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Wrexham’s university celebrates Welsh Language Music Day

A host of performers helped Wrexham Glyndwr University celebrate Welsh Language Music Day.

The university’s latest social and learning space, The Gallery, was the setting for a day of entertainment to mark the annual event, where artists gather across Wales and beyond to celebrate a broad spectrum of music, from rock and hip hop to folk and electronica.

Glyndwr academic Dr Sara Wheeler kicked off proceedings at the university with a poetic reading, followed by Wrexham-based pop trio The Gogs. North Wales-based collective EightStarMusic brought their bilingual fresh new take on hip hop, while Glyndwr lecturer Amy Rattenbury sang a selection of songs.

Wrexham Glyndwr University Choir rounded off the show, with a performance that included plenty of audience participation and a rousing rendition of all four verses of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau.

Local businesses also had stalls in main reception with an array of products available to browse and Techniquest will be delivered live demonstrations.

Wrexham Glyndwr University Welsh Language Champion, Elen Mai Nefydd said: “We were really excited to be holding our first National Welsh Music Day event.

“There was something for everyone with a mix of pop, hip hop and traditional Welsh music being performed plus the chance to sing along with our Wrexham Glyndwr University choir.”

Meanwhile, creative media students filmed a special performance by North Wales musical collective Bardd, which has been released on Youtube to mark Welsh Language Music Day.
The band features rapper/poet/ producer and beatboxer Mr Phormwla as well as fellow poet Martin Daws and multi-instrumentalist Henry Horell.

Students were responsible for everything from sound engineering and lighting for the gig to filming and editing the video.

You can check out Bardd’s performance below:



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