BBC Sounds & Radio Wales: The Story of Miwsig
A six-part podcast and radio show created for BBC Sounds and BBC Radio Wales as hosts Huw Stephens and Sian Eleri time travel through the history of Welsh language pop music, tracing Welsh language music’s epic journey from the chapels to the charts.
BBC Sounds episodes
interviews with Welsh language
decades across the episodes
production for BBC as an indie producer
Available exclusively on BBC Sounds. Our six-part series traces Welsh language music's journey from the chapels to the charts, featuring interviews with the instigators at the heart of the story and new artists making noise in their native language. Digging deep into decades from the 1960s onwards, it’s a story of rock and revolution, protest, prison and punk rock. It's a story of how the underground emerged and gave voices from
- From the eisteddfodau to the Cool Cymru years, guests including Rhys Ifans, Dafydd Iwan, Gwenno, Euros Childs, Heather Jones, Gruff Rhys, Pat Morgan, Caryl Parry Jones and Eadyth tell the unheard tales of how one of Europe’s oldest tongues took on the establishment and became a platform for some of today’s best new music.
- The first episode was released on Welsh Language Music Day- Dydd Miwisg Cymru 2021
- Each episode played on BBC Radio Wales during the Janice Long show, as well as being available exclusively on BBC Sounds