Pembrokeshire Schools celebrate their localities with new Welsh-language song series
Harmonious melodies of Welsh music fill the air as a charming series of brand new songs composed Pembrokeshire school children is released.
The collaborative musical endeavour, organised by Pembrokeshire County Council and Menter Iaith Sir Benfro, features renowned songwriter Mei Gwynedd and exceptionally talented pupils from 46 schools across the region.
Initiated as part of their commitment to the Welsh Language Charter, the schools in Pembrokeshire embarked on this remarkable project to celebrate their area and the county's rich cultural heritage.
The heart and soul of this series of seven captivating songs lie in the inspiring lyrics, crafted by Criw Cymraeg’s from each school, complemented by music videos by gifted filmmaker Nico Dafydd.
Criw Cymraeg from Mary Immaculate School proudly shared: "Writing, rehearsing and performing for the video was an unforgettable experience, it was such a unique opportunity to create and write a song with a well-known artist!"
Mei Gwynedd added: "They were all so proud of their area and I learned a lot about this lovely corner of Wales! Some were fluent in Welsh, and others with a few words, but it's great to be able to see music uniting children from different backgrounds."
Cabinet member for Education and the Welsh Language Cllr Guy Woodham said: “This remarkable project has given these talented pupils a chance to use their Welsh skills in a different context and what they have created is truly extraordinary.
“Celebrating the individual areas and the County as a whole through song is a valued tradition and it is fantastic to see – and hear – that it continues to thrive with the younger generation.”
Each school proudly unveiled their songs to their peers before the summer holidays and can be watched by everyone on YouTube.