Gwenno Saunders is a sound artist, DJ, radio presenter and singer from Cardiff. Gwenno has released two albums with Heavenly Recordings, ‘Y Dydd Olaf’ and ‘Le Kov.’ Her records are written in the Welsh and Cornish language. ‘Y Dydd Olaf’ won the Welsh Music Prize in 2015 and in 2018 the Cornish Language Board claimed that Saunders’ album ‘Le Kov’ had contributed to a 15% increase in the number of people taking Cornish language exams. These two releases are a bold statement on the importance of protecting minority languages & have come about with long term collaborator Rhys Edwards.

Gwenno has performed on ‘Later…with Jools Holland’ and been interviewed on Women’s Hour and The Verb. As a sound artist, Gwenno wrote and performed a live score for Mark Jenkins Bafta award winning film, ‘Bait,’ has written a theme tune for the Cinmatlogists podcast and created new music as part of a five day residency for Liverpool label, ‘Brighter Sounds.’
Gwenno is currently recording the follow up record to ‘Le Kov.’

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