Meinir Gwilym singer and writer from Anglesey
Meinir Gwilym, new talent from the old country.
Meinir has established herself as one of the best selling Welsh language artists ever, and she's just getting into her stride!
Born and raised in the small village of Llangristiolus in the heart of the Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn) off the North Wales coast, singer-songwriter Meinir Gwilym has established herself as one of the best selling Welsh language artists ever.
Cigarrettes, Coffee and Cheap Vodka
Her first release Smôcs, Coffi a Fodca Rhad (Cigarrettes, Coffee and Cheap Vodka) in 2002 met with phenomenal response with her unique voice and punchy lyrics, Celtic/acoustic/folk-rock/pop being hailed as one of the most original and enspired compilations to come out of Wales in years.
The follow-up album Dim ond Clwydda (Nothing but Lies) sold thousands within the first few months of release in November 2003.
Meinir Gwilym has appeared at all major festivals in Wales.
Appearances include Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau, Maes B, The Royal Welsh Show and Bryn Terfel's Faenol Festival 2003, and performs either with her multicultural band in larger venues or on her own, acoustically at small events.
Having completed her degree in Welsh Literature and Philosophy in the summer of 2004, Meinir was able to focus purely on her music.
With her no-gimmicks image, she gets inspiration from everyday life, locally and worldwide and composes all her own songs. In the past year she has also been making inroads to the European market with successful gigs in several European capitals.
On March the 3rd 2005, a special one hour programme following Meinir for a year was broadcast on the Welsh language TV station S4C, which included a behind the scenes visit to Yamaha by whom she is endorsed. Meinir describes her official endorsment by Yamaha as one of the pinnacles of her career so far.
Meinir co-presents the afternoon request show on BBC Radio Cymru, Dylan a Meinir.
She is currently in the studio working on new material – keep your eyes peeled for more information!
Connection: Born and raised in Llangristiolus, Anglesey.
She has a number of albums published including 'Sgandal Fain' and 'Dim Ond Clwydda'. Meinir is sponsored by one of the worlds largest music companies, Yamaha. She gained a degree in Welsh Literature and Philosophy in 2004.