Put Friday the 10th Feb 2017 in your diary and make sure that you fill it with cerddoriaeth Gymraeg and if you can, pop down to Spillers, your one-stop-shop for your Welsh Music needs!
This Friday marks the second annual celebration of Welsh Language Music and it’s definitely something Spillers feels strongly about and takes great pleasure in marking.
Last year, along with the scores of great events happening across Wales, we were joined by the mighty force that is Rogue Jones who played a rousing set for a great crowd. Fun was had by all, teimlo dda!
This year will be marked with a creative range of events along the length and breadth of Wales (school discos, quizzes, gigs and more) along with a Llundain gig in The Big Smoke, hosted by Huw Stephens and Green Man featuring the wonderful talents of The Gentle Good and Huw M (both shop favourites who have played Spillers in stores in the past).
What’s more (mwy? mwy? T’in eisiau mwy?!!) : the good folk at Green Man have a competition going on : Everyone who buys a ticket for this event will be entered into a ballot for a chance to win two Green Man 2017 tickets. And if you’ve seen the Green Man line up announced so far THAT’s a competition not to be missed (but that’s a whole different post!) ….
Here’s the website you need for all the info on the day and a great video featuring Huw Stephens and some enthusiastic quotes on why this is a great opportunity for celebration and positivity about the wealth of Welsh Language talent past and present.
Any one can put on an event to mark the day, you just need to contact the team at Cymraeg via any of their social media channels
As a rusty Welsh learner (seren A GCSE and a stint at dosbarth nos to refresh a few years later) who has a strong affinity (as all the staff at Spillers do) with music made in the Welsh language, any opportunity to unite in the celebration of the wonderful mother tongue is a big WYCH from over here. Ardderchog!
But what is Spillers doing to mark the day we hear you ask?!
Well we’ll be joined by Yr Eira and this track is taken from the indispensible compilation from I Ka Ching, a label that is establishing itself fully as the go-to-label for all the best emerging Welsh Language talent out there.
We can’t wait to mark the second Dydd Miwsig Cymru. Keep an ear out on our Twitter feed and the #dyddmiwsigcymru hashtag for all the inspiration you need to tune in to some excellent music and sounds. There’s also a Spotify playlist curated by the likes of Gwenno and Huw Stephens, and of course, if this is your bag, you can always hit us up for a recommendation over the shop counter in Spillers, any time of year!!