Watch: The special moment the entire Wales squad sang ‘Yma o Hyd’ with Dafydd Iwan
The entire Wales squad lined up to sing ‘Yma o Hyd’ with Dafydd Iwan after the final whistle as Wales reached the World Cup for the first time in 64 years.
Social media was flooded with videos by fans who had captured the social moment both at the stadium and on their televisions.
Dafydd Iwan insatiable. And why not. pic.twitter.com/ZpwgCHMMmd
— Jonathan Wilson (@jonawils) June 5, 2022
‘Yma o Hyd’ (We’re Still Here) has become an anthem for the Welsh team over the past few years, with singer Dafydd Iwan invited to the stadium to entertain the crowd before the last two games.
So moved was the folk singer at the reception his anthem received at the last two Wales games, he was so touched he was reduced to tears.
DI feat. @Cymru 🏴 pic.twitter.com/iJDpxh0cSY
— Heð Gwynfor (@heddgwynfor) June 5, 2022
Beat that for a celebration of being Welsh. World Cup here welcome 🏴🏴🙏🙏👏👏@dafyddiwan @heno @cymru @peldroedyncymru @FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/AME4uWVsGm
— Non Evans MBE (@NonEvans) June 5, 2022
S4C even prepared a new music video for the song, which premiered during the week in the run-up to the match.
YMA O HYD! 🏴
Dafydd Iwan a’r Wal Goch.
Oes eisiau dweud mwy? 😍
Goosebumps. This will get you READY for Sunday! 🔥 #Qatar2022 | @Sgorio @Cymru pic.twitter.com/iin2X2wVvv
— S4C Chwaraeon 🏴 (@S4Cchwaraeon) June 3, 2022
A stunning new version of the track was also released by FA Wales alongside Welsh Drill artist Sage Todz.
The exclusive track released before Wales took on Ukraine in the World Cup play-off final on Sunday began with a rousing sample of legendary folk artist Dafydd Iwan’s Yma O Hyd before leading into Sage Todz’s stirring rap.
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They did it for Cymru, not for Putin. Sorry to have to break this to you.
“The most significant moment in our sporting history. A multicultural, bilingual, diverse group of players singing ‘Yma o Hyd’ with Dafydd Iwan. A progressive, inclusive self-confident Wales. A new Wales…Cymru.” (@Ffwtbol) This what it’s all about. Some people might be pro-independence, some might be indy-curious (either trending towards pro or “not at this time”) and some might not want independence (at this time at least), but we all want a progressive, inclusive self-confident Wales and that’s what the football team is promoting – whether it becomes a chapter in the future indy story or not it’s makes us a better… Read more »
The Welsh FA seem to be leaning towards indy at the moment.
I’d never have imagined a decade or two ago that I’d witness a Welsh football team qualifying for the world cup, nevermind singing a Welsh national folk song in the stadium. How times change.