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MU support celebration of Dydd Miwsig Cymru (Welsh Language Music Day)

Dydd Miwsig Cymru, on Friday 10 February 2017, celebrates the best of Welsh language music over the past 50 years.

Huw Stephens
Fronted by radio presenter, Huw Stephens, Dydd Miwsig Cymru (Friday 10 February 2017) celebrates the best of Welsh Language music over the past 50 years with a vibrant mix of gigs, performances, art installations and competitions all happening across the country.
 
Organisers are calling for everyone to get behind the day by sharing their favourite Welsh language song on social media, going to see or organising a Welsh gig or by checking out a #DyddMiwsigCymru playlist.
 
Huw Stephens has chosen to get behind Dydd Miwsig Cymru because of his passion for music and the Welsh language. Huw regularly presents on BBC Radio 1 and on BBC Radio Cymru, playing new music from Welsh language bands.
 
Speaking about the forthcoming celebrations, he said:
 
“I’m pleased to support Dydd Miwsig Cymru 2017. Welsh language music deserves to be celebrated and this is a great way of doing it, getting the whole country and music fans around the world aware and involved in the immense talent we have in Wales. I’m confident the day will introduce a lot of people to some amazing music they may never have heard otherwise. There's such a lot of passionate people involved in making things happen, from the bands and labels, the venues and promoters, the media and the music fans who just want this brilliant music to be heard. 2017 will mark 50 years of Welsh alternative music, Dydd Miwsig Cymru is a great way of achieving this.”
 
A number of other artists and representatives from the music industry have shown their support for Dydd Miwsig Cymru including Bethan Elfyn, Gwenno, Roughion and Spillers Records (the oldest record shop in the UK).
 
Ashli Todd, co-owner of Spillers Records said:
 
“It’s really important to support Dydd Miwsig Cymru because there are so many wonderful artists covering a range of great styles and lots of important topics being sung about that any music fan in Wales and beyond can enjoy. There’s a lot happening and a lot of inspiring music that should not be overlooked by the barrier of language. It can inspire you to find out more about the Welsh language, it goes without saying that music runs deep through our veins as a nation and if a day can shine a light on the new music and make a new discovery of a new favorite artist then that is something to be celebrated.”
 
Businesses are also getting behind the campaign by playing Welsh language music in their work environment or public space. The Co-operative Group will be playing music throughout all its stores in Wales.
 
Find out more via Dydd Miwsig Cymru.
 
Join the conversation online using the hashtag #DyddMiwsigCymru.
 
Published: 30/11/2016

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