Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Welsh Wednesday (Slight Return)

Today is St. David's Day when it is compulsory in Wales for everyone to wear daffodils, eat cawl and play rugby. Or something like that. There will probably be some singing though - that is something the Welsh do rather well.

Back in 2011, on my old blog From Inside The Pod, I posted two St. David's Day podcasts featuring a selection of Welsh artists past and present. I thought I'd share these again, but rather than reproduce the whole articles, I reckon all you want to know is what's on them. So here they are, with tracklistings and artwork. For the record, this does not signify the imminent return of Welsh Wednesday.

Dydd Dewi Sant 2011 (cyfrol un)
(Happy St. David's Day 2011 (volume one))

1. Welsh Rugby Fans - Cwm Rhondda (aka: Bread Of Heaven)
2. Masters In France - Control (b-side of Mad Hatter 7", 2011)
3. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Mow The Lawn (from 'Sleep/Holiday', 2003)
4. 9Bach - Gwydr Glas (trans: Blue Glass) (from '9Bach', 2009)
5. Future Of The Left - Wrigley Scott (from 'Curses', 2007)
6. Cate Le Bon - Digging Song (from 'Me Oh My', 2009)
7. Sybridion - Clywch! Clywch! (trans: Hear! Hear!) (from 'Simsalabim', 2007)
8. The Joy Formidable - Whirring [live] (from 'First You Have To Get Mad', 2009)
9. Cerys Matthews - Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (trans: Land Of My Fathers) (from 'Tir', 2010)

Dydd Dewi Sant 2011 (cyfrol dau)
(Happy St. David's Day 2011 (volume two))

1. 60 Foot Dolls - Stay (from 'The Big Three', 1996)
2. Super Furry Animals - Venus And Serena (from 'Phantom Power', 2003)
3. Dub War - Original Murder (from 'Dub Warning', 1994)
4. Badfinger - Rock Of All Ages (from 'Magic Christian Blues', 1970)
5. Goldie Lookin' Chain - By Any Means Necessary [pub rock remix] (original version from 'Asbo4Life', 2009)
6. Flyscreen - Choppersquad (from 'Girls Can't Make Gun Noises', 1998)
7. Manic Street Preachers - Prologue To History (b-side of If You Tolerate This..., 1998)
8. Euros Childs - Dawnsio Dros Y Môr (trans: Dancing Across The Sea) (from 'Chops', 2006)
9. The Darling Buds - Let's Go Round There (from 'Pop Said...', 1988)
10. Yr Alarm - Rocio Yn Ein Rhyddid (trans: Rocking In The Free World) (from 'Tân')
11. Morriston And Orpheus Male Voice Choir - Myfanwy (extract)


  1. And a happy St. David's Day to you, sir. I have never told anyone that before. New EP from Darling Buds come April. First song is streaming and sounds promising.

  2. For such a small land mass, Wales has produced a great deal of wonderful pop music. Cheers.