The children at Ty Gobaith got the Dydd Miwsig Cymru party started with a special Welsh language disco.

Dydd Miwsig Cymru (Welsh Language Music Day), which takes place this Friday 7th February, is always a standout day in the Welsh music calendar, and this year is no different. School children across Wales will be joining in the fun with a host of activities, including holding their own Dydd Miwsig disco, hosting a gig in the school hall and listening to the specially curated Dydd Miwsig Cymru playlists throughout the day.

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.

Last year more than 300 schools nationwide got involved in the fun, and this year Dydd Miwsig Cymru wants to take the party to children who sadly won’t be in school to celebrate by visiting hospices and children’s charities like Ty Gobaith across Wales.

A magical atmosphere

With local DJ Bustach on the decks and a special visit from Siarter Iaith (Welsh Language Charter) mascots Seren and Sbarc, the children at Tŷ Gobaith had a blast celebrating Welsh Language Music Day at their very own Welsh language disco last Friday.

Music plays a special role in the hospices, it stimulates and invigorates the senses and can help the children to relax and de-stress, so of course, the team at Ty Gobaith were delighted to be involved in the Dydd Miwsig Cymru celebrations which they knew the children would thoroughly enjoy.

Angharad Davies, Head of Care at Tŷ Gobaith, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be celebrating Dydd Miwsig Cymru here today with the disco. The atmosphere in the room has been magical. We look after Welsh speaking and non-Welsh speaking families and it’s been great to see everyone enjoying the music together.

“We’ll definitely keep listening to the Seren a Sbarc playlist this week to get in the mood for the big day on Friday, as the children have loved it today.”

Join in the fun

Eluned Morgan, Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language, said: “Dydd Miwsig Cymru continues to go from strength to strength, and this year there are so many ways people can join in, whatever your taste in music.

“Music is such a positive way to introduce a language and encourage bilingualism, and is a great way for people to enjoy the language together. I hope the events taking place across Wales today encourage more people to sample some of the incredible music being made in the Welsh language.”

Dydd Miwsig Cymru takes place on 7th February 2020 and it’s never too late to get involved. For more information and how you can celebrate Dydd Miwsig Cymru, including free downloadable resources, visit