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-In this new series

-of Deuawdau Rhys Meirion...

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-..I get the privilege of joining

-Wales's best musical talents.

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-We'll sing in vibrant

-and unusual locations...

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-This is going to be awesome!

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-But I'll also get to know

-the person behind the voice...

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-..by creating and performing

-brand-new duets...

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-..where I pick a duet

-to sing with them...

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-..and they pick one

-to sing with me.

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-Why did I pick this one?

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-Welcome to Deuawdau Rhys Meirion.

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-Hello, Anglesey Eisteddfod!

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-Are you ready?

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-She's such a nice girl.

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-She's really cool, really pretty.

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-She has a brilliant singing voice.

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-The audience will love her.

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-She's an Anglesey girl

-through and through.

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-She loves Anglesey...

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-..and Anglesey loves her...

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-..as does the whole of Wales.

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-Are you ready to welcome her?

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-Are you OK, Anglesey?

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-My guest this week and the final act

-at the 2017 Eisteddfod, Elin Fflur.

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-# Closed book

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-# Show me a sign, give me some hope

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-# I can't read you,

-the screen is black

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-# Your story is shrouded in myth

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-# Your pages are all empty

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-# The book containing your history

-is firmly closed

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-# Closed book

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-# That hides your secret #

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-I'm delighted that Elin

-has agreed to sing a duet with me.

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-I've known her for a few years...

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-..and I can't wait for you

-to see the real Elin.

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-The real Elin Fflur

-is a great sport.

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-We have sung

-and recorded together before.

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-We sang The Prayer

-in Welsh and Italian.

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-I can only hope we do justice

-to our new duets.

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-The duet I've chosen

-will be a challenge for her.

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-It's a greater song than The Prayer,

-there's more singing involved.

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-We'll see what she thinks.

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-I can't imagine a better place

-for a pop star to live than Star.

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-But there's nothing starry

-about Elin, or her temporary home.

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-The first person I saw

-wasn't Elin but her husband, Jason.

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-How are you?

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-Fine. Are you alright?

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-Is Elin in here?

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-Is Elin in here?

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-Yes.

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-Hello?

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-Hello! How are you?

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-Do you like my caravan or what?

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-It's in a lovely spot.

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-It's in a lovely spot.

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-We've been very lucky.

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-A cuppa? I'll look after you.

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-A cuppa? I'll look after you.

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-Fair play to you.

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-It's lovely here.

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-Yes, it is nice.

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-I love coming back here now.

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-We'll be looking at that view

-forever now, hopefully.

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-You wouldn't build a house

-anywhere except on Anglesey.

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-No, I wouldn't.

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-You know, I've never thought

-of myself as a home bird.

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-I've lived in Cardiff twice,

-moved and came back twice.

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-The feeling of being drawn home

-was always there.

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-My feet belong on this soil.

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-I've got such a strong connection

-with the place.

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-Now then, we're here

-to create brand-new duets.

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-Have you decided

-what you want to sing?

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-Yes.

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-I think you'll be happy.

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-It's a bit of a Welsh classic.

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-Angor by Tudur Huws Jones.

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-Yes.

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-As it happens,

-the lyrics are on the wall there...

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-..because this song

-was sung at my wedding.

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-One of my best friends

-gave me that as a wedding present.

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-It's one of your favourites.

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-Oh, the words! The song has meaning

-for so many people.

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-Then there's that melody.

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-It's a classic.

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-My choice...

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-..is...

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-You had so much fun

-learning Italian...

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-Rhys Meirion, you haven't!

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-Oh, dear me!

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-I've chosen a song

-made famous by Andrea Bocelli, OK?

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-It's been written as a duet.

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-I was listening to it and I thought

-this would suit you so well.

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-No pressure!

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-I was going to say,

-you're putting me under pressure!

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-Are you alright?

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-Not bad. How's it going?

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-You're hard at it

-and we're here having a cuppa.

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-You shouldn't be there.

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-I've got you some overalls.

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-I've got you some overalls.

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-Blinking heck! Look!

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-You need to get down to it.

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-Look out, he means business!

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-No more cuppas!

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-I'd be afraid if I were you!

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-I'd be afraid if I were you!

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-He's serious!

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-Have you done this before?

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-Have you done this before?

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-You show me.

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-I'll show you once.

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-I'll show you once.

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-Once?

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-Do I have to do that too?

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-Do I have to do that too?

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-Yes, flip it there.

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-Look!

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-Is that it?

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-Is that it?

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-Just like that.

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-Right, hold the boat.

-Swap places with me.

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-What's this mix?

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-That's four-to-one.

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-Surely you need two-to-one?

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-Surely you need two-to-one?

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-No, four-to-one is fine.

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-Listen, just stick to singing!

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-Come on.

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-What do I do? Like this?

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-Was that OK?

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-Was that OK?

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-Quite good.

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-You do realize that this

-is the feature wall, don't you?

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-You have to get this right.

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-You have to get this right.

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-OK, I'll try.

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-Make sure that doesn't drop off.

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-Oh, that's the one.

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-Oh, that's the one.

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-Hooray!

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-Good job, Rhys!

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-Look!

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-You're going to want

-a high five now.

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-Now that you've done that,

-I want you to sign that brick.

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-The value will suffer,

-but never mind.

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-I'll put a kitchen unit there.

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-Hello!

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-Hello!

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-Hey!

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-Is it teatime?

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-How are you?

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-How are you?

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-Mam, you're like my angel.

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-A cake and everything.

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-I did iron these,

-but I didn't make this.

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-Are you OK, Nest?

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-Nest, Elin's mother, rescues me.

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-She lives around the corner

-from the caravan.

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-Away from the building site,

-I hear the family's musical history.

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-Has Elin sung since early childhood?

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-Yes, she has, actually.

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-We lived in Dwyran then.

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-A lot of children came over

-to be coached by me and so on.

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-I noticed that she was singing,

-she'd picked up the words.

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-I've got a photo here

-to add to the story.

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-Look at that mess behind you!

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-We'd taken Ioan to compete

-at the Llandegfan eisteddfod.

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-There was someone

-from Dwyran there.

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-They told Elin to sing the song

-that she sang at home.

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-Off she went, to recite and sing.

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-If I'd coached her for months,

-she wouldn't have done any better.

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-She was two weeks short

-of her third birthday.

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-There she is, with her pigtails!

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-You have to remember,

-when I was growing up...

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-..Mam gave piano, guitar

-and violin lessons...

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-..then on Sundays, she conducted

-Lleisiau Llanddwyn choir.

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-This choir landed at our house,

-and we were only small children.

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-We had 40 women singing

-in our lounge, and me and Ioan.

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-She must have got something

-out of listening!

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-It was a very musical home.

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-It was a very musical home.

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-Yes, at that time.

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-To be fair, Nest,

-singing is in her blood.

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-You sang yourself, didn't you?

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-I sang with Bran, mostly.

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-We won Can I Gymru twice.

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-I've done better than Elin!

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-She likes to say that!

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-She likes to say that!

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-How many times? Twice?

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-I've got something to show you here.

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-I've got something to show you here.

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-Oh dear me!

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-Now then.

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-I was so nervous.

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-I was afraid I'd forget the words.

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-The blue eyeshadow!

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-The bluest you could get.

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-I've got something else here.

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-What?

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-The one time you won Can I Gymru!

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-This was a few years ago.

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-Look at the state of me!

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-I can't look at it.

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-Take us through that now.

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-How old were you there?

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-How old were you there?

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-Seventeen.

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-What's all that?!

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-I was so nervous.

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-The song was Harbwr Diogel.

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-Yes, in 2002.

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-It was an exceptional song.

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-I never expected anything from that.

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-Ioan and I were in a band

-called Carlotta...

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-..and we were starting to gig.

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-Arfon Wyn from Y Moniars asked me...

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-..if I'd sing this song

-for Can I Gymru.

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-Suddenly,

-people across Wales knew this song.

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-It was incredible.

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-I toured Wales

-with Y Moniars for a year...

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-..then went on to do my own stuff.

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-I'll be grateful

-to Arfon Wyn forever.

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-He gave me such an opportunity.

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-I'm so grateful,

-but I wish my hair was different!

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-I'd just like to do it again,

-with nicer clothes and some bleach!

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-# About you #

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-It wasn't long

-before the piano beckoned.

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-They'd prepared more than a cuppa

-and some cake for me.

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-I hope we remember it.

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-I hope we remember it.

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-This is like a shrine to me!

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-Couldn't you find a bigger photo?

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-Couldn't you find a bigger photo?

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-No!

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-Talk about favouring one child

-out of three.

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-It was on one of your album covers.

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-Yes, it was on an album cover,

-and I got it as a present.

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-If your own mother can't be proud

-of you, then who can?

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-That's true, but it is a bit big.

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-Although they do

-sing together sometimes...

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-..they've never done so publicly.

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-Here's a special premiere for us,

-Elin Fflur and her mother, Nest.

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-# What is life unless it's shared

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-# With a friend and with a song

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-# It is nothing save existing

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-# Each one stands alone

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-# It's like a song unsung

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-# Like a poem unwritten

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-# Like a child unsmiling

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-# It is nothing

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-# It is nothing #

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-Wow! That was fantastic!

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-Yes, wow indeed.

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-We had to visit the Sain studio

-to record it properly.

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-# Unless it's shared

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-# With a fellow soul at ease

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-# It is nothing but an echo

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-# Scattered on the breeze

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-# It's like a song unsung

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-# Like a poem unwritten

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-# Like a child unsmiling

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-# It is nothing

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-# It is nothing #

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-Very good, Mam.

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-Very good.

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-Very good.

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-I want a hug too!

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-Great!

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-Wow!

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-Wow! Fantastic!

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-Wow! Fantastic!

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-I'm getting a bit emotional!

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-After the break,

-Elin reveals a hidden talent...

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-I wasn't bad at pulling a pint.

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-We sing in Italian

-in the studio...

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-..and in Welsh in a garage.

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-Subtitles

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-Subtitles

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-Subtitles

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-Over the bridge to Menai Bridge

-and on to Llanfair PG.

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-So sang Tony Ac Aloma years ago.

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-But I'm going there with Elin Fflur,

-a contemporary Anglesey star.

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-This is where you went to school.

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-Yes, Llanfairpwll primary school

-is very close to my heart.

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-I enjoyed primary school.

-We took part in eisteddfodau.

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-Did you compete in the Urdd?

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-In the school choir and parties,

-and I competed individually.

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-I did win at the Urdd

-National Eisteddfod once!

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-Mam taught at the school

-when I was a pupil here.

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-I wasn't in her class.

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-She was involved with eisteddfodau

-and all musical activity.

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-I remember us

-rehearsing so well one day...

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-..that Mam began to cry

-in front of everyone.

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-I was eight. Embarrassing!

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-I learnt a lot about the world here!

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-This is where we came to misbehave.

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-Looking for a boyfriend and so on?

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-Looking for a boyfriend and so on?

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-Yes, it all happened here.

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-Looking at those children,

-or young people, reminds me...

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-..it's exactly

-what my friends and I did.

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-Throwing ourselves over these bars.

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-Back then, this was

-the village football pitch.

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-It's moved now.

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-We came here every Saturday.

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-My brother played for Llanfair,

-as did my husband, Jason.

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-We used to watch,

-us girls sitting over there.

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-We came to watch the lads training.

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-Just to see which one

-we fancied that week.

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-Where was Jase on that list?

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-Quite close to the top.

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-I've been with him

-since I was 15.

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-That's a long time.

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-That is true love.

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-He did spend five years in America,

-but he came back, so that's fine.

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-And the flame still burnt!

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-And the flame still burnt!

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-Well, yes!

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-I hope it continues.

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-Look here then!

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-I'm obsessed with this village!

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-Don't tell me, the wedding dress.

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-Don't tell me, the wedding dress.

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-This is where I got it, yes.

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-There's a flower shop up there,

-where we got the flowers.

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-Everyone knows you!

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-Growing up here

-gave her another skill...

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-..one she learnt over the road

-in the Penrhos Arms.

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-I'll have a Guinness,

-as it's the hardest.

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-I was pretty good

-at pulling a pint of Guinness.

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-I wasn't bad, was I?

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-She's right at home.

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-Letting it settle.

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-You know what you're doing!

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-You know what you're doing!

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-I do know what I'm doing.

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-Get one for yourself

-while you wait.

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-What are you laughing at?

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-You've lost your touch!

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-You've lost your touch!

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-What do you mean, lost my touch?!

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-Do you know what, Elin?

-I have to praise you.

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-It's almost like a Guinness advert.

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-You wouldn't get better in Ireland.

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-You wouldn't get better in Ireland.

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-How old were you when you started?

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-I was 18, and I'd worked at the

-Carreg Bran Hotel prior to that.

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-When I was old enough, I came here.

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-It was the kind of job

-that taught you a lot.

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-You had to be confident

-and communicate with people.

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-I also got to know

-so many incredible characters here.

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-There was a group

-that played dominoes in the corner.

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-They were great company.

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-Sadly, some of them

-are no longer with us.

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-They told stories about the war.

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-They'd seen the world

-changing so much.

0:18:440:18:47

-I loved talking to them.

0:18:470:18:49

-I'd come down sometimes

-and play poker.

0:18:500:18:52

-There was a good gang of us,

-and we enjoyed ourselves.

0:18:530:18:56

-I don't come down often any more.

0:18:560:18:57

-I don't come down often any more.

-

-Are you good at bluffing?

0:18:570:18:59

-I think I am, yes.

0:19:000:19:02

-Look out, Jase!

0:19:030:19:04

-Poor dab.

0:19:050:19:06

-From the pub to the studio

-to start working on my choice.

0:19:080:19:12

-I've chosen Vivo Per Lei, a song

-made famous by Andrea Bocelli.

0:19:120:19:18

-It'll be ideally suited to Elin...

0:19:190:19:21

-..especially as it's a song

-about living for music.

0:19:220:19:26

-# Davvero non l'ho mai tradita #

0:19:260:19:29

-Hello.

0:19:310:19:32

-Are you ready?

0:19:330:19:34

-Are you ready?

-

-I'm looking forward to it.

0:19:340:19:35

-So am I.

0:19:370:19:38

-I've been up since six

-trying to get my larynx working.

0:19:380:19:42

-# Vivo per lei la musica #

0:19:430:19:47

-Waiting for us was arranger

-Caradog Williams and his assistant.

0:19:470:19:52

-This is Trystan.

0:19:530:19:55

-Another ear!

0:19:560:19:57

-Hello!

0:19:570:19:58

-He knows his stuff, mind!

0:19:580:20:01

-Does he?

0:20:010:20:02

-Does he?

-

-You'd better get it right.

0:20:020:20:04

-# Che come me hanno scritto in viso

0:20:060:20:10

-# Io vivo per lei

0:20:110:20:16

-# Io vivo per lei

0:20:170:20:22

-# Per lei

0:20:230:20:25

-# Per lei #

0:20:250:20:27

-I'm so sorry.

0:20:270:20:28

-I feel very excited

-to be here this morning.

0:20:290:20:31

-I'm so looking forward to it.

0:20:320:20:34

-I love singing in the studio.

0:20:340:20:36

-Singing with Rhys Meirion

-is a bonus.

0:20:360:20:39

-Rhys has chosen Vivo Per Lei,

-which is a challenge for me.

0:20:390:20:44

-I have to sing some Italian.

0:20:450:20:46

-I can just about speak English.

0:20:470:20:49

-Learning the Italian

-has been a bit of a mission!

0:20:490:20:52

-I can't wait

-because it's a wonderful tune.

0:20:520:20:56

-I'm looking forward to it.

0:20:560:20:58

-# Ogni giorno una conquista,

-la protagonista #

0:20:590:21:05

-As I thought, she takes up

-the challenge right from the off...

0:21:050:21:09

-..and puts her own stamp

-on the duet.

0:21:100:21:12

-I'm aware that what I'm singing

-is different to the dots.

0:21:130:21:16

-That's fine.

0:21:170:21:18

-That's fine.

-

-Are you sure?

0:21:180:21:19

-Give it your own personality.

0:21:190:21:21

-You'll be doing more of it soon.

0:21:210:21:24

-Adding your own bars.

0:21:240:21:26

-You watch. I will!

0:21:290:21:30

-What do you think, Trystan?

0:21:300:21:32

-After a hard day rehearsing,

-Elin asked me to another rehearsal.

0:21:380:21:43

-Not in a sumptuous studio either.

0:21:430:21:46

-How are you?

-

-Are you OK?

0:21:530:21:54

-I'm meeting Sion Llwyd...

0:21:540:21:56

-..who has been at Elin's side

-in the band from the very start.

0:21:560:22:00

-When I sang Harbwr Diogel

-on Can I Gymru...

0:22:010:22:04

-..Sion was in Y Moniars at the time.

0:22:040:22:07

-After Can I Gymru,

-you go to Ireland.

0:22:070:22:10

-That's where I met Sion,

-and we just clicked.

0:22:100:22:13

-We started to write

-while we were in Ireland...

0:22:130:22:17

-..on a piano,

-a honky-tonk piano in an Irish pub.

0:22:170:22:21

-We started composing.

0:22:210:22:22

-For people at home,

-which songs have you composed?

0:22:230:22:27

-There are so many of them.

0:22:270:22:29

-Loads of them.

0:22:290:22:30

-The best-known is probably Angel.

0:22:300:22:33

-It's a favourite of ours.

0:22:330:22:35

-We co-wrote a lot of the songs

-on the album Cysgodion.

0:22:360:22:39

-We wrote Arfau Byw for Can I Gymru.

0:22:390:22:42

-The whole of the album Hafana.

0:22:430:22:45

-Then the album Lleuad Llawn,

-with a few other people.

0:22:460:22:50

-From all over Wales,

-the rest of the band turns up.

0:22:500:22:54

-Introduce me, Elin.

0:22:590:23:00

-I know Steff.

0:23:000:23:01

-Mei Gwynedd there,

-Aled Richards here.

0:23:020:23:05

-You don't get much time to rehearse.

0:23:050:23:06

-You don't get much time to rehearse.

-

-No, she doesn't give us any time.

0:23:060:23:10

-Usually, in the middle of a gig,

-when we have a perfect set list...

0:23:120:23:18

-..she'll say we're doing a song

-that isn't even on the list.

0:23:180:23:22

-Major panic!

0:23:220:23:23

-Major panic!

-

-So, you have to be on your toes!

0:23:230:23:26

-You clearly have a lot of fun.

0:23:260:23:28

-Yes, it's great.

0:23:280:23:30

-We go to all kinds of places,

-and that's part of the fun.

0:23:300:23:35

-It's time to rehearse now.

0:23:360:23:38

-It's time to rehearse now.

-

-Yes!

0:23:380:23:39

-Can I listen to you performing?

0:23:390:23:42

-What's the first song?

0:23:420:23:44

-We like to...

0:23:440:23:45

-We like to...

-

-Which one do we know?

0:23:450:23:47

-Rhys, come in here.

0:23:510:23:53

-OK then, if you insist!

0:23:540:23:57

-# There's something about you

0:23:590:24:02

-# That I can't explain at all

0:24:020:24:07

-# Something about you

0:24:070:24:11

-# That makes my heart beat faster

0:24:110:24:16

-# You are my safe harbour

0:24:170:24:19

-# When I'm surrounded by stormy seas

0:24:190:24:24

-# You are the strong arms

0:24:240:24:26

-# To embrace me when I'm afraid

0:24:270:24:31

-# Oh, when I'm afraid

0:24:310:24:39

-# There's something about you

0:24:400:24:43

-# That I can't explain at all

0:24:430:24:47

-# Something about you

0:24:480:24:50

-# That makes my heart beat faster

0:24:510:24:55

-# And there's something about you

0:24:560:24:58

-# That's different from any other

0:24:590:25:03

-# Something about you

0:25:030:25:06

-# That makes me so much stronger

0:25:060:25:11

-# There's something about you

0:25:110:25:15

-# Something about you

0:25:150:25:19

-# Something about you #

0:25:190:25:27

-After the break,

-we head out of the harbour...

0:25:320:25:34

-..revisit Elin's student days...

0:25:370:25:40

-..and perform in a special place.

0:25:400:25:42

-.

0:25:430:25:44

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-Subtitles

-

-Subtitles

0:25:470:25:49

-Elin Fflur's heart is close to home.

0:25:510:25:53

-But I was keen to find out,

-given her talent and star quality...

0:25:530:25:58

-..had she ever considered

-a singing career further afield.

0:25:580:26:03

-It's like a Sunday school trip.

0:26:070:26:10

-Which bridge do you usually cross?

0:26:140:26:16

-Which bridge do you usually cross?

-

-The other one.

0:26:160:26:17

-If I go over the other one,

-I can look at this one.

0:26:180:26:21

-This is the prettier one of the two.

0:26:230:26:26

-We saw the Golden Gate

-on a US holiday.

0:26:260:26:30

-I said to Jason

-that our bridge was better.

0:26:310:26:33

-You can keep your Golden Gate!

0:26:340:26:37

-We're on your home turf and places

-that are so close to your heart.

0:26:420:26:47

-Is this where you're happiest?

0:26:480:26:50

-Yes, this is where

-I'm meant to be.

0:26:500:26:53

-I got married at that church there.

0:26:530:26:56

-Did you ever consider...

0:26:560:26:58

-..going out

-into the world to sing?

0:26:580:27:02

-Beyond Wales and abroad?

0:27:020:27:05

-Yes, I did.

0:27:050:27:07

-That was the dream

-when I was growing up.

0:27:070:27:09

-I wanted to be

-on the world's great stages.

0:27:100:27:12

-I got the chance to go to New York.

0:27:130:27:15

-I had a manager at the time...

0:27:150:27:17

-..who had managed Bonnie Tyler

-when she was at her peak.

0:27:170:27:21

-I stayed at Trump Towers!

0:27:220:27:24

-Did you?

0:27:240:27:25

-Because Jim Steinman owned

-one of the flats in the building...

0:27:260:27:30

-..who wrote stuff

-for Meat Loaf and Bonnie Tyler.

0:27:300:27:33

-He gave me the flat

-to stay in for a week.

0:27:340:27:38

-I went to his home in Connecticut.

0:27:380:27:40

-I went for a meal with him.

0:27:400:27:42

-I recorded at New York's

-world-famous Power Station studio.

0:27:420:27:47

-Muse were there too.

0:27:470:27:48

-We were recording vocals upstairs

-and we could hear their bass guitar.

0:27:490:27:54

-We asked them to turn it down,

-but you can imagine their response.

0:27:540:27:58

-That was an amazing experience.

0:27:590:28:02

-A glimpse

-of what the world could be.

0:28:030:28:06

-But I didn't feel the connection.

0:28:060:28:09

-But I didn't feel the connection.

-

-Being able to live like that daily?

0:28:090:28:11

-I don't know.

0:28:110:28:12

-Maybe I'm too much

-of a country girl.

0:28:120:28:15

-Maybe I'm being daft,

-maybe it's just not in me.

0:28:150:28:18

-But an element of luck

-comes into the equation too.

0:28:190:28:22

-I've been so very, very lucky,

-and I'm always saying this.

0:28:230:28:26

-I sing in my mother tongue, I work

-through the medium of Welsh...

0:28:270:28:30

-..and I've had

-incredible experiences.

0:28:310:28:34

-From the Menai Strait

-to the studio...

0:28:400:28:42

-..where Elin sings

-in her mother tongue...

0:28:420:28:45

-..but also in Italian.

0:28:450:28:47

-# Per lei nel vortice

0:28:470:28:51

-# Attraverso la mia voce

0:28:510:28:55

-# Si espande #

0:28:550:28:57

-Sorry.

0:28:570:28:58

-Elin?

0:29:030:29:04

-Elin?

-

-Hello?

0:29:040:29:05

-Take care with this bit.

0:29:050:29:08

-OK.

0:29:080:29:09

-You sang a wrong word in bar 28.

0:29:110:29:16

-Oh, OK!

0:29:160:29:17

-What you're saying is,

-I did nothing right!

0:29:170:29:20

-# Attraverso la mia voce

0:29:230:29:27

-# Si espande

0:29:270:29:28

-# E amore produce #

0:29:290:29:34

-We'll go in to listen.

0:29:390:29:40

-Very good.

0:29:410:29:42

-Ooh!

0:29:430:29:44

-The singing had a great effect

-on one listener.

0:29:440:29:49

-He's fast asleep.

0:29:490:29:50

-He's fast asleep.

-

-You've had a good effect on him.

0:29:500:29:53

-I need to sleep after that!

0:29:540:29:56

-Me too!

0:29:560:29:57

-# But the path down to the valley

-leads to the place #

0:29:590:30:05

-After winning Can I Gymru in 2002...

0:30:050:30:07

-..and with her music career growing,

-Elin came to Bangor University.

0:30:080:30:13

-Can you guess what she studied?

0:30:140:30:17

-# Opens the veil of waters #

0:30:170:30:21

-Criminology?

0:30:230:30:24

-Yes.

0:30:240:30:25

-Why, I don't know.

0:30:260:30:27

-Well, I do. I was interested in it.

0:30:270:30:29

-I always had this idea

-that I wanted to join the police.

0:30:290:30:33

-When I was younger,

-I was obsessed with Cracker.

0:30:330:30:37

-It was on ITV years ago,

-with Robbie Coltrane.

0:30:370:30:40

-I liked that too.

0:30:400:30:41

-I loved it.

0:30:420:30:43

-His life, you know.

0:30:430:30:45

-I wanted to be like Robbie Coltrane.

0:30:450:30:49

-I decided to study that.

0:30:490:30:52

-I spent a year here.

0:30:530:30:54

-You only spent a year here.

0:30:540:30:56

-I left after a year because I was

-messing about with this singing.

0:30:560:31:00

-I decided to finish my year

-before telling my parents...

0:31:000:31:04

-..that I didn't want to carry on.

0:31:040:31:06

-I wanted to pass.

0:31:070:31:08

-I wanted to pass.

-

-But your music career had started.

0:31:080:31:10

-I was 17 and doing my A levels

-when I did Harbwr Diogel.

0:31:100:31:14

-Winning Can I Gymru

-changed the direction of my life.

0:31:140:31:20

-It was...

0:31:200:31:21

-It was very clear

-that I'd be doing what I am doing...

0:31:220:31:26

-..and that's good,

-or I wouldn't be here with you now!

0:31:260:31:30

-Reminiscing about university aside,

-it's not the only reason we're here.

0:31:300:31:35

-We have to perform.

0:31:350:31:37

-It's like walking onto a set!

0:31:400:31:43

-I thought this might make

-a good location for a video.

0:31:450:31:48

-I never got to graduate,

-and this is where all that happens.

0:31:490:31:54

-I feel as if

-I'm getting a second chance...

0:31:540:31:57

-..to do something

-in this remarkable location.

0:31:580:32:02

-It's nice to come back to do this.

0:32:020:32:03

-It's nice to come back to do this.

-

-It does make a great location.

0:32:030:32:06

-We'd better change

-and put on make-up!

0:32:060:32:10

-Thank you!

0:32:100:32:11

-I thought my make-up was fine!

0:32:110:32:12

-I thought my make-up was fine!

-

-It's starting to fade.

0:32:120:32:14

-# Vivo per lei da quando sai

0:32:220:32:26

-# La prima volta l'ho incontrata

0:32:260:32:29

-# Non mi ricordo come ma

0:32:290:32:33

-# Mi e entrata dentro e c'e restata

0:32:330:32:36

-# Vivo per lei perche mi fa

0:32:360:32:40

-# Vibrare forte l'anima

0:32:400:32:43

-# Vivo per lei e non e un peso

0:32:430:32:47

-# I live for her just like you

0:32:470:32:50

-# Life wouldn't be

-a life without her

0:32:500:32:55

-# She is inside of me, whatever I do

0:32:550:32:57

-# She keeps me grounded

-and lets me float

0:32:580:33:01

-# She helps me to forget everything

0:33:010:33:05

-# Wouldn't her solace free me?

0:33:060:33:08

-# Even if the world were a mistake

0:33:080:33:11

-# I live for her

0:33:110:33:15

-# E' una musa che ci invita

0:33:160:33:22

-# In her I find myself

0:33:240:33:29

-# Attraverso un pianoforte

0:33:300:33:34

-# La morte e lontana

0:33:340:33:38

-# Io vivo per lei

0:33:380:33:43

-# I live for her in joy and pain

0:33:430:33:47

-# She becomes my cathedral

0:33:470:33:50

-# Sometimes she breaks my heart

0:33:500:33:53

-# It is a blow that never hurts

0:33:540:33:58

-# Vivo per lei lo so mi fa

0:33:580:34:01

-# Girare di citta in citta

0:34:010:34:04

-# Soffrire un po'

-ma almeno io vivo

0:34:050:34:10

-# Sometimes she tugs at my heart

0:34:100:34:12

-# Sometimes she tugs at my heart

-

-# Vivo per lei dentro gli hotels

0:34:120:34:15

-# With an indefinite yearning

0:34:160:34:19

-# With an indefinite yearning

-

-# Vivo per lei nel vortice

0:34:190:34:23

-# Attraverso la mia voce

0:34:230:34:27

-# Si espande

0:34:270:34:28

-# E amore produce

0:34:290:34:35

-# Vivo per lei nient'altro ho

0:34:350:34:38

-# E quanti altri incontrero

0:34:380:34:41

-# Che come me hanno scritto in viso

0:34:420:34:46

-# Io vivo per lei

0:34:460:34:52

-# Io vivo per lei

0:34:540:34:59

-# Per lei

0:34:590:35:00

-# Sopra un palco o contro ad un muro

0:35:010:35:03

-# Sopra un palco o contro ad un muro

-

-# She says what I can't express

0:35:030:35:07

-# Anche in un domani duro

0:35:070:35:10

-# Anche in un domani duro

-

-# Set feelings inside me alight

0:35:100:35:14

-# Ogni giorno una conquista,

-la protagonista

0:35:140:35:21

-# Sara sempre lei

0:35:220:35:29

-# Vivo per lei perche oramai

0:35:350:35:38

-# Io non ho altra via d'uscita

0:35:380:35:41

-# Perche la musica lo sai

0:35:420:35:45

-# Davvero non l'ho mai tradita

0:35:450:35:48

-# I live for her, for the music

0:35:490:35:52

-# I live for every moment

0:35:520:35:55

-# Even if there are grievous hours

0:35:560:35:58

-# I live

0:35:580:36:00

-# I live for her

0:36:010:36:02

-# Vivo per lei la musica

0:36:030:36:07

-# I live for her

0:36:080:36:10

-# I live for her

-

-# Vivo per lei e unica

0:36:100:36:14

-# I live for her

0:36:150:36:18

-# I live for her

-

-# Io vivo per lei

0:36:180:36:21

-# Io vivo per lei

0:36:220:36:26

-# Per lei

0:36:260:36:29

-# Io vivo per lei #

0:36:290:36:42

-.

0:36:460:36:47

-Subtitles

0:36:500:36:50

-Subtitles

-

-Subtitles

0:36:500:36:52

-Elin's duet was next.

0:36:530:36:54

-Angor, by another son of Anglesey,

-Tudur Huws Jones.

0:36:550:37:00

-# You are the guide

0:37:000:37:02

-# Always on the right track

0:37:020:37:08

-# You're the anchor

0:37:080:37:12

-# An anchor for me #

0:37:130:37:16

-I didn't know I remembered

-how to sign alto!

0:37:180:37:22

-I never sing harmony.

0:37:220:37:24

-I always sing the main melody,

-in a way.

0:37:240:37:28

-My ear has to adjust.

0:37:280:37:31

-I want to sing

-the same melody as you!

0:37:310:37:34

-I've tried not to make it sound

-like backing vocals to the melody.

0:37:340:37:40

-I want both parts equal, really.

0:37:410:37:43

-You have more of the melody later.

0:37:430:37:46

-# Sometimes when storms

-rage across my sky

0:37:470:37:53

-# That's the time I need you #

0:37:530:37:58

-No?

0:37:580:37:59

-No?

-

-Different, but it works fine.

0:37:590:38:01

-No, it's great!

0:38:020:38:03

-Different usually means,

-not great, Elin, do it properly!

0:38:040:38:07

-What is it?

0:38:080:38:09

-# You are the guide

0:38:100:38:15

-# Always on the right track

0:38:150:38:21

-# You're the anchor

0:38:210:38:25

-# An anchor for me #

0:38:260:38:33

-With Angor coming along,

-Elin had to show me one place.

0:38:360:38:39

-Somewhere that's clearly

-close to her heart.

0:38:400:38:43

-The charity Hospice At Home.

0:38:430:38:45

-It's such an important service.

0:38:460:38:49

-Invaluable for people and families

-who have to face such adversity.

0:38:490:38:54

-For some years now,

-I've been a patron of the charity.

0:38:540:38:58

-Me and Tudur Owen.

0:38:580:38:59

-We host different events

-when we can.

0:39:010:39:04

-For me, it's nice to give something

-small back to the community.

0:39:050:39:09

-We'll go in to see them.

0:39:090:39:11

-They'll love to see you.

0:39:110:39:13

-They're fed up of seeing me.

0:39:130:39:15

-Hello, everyone!

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-Hello!

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-Hello!

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-How are you all?

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-So, this is where Tudor Owen eats!

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-With cakes in front of him!

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-With cakes in front of him!

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-Watch these vanishing now!

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-It would be rude to refuse!

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-Meet the chair of the charity.

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-Meet the chair of the charity.

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-Hello, how are you?

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-Ruth helps organize

-the fundraising events.

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-We're good at getting money

-out of everyone's pockets.

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-I must admit, the money

-goes towards a very good cause.

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-Check your pockets

-before you leave!

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-I've left my wallet in the car!

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-What kind of activities are there?

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-What kind of activities are there?

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-All kinds of events.

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-Today, we're having Tea At 3.

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-We have an evening

-with Elin and Tudur in September.

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-Here it is!

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-Here it is!

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-Yes, there it is.

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-Look! Half and half!

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-Beauty And The Beast!

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-He's singing and I'm telling jokes!

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-Tudur and Elin

-are clearly devoted to the charity.

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-Who better to tell us about Elin

-than the comedian from Anglesey?

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-It's no overstatement to say

-that she's a national treasure.

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-Coming from Anglesey myself...

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-..I know the esteem

-in which she's held by islanders.

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-I always say,

-you can't fake amiability.

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-She's just so likeable...

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-..and her feet

-are firmly on the ground.

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-She can get on

-with anyone, anywhere...

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-..and that's a valuable asset.

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-Elin, these flowers are for you.

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-Why have you got flowers for me?

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-Just to say thank you.

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-You don't have to do that!

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-Oh, I'm emotional now!

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-Thank you.

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-Thank you.

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-You're welcome.

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-Thank you, Ruth!

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-Is everyone getting one?!

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-Is everyone getting one?!

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-You don't have to get me flowers!

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-I feel bad now.

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-I feel bad now.

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-Thank you.

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-Isn't that nice?

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-Isn't that nice?

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-Very nice.

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-I'll have to find a vase

-in the caravan now!

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-# Something about you

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-# That makes my heart beat faster

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-# There's something #

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-To paraphrase the song...

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-..I think there's something special

-about Elin Fflur as well.

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-A girl who's proud of her roots

-and her upbringing on Anglesey.

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-As she closes

-the 2017 Anglesey Eisteddfod...

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-..it's clear to all how she feels.

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-I love you all!

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-# Something about you

-that's different from any other

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-# Something about you

-that makes me so much stronger

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-# Something about you

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-# Something about you

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-# Something about you #

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-Thank you.

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-Goodnight!

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-Elin! Elin! Elin! Elin!

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-A lager top for you.

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-That was incredible!

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-Where is that

-in your list of career highs?

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-It must be up there.

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-It must be up there.

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-The best I've ever done!

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-I cried and everything!

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-Honestly now, it was just...

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-I do gigs...

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-I'm tired too.

-It's been a long week!

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-I do gigs everywhere...

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-Sorry, I'm all emotional...

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-They love you, don't they?

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-They love you, don't they?

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-That reaction was unbelievable.

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-Sorry! Crying after a gig.

-What's wrong with me?

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-Go to say goodbye.

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-Take your drink with you.

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-# Sometimes when a breeze

-blows in from the sea

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-# Sometimes when the waves

-break at my door

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-# That's the time I need you

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-# Sometimes when the rain

-splashes on my roof

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-# Sometimes when the blues

-make me feel so low

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-# That's the time I need you

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-# You are the rock

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-# Beneath my feet

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-# You're the haven

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-# A haven for me

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-# You are the guide

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-# Always on the right track

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-# You're the anchor

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-# An anchor for me

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-# Sometimes when the waves

-crash way above my head

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-# Sometimes when storms

-rage across my sky

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-# That's the time I need you

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-# Sometimes when the mist

-lingers and won't lift

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-# Sometimes when it stops us

-from seeing clearly

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-# That's the time I need you

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-# You are the ship

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-# In full sail

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-# You're the foam

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-# The foam on my wave

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-# You are the quay

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-# At the end of the day

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-# You're the anchor

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-# An anchor for me

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-# You are the rock

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-# Beneath my feet

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-# You're the haven

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-# A haven for me

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-# You are the guide

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-# Always on the right track

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-# You're the anchor

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-# An anchor for me

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-# An anchor for me #

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Bydd Elin Fflur yn canu deuawdau unigryw gyda Rhys Meirion ac yn mynd ag e draw i Ynys Môn. Elin Fflur sings duets with Rhys and takes him to some of her favourite haunts on Anglesey.


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