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Playlist of Folk music from Wales

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  • Ar Log -- Traditional Folk Music From Wales FULL ALBUM

    45:27

    tracklist:

    01 - Rali Twm Sion & Ymdaith Gwyr Dyfnaint
    02 - Y Blewyn Glas
    03 - Difyrrwch Corbet O Ynys Maengwyn & Difyrrwch Gwyr Dolgellau & Ymdaith Caerfifili & Ty Coch Caerdydd
    04 - Ar lan Y Mor
    05 - Dainty Davey & Hoffedd Ap Hywel
    06 - Y Gwcw Fach
    07 - Hafoty Fraich Ddu & Y Gelynnen & Y Lili
    08 - Y Harbwr Croc
    09 - Breuddwyd Y Frenhines & Per Oslef
    10 - Cerdd Y Gog Lwydlas
    11 - Clychau Aberdyfi & Bugail Aberdyfi
    12 - Ffidl FFadl & Y Delyn Newydd
    13 - Tra Bo Dau
    14 - Glan Bran & Ymgyrch-don Waenlwyd

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  • Folk music from Wales - Morfa Rhuddlan by Arany Zoltán

    2:16


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  • Gwarchodd Llanddona

    2:44

    4 Yn Y Bar
    Traditional Welsh Folk Music.

  • Eve Goodman - Dacw Nghariad Welsh folk song

    2:47

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  • Rhos Male Voice Choir -- Music From The Welsh Mines 1957

    10:08

    The Rhos Male Voice Choir, recorded 4 May 1957 in St. Mark's Church, St. Johns Wood, London; conducted by Edward Jones, with John Tudor Davies, organ; issued on a Delyse Recording Company long-play disc, number ECB3142.
    The selections presented here are--
    1) Llef, a hymn in which the poet asks for the strength of Jesus to guide him through the wilderness;
    2) Ar Doriad Dydd, a song that begins with the lover meeting his beloved at dawn, full of life and joy, but ends with the lover bewailing the death of his beloved;
    3) Laudamus (Bryn Calfaria), a hymn of praise to the sacrifice of the cross, the blood making conquerors of the weak and overcoming the might of giants.
    Rhos is short for Rhosllannerchrugog, the Heath of Heathery Moorland, having a population then of approximately 11,000, almost entirely Welsh-speaking. The members of the Choir embody two traditions generally associated with Wales-- mining and singing.
    Singing in the Land of Song was already a distinctive tradition 900 years ago. Giraldus Cambrensis-- Gerald of Wales-- writing during the twelfth century about Welsh music, says, In their musical concerts they do not sing in unison like the inhabitants of other countries, but in many different parts; so that in a company of singers, which one very frequently meets with in Wales, you will hear as many different parts and voices as there are performers, who will at length unite, with organic melody, in one consonance.... And what is still more wonderful, the children, even from their infancy, sing in the same manner.
    Many adjectives can be applied to a performance such as presented here, but a single adjective seems most appropriate-- magnificent.

  • Traditional Welsh Music

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    Traditional Welsh music at the international party at Bangor University

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  • Ceol, a celebration of Gaelic & Welsh music.

    47:24

    10 tracks from leading contemporary Celtic artists. Calan, Cara Dillon, Julie Fowlis, Rura, Fiddler's Bid, Manran, KAN, and KiLA.

  • Two Traditional Songs from Wales

    2:28

    All Through the Night (Ar Hyd y Nos) & The Ash Grove (Llwyn Onn) sung in Welsh....as learned one crazy night in a piano bar with friend Bryn James from the land of Dylan Thomas, Roald Dahl, & Tom Jones. Bryn, where are you? We made a good duet.

  • Instrumental Folk From Wales MiniMix

    15:44

    DIE SEELE WALISISCHER TRADITION

    DAS GRÖSSTE WALISISCHE LABEL SAIN MUSIC VERÖFFENTLICHT AB SOFORT DAS BESTE AUS SEINEM 40-JÄHRIGEN SCHAFFEN AUF ZYX/NETFX

    Dies ist der Beginn einer hochwertigen Selektion walisischer Tradition aus den Bereichen Folk & Klassik aber auch Pop & Rock in den Segmenten One Artist & Compilation. Spitzenkünstler, wie Rhys Meirion oder Bryn Terfel, der zur Zeit u.a regelmäßig mit Anna Nebtreko auf der Bühne steht werden hier ihre erfolgreichsten Titel veröffentlichen.
    Diese beiden nächsten Veröffentlichungen teilen sich wieder in ein One Artist Thema sowie eine Compilation auf. Diese Zusammenstellung bietet dem Hörer ein erstklassiges Spektrum Walisischer Instrumental-Foklore mit einem deutlichen Akzent auf Melodie, gefälliger Harmonik und Saiteninstrumenten. Insbesondere innerhalb der letzten 40 Jahre hat dieses Genre europaweit eine beachtliche Renaissance erlebt – insbesondere mit Protagonisten wie Nansi Richards oder Huw Bowen, Ar Log oder Carreg Lafar. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit verdient auch die Ausnahmekünstlerin Gwenan Gibbard, die traditionelle Werke mit neuartigen Arrangements verbindet.

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  • Welsh Folk Song - Tân yn Llŷn

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    Welsh Folk Song - Tân yn Llŷn
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    Singer: Plethyn

    Welsh:

    Beth am gynnau tan fel y tan yn Llŷn?
    Beth am gynnau tan fel y tan yn Llŷn?
    Tan yn ein calon, a than yn ein gwaith
    Tan yn ein crefydd, a than dros ein hiaith.

    Beth am gynnau tan fel y tan yn Llŷn?
    Beth am gynnau tan fel y tan yn Llŷn?
    Tan yn ein calon, a than yn ein gwaith
    Tan yn ein crefydd, a than dros ein hiaith.

    Tan, tan, tan, tan,
    Beth am gynnau tan fel y tan yn Llŷn?
    --
    D.J., Saunders a Valentine
    Dyna i chwi dan gynheuwyd gan y rhain!
    Tan yn y gogledd yn ymestyn lawr i'r de
    Tan oedd yn gyffro drwy bob lle.

    Beth am gynnau tan fel y tan yn Llŷn?
    Beth am gynnau tan fel y tan yn Llŷn?
    Tan yn ein calon, a than yn ein gwaith
    Tan yn ein crefydd, a than dros ein hiaith.

    Tan, tan, tan, tan,
    Beth am gynnau tan fel y tan yn Llŷn?
    --
    Gwlad yn wenfflam o'r ffin i'r mor,
    Gobaith yn ei phrotest, a rhyddid iddi'n stor;
    Calonnau'n eirias i unioni'r cam
    A'r gwreichion yn Llŷn wedi ennyn y fflam.

    Beth am gynnau tan fel y tan yn Llŷn?
    Beth am gynnau tan fel y tan yn Llŷn?
    Tan yn ein calon, a than yn ein gwaith
    Tan yn ein crefydd, a than dros ein hiaith.

    Tan, tan, tan, tan,
    Beth am gynnau tan fel y tan yn Llŷn?
    --
    Ble mae tan a gynheuwyd gynt?
    Diffoddwyd gan y galw, a chwalwyd gan y gwynt.
    Ai yn ofer yr aberth, ai ofer y ffydd
    Y cawsai'r fflam ei hail-gynnau rhyw ddydd?

    Beth am gynnau tan fel y tan yn Llŷn?
    Beth am gynnau tan fel y tan yn Llŷn?
    Tan yn ein calon, a than yn ein gwaith
    Tan yn ein crefydd, a than dros ein hiaith.

    Tan, tan, tan, tan,
    Beth am gynnau tan fel y tan yn Llŷn?
    ----
    English:
    Why not light a fire like the fire in Llŷn?
    Why not light a fire like the fire in Llŷn?
    Fire in our hearts and fire in our endeavors
    Fire in our religion and fire over our language

    Why not light a fire like the fire in Llŷn?
    Why not light a fire like the fire in Llŷn?
    Fire in our hearts and fire in our endeavors
    Fire in our religion and fire over our language

    Fire, fire, fire, fire
    Why not light a fire like the fire in Llŷn?
    ---
    D.J. , Saunders and Valentine
    O what a fire that was started by them!
    Fire in the north that extended down to the south
    A fire that was aflame throughout everywhere.

    Why not light a fire like the fire in Llŷn?
    Why not light a fire like the fire in Llŷn?
    Fire in our hearts and fire in our endeavors
    Fire in our religion and fire over our language

    Fire, fire, fire, fire
    Why not light a fire like the fire in Llŷn?
    --
    A country aflame from the border to the sea,
    Hope in her protest and freedom to her store;
    Hearts burning to rectify the step
    And the spark in Llŷn had kindled the flame.

    Why not light a fire like the fire in Llŷn?
    Why not light a fire like the fire in Llŷn?
    Fire in our hearts and fire in our endeavors
    Fire in our religion and fire over our language

    Fire, fire, fire, fire
    Why not light a fire like the fire in Llŷn?
    --
    Where is the fire that was lit once before?
    Extinguished by the rain and demolished by the wind?
    Was the sacrifice in vain, was the faith in vain
    That the flame would be lit once again someday?

    Why not light a fire like the fire in Llŷn?
    Why not light a fire like the fire in Llŷn?
    Fire in our hearts and fire in our endeavors
    Fire in our religion and fire over our language

    Fire, fire, fire, fire
    Why not light a fire like the fire in Llŷn?

  • Gwr Ai Farch/Man and His Horse

    3:25

    Gwr A'i Farch - Ar Log.
    Traditional Welsh Folk.

  • Calan – Tale of Two Dragons

    3:37

    Calan – ‘Tale Of Two Dragons’ taken from Acoustic Presents... Vol. 4.

    Fiddles, guitar, accordion, bagpipes and step dancing explode into life as Calan perform songs and tunes from their new album Dinas. Infectious guitar rhythms and high voltage routines give way to beautiful and haunting songs as they tour throughout 2015 to celebrate their latest release. Among the traditional Welsh melodies and brand new original material, they breathe fire into the folk tale of Merlin and The Two Dragons: a song released as a single that tells the story of why there is a dragon on the Welsh flag.





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  • ALAW - Pan Own Y Gwanwyn Welsh Music Video

    4:15

    Film created by Music Pan O'wn y Gwanwyn from ALAW's album Dead Man's Dance (Dawns y Gŵr Marw) . Filmed at Twyn y Gaer hill fort near Abergavenny

    CD AVAILABLE NOW:

    ALAW tour dates:

    29/11/17 - Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff - 7.30pm* 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 fee for telephone booking)
    30/11/17 - Chapel Arts Centre, Abergavenny - 7.30pm*events@artshopandchapel.co.uk 01873 736430 / 852690
    1/12/17 - Postlip Hall, Winchcombe - 7.30pm 01242 602981
    2/12/17 - Chapel-en-le-Frith Town Hall, 7:30pm 03336 663 366
    3/12/17 - Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, Holloway 7.30pm 01773 856 545
    *with guest / gyda Gwilym Bowen Rhys

  • The WHISTLING BADGER pub | Traditional music session

    7:51

    There is a regular monthly traditional music session at The Whistling Badger pub in Llanidloes in North Powys on the third Thursday of each month. We went along on Thursday 15 November 2018 and Graham played his cittern for part of this set.

    He was joined at this session by Andy Warren (flute), Alison Hobbs (fiddle), Cornelius Eger (fiddle & mandolin), Jane (clarinet and tin whistle), Mark Jervis (guitar), Peter Croll (fiddle), Peter Timmins (fiddle), Richard Osborne (guitar), Robyn Hobbs (Jew's Harp & percussion), Andrew Bond (percussion) and Sion Rowley (mandolin).

    Tunes
    1. Cariad Gân y Sguthan (The Woodpigeon's Love Song).
    2. Pedwar Post y Gwely (The Four Posts of the Bed).
    3. The Galloping Nag.
    4. Ffaniglen.

    Filmed with a Canon G7x Mark II digital compact camera.
    Sound recorded with a Zoom H2n field recorder.

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  • Eve Goodman- Dacw Nghariad Welsh folk song by

    2:53

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  • Welsh Folk Music for voice, harp and cello

    24:12

    Harpist (and tenor!) Osian Ellis joins forces with cellist David Ffrangcon Thomas to perform these fourteen Welsh folk songs. This recording was the first album issued on the Delysé label. Isabella Wallich, niece of the legendary HMV Artistic Director Fred Gaisberg, established the label. She became well-known for her work in promoting the careers of Geraint Evans, Janet Baker, guitarist John Williams, among others.

    1. Dafydd y garreg wen (David of the White Rock)
    2. Gwcw Fach (The Cuckoo)
    3. Hela'r Sgyfarnog (Hunting the Hare)
    4. Fenyw Fwyn (Gentle Maid)
    5. Deryn y bwn o'r banna (The Bittern)
    6. Dacw Dadi'N Mynd I'R Ffair (Little Boy's Song)
    7. Pedoli (Shoeing Song)
    8. Hen Fenyw Fach (Little Old Lady)
    9. Oxen Song
    10. Lisa Lan (A love song)
    11. Y Sipsi (The Gypsy - a Penillion based on The Ash Grove)
    12. Cwningod (Rabbits)
    13. Ymadawiad Arthur (The Death of Arthur)
    14. A Sunset Poem (from Milkwood by Dylan Thomas)

    for other fine interpretations of Welsh song, I recommend the following:
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  • Y Galwd : Welsh Song by Ceredwen

    6:54

    Welsh music from Ceredwen, about a druid prince who hears sounds calling him from Britain, which is being ravaged by Roman army. He sets out on the long journey, to sacrifices himself on the Black Lake (Y Llyn Du) as a messenger for gods.

    Lyrics :

    Y wawr yn torri
    Mae'r tyndra yn esgyn
    Fy nghyned yn aros
    Rwy'n barod i'r siwrne

    Henuriaid yn galw
    O fore tan nos
    Maen't yn aros am yr aberth
    A fydd i'w rhoi rhyddhad

    Yn gynnar yn y bore
    Lleisiau yn fy ngalw
    Yr amser wedi cyrraedd
    Ac mae'n rhaid i'm fynd

    Wedi treilio amryw flwyddyn
    Paratoi am yr eiliad hon
    Er mwyn rhoi fy nghorff mewn offrwm
    I'r Derwyddon

    Trans :

    The dawn is breaking
    The tension mounting
    My fate is waiting
    I'm ready for the journey

    The elders are calling
    From morning till night
    Awaiting the sacrifice
    To give them freedom

    Early in the morning
    Voices are calling
    The time has come
    And I must go

    Many year have I spent
    Preparing for this moment
    I offer my body
    For the Druids

  • Dacw Nghariad ~ A Traditional Welsh Folk Song | Celtic Arrangement

    2:57

    Finally, a Celtic song that I actually have finished working on!
    I hope you enjoyed it. I made up the arrangement by ear so there is no music for it. Also it is copied from the arrangement by Eve Goodman which you can listen to here:

    Don't forget to like and subscribe for more! Thank you!

    Song: Dacw 'Nghariad
    Collection: Celtic Cry

  • The LION HOTEL pub | Traditional music session

    7:51

    There is a regular monthly traditional music session at The Lion Hotel pub in Caerhowel in North Powys near Montgomery on the first Thursday of each month. We went along on Thursday 4 July and Graham played his anglo concertina for part of this set.

    He was joined at this session by musicians from across Mid Wales and the Borders including Shropshire. Some of those featured in the video include: Bridget Wallbank (flute), Chris Bartram (rub board), Cornelius Eger (mandolin), Geoff Beilby (mandolin & anglo concertina), Lisa Sture (fiddle), Martin Hugill (mandolin), Matt Watson (whistles), Nancy Ketchen (bodhran), and Rees Wesson (melodeon).

    Tunes
    1. The Monkey Hornpipe.
    2. The Liverpool Hornpipe.
    3. Mynydd yr Heliwr (The Hunter's Mountain).

    Filmed with a Canon G7x Mark II digital compact camera.
    Sound recorded with a Zoom H2n field recorder.

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  • Meredydd Evans Traditional Welsh Songs - Vinyl Reincarnation

    41:34

    FOR BETTER AND UNINTERRUPTED PLAYBACK PLEASE SWITCH TO *HD 1080p PLAYBACK*
    *DISCLAIMER* NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED. I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO MUSIC IN THIS VIDEO. I DO NOT MONETIZE THIS VIDEO.
    If you own copyright to this music please contact me first I will take down immediately!

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  • Welsh Folk Song - Hen Ferchetan

    2:10

    Lyrics / Geiriau

    An old maid lost her lover
    To get another one, that was her plan
    But not one of the village lads
    wanted to marry Little Lisa of Hendre

    The old maid keeps on trying
    Wearing satin laces and make-up
    But while there's a crow for every crow somewhere
    There's no one for Little Lisa of Hendre

    The old maid's heart is nearly broken
    All her former lovers are getting married
    There'll be new potatoes on apple trees
    Before dear Lisa marries

    The old maid went to Bala Fair
    Saw Siôn Prys, quite a droll lad
    A word he said as he went home
    Raised the heart of Little Lisa of Hendre

  • Dafydd Iwan - Yma O Hyd

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    I would appreciate a rating - Many Thanks !

  • ALAW band - World Class Celtic Music from Wales

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    A little taster of ALAW

    Dylan Fowler, Oliver Wilson-Dickson, Jamie Smith




    ALAW is three leading musicians who bring a wealth of experience to a shared passion - the traditional music of Wales. Wether unearthing rare gems or reimagining a well loved melody they treat their music with a deftness and sensitivity that is thoroughly absorbing. This, combined with powerful song writing and original tunes makes for a musical experience that will stay with the listener long after the concert has ended.

    Oliver Wilson-Dickson, Jamie Smith and Dylan Fowler have a long history of working together, sharing projects such as The Devil's Violin, Szapora and The Ian McMillan Orchestra. Oliver and Jamie are well known throughout the folk world as the frontline of Jamie Smith's Mabon. From stirring songs to driving jigs - they communicate their music with relaxed humour and a genuine affection that is truly infectious.

  • The OLD MILL pub | Traditional music session

    6:50

    A video of the weekly traditional music session which took place at The Old Mill pub in Llanidloes in North Powys on Sunday evenings for several years. Sadly the pub closed in August 2019. We went along on Sunday 17 March 2019 for a special St Patrick's Day session. Graham played his mandolin for this set.

    He was joined at this session by Andy Warren (flute), Alison Hobbs (fiddle), Cornelius Eger (fiddle & whistle), Geoff Beilby (button accordion & mandolin), Mark Jervis (guitar), Matt Watson (whistle), Nick Passmore, (anglo concertina & fiddle), Peter Croll (fiddle), Peter Timmins (fiddle), Robyn Hobbs (bodhran), Tom Deakin (mandolin). And not forgetting the dogs - Emrys and Mist!

    Tunes
    1. King of the Fairies
    2. Kid on the Mountain

    Filmed with a Canon G7x Mark II digital compact camera.
    Sound recorded with a Zoom H2n field recorder.

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  • Ar Hyd y Nos - Bryn Terfel

    4:49

    Ar Hyd y Nos (All Through the Night) is my favorite song, and this is my favorite recording of that song if I were ever to say there was one.

    I did not make this recording. I've simply never been able to find this recording anywhere else, and wanted to share it. It is literally from a CD I got from a cereal box over a decade ago. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!

    The person singing is Bryn Terfel.

  • Burum - Pan Own y Gwanwyn, Welsh Folk song arranged by Tomos Williams

    7:34

    Tomos Williams - Trumpet
    Aditya Balani - guitar
    Dave Jones - Piano
    Aidan Thorne - Bass
    Mark O'Connor - Drums

    Burum (meaning 'yeast' in Welsh) play new, dynamic interpretations of traditional Welsh folk melodies.

    Led by trumpeter Tomos Williams, Burum is a jazz quintet with a difference; on this tour, Burum will be joined by Delhi based, Berklee graduate Aditya Balani on guitar with a rhythm section comprising Dave Jones (piano), Aidan Thorne (bass) and Mark O'Connor (drums).

    The band’s repertoire is drawn from Welsh traditional music, adapted and re-imagined for a modern jazz quintet. Burum's music fuses a deep respect for the original folk melodies themselves with the flexibility and dynamics of jazz improvisation.
    Burum toured India successfully in March 2014, playing Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Goa and have played at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC, and at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany. Burum also played the Brecon International Jazz Festival – Wales's premiere jazz festival in 2014 and have been called a Welsh jazz supergroup.

    Burum includes some of Wales's most creative jazz and folk musicians: mixing these ingredients together creates the unique and extraordinary band sound that is Burum.

  • Meredydd Evans: Welsh Folk Songs

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    Click here to hear samples and purchase music from Welsh Folk Songs

    In 1954, Meredydd Evans recorded his landmark album Welsh Folk Songs. Since then, Evans has created a long and distinguished career as a professor of philosophy, writer, performer, television producer and above all, advocate for the Welsh language and culture.

    Click here to learn more about Meredydd Evans.

    Click here for more information about Wales Smithsonian Cymru, the 2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival program.

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  • 12 Welsh Folk Songs: My sweethearts like Venus

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    Provided to YouTube by NAXOS of America

    12 Welsh Folk Songs: My sweetheart's like Venus · Cambridge Singers

    There Is Sweet Music - English Choral Songs 1890-1950

    ℗ 2002 Collegium

    Released on: 2002-10-01

    Choir: Cambridge Singers
    Conductor: John Rutter
    Composer: Gustav Holst

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  • Welsh Folk Song: Dacw Nghariad | Marianne Lihannah

    4:33

    Performed LIVE by Charlotte Poulter (Harpist) and Marianne Lihannah (Singer)
    Trad. Welsh Folk Song with an arrang. inspired by Meinir Heulyn’s arrangement.
    This is a Welsh folk song in which the melody uses the ancient Dorian mode. It was collected in 1908 in Whitchurch, Cardiff by Mrs. Mary Davies.
    In this love song. it is sung from a man's point of view and the ‘lover’ actually plays the harp to the beloved.
    ‘There is the harp, there are her strings; What better am I, without anyone to play her for?’

    All the best
    Charlotte Poulter & Marianne Lihannah


    (Marianne)



  • The ARVON ALES pub | Traditional music session

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    Each month there are two traditional folk music sessions at Arvon Ales, the award-winning micropub in Llandrindod Wells, on the 2nd & 4th Sundays starting at 4pm. We went along on Sunday 28 October and Graham played his cittern. He was joined by others on fiddle, melodeon, harp, guitar and percussion.

    Arvon Ales is run by Laura and John. It was the first micropub in Mid Wales to open and in 2016 was awarded CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year and Pub of the Year for Wales.

    They have 5 hand pulled guest ales, up to 8 ciders and perry, 16 local gins and 40 Irish whiskeys, so no shortage of drinks to choose from! Hot drinks and non-alcoholic options also available. No TVs, fruit machines or juke boxes, just conversation, warm welcome and good beer.

    A fantastic vibe and wonderful hosts - Powys Tryanuary, Sept 2018.

    Artwork (including T shirts) on the Art Wall is by Francesca Bantock.

    Tunes
    1. Johnny I Do Miss You
    2. Darby's Cross
    3. The Ballydesmond
    4. Bill Sullivan's
    5. The Britches Full of Stitches

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    Filmed with a Canon G7x Mark II digital compact camera.
    Sound recorded with a Zoom H2n field recorder.

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  • Celtic Welsh Music - Welsh Fairies

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    Celtic Welsh music about fairies who live in a beautiful forest in Wales. This music is called Welsh Fairies. We hope you enjoy listening to it!

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    Great pictures are done by Richard Walker (1st pic) and Stuart Madden (2nd pic).






    ~ Music by Derek & Brandon Fiechter ~

  • Catrin ONeill - Ar Lan Y Mor

    3:43

    Music video for 'Ar-Lan-Y-Mor' from Catrin O'Neill's critically acclaimed album Nain's Kitchen on IMMG Sparkling Wine Records. Filmed in Wales and Ireland. Produced and directed by John Perkins.
    Buy the album on CD at

    and as a download from iTunes

    iTunes UK


    REVIEWS:
    from Rock 'n' Reel magazine:
    Vivacious Welsh singer Catrin O'Neill has a passion for folk music which is refreshingly unaffected.
    Fortunately she has talent to match. The result is charming yet powerful. Many good live folk acts don't fully succeed in transferring their strengths to recordings, but this is a strong debut album which does her versatile performances justice. Catrin plays guitar and bodhran. She is well supported here by other acoustic musicians, notably Chris Knowles on Celtic harp and Mike Lease on fiddle. Four of the songs are self-penned, four traditional Welsh and five traditional Irish. Catrin's own compositions have a gypsy romanticism, a cheering sense of the magic of love, music and nature, and a definite compatibility with the traditional material. The Welsh songs (sung in the native language) are perhaps the most beautiful, the two Irish drinking yarns are the most entertaining, while 'I Am Stretched On Your Grave' provides the soulful tragedy without which no true folk album would be complete. 'Nain' is Welsh for grandmother, and indeed the album does convey the feel of friendly folks warming themselves up with drink and music in some rural cottage on a cold winter's night. Catrin does her nain proud. Rychard Carrington.

    Review from FATEA Magazine: Any album with a song about drinking hard cider has got something going for it. Catrin O'Neill has put together an album of traditional classics and contemporary gems that I guess she's hoping will add to their number. Nain's Kitchen is an album of stoves and crock pots rather than ovens and bowls, songs of the people, not the peers, but delightfully practical with nothing going to waste. O'Neill herself can turn her voice from songs, sang almost angelically in Gaelic to rough drinking songs that seem to put you over the drink drive limit just by listening. Refreshingly direct..

    BIOGRAPHY:
    Catrin O'Neill grew up by the sea in Southern Snowdonia, surrounded by a wealth of traditional Welsh music and culture. Her Grandmother or Nain, was one of the first to introduce her to the magic of folk songs, often sung in the kitchen beside the warm Aga with a cup of tea in hand.

    I took my guitar and had five years of travel, she says. I produced children's cabaret shows in the depths of China and was a chorus line dancer in the Bollywood film industry in India, among other things. Now settled in the Vale of Glamorgan, she is fast becoming a rising star of the Welsh folk scene, with her first album 'Nain's Kitchen/Cegin Nain' being released in spring 2010. Since returning, her musical explorations have continued but somewhat closer to home. The influence of her Irish ancestry and love of Breton dance and its music can clearly be heard in her performances. However it is in the Welsh music that her true passion lies.

    Welsh folk music has been overlooked for so long says Catrin, Even well known Celtic musicians not really being aware of its existence. Many people think that our folk music consists of Hymns or male voice choirs, so far from the reality. The true folk music of Wales can be compared to the carefree passion of Irish, or the beauty of Breton music, but with it bringing harmonies and a poetic tradition to rival that of anywhere in the world. I think it would be very mean of us not to share it!

    It is her humour and ability to tell a story, transporting the audience to places past and present, that really set her aside from other folk singers, her style recently being referred to as a Female Rory McLeod. She often plays solo but also as a duo or as part of a four piece incorporating harp, two fiddles, bouzouki, pipes and whistle.

  • Welsh Folk Songs

    6:23

    The Studio of Rhona Reagen
    Spring Concert 2015: Welsh Folk Songs

  • The oldest Welsh Lullaby: Dinogads Smock

    4:35

    Performed by: Ffynnon, Lynne Denman

    History:

    Amongst the oldest surviving Welsh poetry is an account of battles in the Old North, a text known after the protagonists as Y Gododdin. In the same manuscripts are a couple of odd bits of verse which clearly do not belong, and one of these is a nursery rhyme in which a mother tells her son - the Dinogad of the title - about his father's hunting prowess.

    The seventh century text, with a bit of orthographic licence, is something like:

    Peis dinogat e vreith vreith.
    o grwyn balaot ban wreith.
    chwit chwit chwidogeith.
    gochanwn gochenyn wythgeith.
    pan elei dy dat ty e helya;
    llath ar y ysgwyd llory eny law.
    ef gelwi gwn gogyhwc.
    giff gaff. dhaly dhaly dhwg dhwg.
    ef lledi bysc yng corwc.
    mal ban llad. llew llywywg.
    pan elei dy dat ty e vynyd.
    dydygai ef penn ywrch penn gwythwch pen hyd.
    penn grugyar vreith o venyd.
    penn pysc o rayadyr derwennyd.
    or sawl yt gyrhaedei dy dat ty ae gicwein
    o wythwch a llewyn a llwyuein.
    nyt anghei oll ny uei oradein.

    It can be seen how similar the language is to Modern Welsh in which it might be loosely rendered:

    Pais Dinogad sydd fraith, fraith,
    O groen y bela y mae'i waith.
    `Chwí! Chwí!' Chwibanwaith.
    Gwaeddwn ni, gwaeddant hwy - yr wyth gaeth.
    Pan elai dy dad di i hela -
    Gwaywffon ar ei ysgwydd, pastwn yn ei law -
    Galwai ar gw+n tra chyflym,
    `Giff! Gaff! Dal, dal! Dwg, dwg!'
    Fe laddai bysgod o'i gwrwgl
    Fel y llada llew fân-filod!
    Pan elai dy dad di i'r mynydd
    Deuai ef ag un iwrch, un twrch coed, un hydd,
    Un rugiar fraith o fynydd,
    A physgodyn o readr Derwennydd.
    Beth bynnag a gyrhaeddai dy dad â'i bicell -
    Boed yn dwrch, yn gath goed, yn lwynog -
    Ni ddihangai'r un oni bai'n nerthol ei adenydd.

    If you do not yet read Welsh, you might prefer the following loose translation:

    Dinogad's shift is speckled, speckled,
    It was made from the pelts of martens.
    `Wee! Wee!' Whistling.
    We call, they call, the eight in chains.
    When your father went out to hunt -
    A spear on his shoulder, a club in his hand -
    He called on his lively dogs,
    `Giff! Gaff! Take, take! Fetch, fetch!'
    He killed fish from his coracle
    Like the lion killing small animals.
    When your father went to the mountains
    He would bring back a roebuck, a boar, a stag,
    A speckled grouse from the mountain,
    And a fish from the Derwennydd falls.
    At whatever your father aimed his spear -
    Be it a boar, a wild cat, or a fox -
    None would escape but that had strong wings.

    (the text and comments were copied from )

  • Rhydderch -- Telyn Full Album Welsh Music with Harp , Relaxing Music

    51:33

    Tracklist:

    01 --Conset y Siri
    02 --Conset Ifan Glan Teifi. Lliw Lili ymysg Drain...
    03 --Difyrrwch Gwyr y Gogledd. Conset Arglwyddes Treffael
    04 --Mi fendi di pan ddaw yr haf
    05 --Eryri Wen
    06 --Syr Harri Ddu
    07 --Y Wenynen
    08 --Concerto'r Telynwyr
    09 --Caru Doli. Barwn Merthyr. Miniwet Nannau
    10 --Cnocell y Coed. Conset Gwyr Pen Morfa. Malltraeth
    11 --Hoffedd Tomos Dafis. Pibddawns Prydderch. The Coster's Weeding
    12 --Biwmares March
    13 --O Langefni. Began gollod ei Gardas
    14 --Mwynen Machno
    15 --Y Pural Fesur

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  • Welsh Folk Songs

    13:07

    John Vousden and Larry Loeber singing Y Derin Pur, Ar Hyd y Nos and Wel y du

  • My Little Welsh Home - traditional from Wales - harp & viols

    2:36

    With Hildegard Tummers on Celtic Harp

    my arrangement

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  • 3 Welsh Folk Songs: No. 3. Once A Farmer and His Wife

    1:30

    Provided to YouTube by NAXOS of America

    3 Welsh Folk Songs: No. 3. Once A Farmer and His Wife · BYU Men's Chorus

    Shout with Glory: Hymns, Spirituals & Folk Songs

    ℗ 2015 Tantara Records

    Released on: 2015-10-01

    Choir: BYU Men's Chorus
    Conductor: Mack Wilberg
    Orchestra: BYU Philharmonic Orchestra
    Composer: Traditional
    Composer: Alun Hoddinott

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  • Celtic Traditional Song

    2:21

    welsh song

  • Welsh bagpipes - Nos Galan

    5:21

    Pibau Preseli playing `Bwre dros y Gyfrwy' and `Nos Galan' - the first composed by myself, the second traditional, this version from Anglesey. Set to scenes taken here around New Year.
    Pibau Preseli were - John Tose and Peni Ediker on pipes, Stef Balesi and Jez King on drumming.
    Snowman by Micky Tose.

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  • Welsh Folk Music and Dance Bethel Dawnsio Gwerin Cymru Ensemble Dawnswyr Môn

    3:56

    Folk Ensemble Dawnswyr Môn from Bethel (Wales)
    Week of Beskids' Culture in Żywiec (Poland), 2001

  • Rhapsody on a Welsh Folk Song

    4:57

    The Austin High School Concert band of Decatur, AL playing Rhapsody on a Welsh Folk Song by Douglas Court. Conducted by Clay Sloan on May 16, 2007.

  • dacw nghariad - welsh folk song

    4:10

    welsh song Dacw Nghariad performed by the austrian band spinning wheel. inspired by 4 yn y bar and in extremo. we were introduced to the lyrics of this folk song at a journey to wales during an eclipse in 1998.

    Spinning Wheel are:
    Danika Ruso: vox
    Bernhart Ruso: percussion, nyckelharpa
    Markus Sauschlager: Guitar
    guests: Esch: Guitar
    Stoney: nyckelharpa



    DACW 'NGHARIAD

    Dacw 'nghariad i lawr yn y berllan
    Tw-rym-di ro rym-di ra-dl-i-dl-al
    O na bawn i yno fy hunan|
    Tw-rym-di ro rym-di ra-dl-i-dl-al
    Dacwr ty, a dacwr sgubor
    Dacw ddrws y beudyn agor
    Ffal-di-ra-dl-i-dl-al Ffal-di-ra-dl-I-dl-al
    Tw-rym-di ro rym-di-ra-dl-i-dl-al

    Theres my love in yonder orchard
    Tw-rym-di......
    Oh that I might there wander
    Tw-rym-di ......
    Theres the house and theres the barn
    Theres the door it beckons me
    Ffal-di-ra-dl-i-dl-al Ffal-di-ra-dl-I-dl-al
    Tw-rym-di ro rym-di-ra-dl-i-dl-al

    Theres the oak with wide spread branches
    Tw-rym-di......
    Pleasantly it shades enhances
    Tw-rym-di......
    I will wait there, heed its greeting
    Soon my lover to be meeting
    Ffal-di-ra-dl-i-dl-al Ffal-di-ra-dl-I-dl-al
    Tw-rym-di ro rym-di-ra-dl-i-dl-al

    Theres the harp, but naught can cheer me
    Tw-rym-di......
    For my love is never near me
    Tw-rym-di......
    If my mind I cant discover
    What will I be but a hapless lover?
    Ffal-di-ra-dl-i-dl-al Ffal-di-ra-dl-I-dl-al
    Tw-rym-di ro rym-di-ra-dl-i-dl-al

    Dacwr delyn, dacwr tannau
    Tw-rym-di......
    Beth wyf gwell, heb neb iw chwarae?
    Tw-rym-di......
    Dacwr feinwen hoenus fanwl
    Beth wyf nes heb gael ei meddwl?
    Ffal-di-ra-dl-i-dl-al Ffal-di-ra-dl-I-dl-al
    Tw-rym-di ro rym-di-ra-dl-i-dl-al

  • CELTIC TRADITIONAL MUSIC

    2:43

    WELSH TRADITIONAL SONG

  • The BULL & HEIFER pub | Traditional music session

    5:36

    There used to be a regular monthly folk music session at The Bull & Heifer pub in Bettws Cedewain near Newtown on the first Thursday of each month. We went along on Thursday 4 October 2018 and Graham played anglo concertina. The session has since moved (summer 2019) to The Lion Hotel in Caerhowell near Montgomery.

    Graham was joined in this set by Bob Keeble (fiddle), Cornelius Eger (fiddle), John Hextall (baritone saxophone), Lisa Sture (fiddle), Peter Croll (fiddle), Rees Wesson (melodeon) and Will Duke (anglo concertina).

    Tunes
    1. The Shropshire Lass - traditional English folk tune.
    2. Meillionen - traditional Welsh folk tune. Meillionen is Welsh for Clover, and is also a river near Beddgelert, Gwynedd in North West Wales.

    Filmed with a Canon G7x Mark II digital compact camera.
    Sound recorded with a Zoom H2n field recorder.

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  • 3 Hours of Instrumental Celtic Music | Beautiful, Happy & Relaxing Mix

    3:8:16

    Instrumental Celtic music that is beautiful, happy & relaxing (3 hours long mix). This music can be used for studying, relaxation, concentration, reading, writing and more. All the music in this playlist is composed by Peder B. Helland. Subscribe for more instrumental Celtic music ►

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    Have a wonderful day or evening!

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  • 3 Welsh Folk Songs: No. 1. The Yellow Sheepskin

    1:22

    Provided to YouTube by NAXOS of America

    3 Welsh Folk Songs: No. 1. The Yellow Sheepskin · BYU Men's Chorus

    Shout with Glory: Hymns, Spirituals & Folk Songs

    ℗ 2015 Tantara Records

    Released on: 2015-10-01

    Choir: BYU Men's Chorus
    Conductor: Mack Wilberg
    Orchestra: BYU Philharmonic Orchestra
    Composer: Traditional
    Composer: Alun Hoddinott

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  • 3 Welsh Folk Songs: No. 2. Fair Lisa

    3:04

    Provided to YouTube by NAXOS of America

    3 Welsh Folk Songs: No. 2. Fair Lisa · BYU Men's Chorus

    Shout with Glory: Hymns, Spirituals & Folk Songs

    ℗ 2015 Tantara Records

    Released on: 2015-10-01

    Choir: BYU Men's Chorus
    Conductor: Mack Wilberg
    Orchestra: BYU Philharmonic Orchestra
    Composer: Traditional
    Composer: Alun Hoddinott

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  • Love Song from Wales

    2:45

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Love Song from Wales · Andrei Krylov

    Medieval Dungeons & Gothic Dragons Music Fantasy for Celtic Lute & Folk Guitar

    ℗ 2019 Andrei Krylov

    Released on: 2019-01-21

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  • Burum - Titrwm Tatrwm, Welsh Folk song arranged by Tomos Williams

    6:04

    Tomos Williams - Trumpet
    Aditya Balani - guitar
    Dave Jones - Piano
    Aidan Thorne - Bass
    Mark O'Connor - Drums

    Burum (meaning 'yeast' in Welsh) play new, dynamic interpretations of traditional Welsh folk melodies.

    Led by trumpeter Tomos Williams, Burum is a jazz quintet with a difference; on this tour, Burum will be joined by Delhi based, Berklee graduate Aditya Balani on guitar with a rhythm section comprising Dave Jones (piano), Aidan Thorne (bass) and Mark O'Connor (drums).

    The band’s repertoire is drawn from Welsh traditional music, adapted and re-imagined for a modern jazz quintet. Burum's music fuses a deep respect for the original folk melodies themselves with the flexibility and dynamics of jazz improvisation.
    Burum toured India successfully in March 2014, playing Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Goa and have played at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC, and at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany. Burum also played the Brecon International Jazz Festival – Wales's premiere jazz festival in 2014 and have been called a Welsh jazz supergroup.

    Burum includes some of Wales's most creative jazz and folk musicians: mixing these ingredients together creates the unique and extraordinary band sound that is Burum.

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