Elin Fflur

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Elin Fflur
Birth name Elin Fflur Llewelyn Jones
Born 1984
Anglesey, Wales
Genres Pop, soul, folk, pop-rock
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, presenter
Years active 2002-present
Labels Recordiau Grawnffrwyth; Sain
Website http://www.elinfflur.co.uk/

Elin Fflur Llewelyn Jones, known professionally as Elin Fflur, is a Welsh singer and songwriter from Wales. Elin is well-known in Welsh-language media, especially since she won the Cân i Gymru contest in 2002.[1] Elin also had success in the bands Carlotta (with her brother Ioan) and Y Moniars.[2] Her younger brother Gwion Llyr Llewelyn is also a musician. Elin also occasionally works behind the scenes and as a presenter on S4C, the Welsh-language television channel.

Career[edit]

Elin's musical roots began with her mother Nest Llewelyn Jones, who was the lead vocalist of popular Welsh-folk band Bran. Just as Elin would do 24 years later, Bran became 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.[3] 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 familiar 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. She won the competition with the song "Harbwr Diogel" ("Safe Bay") composed by Arfon Wyn - the same composer who wrote the 1979 winning song "Ni welaf yr Haf " ( I won't see the Summer ) for Elin's mother and band Pererin.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Dim Gair (Speechless) - Sain, 2003
  • Cysgodion (Shadows) - 6 December 2004
  • Hafana - 7 July 2008
  • Y Goreuon (The Best) - 29 July 2010
  • Lleuad Llawn (Full Moon) - 2014

EP[edit]

  • Ysbryd Efnisien - 7 August 2006

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