In 2020, we celebrated the fifth annual Dydd Miwsig Cymru - Welsh Language Music Day, celebrating all forms of Welsh language music. Whatever you're into, there's something for you!

You can enjoy the best of Welsh Music Day from 2020 with this O Gymru playlist from Dydd Miwsig Cymru.

On the 7 February 2020 a range of gigs were held across the country, including in the UNESCO City of Music Liverpool. Liverpool is an iconic music location chosen to signify Wales’ links to the city where many Welsh migrant workers built homes in the famous ‘Welsh streets’, and settled in the 19th century. 

Rhys Ifans talks about Welsh Language Music Day

Dydd Miswig Cymru - gigs in 2020

In 2020 the event was marked by a number of gigs across the UK. 

  • Liverpool: In the UNESCO City of Music, three-piece girl band Adwaith played a free gig outside the city’s iconic Cunard building in the Pier Head. 
  • Conwy: Welsh language singer Casi performed in the UK’s smallest house in Conwy, north Wales.
  • Cardiff: Welsh language acts Al Lewis, HANA2K, Los Blancos, Melin Melyn, Ynys and Papur Wal performed in the city. 
  • Swansea: Welsh language acts HMS Morris, Cotton Wolf and Rhodri Brooks performed at Cinema & Co in Swansea.
  • Cardigan – Welsh language act Owen Shiers performed at the Old World Theatre.
  • Wrexham: Six Welsh language acts, including Adwaith, Chroma and Eitha Da, performed at the Ty Pawb centre in Wrexham.

BBC Radio Cymru 2 extended its hours on Dydd Miwsig Cymru, with specially curated playlists, which included a ‘Learn Welsh’ playlist curated by Radio Cymru presenter Marc Griffiths, a playlist focusing on female artists curated by Elan Evans from Clwb Ifor Bach and Sŵn Festival, and a ‘100k Artists’ playlist by singer and record label owner Yws Gwynedd.

We'd suggest a road trip along The Wales Way, complete with bespoke soundtrack.

A young woman singing into a microphone
2 musicians, one with harp, outside the Smallest House in Great Britain

Welsh Music Day

Dych chi'n dysgu Cymraeg?

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

Cardiff City players react to some Welsh language miwsig!

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