HOLLYWOOD actor Rhys Ifans is urging fans of all genres to discover the incredible music being made in the Welsh language.

The Ruthin-raised star of The Amazing Spider-Man, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang and Notting Hill has teamed up with Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens, to promote the fourth annual Welsh Language Music Day – Dydd Miwsig Cymru on Friday February 8.

Thanks to school discos, live gigs, a musical take over at the Senedd, and the launch of specially curated playlists on popular music streaming sites Spotify and Apple Music, people across the country and further afield are set to enjoy Welsh language music.

For the first time a song made in the Welsh language has been listened to over two million times on steaming service Spotify; ‘Gwenwyn’ by Alffa- a rock duo consisting of Dion Jones and Sion Land from Gwynedd- on the Recordiau Côsh Records label.

Huw Stephens, ambassador of Welsh language music day said: “You might be into guitars or grime, hip hop or harmonies, squeaky beats or big singalongs, but whatever gets you grooving, there’s Welsh language music you’ll listen to and fall in love with from the first note. Put February 8th 2019 in your calendar. It’s a day that champions some incredible music being made in the Welsh language.”

Sets of Welsh Language Music top trumps can be bought in over 60 local Welsh language shops across the country which have been especially designed for Welsh Language Music Day by illustrator Casey Raymond. Wherever you are follow @cymraeg and #DyddMiwsigCymru on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the latest.