Meic Stevens
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1942-03-13
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Meic Stevens

Meic Stevens Biography (Wikipedia)

Meic Stevens (born 13 March 1942) is a Welsh singer-songwriter often referred to as "the Welsh Dylan", who has been compared with Syd Barrett. Stevens's songs have a mystical, faintly psychedelic flavour, and are mostly sung in his native Welsh language. Still largely unknown outside Wales, he was discovered by DJ Jimmy Savile, who saw him performing in a Manchester folk club in 1965. This led to Stevens recording his first single - with arranger John Paul Jones (later of Led Zeppelin) - for Decca Records that same year, though it sold badly.

In 1967 he suffered a nervous breakdown and retreated to his home village of Solva (in Pembrokeshire) to recuperate, and started to write songs in Welsh in a concerted effort to create a distinctive national pop music. From 1967-69 he recorded a series of now rare Welsh-language picture sleeve EPs (Mike Stevens, Rhif 2 (Number 2), Mwg (Smoke), Y Brawd Houdini (Brother Houdini), Meic Stevens, Diolch yn Fawr (Many Thanks), Byw yn y Wlad (Living In The Country)). These were made for local labels like Sain and Wren, for whom he was one of the first artistes to record. He also performed around Britain during the '60s, playing on recording sessions (notably for his friend Gary Farr's debut album on the Marmalade label). He made a one-off English language LP, Outlander, for Warner Bros. Records in 1970, but the contract was abandoned by mutual consent. Today, like his other LPs of the period, Gwymon (Seaweed) and Gog (Cuckoo), it is very rare and highly sought after.

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Parti Gwyllt
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Parti Gwyllt
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Victor Parker
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Victor Parker
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Bibopalwla'r Delyn Aur (Cathy)
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Bibopalwla'r Delyn Aur (Cathy)
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Diolch yn Fawr
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Diolch yn Fawr
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Douarnenez
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Douarnenez
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Strydoedd Aberstalwm
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Strydoedd Aberstalwm
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Rue St. Michel
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Rue St. Michel
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Bibopalwla'r Delyn Aur
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Bibopalwla'r Delyn Aur
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Môr o Gariad
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Môr o Gariad
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Mynd I Ffwrdd Fel Hyn
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Mynd I Ffwrdd Fel Hyn
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Y Brawd Houdini
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Y Brawd Houdini
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Cân Walter
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Cân Walter
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Heddiw Ddoe a 'Fory
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Heddiw Ddoe a 'Fory
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Angau Opera Ffug Y Clôn
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Angau Opera Ffug Y Clôn
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Shw Mae, Shw Mae?
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Shw Mae, Shw Mae?
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Yr Eryr A'r Golomen
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Yr Eryr A'r Golomen
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Gwely Gwag
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Gwely Gwag
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Sylvia
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Sylvia
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Arglwydd Penrhyn
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Arglwydd Penrhyn
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Aros Yma Heno
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Aros Yma Heno
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Rhy Hwyr (Mae Gen I Gariad)
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Rhy Hwyr (Mae Gen I Gariad)
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Lawr ar y Gwaelod
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Lawr ar y Gwaelod
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Mwg
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Mwg
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Cura dy Law
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Cura dy Law
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Upcoming Events

10
May
2019
Meic Stevens
The Cellar, Swansea, UK
15
Jun
2019
Meic Stevens, The Gentle Good, Bwncath and CHROMA (UK)
Barry Island Beach Front, Cardiff, UK
19
Jul
2019
Meic Stevens, Los de Abajo, Rusty Shackle, Calan, Candelas, Estella, The Trials of Cato, Geraint Jarman, Matthew Frederick, Bwncath, Cynefin and SIon Tomos Owen
Unknown venue, Dolgellau, UK
15
Aug
2019
Meic Stevens, Eels, Broken Social Scene, Father John Misty, Yo La Tengo, Four Tet, Sharon Van Etten, The Growlers, Car Seat Headrest, Stereolab, Khruangbin, Whitney, Maribou State, Amadou & Mariam, John Talabot, Big Thief, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Avi Buffalo, Shy FX, Richard Thompson, Marika Hackman, White Fence, IDLES, Jesca Hoop, Julia Jacklin, Anaïs Mitchell, Steve Mason, Aldous Harding, The Liminanas, James Yorkston, A Certain Ratio, George Ogilvie, Sons of Kemet, Bill Ryder-Jones, Durand Jones and the Indications, YAK, The Comet Is Coming, Ezra Collective, Tiny Ruins, Stella Donnelly, The Beths, Bodega, Gwenno, Hand Habits, Pictish Trail, Ex:Re, Bridget St John, Skinny Pelembe, The Breath, Foxwarren, KOKOKO!, Mapache, BESS ATWELL, N0V3L, Jockstrap, Pottery, Mama's Broke, Scalping, Modern Nature, Alex Rex, Dry Cleaning, Deptford Northern Soul Club and spiritcake
Unknown venue, Brecon Beacons, UK

Past BBC Events

Sesiynau Gwerin: Meic Stevens
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Bangor
2009-09-27T19:49:00
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Sep
2009
Sesiynau Gwerin: Meic Stevens

Sesiynau Gwerin: Meic Stevens

Bangor

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