Celebrating Welsh-language music

Welsh learners from across Wales have taken part in a special radio programme to mark ‘Dydd Miwsig Cymru’, a celebration of Welsh-language music held on 10 February.

The half-hour programme features a range of popular Welsh music, from the first Welsh-language super band, Edward H Dafis, to solo artists Elin Fflur and Alys Williams and contemporary bands such as Candelas and Ysgol Sul.

The play-list was chosen by Welsh tutors, who use Welsh-language music in their classes to help students learn new vocabulary and grammatical patterns.

Efa Gruffudd Jones, Chief Executive at the National Centre for Learning Welsh, which is responsible for Welsh courses across Wales, said:

“As well as helping students learn Welsh, It’s so important to introduce learners to contemporary Welsh-language culture and taking part in this programme has given our learners a fantastic opportunity to find out more about Welsh music.

“Listening to Welsh-language music is also a huge help when learning the language and we’d like to thank everyone for taking part with such enthusiasm and polish.”

The programme, produced with the support of Stiwdio Box, was broadcast first on the cymru.fm website.