The Canfod y Gan crew had a very special day on the 2nd of September 2022 at the official Canfod y Gan Celebration in Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli.

 After 3 years of running the project, it was about time we celebrated all the hard work the members, tutors and everyone who has been part of the project has put into Canfod y Gan! 

Each group had the opportunity to perform some of their favorite songs for us as part of the celebration. We heard a variety of different music ranging from well-known songs such as ‘Ceidwad y Goleudy’ by Bryn Fôn and ‘The Wonder of You’ by Elvis Presley to some original songs written by Canfod y Gan members such as ‘Can Adra’ which was written by the Harlech group and ‘Running Around in My Mind’ which was written by a member of the Caernarfon group.

It was a great opportunity for us to be able to celebrate all the talent that can be seen in the Canfod y Gan sessions, and everyone in the audience seemed to be delighted with the feast of music that the crews had prepared! 

We finished the performances off as the 3 groups came together to sing an original song called ‘Can Cadw’n Positif’ – but the fun wasn’t over yet… 

To the surprise of all the members, Dafydd Iwan walked into the room, clutching his guitar, ready to finish the performance off by singing ‘Mam Wnaeth Got i Mi’ and ‘Yma o Hyd’ with the members! 

After that shock, and after everyone had the chance to take a photo with the special guest, we had a small tea party to celebrate the success of the event, as well as to celebrate the success of the last 3 years of the Canfod y Gan project!

A day to remember for all who took part, I’m sure!