Welsh voice-over agency
Matinée has been a trusted supplier to the Welsh voice recording and subtitling industry for over thirty years, and our experience is second to none. You can trust us to deliver exactly what you need, and at a price you can afford.
Welsh voice-over production made simple
We have a good selection of the very best Welsh voice-over talent available, and you’ll find our voice costs and studio rates to be less than many other agencies offering exactly the same service. And we’ll make sure the chosen Welsh voice artist gives you the very best rate for the job, and we’ll negotiate down on repeat fees and broadcast rates on your behalf.
We can record wild, or sync to picture, and deliver the audio back via FTP. When required, we can also re-mix your new Welsh voice-over recording with the existing music and effects track, and send you a fully mixed video soundtrack.
To check the availability of our Welsh voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us using the Quick Quote form below, and we’ll respond within the hour. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44(0)118 958 4934.
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Welsh voice over for The Equality and Human Rights Commission
They required a translation and voice over service for their animation, promoting the benefits of equality and human within the United Kingdom. Geraint, a male Welsh voice talent was selected to discuss how human rights protect us in our day-to-day lives. His firm but caring tone was the ideal sound to demonstrate the commission’s message.We time-coded the script and added a burnt-in time-code (BITC) to the video to help Geraint in the studio to record time-synced to the English version. Our experienced engineer then mixed the voice-over with the music track and laid back to video.
Select a voice-over language
Choose English read in a foreign accent
Select a subtitle language
A short history of the Welsh language
Celtic languages were spoken throughout Europe before the spread of the Roman Empire. The ones that survived were those that had migrated from the mainland to the western islands of Britain and Ireland during the Bronze Age or Iron Age.
Over time, Proto-Celtic divided into four sub-groups. Of these, two are now extinct (Gaulish and Hispano-Celtic). The others are Brittonic (which includes Welsh, Cornish and Breton, as well as the extinct languages of Cumbric and Pictish) and Goidelic (which includes Irish, Manx and Scottish Gaelic).
The Welsh language has faced significant threats over the years, particularly dilution by the influx of English-speaking workers to Wales during the Industrial Revolution; by 1911 it had become a minority language. There is now a huge drive to keep the language alive in Wales, with Welsh a compulsory subject in schools up to the age of 16.
Which countries have Welsh as a national language?
Welsh has official status in Wales, and is recognised as a minority language in Patagonia, where there is a Welsh-speaking community descended from late 19th century Welsh immigrants.
How many people speak Welsh as their first language?
Approximately 20% of the population of Wales (over 500,000 people) speak Welsh – 12% fluently. It is estimated that around 40,000 Patagonians speak Welsh as their first or second language.
Did you know…
- There are three main varieties of Welsh: North Wales Welsh (Gog), South Wales Welsh (Hwntw) and Patagonian Welsh (Cymraeg y Wladfa).
- Henry VIII’s Act of Union in 1536 not only fixed English sovereignty over Wales, but also prohibited the use of Welsh in public administration and the legal system.
- Various acts passed by the Welsh Assembly state that Welsh and English must be treated equally, with official literature issued in both languages, as well as road signs. There is a dedicated Welsh language TV channel (S4C) as well as radio station (BBC Radio Cymru).
- Welsh words that have passed into the English language include bard, cart, crag, coracle, dad, druid, flummery and mither.
The Welsh economy
The Welsh economy is the 10th largest of the UK’s 12 regions, ahead of Northern Ireland and the North East of England. It is dominated by the service sector (66% of GVA), followed by manufacturing (32%).
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