Hundreds of people of all ages flocked to Tŷ Pawb on Saturday for a huge celebration of Welsh music.
As well some brilliant live performances from some of the best Welsh acts around, the day also included live choirs and theatre, a film screening, arts and crafts for children, a huge Magi Ann party and live rugby on the big screen!
A national day of celebration
Dydd Miwsig Cymru is an annual national event to celebrate all that is good about Welsh music.
Cities, towns and villages across Wales take part in organising their own activities for the event, which is now in it’s fourth year.
We think Wrexham did a pretty good job this time around!
The daytime celebrations at Tŷ Pawb included live performances from Megan Lee, Wrexham and District Pantomime Club, Elis Derby, Dave Elwyn and Fracas.
Then came a stirring performance from the choir of Lleisiau Clywedog, who encouraged the audience to join in with some traditional rugby warm up songs – Sospan Fach and Calon Lan!
Other highlights from the day included a vlogging workshop, artist talk with Elis Derby, a screening of Huw Stephen’s excellent film, Anorac, and an enormous Magi Ann party which attracted close to a hundred children and parents!
We also held a very special edition of our weekly Saturday morning Family Art Club, inspired by their favourite Welsh bands! We love the results!
A gig to remember
With the first part of the day over, we moved onto the rugby. Italy v Wales on Tŷ Pawb’s big screen in a packed People’s Square! A narrow win, but still a win! England are next! You can watch this game at Tŷ Pawb next Saturday at 4.45pm.
As soon as the final whistle had blown, the big screen lifted to reveal the main stage for the evening gig, organised by the Focus Wales team.
Four top Welsh bands performed to a delighted audience with a real feel-good factor filling the room from start to finish. A wonderful showcase for Wales’ thriving music scene.
The line up featured Wrexham’s own Blind Wilkie McEnroe and Seazoo. Our friends from South Wales were represented too thanks to Ani Glass and HMS Morris.
‘The whole building was buzzing’
Tŷ Pawb’s events manager, Morgan Thomas, said: “We couldn’t have wished for a better day, the whole building was buzzing from start to finish.
“What really delighted us was seeing the different activities blending together. The Criw Celf children sitting in front of the stage sketching the bands, families staying to watch the rugby after the craft events and having a wander round the markets and galleries, eating in the food court and getting a drink at the bar. It really was a day for everyone.
“The bands and the audience were just fantastic. A real mix of bold, fresh and exciting sounds that really showed off why Welsh music is so good at the moment.
“We’ve had some amazing feedback from those involved already. We’ll definitely be looking to do this again!”
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