Sian Phillips – “Codiad yr Ehedydd” (Rising of the Lark).

Hey people! 🙂

I’ve already shared this Welsh traditional tune played on the harp by

Nansi Richards,

and today I’d like to share with you a fiddle version, played by Sian Phillips from South Wales. Sian has been part of many Welsh music collectives and collaborated with a lot of artists, however she has now retired and is no longer performing due to fibromyalgia. Instead, she has settled in Oxfordshire where she’s running her own business called Fiddler’s Elbow Grease, selling various hemp products.

Nansi Richards – “Codiad yr Ehedydd” (Rising of the Lark).

Hiya people! 🙂

It feels quite late here for tunes like this, as it’s almost noon, but I still decided to share with you this beautiful piece performed by late Nansi Richards aka Telynores Maldwyn. It was composed by Dafydd Owen, aka Dafydd y Garreg Wen, also a Welsh harpist, who simply heard a lark singing one morning and got inspired to compose this. I’ve also seen that lyrics to this song exist, but all versions I’ve heard so far are instrumental.

Yws Gwynedd – Codi/Cysgu (Rising/Sleeping).

Hi. 🙂

Here’s another of my favourite Welsh music groups, of which I’d like to show you a few of my favourite songs. Here’s one of them, the first I’ve heard from them. The name Yws Gwynedd comes from the name of the founder and vocalist in this band – Ywain Gwynedd. They’re from north Wales.