You may remember when this year on Point FM began with a special survey of the best new ‘Sounds of Wales’ from the year just ended. If I’m being modest, we had a good response to that programme, though if I’m being honest, we actually had a tremendous response.
We couldn’t let it lie for long – so to mark St David’s Day, we brought you another three hour marathon of Welsh music, in English and Cymraeg, that stirs the superlatives.
Every corner of the country is covered, though perhaps our ears are more tuned towards bands and singers from the North this time round, as is a whole heap of brand new releases just so timed to fit in with the day of Dewi Sant – or nearabouts. By way of a bonus, there’s also a handful of encores from our first showcase.
One other note – a few people asked us if we could make the ‘Sounds of Wales’ special from January available online. As much as we’d like to, copyright reasons mean that if we tried, it would give us a few headaches. What we can do is bring you a free music playlist to enjoy at your leisure. One or two missing tracks aside, at least you won’t have to hear me stumbling through one link after the next.
Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus!
MEILYR JONES – How to Recognise A Work of Art / All is Equal in Love
SWNAMI – Magnet / Trwmgwsg
HANNAH GRACE – Keep Your Love
CONNAH EVANS – Wait for Me
SEAZOO – Martin and Jayne / Telephone Jones
DELYTH MCLEAN – Lost in Sound
IWAN RHEON – Feel it Coming
DAN AMOR – Penwythnos Heulog
CATE LE BON – Hwylio mewn Cyfog / Solitude
YR ANGEN – Yr Opsiwn Hawdd
YR EIRA – Walk on Water
HOUDINI DAX – Found Love in the Dole Office
THE NOVA LUNA – Eventide
CHERRY SHOES – Ride On
SERA – Carry Me
VIOLET SKIES – One Day, Three Autumns
NIA MORGAN – Ballad of the Woods
DAN AMOR / HUW OWEN – Mothers in Day Glo
GWYNETH GLYN – Cân i Merêd
GEORGIA RUTH – Sbia ar y Seren
AEDDAN – She’s Under Fire
HOWL GRIFF – Backyard
ELISABETH WEBB – Sand Castle
ESTRONS – Make a Man
NINETEEN FIFTY EIGHT – It’s All You
YR ODS – Hiroes i’r Drefn
THE PEOPLE THE POET – When the Fire Goes Out
MADDIE JONES – Push Back / More Fool You
DAN BETTRIDGE – Third Eye Blind
ANI GLASS – Ffôl
BRYTHON SHAG – Blaenau a Port / Dwnshia ne Gwranda
BRYDE – Wait / Help Yourself
YWAIN GWYNEDD – Hyd yn Oed Un
ELLIE MAKES MUSIC – It’s for the Best