A MURAL of Haverfordwest-born musician Gruff Rhys has gone up in town to celebrate Welsh Language Music Day/ Dydd Miwsig Cymru.

The Super Furry Animals frontman’s portrait, complete with an American pioneer-style hat fashioned from a toy wolf will grace the side of County Sports, Old Bridge from today (Friday, February 9) for Welsh Language Music Day/ Dydd Miwsig Cymru.

The mural previously hung in Cardiff for last year’s celebration, but was brought to Pembrokeshire’s county town to spread the appreciation of music this year.

“The organisers of Welsh Language Music Day got in touch with us to ask if we could host it in town, and we were able to say yes quite quickly,” said Pip Lewis, of spacetocreate, Haverfordwest.

The mural replaces another piece of artwork which came from a project that Pip and her colleagues at spacetocreate did with Young Pembrokeshire People First in summer 2014.

The mural entitled, “Let me be brave” was created with the intention of challenging stereotypes about living with learning disabilities, and is now in need of a new home.

“We have put a callout to friends and co-workers, and the mural could be hosted by someone if they would like.

“It could be anywhere in Pembrokeshire – it doesn’t have to be Haverfordwest.

“It is an extraordinary piece of work and it would be great if it could be carried on,” Pip added.

Born in Haverfordwest in 1970, Gruff Rhys formed the Super Furry Animals in 1993, and later launched a solo career.

His latest album was American Interior, inspired by the life of John Evans, an 18th century Welsh explorer who mapped the Missouri river.

Welsh Language Music Day/ Dydd Miwsig Cymru was started in 2016 to celebrate Wales’ musical talent, and has been championed by Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens among others.

For more information about the day, visit cymraeg.gov.wales/DyddMiwsigCymru