The miwsig (music) plays on, as we celebrate Dydd Miwsig Cymru – Welsh Language Music Day! Celebrated on 5 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!
As music fans and musicians across the world are in lockdown, unable to attend live performances in person, the celebrations for Dydd Miwsig Cymru are heading online with gigs, video and track launches taking place on Welsh language music and culture website, AM.
To get a taste from last year, check out the O Gymru 2020 playlist from Dydd Miwsig Cymru.
A host of Welsh language music and content has been announced for the sixth Dydd Miwsig Cymru, which includes live acoustic and DJ sets, plus interview with Hollywood actor Rhys Ifans about the Welsh language music that shaped his life.
Miwsig fans will be able to enjoy the electronic, dance and R&B sounds of singer songwriter Eädyth as she performs from the Ffwrnes Theatre in Llanelli, featuring an exclusive first performance of her brand-new single, Dreaming / Breuddwydio.
Live from Sain Studios in Caernarfon, Osian Huw Williams from rock band Candelas, Lewys Williams from indie group Yr Eira and singer Mared Williams will all perform acoustic sets. Rounding off the celebrations for Dydd Miwsig Cymru will be a live DJ set from Aberystwyth electronic duo Roughion.
Dydd Miwsig Cymru is part of the long-term vision to see a million people speaking and using Welsh by 2050.
Dydd Miswig Cymru - follow the performances in 2021
14:00-15:00 HMS Morris set from immersive arts venue CULTVR LAB recorded in August 2020
15:30-16:00 Mr Phormula announces the winner of Ysgol Hip Hop, a Dydd Miwsig Cymru school competition and introduces the winning rap
15:00-16:00 The first play of Nerth Dy Ben’s music video for the charity single 'Byw i'r Dydd'
16:00-17:00 Eädyth set from Theatrau Sir Gar
17:00-18:00 ‘How to find miwsig’ – a video by Menter Iaith RCT
18:00-19:00 Forte Project
19:00-20:00 Huw Stephens in conversation with Rhys Ifans – ‘Why Welsh miwsig is so important to me’
20:00-21:00 Live acoustic gig from Sain Studios with Osian Huw Williams (Candelas), Mared Williams and Lewys Wyn (Yr Eira)
Dych chi'n dysgu Cymraeg?
Don’t speak Welsh or thinking of learning Welsh? Miwsig is for everyone. Get involved...
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
- 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 email@example.com
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