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What is Welsh Language Music Day?
In partnership with names such as Deezer, HMV, BBC, Grazing Shed, Spillers and a host of talented Welsh musicians, the first #WelshLanguageMusicDay, was a success with gigs, radio shows and activities in schools all across Wales.
People such as Cerys Matthews, Fred Perry Uk, Huw Stephens, Bethan Elfyn, Adam Walton, Green Man, Heavenly Recordings and Tim Burgess from the Charlatans shared their favourite songs on the day. With thousands more tweeting the hashtag reached over 3 million people.
How to take part
Anyone can participate in celebrating #WelshLanguageMusicDay, be they individuals or groups or organisations, schools, shops or cafes.
If you have an idea you’d like to share, want to be a part of the day or want more information please contact us on social media
You can see the 2016 action on Twitter here.
“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.”
Huw Stephens, Presenter Radio 1
“You often hear the saying, “there’s something in the water” about the musical nation of Wales, small in population, but packing a pretty creative punch when it comes to music. Having a Welsh music day is just a way to turn a window on Wales for one day, to draw attention to the wonderful sounds of Wales, and gather together to celebrate the occasion. I’m pretty excited to see how this one day event will grow over the years – and what we can do to raise the profile of Welsh language pop music – home and abroad.”
Bethan Elfyn, Presenter BBC Radio Wales