Today, children at Tŷ Gobaith hospice in Conwy got the Dydd Miwsig Cymru parti started with a special Welsh language disco.
Last year more than 300 schools nationwide got involved in the fun, and this year Dydd Miwsig Cymru wants to take the party to children who sadly won’t be in school to celebrate by visiting hospices and children’s charities across Wales.
With local DJ Bustach on the decks and a special visit from Siarter Iaith (Welsh Language Charter) mascots Seren and Sbarc, the children at Tŷ Gobaith were over the moon to be included in the festivities.
Based in Conwy, the Hope House Children’s Hospice provides free, essential care to children with life-threatening conditions and their families across North Wales, many of whom speak Welsh as a first language.
Angharad Davies, Head of Care at Tŷ Gobaith, said “We are absolutely thrilled to be celebrating Dydd Miwsig Cymru here today with the disco. The atmosphere in the room has been magical. We look after Welsh speaking and non-Welsh speaking families and it’s been great to see everyone enjoying the music together.
“We’ll definitely keep listening to the Seren a Sbarc playlist this week to get in the mood for the big day on Friday, as the children have loved it today.”
Dydd Miwsig Cymru, which takes place this Friday 7th February, is always a standout day in the Welsh music calendar, and this year is no different. School children across Wales will be joining in the fun with a host of activities, including holding their own Dydd Miwsig disco, hosting a gig in the school hall and listening to the specially curated Dydd Miwsig Cymru playlists throughout the day.
2020 marks the fifth Dydd Miwsig Cymru, with people in Wales and across the globe getting together to celebrate our rich Welsh language music scene.
Eluned Morgan, Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language, said: “Dydd Miwsig Cymru continues to go from strength to strength, and this year there are so many ways people can join in, whatever your taste in music.
“Music is such a positive way to introduce a language and encourage bilingualism, and is a great way for people to enjoy the language together. I hope the events taking place across Wales today encourage more people to sample some of the incredible music being made in the Welsh language.”
Dydd Miwsig Cymru takes place on 7th February 2020 and it’s never too late to get involved. For more information and how you can celebrate Dydd Miwsig Cymru, including free downloadable resources, visit beta.gov.wales/welsh-language-music-day