70,000 Welsh Sing In Harmony

The Welsh National Anthem, Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (Land Of My Father) is such a beautiful song. Especially when 70,000+ Welsh sing it in harmony. The words were written by Evan James and the tune composed by his son, James, in 1856. Here’s what it sounds like in the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff moments before kick off against Ireland. Welsh fans embody Sportsmanship

The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff – inspirational crowd singing

The great thing about the Welsh crowd is that they sing the Irish National Anthem louder than we do. They are passionate about their rugby but always demonstrate great sportsmanship – regardless of the score. So many of them were able to smile, stick out a hand and congratulate Ireland on a great win. Here’s a few photos…..(please do post a comment).

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5 Responses to 70,000 Welsh Sing In Harmony

  1. Al Bainbridge February 7, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    Great PR. Loved the video and pictures. That’s what Rugby is all about.

    • Paul February 7, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

      Thanks Al. I agree the brotherhood of rugby is ‘alive alive oh!’ The hand of friendship extends wherever rugby players mingle.

  2. prsmith February 7, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    Forgot to mention – there’s lots more rugby sportsmanship stories here http://tinyurl.com/42voelt

    • Al Bainbridge February 7, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

      …….and long may that be so Paul. We need to support the growth of Rugby throughout the World. Our Sport brings people together. I believe it’s unique!

  3. Gus Yule February 17, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    As a fan of many sports, an ambition is to be present at an Wales vs Australia Test Match to hear the singing even more than to be at the game.

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