The miwsig (music) plays on, as we celebrate Dydd Miwsig Cymru – Welsh Language Music Day! Celebrated on 4 February, it's an entire day dedicated to all forms of Welsh language music. From indie, rock, punk, funk, folk, electronica to hip hop and everything in between, whatever you're into, there's something for you!
Dydd Miwsig Cymru – Welsh Language Music Day aims to introduce our Welsh language music to a new audience, by celebrating music being made in Welsh and the artists making waves at home and internationally.
Despite continued restrictions during 2021 impacting tours and live performances, there has been a plethora of new releases from Welsh language acts that are making waves globally. Artists including Carwyn Ellis, Los Blancos, Melin Melyn, Tacsidermi and Papur Wal have all released music in the last 12 months, with tracks from Brechiau Hir’s album ‘Hir Oes I’r Cof’ played on BBC Radio 1.
To get a taste from previous years, check out the O Gymru Spotify playlist from Dydd Miwsig Cymru.
As part of the celebrations, organisations and music fans are encouraged to share their ‘Miwsig Memories’ - unforgettable memories from Welsh language music gigs at venues new and old. This could be meeting a partner, making a long-lasting friend in the crowd, or a gig becoming a catalyst for learning Welsh. Miwsig fans can share their memory on social media using #MiwsigMemories.
Dydd Miwsig Cymru is part of the long-term vision to see a million people speaking and using Welsh by 2050.
Find out more about Dydd Miwsig Cymru
There's so much going on to celebrate Welsh Language Music Day - here are some ways you can be a part of it:
- join the conversation using the hashtag #dyddmiwsigcymru or #miwsig
- follow us on Twitter @cymraeg and @Cymraeg on Facebook
- watch on YouTube @Cymraeg
- share this page and spread the news to all of your friends
- If you are planning any Dydd Miwsig Cymru activity, we’d love to hear from you, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Dych chi'n dysgu Cymraeg?
Don’t speak Welsh or thinking of learning Welsh? Miwsig is for everyone. Get involved...
If you don't speak any Welsh or want to improve, here are some key phrases you could start with:
Hello is the easily-remembered ‘helo’ and thank you is simply ‘diolch’. Here are some more simple words and phrases to get you started:
Bore da (Pronounced: Boh-reh dah): Good morning
Prynhawn da (Prin-houn dah): Good afternoon
Nos da (nohs dah): Good night
Croeso i Gymru (Croesoh ee Gum-reeh): Welcome to Wales
Iechyd da! (Yeh-chid dah): Cheers!
Tafarn (Tav-arn): Pub
Diolch (Dee-olch): Thanks
Da iawn (Dah ee-aw-n): Very good