Mentrau Iaith Cymru

Encouraging families to find their favourite Welsh tunes

Posted Monday January 25th, 2021 in the News category

Wales and the world will celebrate the sixth annual Welsh Language Music Day – Dydd Miwsig Cymru – on Friday 5th February 2021, with a range of materialsfrom playlists to lyric explainers– set to be made available to help parents and grandparents learn Welsh with their children through music.  

Dydd Miwsig Cymru aims to inspire people who don’t speak the language to embrace the vibrant Welsh language music scene, and those that do to discover more of the amazing range of music made in Welsh.

Tiwns y Ty 

Which Welsh songs do you have on at home? What’s your brother’s boogy, or Mamgu’s melody? We want to know what’s the family’s favourite Welsh song! Here are some great playlists to get you started: https://llyw.cymru/dydd-miwsig-cymru  

Here are some recources to help you find your sound: (pdf version including hyperlinks) Pecyn DMC

Ysgol Hip Hop 

Ysgol Hip Hop is a fun and rewarding way for parents and grandparents to join in with their children’s journey with the language, offering a creative and educational activity to be completed from home that will not only keep children entertained but aid their learning.  

The competition asks primary school children to write a verse of a rap song with a parent, guardian or grandparent and practice during home lesson time. The theme of the competition and rap is ‘What the Welsh language means to you and your area’, which links to the Welsh Government’s policy ambitions to grow the Welsh language for future generations. 

Dydd Miwsig Cymru has provided an online toolkit which will help pupils create their rap, including a top tip videos and an example chorus from Welsh beat-boxer, rapper and producer Mr Phormula. The winning pupil will win £250 for their school to spend on educational resources and will have their rap played on S4C’s Stwnsh Sadwrn. Each pupil will need to record a performance of their rap song on a smartphone and email it to Dydd Miwsig Cymru before Friday 29th January 2021 to be included in the judging.