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AR DYMOR GAEAF (Carolau Plygain Carols)

PARTI CUT LLOI - AR DYMOR GAEAF (Carolau Plygain Carols)

Traditional unaccompanied Plygain carol singing – a tradition unique to Wales.

This new collection contains performances by some of the leading exponents of Plygain carol singing today.

Plygain in rural North and Mid Wales dates back to the Catholic period, when early morning Plygain services were held on Christmas day. They are now mostly held in the early evening, throughout December and January. This unique form of unaccompanied carol-singing, characterized by close harmony and originally sung by small groups of men, is still very much a living tradition, and has indeed seen somewhat of a revival amongst the younger generation. New singers and parties have emerged, and new services have been established in various parts of the country, where the older carols can be heard alongside new original carols composed in the traditional mode, each one, in the words of Roy Saer, “ vividly communicating the drama and wonder, the joy and certainty which are the essence of these Christmas songs”.

Plygain carol singing are held annually around Montgomeryshire in places such as Mallwyd, Llanerfyl, Llanfihangel-yng-ngwynfa and Cemmaes (the old Llanymawddwy Plygain which has moved due to renovation of church).

Track Listing

  1. Y BORE GANWYD IESU
  2. CAROL Y BLWCH
  3. AR GYFER HEDDIW'R BORE
  4. TRAMWYWN AR GYFLYM ADENYDD
  5. YN DYRFA WEDDUS
  6. SEINIAU GORFOLEDD
  7. CYSURWCH, CYSURWCH FY MHOBL
  8. UN GAEAF OER
  9. CLYCHAU BETHLEHEM
  10. DYLEDWYR YM I SEINIO CLOD
  11. DYMA WYLIAU HYFRYD LLAWEN
  12. AR DYMOR GAEAF
  13. HOLL BERCHEN TAFODAU
  14. CYN CANFOD Y DWYRAIN YN GWENU
  15. BABAN IESU
  16. PAN YM METHLEHEM Y GANWYD
  17. MOLIANT I DDUW
  18. DAETH NADOLIG FEL ARFEROL

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  • Product ID : SAIN SCD 2599
  • Label: Sain
  • Genre: Holiday
  • Format: Compilation
  • Released: 2008

Language

Cymraeg

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