Friday, February 10th is known here in Wales as Dydd Miwsig Cymru | Welsh Language Music Day. A day to celebrate and bring Welsh language music to the fore and the Mentrau Iaith | Welsh language initiatives, won’t be holding back!

The Mentrau Iaith have been at the centre of the Welsh language music scene for many years, and have always been involved in arranging and holding events – from gigs or concerts in halls, pubs, music venues around the country, to arranging workshops for up and coming bands and composers.

Heledd ap Gwynfor, communications coordinator for Mentrau Iaith Cymru says:

“The Mentrau Iaith recognise music as a great way to apeal to all ages and a way to get people together and enjoy the Welsh language in a fun and vibrant way. The Mentrau have helped nurture artists in workshops over the years as well as giving them a platform to perform publicly. It is something we do throughout the year, with Friday a great opportunity to make more noise!”

Gŵyl Cefni, Ynys Môn

The popular singer Bronwen Lewis has said many times that it was her local Menter Iaith at Neath Port Talbot that gave her first gig in Pontardawe when she was only 15, an opportunity that she has always treasured.

What’s on?

This Friday there will be discos, composing, gigs and dances arranged by the Mentrau Iaith all over Wales – check out what’s at your local area by contacting your local Menter Iaith – see where is you Menter Iaith here:

Support music venues and make sure to attend these gigs!