Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor is delighted with the success of its former student Huw Ynyr, after he scooped second prize in Can i Gymru.

The competition is one of the highlights of the Welsh music calendar, and an opportunity for some of Wales' young musicians and composers to showcase their musical talents.

The competition was broadcast live from the Wales Millennium Centre to a virtual online audience. Huw came second in the open vote with his song 'Fel hyn mae byw', especially written for Huw's grandparents. It is a tribute to them and reflects and traces the history and relationship that Huw and his brothers have with them, and that close relationship continues to this day.

College staff are very proud of Huw's achievements since he came to the college to study for his A-levels. He has, for a young man, a long list of varied achievements:

Although a professional opera singer, he has worked at home on the farm since the start of the pandemic.

A graduate of Bangor University, he went on to pursue a postgraduate Opera course at Cardiff's College of Music and Drama.

He used to be a member of the pop group Swnami.

Huw has seen much of the world as an opera singer. He has also made his first appearance for the Welsh National Opera.

Last Christmas, he started a new musical project and released his debut single 'Blwyddyn Arall' under the name Anya. The song was hugely popular.

In 2012 he won the Bryn Terfel Scholarship.

The biggest highlight of his career so far has been singing at Rainbow Rooms, New York on St David's Day.

Bryn Hughes-Parry, Assistant Principal of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor stated.

"Well done Huw, we look forward to welcoming you back to college soon, so you can share your experiences with our learners."

So don't miss out on creating your own success story; apply directly through our course pages on our website today, email us at: or contact the course advice lines on 01492 542 338 for Coleg Llandrillo, 01758 701 385 for Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, and 01248 383 333 for Coleg Menai.