Whodunnit? (oh_meow) wrote in linguaphiles,


I know there are quite a few fans of Welsh here, so I thought people might like this. I was turning some of my vinyl into mp3s before I packed it away to leave the country for a while. Datblygu are one of my favourite bands. They were active in the 80s and sang only in Welsh. Their aim was to make modern, new music in wales, that wasn't full of eisteddfodity or just a copy of someone else's music but sung in welsh. Imagine a more varied, less agitated Fall with lyrics full of sly wit. I really have no idea if any of this stuff is available outside the UK (I bet it isn't), and it's nearly impossible to find anything except Y Teimlad to download, so let's hoping you enjoy it.

Their two most well known songs (off a best of welsh compilation I borrowed off a friend)
Y Teimlad (this was covered by the Super Furry Animals) - http://download.yousendit.com/21B658394DE11444
Casserole Efeilliaid - http://download.yousendit.com/1F80CCA40102DE8F

Some of my own favourites

From their album Pyst (post)

Ben Bore- http://download.yousendit.com/B0F7A13E6DBFE127
Dymuniadau Da- http://download.yousendit.com/67D6A8191C6DB23B
Nofel o'r Hofel- http://download.yousendit.com/5B4D5E8D7D969C98

From the John Peel Sessions album:

Fanzine Ynfytyn- http://download.yousendit.com/7F2C47E414BBB04A
Slebog Bwydeg- http://download.yousendit.com/6512F63F7CB48796

I didn't have their two other albums Wyau (eggs) and Libertino to hand.
The links will all work from 7 days from posting. After that you won't be able to download the songs.

The website http://www.datblygu.com/ is all in welsh, but the good old BBC has information in English as well http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/music/sites/datblygu/
Tags: lyrics, music, welsh

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