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Watch: Singer’s beautiful Welsh language version of Fleetwood Mac classic

31 Oct 2021 2 minutes Read
Bronwen Lewis and Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks

The Welsh singer who taught Good Morning Britain presenters how to sing Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau is back with her new video – a classic song about a Welsh witch.

Bronwen Lewis, a former contestant on The Voice, has made something of a name for herself with her videos which promote the Welsh language on social media platforms such as TikTok and Twitter.

And now she’s back with her new offering especially for Halloween – a gorgeous version of the Fleetwood Mac hit ‘Rhiannon’.

The song is inspired by Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks’ love of the Mabinogion version of the Rhiannon story.

The video, which shows Bronwen playing the keyboard, has attracted much praise from social media.

Bronwen hit the headlines in June when she gave Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard a harmonious rendition of the Welsh national anthem ahead of Wales’ round 16 Euro 2020 clash with Denmark.

The songwriter, who performed Bread and Roses in the BAFTA winning feature film, Pride, was also joined by former Welsh international footballer John Hartson.

The performance included subtitles in Welsh and English and the presenters even joined in to sing part of the anthem.

After the performance Bronwen said on Twitter: “What a MOMENT. WAW. Still in shock. Thank you @GMB for having me on and promoting our language and nation in such a wonderful way.”

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Y Cymro
26 days ago

Da iawn Bronwen. I know Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks is a big fan of Welsh Mythology and based her stage persona on the Welsh Goddess Rhiannon. Hope Nicks gets to hear this version.

arthur owen
25 days ago

Diolch yn fawr Bronwen,a fine tribute to the fabulous Stevie.

Shan Morgain
7 days ago

Stevie Nix created her famous ‘Rhiannon’ song in 1975. Her inspiration came from a fantasy novel by Mary Leader featuring a witch ghost named Rhiannon. Stevie Nix knew nothing at all about the Welsh Mabinogi, which she freely admits in interviews then and since. However her song did powerful service in making Rhiannon’s name known internationally in an explosively exciting way. Before that it was known only to Welsh scholars and Mabinogi enthusiasts. Nix later learned more, and very much wanted to make a film based on Evangeline Walton’s version of Rhiannon as a Goddess. That project never happened but… Read more »

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