HCTogether - Welsh Evening / Noson Gymreig 2

Aug 27, 2020

Welsh Evening Introduction

Hefin Duo

We welcome the talented Hefin Duo, who we heard in our Chamber Music week. They have permitted us to share arrangements of two Welsh folk songs: The Ash Grove and Bugeilio’r Gwerith Gwyn

Aros Mae’r Mynyddau Mawr (The Great Mountains Remain)

Against a backdrop of historic and breath taking views of the Ceiriog Valley, Bryn recites one of his favourite John Ceiriog’s poems: Mae Mynyddau Mawr (The Great Mountain Remain).  It is about Welsh Tradition, and the heritage , the history of the area.  In particular, the shepherds that tended their flocks - people might change but the valley and mountains stay the same.

Meirion Williams: Aros Mae’r Mynyddau Mawr

John Ceiriog’s poem Aros Mae’r Mynyddau Mawr is set to the stirring interpretation by Welsh composer Meirion Williams. The piece is sung by Chirk born Baritone David Kempster.

Elan Catrin

Elan Catrin sings the stunning Robat Arwyn’s Afonaf Angel (Guardian Angel).

Elen Fwyn

Morwen Blythin performs the popular Welsh Ballad Elen Fwyn.

Pedair Oed (Four Years Old) by Robat Arwyn

Moreton Hall’s Aron Cook sings Pedair Oed by Ruthin based composer Robat Arwyn. Aron also runs Welsh Club for Moreton’s youngsters.

Dwi’n Eisiau

As part of the Moreton Hall Prep Summer Arts Festival, Gethin was placed first in the Welsh recitation class. Here is the winning performance of the poem Dwi’n Eisiau (I want to).

Sol ffa

Moreton Hall’s Music Scholar, Tami returns to sing another song from her repertoire.

Sol Ffa: it is about a girl walking on a lovely, sunny morning through the woods looking at the lovely leaves, listening to the birds singing. She is singing her song which she has been trying to sing for a long time.

Harmoni a Heddwch

To conclude this evening’s performances we give you the 2020 Llangollen International Eisteddfod Global Peace Message; a specially commissioned poem.

Harmoni a Heddwch, (Your voice, my voice) by Mererid Hopwood, a Welsh poet, who in 2001 became the first woman ever to win the bardic Chair at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Marerid’s words are set to the music by Edward-Rhys Parry. The Peace Message also features the talented Elan Catrin Parry as well as a peace message by Elisteddofd’s President Terry Waite.
For more information about the Eisteddfod, please click on the following link:


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