And, due to the Welsh Music Day coming soon, here is another song in Welsh language.
Bitw is the project of Gruff Ab Arwel and (apparently) the word bitw itself means “paltry” or “petty” or “puny”, I haven’t really verified it yet, although for me the main association with this word is “battle”, because in Polish we use bitwa for battle and bitw is its plural genitive. 😀 It’s pronounced differently though. But anyway, leaving my linguistic digressions behind… The title of the song, I guess the only one song that has been released by Bitw until now is “Gad I Mi Gribo Dy Wallt” which means “let me comb your hair”. And yay for finding new, interesting words in songs, I had no idea what gribo, or actually cribo, I guess, means before I heard this song, so obviously needed to find it out.
I think this track has definitely very intricative harmonies to it, which I like.
Hi all. 🙂
Today I come to you with another fabulous Welsh song which I’ve heard for the first time a few weeks ago and liked it immediately. It is very positive. Betsan Hâf Evans was one of the participants of last year’s Cân I Gymru (Song For Wales) contest and she performed this song. I also like it because I am a name nerd and Eleri is one of my favourite Welsh girl names, I think it’s so melodic and just absolutely lovely.
You may notice that I will favour Welsh language music a bit in the next few days more than music in any other language and it’s first and foremost because Welsh Language Music Day is coming very soon. I can’t wait and I am hoping for discovering lots of new music. Plus currently it is the language I am focusing on the most because is the newest one in my language “collection” and I still have a lot to learn, while English and Swedish are just ones I am kind of polishing. And because of how focused I am recently on the Welsh language, I make lots of new Welsh music discoveries. And I am always pro minor/extincting languages.
OK, so here’s the song. 🙂
The song I picked for yu guys for today is a song from the band Fi A Fo.
They are a duo from north Wales, their songs, or at least these I know, are all in Welsh. Fi A Fo literally means “me and him” and the duo consists of Mali Llyfni and Rhys Jones.
This is my favourite song by them and its title – “Dagra” – means “tears” in English.
So to finally set in to some blogging routine, I am sharing with you my first song of the day, with a little background to it. This first song will be much in the style of music I am listening to the most right now.
Gwenno Saunders (known more widely just as Gwenno) is a Welsh artist, singing in Welsh, but even though I think her music is very accessible to non Welsh speakers. She’s a musician, keyboardist and dancer. Her music is defined as electro pop. Gwenno is also half Cornish – her father is from Cornwall and talked to her in Cornish when she was a child so she is also fluent in this beautiful language.
“Tir Ha Mor” is the first single of her album which will come out on the 2nd of March.