Delyth Evans – “Nyth y Gog/Difyrrwch Gwyr Llangrallo” (The Cuckoo’s Nest/Delight of the men of Coychurch).

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   Yes, I’ve been listening to a lot of Delyth’s music lately, and decided to share with you yet another piece from her earlier records, this time from Ar y Ffin. It’s a set of two traditional Welsh dances, and the first one – Nyth y Gog – I shared not so long played by Delyth together with her daughter Angharad on fiddle, called just Nyth. Here I believe Nyth y Gog is more like a variation on the theme or so it sounds like, unless this piece has several tunes that are associated with it or there are two different pieces with the same name and similar tunes. The second piece is a jig, whose name refers to a village called Llangrallo in Welsh or Coychurch in English, which lies near Bridgend. 

Delyth & Angharad Jenkins – “Nyth” (Nest).

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   Today I’d like to share with you another tune played by Delyth and Angharad Jenkins, the Welsh harp and fiddle mother and daughter duo from Swansea whose music I’ve previously shared multiple times, as well as Delyth’s solo music and together with the no longer existing Anglo-Welsh band Aberjaber. Angharad is also part of the very popular Welsh folk group Calan and a coouple other projects. This piece here is a traditional Welsh tune, a barndance more exactly, which is also known as Nyth y Gôg (The Cuckoo’s Nest). Actually, the first time I ever heard this tune was on BBC Radio Cymru, where one of my faza peeps Gwilym Bowen Rhys played it on the tenor guitar (which is like a smaller, four-stringed guitar that’s tuned like a viola) together with Gethin Griffiths on the accordion. They played it as part of a set alongside some other Welsh tunes, and my mind was absolutely blown by how freakishly fast and seemingly effortlessly he was playing this one, I’ve no idea how people get such coordination. 😀 Anyway, I really like this tune, and I love Delyth’s and Angharad’s arrangement a lot as well because of how mellow it is compared to  all the other versions that I’ve hearD, and so elaborate and evocative.