6 October 2023

S4C and TV channel FR3 will work together on broadcasting renowned Cardiff club and music venue Clwb Ifor Bach's gig in Nantes on Saturday night.

The gig marks Clwb Ifor Bach's 40th birthday and will be held after the match between Wales and Georgia in the Rugby World Cup at Stade de la Beaujoire in the city.

The gig will take place in the Stereolux building, and taking part from Wales will be Adwaith, Local and rappers Sage Todz and Luke RV.

Also performing will be the local band Ile de Garde, the Breton band Ebel Elektrik who played in Tafwyl this year,

FR3 will stream the gig live while a programme with highlights of the night will be broadcast by S4C later in the month, presented by Lloyd Lewis.

This is the first time that a Welsh television company and a French television company have worked together on a production of this kind.

Gwenllian Anthony from the band Adwaith says:

"This is a special opportunity for us because Adwaith haven't played in Brittany or France before.

"We've played in a number of other countries in Europe, the audiences are always welcoming and enjoy Welsh songs - hearing people sing in another language is nothing different for them."

It will be possible to watch the gig live by visiting https://www.france.tv/france-3 neu France 3 Bretagne - YouTube .

Mael Le Guennec, head of programmes in the Breton language on FR3 says:

"This partnership is important for us because I feel that we can collaborate better with a Celtic nation. Our cultural bounds are old and deep. As a minority language broadcaster I believe that we are stronger together and that we can bring quality programmes to a wide audience.

"The gig in Naoned (Nantes) is a good example of how our cultures are vibrant and modern, a good mix of rock music, sport and fun."

The highlights programme on S4C will also show a special duet with Welsh musician Lleuwen Steffan who is now based in Brittany.

Lleuwen will sing with the Breton musician Brieg Guerveno. Lleuwen says:

"It's wonderful to be able to sing and hear Breton on TV at home in Wales. We are so lucky in Wales to be able to hear and enjoy the Welsh language culturally, it's a different situation here in Brittany.

"I will be singing a song called Aderyn Lapous - a song in Welsh and Breton and the similarities between the two languages are evident through the words."

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