Choralists sing a Welsh ballad

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Today being St. David's day, all Welsh folks celebrate with poetry, music and song. I usually post greetings, links and photos on my FB page for family and friends to partake & enjoy. One link I thought I'd share is this unusual performance of 'Myfanwy', my favorite Welsh ballad, by the Treorchy Male Voice Choir, in the streets of the village of Treorchy in the Rhondda Valley of South Wales. Enjoy.

 

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Other links from this year's St. David's Day FB page. I've listed them with their 'correct' names and added in parenthesis the name they're frequently known by &/or the English translation. Some or all will tug at the heartstrings of Welsh folks:

We'll keep a welcome - sung by the Treorchy Male Voice choir:

Cwm Rhondda (Guide Me O Though Great Jehovah)- sung by a choral flash mob in the streets of Cardiff on match day (fast forward to 1:00):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iPqepdQhR8

Myfanwy - my favorite rendition of this Welsh love song by singer/comedian Ryan Davies (wish my arrangement/rendition sounded like this):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH3yqBW1AJ4

Rachie (I Bob Un Sydd Ffyddlon) sung by the Morriston Orpheus Choir:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r2v8P-BnYk

Men Of Harlech - sung by the London Welsh Choir:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUbheL_gTqk

Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (Welsh national anthem) - sung by the Pontarddulais Male Voice Choir at one of their rehearsals:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIPduDwwidA
 
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I love multi-part male singing. Thanks for the links Tom, and Happy St.David’s day.
Thanks Larry. That 4-part male harmony is what I grew up with. In addition to choirs in almost every small town and village, we'd hear it in the numerous churches and chapels. Our small village had 12 places of worship, and almost as many pubs & clubs where the locals would oil their larynx and spontaneously break into song.

I always envied the 'top tenors' who sang the 'highest' part. I had no hope of hitting those notes.
 
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