He was the president of Plaid Cymru One of his brothers was the late actor Huw Ceredig. Dafydd Iwan is the elder brother of politician Alun Ffred Jones. He rose to fame as a singer-songwriterwriting and playing folk music in the Welsh language. The most prominent of these were political including the satirical song, "Carlo" "Charlie".
This was written for the investiture of the Prince of Wales in By the late s he was receiving television coverage both for his music and for his political activities.
He was imprisoned in for refusal to pay fines for defacing English language road signs as part of the fight for Welsh language rights as a member of Cymdeithas yr Iaithserving three weeks of a three-month sentence. This event was commemorated in his song Pam fod eira'n wyn? His song Peintio'r byd yn wyrdd "Painting the world green" was regarded as a "battle hymn" of the road signs campaign.
Later songs mention events such as the Tiananmen Square massacrethe Gulf War and opencast mining in the south Wales valleys In andDafydd Iwan embarked on two tours and accompanying records with the folk group Ar Log. Around the turn of the millennium, Dafydd Iwan signalled an end to regular performances, although he remains an occasional performer.
Using his architecture studies, in Iwan was one of the founders of Cymdeithas Tai Gwynedd The Gwynedd Housing Association and was involved in other projects to provide homes for the local population in north-west Wales.
Formerly a Plaid Cymru councillor in Gwynedd he lost his seat in the May local elections. He blamed his defeat on a dirty tricks campaign by his opponents. Iwan's long service to the Welsh language led to his being made an honorary member of the Gorsedd of Bards at the National Eisteddfod at Bangor in Iwan escaped a driving ban for speeding offences in October on the basis that he needed to drive for his musical and political duties.
Iwan became President of Plaid Cymru in As part of his campaign seeking re-election Take A Sip - The Upsetters - Return Of Django President of Plaid Cymru, Iwan launched a campaign blog 'Dafydd 4 President' in July Dafydd sang his hit song 'Yma O Pam Fod Eira Yn Wyn - Dafydd Iwan Ar Band* - Yn fyw! : Cyfrol 1. (Live Vol 1) in front of Dandelion - Kolibri - Tsamadou crowd of 4, before the teams came out.
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