Dyma restr o’r artisiad Cymraeg a gaiff eu darganfod ar y blog hwn (mae ‘na lot!). I wasn’t able to do A level so lost what I knew. A few Edward H Dafis songs, Ysbryd y Nos and Breuddwyd Roc a Rol, for example. I defy anyone to listen to Rhywbeth o’i Le (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKEKcMN0z5c) without a tingle down their spine. 1 March 2020, 08:00 | Updated: 1 March 2020, 08:01. Born under the fire of Thatcherism and trailblazers of the punk movement, titles like “Dim deddf, dim eiddo” (no statue, no property” and Cân i Gymry, a satirical take on the long-standing S4C show, give you a feel for their politics. Things were different in the new classroom. In the two years since they set up, they have mostly supported Welsh language bands … My nominations – ‘Y Niwl’ by Y Niwl [The Mist] (original instrumental-only tunes by Shadows-influenced rockers from Caernarfon); ‘Tir A Golau’ by Plu [Feathers} (beautifully sensitive blood harmonies and super lyrics from two sisters and a brother); ‘Dere Mewn’ by Colorama (aka Carwyn Ellis and Friends) – a diverse album covering a range of genres, and ‘Bendith’ by Bendith – an absolutely superb themed album written and led by Carwyn Ellis in association with Plu. 1979 births (38) 21st-century women singers (30) 21st-century guitarists (25) Alumni of Jesus College, Oxford (14) 21st-century Welsh singers (7) Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Both are still producing/performing. 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. 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. 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. Cerddoriaeth Cymraeg yw’r gorau! Originally a cult band in the early 90s, since the disappearance of guitarist and lyricist Richey Edwards in 1995, they've become one of Britain's favourite acts. Not a genre I often listen to, I must admit (I’m more a William Mathias and Daniel Jones man), but I must put in a mention for Gwilym Bowen Rhys’s two ventures, Y Bandana (what I would call traditional guitar-led pop) and Plu (gentler music sung with what I believe are his two sisters). Blackwood's finest Clash revivalists and anarcho-punks have had a long and varied career. Their sixth album, Gravity, was released in 2018. Frontman Euros Childs seems to be constantly releasing new albums. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I also love Brigyn. Announcements. Welsh Language. Well, I did Cymraeg at a school known for not teaching it well at least until you take A levels. But Elidyr Glyn’s captivating vocals quickly had me hooked on their blend of rock and contemporary folk. Van MacCann was born in Cheshire and spent some time in Australia, before returning to live in Llandudno, North Wales - which is where he met the rest of the Bottlemen. Download 'Impossible' on iTunes, 1 March 2020, 08:00 | Updated: 1 March 2020, 08:01. There’s a few videos on YouTube if you want to re-live your delinquent adolescence. Their song Whirring was named as the "song of the year" by none other than Dave Grohl. The Welsh language is currently experiencing the greatest revival it has ever seen. Serious metal from Bridgend, led by frontman Matt Tuck. I wanted to see more, so I convinced my family to go youth hostelling in Bangor and Borth for our summer holiday. Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog are delightful. I would also highly recommend her sister Ani, who produces a particularly electronic brand of Welsh language music that I can’t get enough of. Curated some great bands at Green Man’s Settlers Stage last year too. Each profile includes links to get in touch and book the band for a gig. I always feel a bit wistful when hearing Lle’r Awn I Godi Hiraeth? I can’t think why I didn’t mention Anelog in my earlier post, but since nobody else has I’ll mention them now. Here’s a list of all the Welsh language artists that can be found on this blog (and there’s a lot!). 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. Formed by two members from Big Leaves, who were contemporaries of the Furries and Catatonia, this is really fun melodic rock. Radio 1 and Radio Cymru presenter Huw Stephens (Image: Publicity picture). I was so excited to hear their lo-fi, shoegazey tones last year since they remind me of cult band Pavement. The Welsh Language Measure 2011 but is no less important. Cardiff's Catatonia featured the charismatic Cerys Matthews on vocals and rode the wave of Britpop in the late 90s. 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. Information and articles about rock music in Wales, on the BBC Wales Music website Y Cledrau 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. Nation.Cymru is a news service by the people of Wales, for the people of Wales. There are people coming forward and hard facts being discussed elsewhere. Welsh Language Tribunal, promoting the Welsh language. I was very lucky to catch them live at St David’s Hall in 2005 before they parted ways, but most of them remain active. Thanks to that doctor’s prognosis and his advice to choose art instead, Kyffin become an artist. Influenced by bands like The Clash, any punk fan will enjoy their lo-fi, melancholic sound. Very good article, but I have no idea why it’s in News rather than Opinion. 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. Unlike all the band on this list so far, they’ve reformed to play occasional gigs, including the 2017 Eisteddfod. – I love the bands you show, but many learners and English speakers from different backgrounds will like totally different sounds. Really glad a couple of you have mentioned Gwenno Saunders already. 3. Swnami 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. Rightly considered back in the 90s as child prodigies, I don’t think I’m going too far in calling them the Beatles of Wales. Rhys Mwyn states 'The Welsh language and what we're doing has to be outward-facing, out towards the world, internationalist. Do you have any suggestions? I’m looking for new music. The big advantage Welsh-language bands have over English language bands is that Simon Cowell has no interest in Welsh music. Random Videos On This Website. 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. This guide is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg). 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. Music videos and profiles of Welsh bands and artists. Cardiff-based label support and distribution company PYST help bands get on these online platforms. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Dylan is a former member of one of my favourite ever bands – Radio Luxembourg. I don’t recognise your comments at all, to be honest. Ynys is a melting pot of synth-pop and pretty melodies. Thanks for this list. Everyone knows Wales is the land of song and has ridiculously talented bands of all kinds. 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. 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? 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. 1pm - 4pm, Impossible 10 hours ago 'Wales in Germany 2021' is a celebration of our historic ties that won’t falter because of Brexit. 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. Catatonia (band) Colorama (band) Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog. This list may not reflect recent changes (). No suggestions though I am afraid, other than to add a mention to my old uni friend Neil Rosser (a’i fand wrth gwrs). Historically, it has also been known in English as "British", "Cambrian", "Cambric" and "Cymric". Enter your email address to receive instant notifications of new articles. Bassist Taka Hirose joined in 1995, but following Lee’s suicide in 2002, he was replaced by former Skunk Anansie drummer Mark Richardson. Keep at it! This list is more the 25-50 year old demographic ‘guide’ … I am 30 years old but love Welsh language based choir/folk/ electro / hip hop/ rock / pop rock etc….. also I love alternative bands like 9bach – and as a commentator said above there are lots more women bands out there, but… Read more », I really enjoyed this……………………it didn’t masquerade any politics. Y Cyrff. “We had a similar kind of music, and we’re both learners of the language [Irish and Welsh], so our connection is more a conscious choice to use this language and to protect and nurture it, and create through it, rather than feeling culturally that it’s the only thing we know how to do,” she says. 2) Endaf Emlyn – not because of the Pobol y Cwm jingle obviously! Nothing But Thieves Candelas Are you thinking of Rhiannon Tomos? Dafydd Iwan 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. The Welsh Language is not part of the Equality Act as it is covered by its own specific piece of legislation. Yes, to Plu and Huw Chiswell. Since the winner of the Welsh Music Prize 2015 will be announced from their amazing shortlist that includes, H Hawkline, Gwenno and Catfish and … It is an attempt to to answer the central question: ‘How can we become a better nation?’. Their mix of sugary melodies and noisy experimentation was something not really going on in English language music in Wales at the time. 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. Annwn is an example given already, and Unbowed [Folk/Black] is another, but most of what I've heard has been harsh vocals. We didn’t speak Welsh at all, but this was a programme at that time, that worked. Huw Chiswell - Y Cwm (the valley) Listen to Welsh Music - O Gymru - Best of Wales - Dydd Miwsig Cymru - Cymraeg/Welsh in full in … I’m now far ahead of where I was in school after a year of re-learning but there’s obviously a long way to go, and my teacher friends tell me teaching has improved a lot in the last 15ish years! It’d be great to have more articles like this. £180 million fund for hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses opens this week. Dan O'Connell In recent years, Gwenno Saunders, Chroma, Adwaith, Y Ffug, Cpt. 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. Don’t miss their cover of Gwreiddiau Dwfn, which intersperses Penrhyn Male Voice Choir to pull off a real tearjerker. 1) Candelas – probably the biggest band there is at the moment. When I first heard this band they sounded to me like the Husker Du of Welsh music. Ynys is Dylan Hughes. [Hi Lowri, as you haven’t posted any evidence to corroborate this claim I’m afraid I’m going to have to delete it in case it is defamatory. More recently Sebona fi by Yws Gwynedd, Dere Mewn by Colorama (also mentioned by a poster above) , Anifail and Llwytha’r Gwn by Candelas Maybe not really pop, but Anfonaf Angel… Read more ». A news service by the people of Wales, for the people of Wales. Unfortunately unless anyone is willing to come forward there are no hard facts to discuss here or elsewhere. “I would go to see Welsh bands play in London, but also used to travel from London to Newport or Cardiff as a young teenager to watch gigs in TJs, the Coal Exchange.” Her fascination with the language … 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. It comes ahead of Spotify revealing the number of hours of Welsh language music streamed by the service in 2017. The Welsh national anthem was written in 1856 by a father and son living in the South Wales town of Pontypridd, Evan and James James. Women make a huge contribution to the Welsh language music scene, something that this list fails to acknowledge. Then, when looking around one of the castle gift shops, I picked up an album by the folk band Gwerinos. Kyffin Williams (1918-2006). Super Furries (for Mwng), Take a listen to the C’est Bon (Yws Gwynedd) playlist on Spotify, If you like rock – go for Y Reu or Y Ffug (also known as FFUG) , I Fight Lions, Masters in France, Mattoidz or We are Animal Folk – Al Lewis Band, 9bach (won bbc best folk album few years ago), Public Broadcasting Service and Lisa Jen Brown of 9bach have a song ‘You + Me’ which shows how beautiful it is to sing in Cymraeg & English. The psychedelic rockers from Cardiff are led by the enigmatic frontman Gruff Rhys, who has enjoyed a solo career of his own. Listen to Welsh Music - O Gymru - Best of Wales - Dydd Miwsig Cymru - Cymraeg/Welsh now. English record labels were initially interested in the band, likening their sound to The Police. Y Cwm by Hyw Chiswell – I’m not a big fan of the other song of his mentioned above. Be willing to come forward there are some Welsh bands which discuss Welsh history/mythology/etc., but many and. 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