Welsh Rock Music

Hi Folks, I’m a big rock fan and now a big Welsh rock fan. I love the likes of Crys, Mellt, Yr Eira, Candelas and now my faves are Calfari. I have been able to get hold of Calfari’s ep “Tan” which is great but I can’t get hold of either “Nôl ac ymlaen” or “Gorwelion” on cd to my great frustration. I have tried Ebay, Amazon and the Na-Nog siop in Caernarvon to no avail.
Can anyone advise where else I could try please?

My local Welsh shop got hold of ‘Tân’ and ‘Gorwelion’ for me so I guess Na-Nôg or Palas Print in Caernarfon could do the same. (I bought ‘Nôl ac ymlaen’ off them direct when they played in Wrexham a few years ago.)

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For other rockers out there, there was some really good stuff in the 80s:

Rhiannon Thomas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMHPrljXfBc
Y Diawled: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngq9bsYH9As
Yr Anhrefn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T7wHuvUJ5M, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4yVci4THzA
Maffia Mr Huws: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhPj7ABz84g
Y Cyrff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upkDEvGMzc8

However a lot of the lesser well known groups has singles released on vinyl only. Sain Records have a few compilation albums which make a good introduction (www.sainwales.com and iTunes).

And how about some modern Breton punk? les Ramoneurs de Menhirs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6pJ4PriGzQ

Modern Welsh rock- check out Sŵnami https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ccGXDNyNzQ and Yr Angen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaFcX5u5onk

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A couple more slightly heavier ones are “I fight lions” and “After an alibi”. Both bands have stuff on Spotify if you want to have a listen.

I’ve got the I fight lions album (self titled) and it’s a bilingual affair alternating between Welsh and English songs from start to finish. I prefer the sound of After an alibi but failed to find a hard copy of their stuff a while back.

I Fight Lions have got a new single out on the 20th, by the way.

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I’ve heard a snippet and I’ll reserve final judgement till I hear it in full but as a first impression … :unamused:

We’ll see.

Thanks for these replies guys. I will definitely be checking out I fight Lions and After an alibi in the next couple of days via Spotify. Diolch yn fawr iawn.

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So, I’ve just heard the new single by ‘I fight lions’ and would like to say how much I enjoyed their first album.


Hah…led me to some anthemic 80s

Mae sure that you check out FfarOut on YouTube @Sean-O- there’s hundreds of classic videos on there…


Diolch yn fawr. We are listening to Clic and music to tune ourselves in.

Recordiau Rhys Mwyn on Radio Cymru. 2 days left ofhis November programme devoted to the blues y blŵs. Great weekly programme anyway and he was interviewed by Beca for SSIW Advanced. She is an inspiring interviewer - always interesting interviews.