Gower College Swansea’s Gorseinon campus was full to the brim when it celebrated Welsh Language Music Day – a national day established to celebrate modern Welsh language music.
The BBC Wales Horizons project visited the College with a variety of new artists with Alasdair Gunneberg, Roughion, Eadyth, Hana2K and Marged playing the acoustic stage in the ground floor common room. In addition, Connor Thomas, one of the College’s DJs, used a large boombox to play dance music outside the campus reception.
College performers Euan Williams, Jacob Howells, Windshake, The Furns and Vanilla played the second floor stage with the headline act Goldie Lookin’ Chain’ closing a very successful day. Bethan Elfyn and Simon Parton also organised a workshop for music students.
The aim of the day was to raise awareness amongst our students of the variety in Welsh music.
“It was fantastic to have a day like this to celebrate contemporary Welsh language music,” says Bilingualism Champion Anna Davies. “It gave our students the opportunity to listen and be introduced to music that they may not have discovered before. It was a successful day and it was a pleasure to see Welsh speaking and non-Welsh speaking students enjoy and be moved by Welsh language music. We hope the day will kick-start other Welsh developments in the College.”
Photos: Adrian White