Childs seems to be constantly releasing new albums. Rates and bands for 2020 to 2021 The table shows the tax rates you’ll pay in each band if you have a standard Personal Allowance of £12,500. Since the winner of the Welsh Music Prize 2015 will be announced from their amazing shortlist that includes, H Hawkline, Gwenno and Catfish and … Swnami Picture: Tim Roney/Getty Images Smith, Brython Shag and many others have released political material, and CyIG continues to be a major promoter of Welsh Language Music, often getting nominated as promoter of the year at the annual Selar awards. Information and articles about rock music in Wales, on the BBC Wales Music website Very good article, but I have no idea why it’s in News rather than Opinion. Thanks for this list. Chairs thrown around the classroom were a regular event, and half the students didn’t even pretend to listen to his lessons. I also love Brigyn. Around the same time I was attending a youth club where one of the leaders played in bands, and he introduced me to Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci. The Little Welsh Blues Band: Blues: The Lowlights: Rock: The Lushtones: Cover Band: The MDs: Alternative Rock: The Melophobes: Punk: The Mistaken: Rock: The Motive: Alternative Rock: The Mudd Pimps: Alternative Rock: The New Fast Black: Alternative Rock: The No Sleep Police: Hip Hop: The Other Club: Rock: The PASSENGER: Rock: The Rise: Alternative Rock: The Rise Of Decay: Heavy Metal Listen to Welsh Music - O Gymru - Best of Wales - Dydd Miwsig Cymru - Cymraeg/Welsh now. Best known for their hits Road Rage and Mulder And Scully, the band released four albums before Matthews went solo and launched a broadcasting career. This guide is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg). In recent years, Gwenno Saunders, Chroma, Adwaith, Y Ffug, Cpt. I can’t think why I didn’t mention Anelog in my earlier post, but since nobody else has I’ll mention them now. 1 March 2020, 08:00 | Updated: 1 March 2020, 08:01. There are people coming forward and hard facts being discussed elsewhere. No suggestions though I am afraid, other than to add a mention to my old uni friend Neil Rosser (a’i fand wrth gwrs). Nation.Cymru is a news service by the people of Wales, for the people of Wales. Women make a huge contribution to the Welsh language music scene, something that this list fails to acknowledge. I wasn’t able to do A level so lost what I knew. It’d be great to have more articles like this. As mentioned in artice, I think Bwncath’s album is one of the best of any language for many years, Elidyr Glyn’s tone is so unique. Everything from Pop and Rock to Folk and Classical. People are proudly proclaiming their Welshness, finally taking the Welsh classes they had always meant to take and streaming bands such as Alffa and singers like Gwenno. Discovering Cerddoriaeth Cymraeg (Welsh Music) was the most rewarding part of starting to explore my own Welsh identity as a teenager, but it almost happened accidentally. From there on there was only more to explore…. Their track Siabod (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLeEnX4wYds) is the alarm track on my phone; equally good to go to sleep to or wake up to. Ritzy Bryan and Rhydian Dafydd were originally in the band Tricky Nixon, but when that group split, they returned home to Mold in North Wales to form The Joy Formidable with Justin Stahley on drums. Great article, really helps open up what is available in Welsh that is otherwise difficult to get into as an English speaker. New building safety plans for Wales announced. A fantastically punky-pop sound, Y Cyrff were a Welsh language punk band from the 80s, featuring Mark Roberts - who later went on to form Catatonia with Cerys Matthews. Dyma restr o’r artisiad Cymraeg a gaiff eu darganfod ar y blog hwn (mae ‘na lot!). Do you have any suggestions? The best Welsh bands of all time. This is the most upbeat band you’ll find on this list. I was so excited to hear their lo-fi, shoegazey tones last year since they remind me of cult band Pavement. One particular song by Beganifs. Formed in 1992 in the former mining village of Cwmaman, South Wales, the original line-up featured Kelly Jones, Richard Jones (no relation) and Stuart Cable. Hi Angharad. Tiny Rebel - Dydd Miwsig Cymru - Cymraeg / Welsh language music day. – like a lot of English speakers I’ve got a partial understanding of hiraeth, but this pensive song makes me wish my journey to understanding the whole language was further along! Really glad a couple of you have mentioned Gwenno Saunders already. My 2c would add, in no particular order: I have no interest at all in the Welsh language bands that just look inwards, who just want to do stuff in Wales for whoever, that doesn't interest me. Their latest EP (in English) clearly had The Smiths in mind when writing. Unlike all the band on this list so far, they’ve reformed to play occasional gigs, including the 2017 Eisteddfod. Each profile includes links to get in touch and book the band for a gig. If you wish to discuss any Welsh Language issues please contact Alan Burkitt (Welsh Language Officer) on 01633 644010 or alanburkitt@monmouthshire.gov.uk. Also hailing from Bridgend, like colleagues Bullet For My Valentine, these post-hardcorists had a huge hit in 2003 with their debut album Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation. I’ll be honest, Spotify’s Discover Weekly helped me with this one. 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