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Celebrate St David’s Day with Live Music Now!

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Welsh Live Music Now musicians based in Wales and London have been busy recording and preparing concerts to celebrate St David’s Day* and share the joy of traditional music with those at home as well as in schools and care homes. The best news is you don’t have to be Welsh to enjoy the celebrations!

Welsh folk musicians Patrick Rimes and Angharad Jenkins of Calan teamed up at Theatr Brecheniog, Brecon to record a selection of classic and original Welsh tunes on fiddle, piano and vocals with support from the team at Ratio Studios. Expect new versions of Calon Lân and Myfanwy alongside original tunes such Brandy Cove, which Angharad wrote to celebrate a lesser-known Swansea beach. This recording was made possible with funding from Arts Council Wales and the Welsh Government and support from Ratio Studios. Watch the concert here:

On Wednesday 3 March, London-based Welsh duo Cainc with Llinos Emanuel and Twm Dylan will be livestreaming a special St David’s Day Concert as part of LMN’s Live Music in Care Facebook Live series. Cainc explore Welsh traditional repertoire in a way that everyone can enjoy. Llinos sings and Twm accompanies on guitar as they take the audience through Wales’ lesser known traditions and hidden musical gems. Be prepared sing along, learn a bit of Welsh, but most importantly, have fun! This concert was made possible with support from City Bridge Trust. Tune in at 2pm on Wednesday 3 March (or catch a recording later) here:

*St David Day’s is the feast day of the patron saint of Wales and is celebrated on the 1st March. You can read more about St David here:


Phrases to learn:

Croeso – Welcome

Da iawn! – Very good!

Diolch yn fawr – Thank you

Bore da – Good morning

Prynhawn da – Good afternoon

Noswaith dda – Good evening

Nos da – Good night

Shw mae? / Sut mae? – How are you? (South/North)

Tim y Cennin Pedr neu Dim y Cennin? – Team daffodil or team leek?

Cawl a bara lawr I swper heno, ie? – Cawl and laverbread for tea tonight then?

Cymru am Byth – Wales forever

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus! – Happy St David’s Day!