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Thread #161982   Message #3853579
Posted By: Helen
06-May-17 - 05:14 PM
Thread Name: Tune Origin: Ffarwel i Marian
Subject: RE: Tune Origin: Ffarwel i Marian
Hi all,

One of our session members brought this tune along so now it is on our playlist. We have discussed the title a bit. I also looked at the discussion on The Session about it: Ffarwèl i'r Marian

From what I can gather, "Ffarwèl i'r Marian" is "farewell to the shore" and is a tune but "Ffarwèl i Marian" is "farewell to Marion" and it is a dance.

I might be wrong, but I have made the assumption that Marian meaning shore may be somehow derived from the word marine, i.e. related to the sea.

Many versions on YouTube:

Ffarwèl i'r Marian - mandolin quartet

Ffarwèl i'r Marian - Dominig Bouchaud on Celtic harp