Gwilym, Elan and Marged from Plu
Gwilym, Elan and Marged from Plu
For one third of the alternative folk sibling trio, Plu, performing Welsh language music runs in the family.

What was your first experience of Welsh music?

I can’t remember my first experience but my Dad sung in a Welsh punk rock band in the late 70s, ‘Y Trwynau Coch’ (The Red Noses) and I remember singing their songs in the car when I was a child.

Who was your favourite Welsh language band or musician whilst growing up?

Many Welsh language bands formed in my secondary school like Gogz and Derwyddon Dr Gonzo, so they were my favourite bands to begin with. I was also a big fan of Poppies and Radio Luxembourg.

What is your favourite Welsh language album or song ever?

Too much choice! I’m a big fan of Gareth Bonello and all his albums as The Gentle Good, so relaxing and lovely lyrics.

What’s the best Welsh language music performance you have ever seen?

Again, too many to choose from! Candelas’ performance at Maes B in 2015 was fantastic but I expected them to be! A performance that surprised me was Palenco at Green Man Festival, even though they had not been gigging for long, they were so tight and slick.

Has Welsh language music influenced your life in any way?

It plays a huge part in my life. I’ve made many good friends from going to gigs and music festivals.

What are you listening to at the moment?

I like alternative folk music, Americana, light rock and a lot of other things in many languages. I'm listening to things like Ghazalaw and Huw M at the moment.

Finish this sentence ‘Without Welsh language music...’

......I would have grown up to be a completely different person to who I am now!'

Interested in hearing more Welsh language contemporary music? Have a look on our Contemporary Music page for more information.

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