Families at the University Hospital of Wales were joined yesterday (February 7) by the First Minister of Wales and Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language for a special disco that ensured no one missed out on this year’s Dydd Miwsig Cymru parti.
Last year more than 300 schools nationwide got involved in the fun, and this year Dydd Miwsig Cymru wanted to take the party to children who sadly won’t be in school to celebrate.
DJ Bustach entertained the children and their families with a specially curated playlist of his favourite Welsh tracks, while Siarter Iaith (Welsh Language Charter) mascots Seren and Sbarc showed off their best dance moves.
Dydd Miwsig Cymru is always a standout day in the Welsh music calendar, and this year was no different. Schools across Wales joined in the fun today with a host of activities, including Dydd Miwsig discos, gigs in the school halls and listening to the specially curated Dydd Miwsig Cymru playlists throughout the day.
First Minister Mark Drakeford said, “A Welsh language music disco can do wonders for the soul! The hospital has done a great job to ensure children aren’t missing out on Dydd Miwsig Cymru and all that Welsh music has to offer. I’m very privileged to be able to join them today.”
Stephen Price, a spokesperson at Latch Wales Children’s Cancer Charity based in the hospital, said, “It’s been a really special experience having the Dydd Miwsig Cymru disco here today. We’re so pleased that the children aren’t missing out on the fun.
“For many, today has been an exciting introduction into our wonderful Welsh language music scene, with children, families and our staff members all appreciating being able to celebrate together.”
2020 marks the fifth Dydd Miwsig Cymru, with people in Wales and across the globe getting together to celebrate our rich Welsh language music scene.
Eluned Morgan, Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language, said, “Dydd Miwsig Cymru is a day I look forward to every year, and it has been a pleasure to be part of the fifth year together with the children and families at Latch Children’s Cancer Charity.
“Welsh language music has such a powerful role in our society and is a brilliant and accessible way to showcase the Welsh language to children. Today has been a shining example of just how music brings people together and shows that Welsh music can be for everyone.”