Line-up and tickets on sale for next festival

Friday 1 – Sunday 3 April 2022 will see the market town of Machynlleth sing along with legendary Welsh folk singer Dafydd Iwan at the Amdani, Fachynlleth! Literature & Travel Festival.

The bilingual festival translated to Let’s Go! Machynlleth, will yet again be hosting artists, poets, travel writers and musicians across the weekend for a series of events on stage at the Wynnstay Hotel and the Senedd-dy, Glyndŵr Centre.

With events costing just £5 per event, there will be something for everyone, from the unveiling of a new portrait by Dan Llywelyn Hall, Rhys Mwyn discussing the psychogeography of Gwynedd, travel writer Tharik Hussain talking about his new book Minarets in the Mountains, and Rebecca Thomas talking in Welsh about the link between identity and the landscape, plus many more speakers. Events in Welsh will have simultaneous translation provided. 

With a career spanning over 60 years, Welsh folk singer/songwriter Dafydd Iwan has enjoyed success with hits including Carlo and Yma O Hyd, which reached number one in the iTunes UK song chart in 2020.  Yma O Hyd, which was originally recorded in 1981 and released in 1983, means “still here” in English. He will be on stage the evening of Saturday 2 April for an event focusing on Atgofion a Chaneuon gan Dafydd Iwan/ Songs and Anecdotes by Dafydd Iwan.

Charles Dark, owner, The Wynnstay Hotel in Machynlleth, who, along with Diane Bailey of Pen’rallt Books, is also managing the festival said: “Our first event in November was thoroughly enjoyed, even if we did have to contend with storm Arwen. We can’t wait to bring everyone together once again next month and hear from some of the UK’s most knowledgeable and acclaimed travel and literature experts and hear music from people as widely respected as Dafydd Iwan.

“Along with our valued sponsors Culture Colony, Pen’rallt Book shop and Creating Media, we can’t thank our speakers from across the UK enough for agreeing to take part, as they are the best of the best and we can’t wait to welcome them to the beautiful town of Machynlleth.”

A full list of speakers and tickets can be found and purchased here

Tickets can also be purchased directly from Pen’rallt Gallery Bookshop and Literary Cat in Machynlleth. For more information about the festival, please visit