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Holly Tree - Welsh song and dance

Mo the caller 24 Oct 12 - 12:03 PM
Geoff the Duck 24 Oct 12 - 03:58 PM
sian, west wales 24 Oct 12 - 04:34 PM
Nigel Parsons 24 Oct 12 - 07:34 PM
Mo the caller 25 Oct 12 - 03:01 AM
GUEST 25 Nov 12 - 06:16 PM
Nigel Parsons 25 Nov 12 - 07:37 PM
Nigel Parsons 25 Nov 12 - 07:41 PM
Mo the caller 26 Nov 12 - 06:41 AM
Mo the caller 26 Nov 12 - 06:44 AM
Mick Tems 26 Nov 12 - 08:39 AM
sian, west wales 26 Nov 12 - 04:29 PM
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Subject: Holly Tree. Welsh song and dance
From: Mo the caller
Date: 24 Oct 12 - 12:03 PM

At school we used to sing a carol with the line
"praising loud the evergreen
the tree whose name is the holly"

And later I did a dance in square formation to the tune.

I thought the name would be spelled Galunnen but google makes me think it might be celynnen.

Can anyone help with the tune, words or dance instructions (I can't find them though I thought I had them all)


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Subject: RE: Holly Tree - Welsh song and dance
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 24 Oct 12 - 03:58 PM

Let's send this back to the top until the Welsh speakers see it.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Holly Tree - Welsh song and dance
From: sian, west wales
Date: 24 Oct 12 - 04:34 PM

Y Gelynen is the song. Here's Dr Meredydd Evans singing it (track 102) rather faster than it's played for dancing.

It's also at Folkinfo here.

Hope that helps.

sian


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Subject: RE: Holly Tree - Welsh song and dance
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 24 Oct 12 - 07:34 PM

It's Here in a previous thread.

Taken from 'Singing Together' a BBC programme for schools.

Cheers

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Holly Tree - Welsh song and dance
From: Mo the caller
Date: 25 Oct 12 - 03:01 AM

Thanks, that's the one I wanted. And I think I've remembered the dance - well if I've got it wrong I'll call it the Folk Process.
the words I had (from an earlier BBC schools pamphlet which must be somewhere under my piles of paper) had a different translation - maybe less true to the original, I don't know.


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Subject: RE: Holly Tree - Welsh song and dance
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Nov 12 - 06:16 PM

Cor Meibion Cymraeg Montreal, Brian Llewellyn-ap-Dafydd.
I enjoy reading your posts. I am not sure how one gets in touch etc.
I am looking at present for the music (I have the lyrics) for Ar gyfer heddiw r bore ( sorry no apostrophes on this machine). Any idea?


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Subject: RE: Holly Tree - Welsh song and dance
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 25 Nov 12 - 07:37 PM

Guest:
Nice 4 part version here

Hwyl fawr

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Holly Tree - Welsh song and dance
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 25 Nov 12 - 07:41 PM

Or, for the original query,
Y gelynen on tin whistle


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Subject: RE: Holly Tree - Welsh song and dance
From: Mo the caller
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 06:41 AM

Guest, if you join Mudcat (try clicking Membership at the top) you can send PMs (personal messages).

There are various websites that give tunes in midi, abc and stave form. try this maybe, or this

But the Welsh Catters are often quick and helpful.

Good luck


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Subject: RE: Holly Tree - Welsh song and dance
From: Mo the caller
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 06:44 AM

If this thread doesn't get the information you need you could try starting a new thread with the name of the tune you want in the title.


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Subject: RE: Holly Tree - Welsh song and dance
From: Mick Tems
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 08:39 AM

In case you were wondering what has become of Meredydd Evans in the 59 years that have lapsed since he recorded Welsh Folk Songs for Smithsonian Folkways, I have good news. Mered and Phyllis Kinney are both in their 90s and are living in the village of Cwmystwyth in the wilds of Ceredigion. A New CD and 23-folksong book called Ffylantin-tw! have just been published as a tribute to the invaluable work which Mered and Phyllis have contributed, and the book and CD were launched at Llandow National Eisteddfod - Sian West Wales had a brilliant hand in that! Here's the September edition of Folkwales Online Magazine: here

Mick Tems


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Subject: RE: Holly Tree - Welsh song and dance
From: sian, west wales
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 04:29 PM

Hiya Mick. I'm glad you like Ffylantin-tw. I think it adds something to the available resources. Robin Huw Bowen did a fine job.

Hope you're keeping well!

sian


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