Question of the day (13th September).

Hi people! 🙂

What are you listening to?

My answer:

Currently nothing really. But as for what I’ve been listening to a lot lately and have been listening to a lot today as well, it’s a new radio station I’ve discovered a few weeks ago thanks to my iPhone and the TuneIn Radio app. On my computer I use Radio Sure and I thought that I already knew of all the Welsh language radio stations that exist out there, but turns out that there was one that was not on Radio Sure, but is on TuneIn Radio, that I had no idea about, and I’m glad I finally learned about its existence as, similarly to Cymru FM and BBC Radio Cymru, I’ve already made some interesting music discoveries thanks to it. It’s called Blas Folk Radio Cymru, and, just like its name suggests, it plays folk music and it’s generally very traditional folk music, no folk rock, folk pop and other such fancy stuff. As is usually the case with radio stations, I don’t necessarily like all the music that they play, but there seems to be a whole lot of harp music and generally a lot of instrumental music. And so because even though I have my iPhone I still like to listen to my favourite stations during the day on the computer, and am not going to use TuneIn on the computer, I decided to add |Blas Folk Radio Cymru to the Radio Sure’s database and it is in it now. So yeah, there have been and probably are still going to be some nice Welsh music discoveries for me.

How about you? 🙂

 

Keeping it Peel – Cerddoriaeth heb Saesneg

As someone who is deeply interested in Welsh culture, loves Welsh language music and generally likes to explore music in different languages, I think this post is really worth reading!

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The BBC have produced a program compiling bits of various sessions of Welsh language rock music that were broadcast as part of John Peel’s regular radio show. There’s even been a re-mix of Datblygu’s hit “Maes E” and one of my favourite bands of the time Melys have a new LP due out next year; exciting times.

This was of interest to me as I used to listen to these sessions when I was a younger man and also because I can now speak Welsh. So, listening to these recordings was strange as I was listening to something I used to hear in an unknown language to one I now speak; a big wow basically.

I’ve never quite understood this English language bias in the British media. There is an awful lot of English language music out there and sure, you can be perfectly happy only listening to English…

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Magi Tudur – Dwi’m Yn Licio (I don’t like).

Hi guys! 🙂

So recently I promised you I will show you some more songs from the album “Rhwng Y Môr A’r Mynydd” (Between the sea and the mountain) which I purchased because of my crush Gwilym taking part on it and which I reviewed for myself. I told you I’ll show you one more Gwilym’s song from this album, but also a girl called Magi Tudur. And here she is. She’s my new discovery as for Welsh language music, I wonder how could I never hear about her before listening to this album. She’s really really cool. And yay for me guys I understood most of the lyrics without reading them (as they are nowhere on the INternet), without any dictionaries, translators or other stuff. Not fully, but most of them. Still though there are some gaps so I won’t dare translating them for you. Overall she sings about things (or more often about certain groups of people) she doesn’t like or that bother her and why. There are some anglicisms thrown in pretty frequently so I guess that’s what helped me to figure it all out more independently and quickly. Pity that I didn’t understand fully why she doesn’t like to sing folk music. 😀 Very curious. I like this song and I like Magi. It’s a very new song so it’s nowhere on the INternet I guess, so I’ll leave you the link to it in my Dropbox and will remove a file after a month.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/x47q43zk320qebf/01-007-Dwi%27m%20yn%20Licio.mp3?dl=0