Elin Fflur

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Elin Fflur
Birth name Elin Fflur Jones
Born 1984
Anglesey, Wales
Genres Pop, soul, folk, pop rock, Cymraeg
Occupations Singer, Songwriter, Presenter
Years active 2002 — present
Labels Recordiau Grawnffrwyth
Website The Official Site of Elin Fflur

Elin Fflur Jones is a Welsh singer and songwriter from Wales. Elin is well known in Welsh-language media, especially after she won the Cân i Gymru contest in 2002.[1] Elin also had successes in the bands Carlotta and Y Moniars. Elin also occasionally works behind the scenes and as a presenter on S4C, the Welsh-language television channel.

History[edit]

Elin's musical roots began with her mother Nest Llewellyn Jones who was the lead vocalist of the popular Welsh-folk band Bran. Just as Elin would do 24 years later, Bran became well known for winning Cân i Gymru in 1978. Elin also took inspiration from her father's favourite artists who included Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and her personal favourite Janis Ian.[2] In her teens, Elin wrote her own rock songs describing herself as 'rebellious'.

Elin began taking part in local Eisteddfodau from the age of 3 and became a well known name in National Eisteddfodau thereafter. She later studied criminology at Bangor University.

Cân i Gymru[edit]

Elin participated in Cân i Gymru in 2002, the 33rd edition of the competition. Elin won the competition with the song "Harbwr Diogel" (Safe Bay) composed by Arfon Wyn - the same composer who wrote the 1978 winning song "Angel Ble Wyt Ti?" (Angel Where Are You?) for Elin's mother's band Bran.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Dim Gair (No Word) - Sain, 2003
  • Cysgodion (Shadows) - 6 December 2004
  • Hafana - 7 July 2008
  • Y Goreuon (The Best) - 29 July 2010

EP[edit]

  • Ysbryd Efnisien - 7 August 2006

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