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Various Artists - The Welsh Gold Traditions CD

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This selection brings together some of Wales’ leading folk artists, displaying a wide variety of styles and talents. As befits a Welsh compilation, the harp – the national instrument of Wales – features prominently, and also the vocal element is paramount, from the solo voices of Siân James and Gwenan Gibbard to the close harmony of Plethyn, steeped in the plygain carol tradition. Over the past four decades, the instrumental tradition in Wales has undergone a dramatic revival, as exemplified here by the leading exponent of the triple harp, Robin Huw Bowen, the brilliant young band Calan, and three of Wales’ major folk ensembles, Crasdant, Ar Log and Carreg Lafar.

If you want to know what Welsh world music is all about, then this is a great place to start!

Tracklisting:

  1. Y jigiau (Jigs) CALAN
  2. Mympwy Llwyd (Lloyd’s Whim) / Y fasged wyau (The Egg Basket) CRASDANT
  3. Dod dy law (Place Your Hand) GWENAN GIBBARD
  4. Y march glas (The Grey Stallion) / Nos Fercher (Wednesday Night) AR LOG
  5. Ei di’r deryn du? (Blackbird, Will You Go?) SIÂN JAMES
  6. Cainc y datgeiniad (The Singer’s Tune) / Y delyn newydd (The New Harp) GWENAN GIBBARD
  7. Aberhonddu (Brecon) CARREG LAFAR
  9. Tros yr Aber (Across the Estuary) / Llapydwndwr (The Drink of the Great Noise) CRASDANT
10. Merch ei mam (Her Mother’s Daughter) SIÂN JAMES
11. Mympwyon (Whims) ROBIN HUW BOWEN
12. Seren y bore (Morning Star) CARREG LAFAR
13. Y deryn du a’i blufyn sidan (Blackbird with his Silken Feathers) PLETHYN
14. Cwrw melyn (Yellow Beer) / Y dyn meddw (The Drunken Man) AR LOG
15. Si hei lwli (Lullaby) DAFYDD IWAN
16. Set y golomen (The Pigeon Set) CALAN

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