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Thread #24910   Message #288435
Posted By: sian, west wales
31-Aug-00 - 08:27 AM
Thread Name: Tune Add: Bachgen bach o dincar
Subject: RE: Name This Tune - Bachgen bach o dincar
Joe, you're seriously cute when you go all pink like that. You may make Snog of the Week yet!

Marcus, I can't figure our how to send attachments via the Mudcat system. I *have* scanned the page for you ... but getting it to you is another thing!

Bobby Bob, Mered hasn't made a huge number of recordings as far as I know ... and none in the past ... 15? years. I suspect that you might have Caneuon y Siroedd (Songs of the Counties) put out by Cymdeithas Alawon Gwerin, perhaps about 20 years ago. All the stalwarts of the Society grouped together to each sing a typical traditional song from their county. Mered also did a Folkways (?) EP (?) double album which probably dates back to the 60s. He's quite embarassed by it (he says) 'cause it's got all that naff 60s-style orchestration, common at the time. I think the set is extremely rare now. I remember Dafydd Iwan, prop. of Sain Records staying with us in 1979 and touring southern Ontario, finding it in a bin at Sam the Record Man in Toronto. Bought it straight away and carried it on his lap the rest of the tour. Anyway, Mered and Phyl. spend their days researching now ... and making sure the benefits are passed on to as wide a circle as possible. Great people!