Arfon Gwilym

Arfon Gwilym (born 1 September 1950) is a Welsh folksinger, ballad singer, publisher and musician, originally from Rhydymain, between Dolgellau and Bala in Gwynedd. He is also known as a language campaigner[1] through his work over the years promoting plygain singing and cerdd dant.

He came to attention at an event in the Ruthin eisteddfod of 1973 called "Tafodau Tân", singing a selection of traditional songs about Marged ferch Ifan.[2]

He was a reporter for the newspaper Y Cymro for more than ten years and has since settled in the area of Meifod and Llanfyllin in Powys.


  • Cerddoriaeth y Cymry: Cyflwyniad i Draddodiad Cerddorol Cymru (Y Lolfa, 2007)


  1. ^ "Former Welsh rights campaigner denied visa". 16 June 2009. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
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