Music ‘helping to keep Welsh language alive in Patagonia’

Music is helping to keep the Welsh language alive in Patagonia, harpist and composer Catrin Finch has said.

She has been in the Welsh-speaking part of Argentina with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW) to mark 150 years since Welsh settlers arrived.

Ysgol yr Hendre, the bilingual Welsh-Spanish school in Trelew, has hosted performances during a week of events.

Ms Finch said it was “incredible” to visit a Patagonian school where all the pupils speak Welsh.
“I think it’s the music that is keeping the language alive,” she said after the school visit.

Read more: BBC News

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