Welsh Language Music Day 2022 - Y Dail

Welsh Language Music Day 2022 – Y Dail

Y Dail (The Leaves) aka teenager Huw Griffiths from Pontypridd, South Wales,  has released a handful of intelligent perfect indie pop singles over the last year and a bit. He’s picked up 6 Music airplay already, courtesy of Marc Riley.

Are you doing anything for Welsh Language Music Day 2022?
Y Dail were supposed to play a gig in y Seler, Aberteifi for WLD, but it’s been rescheduled for March 25th.

What is the first song in the Welsh language you remember, and what does it mean to you?
‘Jack Kerouac’ by Tynal Tywyll – I just thought it sounded gorgeous.

Why do you think WLD is important, both inside and outside Wales?
Anything that promotes music is a good thing. Also, I think people throughout the world recognise Welsh music as having characteristics to do with a freedom of approach, and it’s good to spread awareness of this.

What is the best venue welcoming Welsh music, and why?
There’s loads of cool venues throughout the country run by enthusiastic people, but I’ll have to say Clwb Ifor Bach as I’ve seen loads of great bands there.

What are your top three Welsh Language songs, and why?
How about: ‘Dwynwen’ by Endaf Emlyn; ‘Chwyldro’ by Gwenno; ‘Siwgr Siwgr Siwgr’ by Euros Childs.

Which Welsh albums are you most looking forward to hearing this year?
The vinyl release of ‘Amser Mynd Adra’ by Papur Wal, and new albums by H. Hawkline, and Das Koolies.

What do you have coming up in 2022?
More singles and an album release.

Y Dail live shot photo credit : Gareth Bull

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