Y Cyrff

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Y Cyrff (1984–1992) was a popular Welsh language indie band in the 1980s. The band came from Llanrwst, Conwy, and the line-up included Mark Roberts (vocals and guitar), Barry Cawley (guitar), Paul Jones (bass) and Dylan Hughes (drums). Dylan left to join Welsh punks Yr Anhrefn and Mark Kendall took Dylan's place. One of their popular songs is Cymru, Lloegr a Llanrwst (Wales, England and Llanrwst). Television appearances include: Stid, Roc Rol Te and Heno Heno Heno. They performed at the Llanrwst Eisteddfod in 1989.

After Y Cyrff split up, Mark Roberts and Paul Jones went on to form Catatonia. They subsequently formed a band called Y Ffyrc (The Forks), an anagram of Y Cyrff. Then Sherbet Antlers and since 2014 a Cardiff based soul band called The Earth.

Y Cyrff, translated into English means "The Bodies".

Barry Cawley, who later worked as a guitar technician with Catatonia, was killed in 2000 when his bike was hit by a car near Llanrwst.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1991 Llawenydd Heb Ddiwedd 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1992 Mae Ddoe Yn Ddoe 1
2005 Atalnod Llawn 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1987 Y Testament Newydd 1
1989 Yr Atgyfodi 1

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