Mae patrymau dy glogwynau
yn adlewyrchu’r tonnau
dy daldra yn dalcen
uchel a syn
a haenau dy greigiau
fel blancedi lliwgar
wedi’u plygu a'u gosod
mewn cwpwrdd enfawr
anniben a hirymaros
rwyt ti’n croesawu’r morloi llwyd
i fewn i gysgod dy fae
sy hefyd yn gysur i ni
pan mae amser yn ein caniatau
ac mae’r byd dynol yn ormod
mae dy drysor
yn gemwaith lliwiau
seiniau a theimladau
anadliad y blaen llanw
sibrwd y glustog Fair
gwylanod yn pysgota
yng ngolau dyfriog
y wawr gynnar
The patterns of your cliffs
reflect the waves
your stature a
Welsh legend highlights latest novel
Three hundred years before Christopher Columbus set foot in his family bathtub, a Prince of Wales gathered together a group of followers and sailed across the Atlantic to arrive in Mobile Bay, Alabama. Prince Madoc of Gwynedd’s legend began and is the heart of The Prince Madoc Secret, the third book in Midland area author Barrie Doyle’s highly rated series, The Oak Grove Conspiracies.
Previous books looked at the legend of King Arthur (The Excalibur Parchment) and the legend of the Spear of Destiny (The Lucifer Scroll). Barrie will be signing...
A post currently going the rounds on Twitter and Facebook references an article in the Independent which quotes this old Welsh phrase approvingly. To read the article go here:-
A passion for the poetry of nature: writer Robert Macfarlane is on a quest to reconnect children with the outdoors
We have all been told at some point that we need to calm down, relax and take a walk in the woods. This old Welsh phrase captures that sentiment perfectly.
Dwi wedi dod yn ôl at fy nghoed. = I have returned to my senses/regained my mental equilibrium.
Literally: I have come back to my tree/s....
READ THE WINNING ENTRY HERE - RICE PAPER DREAMS
Hi Krystal and many thanks for agreeing to this interview. Care to tell us a little about your winning entry 'Rice Paper Dreams' (link) in this year's WCE Short Story Competition?
Krystal: Rice Paper Dreams at its heart is a story about a young girl reuniting with her father. It looks into expectations and unfulfilled dreams, as well as the complicated nature of family relationships, and how they change over time.
How did you come up with the idea for the story?
Krystal: Almost a third character in itself is the setting–the Kyoto...
Today, BBC Cymru Wales and Arts Council of Wales are excited to announce the names of twelve acts selected from across Wales to be part of the Horizons in 2018.
Horizons is a unique showcase of new, independent contemporary music in Wales, supporting and promoting emerging Welsh music talent to wider audiences. Nearly 300 artists applied for a place on the project, which is now in its fourth year.
A diverse list of a dozen of the finest emerging acts from across Wales, this year’s Horizons intake is notable for featuring strong, unique female musicians with 10 of the 12 made up of...
Click here to read our 2009 interview with Rhys Hughes
AmeriCymru spoke to Wales' most prolific story writer - Rhys Hughes, about his recent novel Cloud Farming In Wales. We are also pleased to include a short excerpt from the book. Rhys Hughes' vision of 'Welsh hell' can be found below.
Excerpt from 'Cloud Farming In Wales' - Welsh Hell
Buy Cloud Farming here
Rhys Hughes bibliography
Cloud Farming In Wales - Rhys Hughes Photos: 5
AmeriCymru: Hi Rhys and many thanks for agreeing to this interview. Care to introduce your recent book Cloud Farming in...
A SELECTION OF WELSH PIPES VIDEOS FROM JOHN TOSE YOUTUBE CHANNEL PIBYDD (CLICK TO PLAY)
AmeriCymru: How did Estron come to be formed?
John: We're basically a family and friends band - I've been doing stuff with my daughters, Micky and Danny ever since they were quite small but in 2012 we started playing with Holly Robinson, a really talented and well known fiddler here in Pembrokeshire, and coined the name Estron for the band. Jess Ward joined us with her harp two years later. I suppose the band really got going after Micky and Danny moved on from the instruments they'd learned at...
Does dim palmant
dim marciau ffordd
dim ffordd ymlaen
allan yn yr anialwch peiriannol
ceir yn erbyn ceir
gyrrwyr yn erbyn gyrrwyr
y milltiroedd yn ysu amser
y byd yn gul
yn ein drychau
dw i am gerdded
tuag at y cyntadau
a chrwydro’n ddifeddwl
diamcan a diystyr
a byw ar lethr
wrth ochr y draffordd
gyda’r ehedydd a’r barcut
yn ymyl y chwyn
yn sgîl y mygdarthau
a’r ceudyllau sy’n uno
i greu un twll enfawr
roeddwn yn arfer edrych allan
am arwyddion ffordd
nawr dw i’n chwilio
AmeriCymru: Hi Tywysog Llywelyn and many thanks for agreeing to this interview. Care to tell us a little about the genealogical background to your claim and title?
Llywelyn: Hello Ceri, and thank you for the opportunity and for what you have done with AmeriCymru. I recognize the duality of national identity and ethnic identity. AmeriCymru has done wonderful things for Welsh-Americans and the preservation of Cymraeg in the United States.
Yes, I would be glad to expand on this for you. I wish more people would take notice of what I am doing with the titles...
Searching for Songs
Hi my name is Chris Jones, I'm a traditional folk singer and musician from Wales. A member here on Americymru who is interested in the Welsh musical history and heritage of America. I suppose I'm doing the opposite to Welsh Americans who investigate their Welsh ancestry. My project is the reverse as I'm particularly interested in investigating Welsh folk music that would have been taken to America by the ancestors of today's Welsh Americans and rediscovering (hopefully) sources that still exist-particularly those that remain undiscovered, uncatalogued and...
MORE FROM 'Y TEITHIWR TWP' HERE
I am an obnoxious Cymrophile. Everyone I know knows that I am obsessed with all things Welsh. Over the last dozen years, I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Wales. It has always been in month to six-week increments. There are dragons all over my apartment. The lilting noises of that beautiful singsong language regularly float out my windows in blaring BBC Radio Cymru programs and online Welsh Lessons. But now, I am packing the dragons away, and moving out. I have four days left to accomplish this task, because I am becoming semi-permanently nomadic,...
MORE FROM PAUL STEFFAN JONES: CLICK HERE
A hill river in spate
in its pomp
its waterfalls are thunder
to its name
the call and response
of precipitation and gradient
the fall they call “snow”
is a curtain of moving water
frothing and seeming to boil
and the history
of the torrent
and all its previous versions
volumes speeds and force
have left on the bank
the size and shapes
of loaves of bread
roots are exposed
the healthy brown bones
of the skeleton trees
fringing the foam...
BUY YOUR RED DRAGON STICKERS HERE
A well-known publishing company in Wales has decided to challenge the decision taken by the UK Government to include the Union Jack on new driving licenses by producing Red Dragon stickers to be placed in their place.In 2014 the UK Government announced that the Union Jack will appear on every new drivers license from now on appearing alongside the EU banner on the licenses of drivers in Wales, Scotland and England. The decision was strongly condemned by inviduals such as the MP for Arfon, Hywel Williams from Plaid Cymru.Over 3,000 signed the online...
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AmeriCymru: Hi Matt, care to tell us a little about your Welsh background and when you decided to become a chef?
Matt: My father Phil guy is from llanberis the foot of snowdon and works in the electric mountain my mother is from Deiniolen and a office administrator... they both moved in together in Deiniolen where they had me and two other sons, Justin also a chef and Simon who is a camera man for BBC Wales. I always wanted to be a chef from a very young age and I managed to get an apprenticeship at a hotel down the road from my village I was 15 and...
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ABOUT THE CLASS
The new term will commence on Monday June 4th 2018. This course is offered in two-month terms. There are two class times available: a class for Beginning students and an Intermediate class.
This class is delivered in an invitation-only video conference on Google Hangouts. Materials and written discussion are on an invitation-only group here on AmeriCymru. To engage in the class, you must have an internet connection sufficient to engage in a Hangout, a gmail account, an AmeriCymru account and a headset with...
MORE PHOTOS OF ELSA SPENCER HERE
Many thanks to guest blogger David Dell for the article below about his aunt Elsa Spencer, "The Worlds' Premiere Parachutist" and for the superb pictures which are from plate photographs and have never been published before. You can buy David's latest book here:- Jack Swan: The Time Travel Disastersdgdfg
Cardiff, August 1919. Elsa Spencer getting ready to ascend from Sophia Gardens.
Ernest Thompson Willows had the title "The Father of British Airships" and Elsa Spencer, enjoyed the title "The Worlds' Premiere Parachutist." Sadly, history has...
On my return trip from the West Coast Eisteddfod in L.A. in 2011 I was able to break my journey in Hornbrook, CA and take some pictures of John Rees's grave and final resting place. Given that we know he was a stonemason in his youth, did he perhaps make it himself? Certainly it is one of the finest and best preserved monuments in the cemetary.
John Rees ( aka Jack the Fifer ) is topical because today ( Nov 4th ) is the anniversary of the ill-fated Chartist march on Newport in which he played a leading role..
The debate as to whether violence can be a legitimate method to secure...