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MEREDYDD EVANS - MERED

MEREDYDD EVANS - MERED

The doyen of Welsh folk singing presents 50 traditional songs, accompanied and a cappella on 2 CDs from his original recordings for Sain, Delyse and Wren.

Sain’ Tribute to Dr. Meredydd Evans

MERȆD

With the passing of Dr. Meredydd Evans, Wales has lost the mainspring of the revival in Welsh traditional singing which we have witnessed over the past few decades. But his inspiration lives on, in the work of folk singers and folk groups throughout Wales and beyond. His work in researching and collecting Welsh folk songs – aided by his wife Phyllis Kinney – was phenominal, but he always approached the music as a singer, as one who loved the songs as living creations. He knew that a tradition which does not grow and adapt is a dead tradition, but he also knew that a culture without roots is a culture without meaning or direction. Nothing gave Merêd more satisfaction than hearing young folk artists playing, singing and adapting traditional folk songs and tunes for new instruments, and new styles. Dr. Meredydd Evans was a pioneer in many fields, as composer of popular songs for Triawd y Coleg, the close harmony trio of his university days, as recording artist (his album on the American “Folkways” label was included in the New York Times list of best folk records in 1954), as the first head of Light Ent. at BBC Wales, as educationalist, as a philosopher and as a peace and language activist and campaigner, but he remained true to his roots as the son of a quarryman, and remained a very approachable and much-loved man of the people. We extend our deepest sympathy to Phyllis and Eluned in their hiraeth, as we express our gratitide for the life of one of Wales’ greatest sons.
Dafydd Iwan.

Track Listing

  1. LLIW GWYN RHOSYN YR HAF
  2. Y FENYW FAIN
  3. ADAR MAN Y MYNYDD
  4. AR LAN Y MOR
  5. Y FERCH O BLWY PENDERYN
  6. Y GLOMAN
  7. EI DI'R DERYN DU?
  8. SYNNWYR SOLOMON
  9. PA BRYD Y DEUI ETO?
  10. YR HEN WYDDELES
  11. CAN Y CWCWALLT
  12. SI HWI HWI
  13. BETH YW'R HAF IMI?
  14. LISA LAN
  15. DACW NGHARIAD I LAWR YN Y BERLLAN
  16. MYNWENT EGLWYS
  17. ROBIN GOCH
  18. TRIP I ABERYSTWYTH
  19. CAN WIL Y TLOTY
  20. HARBWR CORC
  21. MYN MAIR
  22. SANTIANA
  23. AR GYFER HEDDIW'R BORE
  24. Y CARIAD CYNTAF
  25. PE CAWN I HON
  26. TRYMDER
  27. BACHGEN BACH O DINCER
  28. HEFO DEIO I DYWYN
  29. DIGL DING JOSEFF
  30. FFARWEL I LANGYFELACH LON
  31. TITRWM TATRWM
  32. Y DERYN BACH SYW
  33. BLEWYN GLAS
  34. MORIO
  35. MAE'R DDAEAR YN GLASU
  36. Y DERYN DU SY'N RHODIO'R GWLEDYDD
  37. UN O FY MRODYR
  38. Y DDAU FARCH
  39. HELA'R DRYW
  40. SI HEI LWLI
  41. Y CYNTAF DYDD O'R GWYLIAU
  42. YR HOGAN GOCH
  43. CYFRI'R GEIFR (OES GAFR ETO?)
  44. UN FRAN DDU
  45. CAN YR YCHEN
  46. Y BARDD A'R GWCW
  47. Y GOG LWYDLAS
  48. ANGAU
  49. BWTHYN NAIN
  50. HIRAETH AM FEIRION

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  • Product ID : SAIN SCD 2414
  • Label: Sain
  • Genre: Folk
  • Format: Boxed Set
  • Released: 2004

Language

Cymraeg

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