Council launches bilingual music streaming system

69 days ago

As part of this year’s Welsh Language Music Day on Friday, February 8, Carmarthenshire County Council has launched a new bilingual music streaming system which will be played in many of its public areas.

The initiative has been launched following a pilot held last year when Welsh music was played at certain times during the day at Ammanford, Carmarthen and Llanelli leisure centres.

The authority has been working with Marc Griffiths from Stiwdio Box to create a stream of both Welsh and English music which will be played in a number of places around the county, including the indoor markets in Carmarthen and Llanelli; leisure centres in Carmarthen, Llanelli and Ammanford; in the Hwbs in Llanelli and Ammanford and also in the Ffwrnes Theatre in Llanelli.

The aim of Welsh Language Music Day is to celebrate and share Welsh language music.

Executive board member for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Cllr Peter Hughes Griffiths, said: “By creating this exciting initiative we hope that everyone will enjoy music that reflects our bilingual community in Carmarthenshire all year around, whether they’re off to the leisure centre or theatre or shopping in our indoor markets. It has been great to work with a local company such as Stiwdio Box to be able to create an ever-changing playlist of music which will be able to be heard in many of our public spaces county-wide.”

You’ll be able to hear the new music streaming system in the above locations later this month.