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sian, west wales St Dwynwen's Day - Dydd Santes Dwynwen (28) RE: St Dwynwen's Day - Dydd Santes Dwynwen 26 Apr 11

Artful, I grew up listening to male voice choirs, and Rhos was always one of the greatest. But ... my big problem with them, once I understood the language and the nature of traditional songs, is that they perform everything to one template, regardless of the material to hand. I don't think the strict devotion to 2/4 time doest the lovely tune any service. There is also no 'colouring' between verses; would you ever know that the first verse is showing her at her best, and the second is contrasting her in illness? Still, it is really interesting to hear it. I had thought that only Pedwarawd y Peithiau had done it before, but then I came across a recording from the 80s by Penderyn. Now this one. And yet it hasn't become well known. Odd that, because it really is so nice ...

Wonder why the apostrophes above come out as "'"?


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