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Celtic Students Podcast

11 EpisodesProduced by Association of Celtic StudentsWebsite

Welcome to our first ever podcast series! In this podcast, we talk about lots of different aspects of Celtic Studies, and about the Celtic languages and cultures. Our different guests discuss their interests, passions and projects in English, Irish, Gaelic, Manx, Welsh, Cornish, or Breton.We hope yo… read more


Learning Welsh

In this episode, Freya Smith talks to two learners of Welsh, Susannah Paice and Joe Simpson. They discuss what motivated them to learn the language and compare their experiences, mentioning the many resources that help them, including tv shows, books and music. They also chat about other Celtic languages such as Scottish Gaelic. 

Here are the resources mentioned in the podcast:

Dysgu Cymraeg

Say Something in Welsh (Twitter / website)


BBC Learning Welsh section

BBC Wales, Catchphrase

Pobol y Cwm (soap opera, S4C)

Gollwg (news website, good for learners)

TV shows e.g. Y Gwyll (Hinterland); Un Bore Mercher (Keeping Faith); Pobal a Cwm (link above)

Geiriadur (Online Bilingual Dictionary, University of Wales)

Nant Gwrtheyrn (offers residential immersion courses)

Cyfras Amdani (book series aimed at learners)

Jiráff, a'r Pelican a Fi, Roahl Dahl (quite advanced)

Y Dydd Olaf, Owain Owain (advanced) (science-fiction, available online)

Gwenno (musician)

Modern Welsh: A Comprehensive Grammar, Gareth King

9Bach (band)

Celtic Students Conference

Niteworks (Scottish band)

Deoraí (Irish band)

This episode is in English.

Host: Freya Smith.

Guests: Susannah Paice & Joe Simpson.

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