Cân i Gymru 2021 will go ahead

6 November 2020

As many festivals and events are delayed this year, the iconic Cân i Gymru competition will go ahead next year giving fans something to look forward to.

Cân i Gymru 2021 will be launched on Friday, 6 November, on the Heno programme. As part of the entertainment, Elin Fflur will be joined by the winner of Cân i Gymru 2020, Gruffydd Wyn, to discuss his experience of winning the competition.

Cyn I'r Llenni Gau by Gruffydd Wyn from Amlwch was selected as the winner by a live public vote by viewers of the Cân i Gymru 2020 programme on S4C in February at the Arts Centre in Aberystwyth.

Gruffydd Wyn is an experienced performer and took part in the Britain's Got Talent series when he made the finals and won judge Amanda Holden's golden buzzer.

The competition will air in 2021 and there will be plenty of opportunities to join in the fun at home.

Siôn Llwyd, from Avanti, who is producing the programme for S4C is certain that 2020 will inspire Welsh singers and composers to compose very special and unique songs.

"It has been a difficult year for the arts, especially for musicians and composers, and we hope that this special platform and the opportunity for a cash prize will give composers and musicians a boost and focus for the future. "

The Cân i Gymru competition has been running since 1969 and is an opportunity for composers to submit original songs for a chance to win a cash prize. Margaret Williams, Bryn Fôn, Caryl Parry Jones, Elin Fflur - these are some of the giants of the entertainment world in Wales who have won the competition over the last half a century.

The closing date for Cân i Gymru 2021 is 3 January 2021 at 10pm. For full details, watch the Heno programme on Friday, 6 November. An application form is available on the S4C website:

Siôn added:

"Cân i Gymru is a competition that has been uniting families in front of the television for over fifty years and the excitement of competing is very special.

"Who will be next to claim their place in the history of Cân i Gymru?"

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