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February 20, 2013

Meredydd Evans: The Power of the Welsh Language and Cultural Identity

Meredydd Evans, professor of philosophy, writer, and performer has long been an advocate for the Welsh language. In this 2008 interview, he discusses how language is an inseparable part of cultural identity.

  • Bob Fine

    I was an undergrad student of Mered’s at Boston University around 1954. His deep humanism and warmth were as evident then as they are in this brief clip. I have saved and treasured his gift to me of his first LP, “Welsh Folk-Songs.

    • Smithsonian Folklife Festival

      Thank you for your comment. It was an honor to work with Meredydd Evans.

  • Michael Wolff

    I was a graduate student in English when Meredyyd was the same in the philosophy department. I was around when he did the Smithsonian Welsh Folksongs album (of which I have a copy) and I also remember his wife, Phyllis. I would very much like to be, so many decades later, back in touch with him. Thanks in advance.

  • Roisin

    Roisin • a few seconds ago
    Trist iawn glywed bu farw Meredydd Evans (21 Chwefror 2015) ond da i weld yr erthygl ‘ma.