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Welsh singer teaches Good Morning Britain presenters Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau

25 Jun 2021 2 minute read
Bronwen Lewis singign Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau with John Hartson on Good Morning Britain.

A Welsh singer has taught Good Morning Britain presenters how to sing Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau.

Bronwen Lewis gave Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard a harmonious rendition of the Welsh national anthem ahead of Wales’ round 16 Euro 2020 clash with Denmark in Amsterdam where they’ll battle for a place in the quarter final.

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.

Bronwen, who joined the broadcast live from Neath, told the presenters before she started singing: “Yes, and I know which bit you’re on about, about joining in. It’s ‘gwlad, gwlad’, which means ‘my land, my land’, and if you’d like to join in for that bit Ben, and Kate, you’re more than welcome.”

Kate Garraway said: “We will. We’re going to get John to as well, and also Peter.”

Ben Shephard said: “We’re going to put the words on the screen in both English and Welsh. If you’re sitting at home you can join in. peter and John hopefully you will as well, but here is Bronwen Lewis with the Welsh national 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.”

‘Land of my fathers’ 

Good Morning Britain tweeted: “@BronwenLewis_ has been teaching the Welsh national anthem, ‘Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau’ – or ‘Land Of My Fathers’ in English. She performs live on the show with subtitles in English and Welsh. @benshephard | @kategarraway | @ITV | #GMB.”

Lewis received a lot of praise on social media for her performance.

Sarah Thyer said: “Most beautiful voice and kept us going on a Friday night during lockdown. Huge star.”

Andy Adams said: “Stunning and emotional, I think you’ll have a few more followers following this! Diolch!”

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Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
3 years ago

Yes, I saw that, a very heart warming rendition. Well done !

3 years ago

More of this, less of OBON day and UKBIN might have stood a chance

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