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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Meic Stevens Performances & Interviews


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Yr Eryr A'r Golomen
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Yr Eryr A'r Golomen
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Arglwydd Penrhyn
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Arglwydd Penrhyn
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Strydoedd Aberstalwm
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Strydoedd Aberstalwm
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Er Cof Am Blant y Cwm
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Er Cof Am Blant y Cwm
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Y Meirw Byw
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Y Meirw Byw
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Douarnenez
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Douarnenez
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Siwsi'n Galw
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Siwsi'n Galw
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Bibopalwla'r Delyn Aur (Cathy)
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Bibopalwla'r Delyn Aur (Cathy)
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Y Brawd Houdini
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Y Brawd Houdini
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Byw Yn Y Wlad
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Byw Yn Y Wlad
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Diolch yn Fawr
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Diolch yn Fawr
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Lapis Lazuli
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Lapis Lazuli
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Cân Walter
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Cân Walter
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Shw Mae, Shw Mae?
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Shw Mae, Shw Mae?
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Rue St. Michel
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Rue St. Michel
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Merch O'r Ffatri Wlan
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Merch O'r Ffatri Wlan
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Ware'n Noeth
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Ware'n Noeth
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Victor Parker
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Victor Parker
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Môr o Gariad
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Môr o Gariad
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Cyllell Trwy'r Galon
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Cyllell Trwy'r Galon
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Sylvia
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Sylvia
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Ysbryd Solfa
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Ysbryd Solfa
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Ble Mae'r Haf?
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Ble Mae'r Haf?
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Dim Ond Cysgodion
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Dim Ond Cysgodion
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Erwan
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Erwan
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Rainy Day Good Blues (Past Live Celtic Heartbeat Session Track)
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Rainy Day Good Blues (Past Live Celtic Heartbeat Session Track)
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Upcoming Events

19
Jul
2019
Meic Stevens, Los de Abajo, Rusty Shackle, Calan, Candelas, Estella, The Trials of Cato, Welsh Whisperer, Geraint Jarman, Gwilym, Matthew Frederick, Gwilym Bowen Rhys, Vri, Bwncath, Banda Bacana, Cynefin, Lewys, Glain Rhys, Three Legg'd Mare, Sian Miriam, Yr Oria, Hywel Pitts, Magi Tudur, Beth Jones, Eleri Morgan, Beth Angell, Daniel Glyn, Bwca, Beryl Griffiths, Traed Moch Môn, Elliw Gwawr, Uffern Fach, Twmpath Efo Bandarall, Tant, Noson Jazz, Mared Williams, Tacla and SIon Tomos Owen
Unknown venue, Dolgellau, UK
15
Aug
2019
Meic Stevens, Eels, Broken Social Scene, Father John Misty, Four Tet, Yo La Tengo, Sharon Van Etten, The Growlers, Car Seat Headrest, Khruangbin, Whitney, Stereolab, Maribou State, Amadou & Mariam, Big Thief, John Talabot, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Shy FX, Avi Buffalo, Marika Hackman, Richard Thompson, IDLES, White Fence, Jesca Hoop, Julia Jacklin, Aldous Harding, Anaïs Mitchell, Steve Mason, The Liminanas, James Yorkston, George Ogilvie, Sons of Kemet, A Certain Ratio, Durand Jones and the Indications, The Comet Is Coming, Bill Ryder-Jones, Ezra Collective, Stella Donnelly, YAK, The Beths, Tiny Ruins, Bodega, Gwenno, Hand Habits, Ex:Re, Pictish Trail, Willie J Healey, James Heather, Foxwarren, Bridget St John, Skinny Pelembe, The Breath, KOKOKO!, Mapache, audiobooks, BESS ATWELL, Sheelanagig, N0V3L, Jockstrap, Pottery, Emily Capell, Kadija Kamara, Mama's Broke, Scalping, Meggie Brown, Modern Nature, Alex Rex, Dry Cleaning, The Intergalactic Republic of Kongo, spiritcake, Eitha Da and Deptford Northern Soul Club
Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, UK

Past BBC Events

Sesiynau Gwerin: Meic Stevens
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Bangor
2009-09-27T21:06:07
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Sep
2009
Sesiynau Gwerin: Meic Stevens

Sesiynau Gwerin: Meic Stevens

Bangor

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