Pat a David ar sioe Rhys Mwyn

Mae rhaglen RHYS MWYN ar BBC RADIO CYMRU yn trin a trafod yr albym arbennig PORWR TRALLOD gan DATBLYGU Nos Lun ar BBC Radio Cymru gyda Pat Morgan a David R.Edwards yn fyw yn y stiwdio.

Copiau feinyl a cd yma –

Sioe Rhys ar iPlayer

On Monday night on BBC Radio Cymru DJ RHYS MWYN will be handing over the whole programme to an appreciation of the recent highly acclaimed DATBLYGU album PORWR TRALLOD. PAT MORGAN and DAVID R.EDWARDS will be live in the studio with Rhys.

Vinyl and CD copies available here –

Rhys’s show on iPlayer

Adolygiad o’r gig ym Mhreston 28/10/16

my Un-Peeled started in style with cult Welsh outfit Datblygu. And although Rico told me and fellow late arrivals Spread Eagle – while affixing wristbands – that David R Edwards and Patricia Morgan were still sound-checking, that rather seamlessly morphed into the set. And ‘what a performance’, as Bob would say.

David and Patricia proved highly personable and charming between numbers and eminently entertaining throughout, the lure of the Welsh language in the songs adding to it all. And whether tackling a secular hymn about Cardiganshire or songs about politics; sex, pubs and taxis; Mental Health Act or unemployment issues; there was plenty of empathy out there for the music and sentiments.

Various obstacles over the years have ruled out any Datblygu appearances outside the principality for more than 20 years, and this was only their third performance during that period. So what an honour to be there. Yet the promise of their debut single led to five Peel sessions between 1987 and 1993, the start of his love affair with Welsh language post-punk, in turn influencing the likes of Super Furry Animals.

On first sight, you’d have been forgiven for thinking David didn’t want to be there, but this was a man with so much to share, and the Conti crowd truly warmed to him. At times there was genuine comedy, a string of electronic mishaps keeping Patricia on her toes – from unexpected dry ice to volume surges, adding almost Frank Sidebottom and Ted Chippington-like elements. Top entertainment.

Datblygu’s Patricia and David on the events stage at the Conti, Un-Peeled 2016 (Photo: Simon Williams)

Erbyn Hyn

Fformat: CD.
Label: Recordiau Ankst – ANKST 136.
Dyddiad: 7 Mehefin 2014.
Cerddorion: David R. Edwards, Patricia Morgan


2Dim Achos0:27
3Can Werin2:07
8Teimlad 21:59
Clawr y CD

Datblygu yn un o uchafbwyntiau 2012 – Bethan Elfyn

Blogiad diwedd y flwyddyn gan Bethan Elfen:

3. John Peel favourites Datblygu celebrate 30 years with an exhibition, film & new EP

“Born in a bedroom in Cardigan 30 years ago, the band Datblygu were hailed as the first truly modern Welsh-language group; their uncompromising, immense music has been described as genius, and their influence on Welsh music as immeasurable.”

It was my great pleasure to catch up with Pat Morgan from Datblygu, just before the end of the year on my radio show to talk about Datblygu’s legacy, and how a new audience are still being inspired by them, their music.

It was great news too that the creative juices are flowing and that we may hear more new music from them in future, because their music holds its own, sounds equally as vital and fresh today, and politically is still a much needed lone voice in the wilderness. What I mean is that not many new bands are bothering to tackle the issues of our day, but poet and frontman David R Edwards still has something relevant to say for a new generation.

2012 celebrated Datblygu with a year long exhibition in Waffles café in Cardiff, a film produced and directed by Owain Llyr, launched at theatr Mwldan, Cardigan, and a new EP on Anskt – Darluniau Ogof o’r Ugainfed Ganrif a’r Hugain. Head to for more info on the band.