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Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth
This is in fact a hymn tune by the Welsh composer Joseph Parry, and the hymn, 'Jesus, lover of my soul' can be sung to this. It has entered the folk canon however, as have several other tunes which are... Read more
Anglesey
Môn
A short jaunty polka in D major. Read more
Bangor
Jig Esgob Bangor (Bishop of Bangor's Jig)
A jig in E minor. A very charmingly named tune which makes me think of a grand clergyman having a quiet jig in between services in the cathedral. As with all these arrangements, its often nice to play the tune... Read more
Cader Idris
Cader Idris
A Waltz in D major. This is a lovely lilting way to get up the Mountain of Cader Idris. I've put a pause at the end of the 3rd phrase, just to enjoy that F# minor chord, but you can... Read more
Caernarfon
Jig Arglwydd Caernarfon
A jig in name but not in form. This is quite a steady 2 time tune in G major. Read more
Castell Caernarfon (Caernarfon Castle)
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Llongau Caernarfon (Ships at Caernarfon)
This is a song tune, the words are by J. Glyn Davies and speak of a young persons wish to sail off to sea and adventure whilst watching the ships anchored at Caernarfon Harbour. The tune is in fact Norwegian,... Read more
Caerphilly
Ymdaith Caerfilli (Caerphilly March)
This is a March. I've written 2 accompaniment parts. The first works with the chords given and is a nice simple line. The second is a chromatic and colourful line that will not work with either the simple accompaniment or... Read more
Cardigan
Carmarthen
Carmarthen Hornpipe
A great tune from Carmarthen, a proper dotted or swung hornpipe in D. Read more
Corris
Mympwy Corris
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Coychurch
Difyrrwch Gwyr Llangrallo (The Delights of the Men of Coychurch)
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Cwm Rhondda
Cwm Rhondda
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Cyfarthfa
Gorymdaith Gwŷr Cyfarthfa /March of the Men of Cyfarthfa
This is a jig in D major. The tune reminded me of church bells pealing, so I've tried to bring out this sound in the second part as well. Read more
Dovey Valley
Difyrrwch Gwyr Dyfi (Delights of the Men of the Dovey Valley)
A jig in E minor. It may in fact have been written by a composer called Thomas D'Urfey and thus have nothing to do with the Dovey or Dyfi valley, but its worth including as its such a gem to... Read more
Glamorgan
Morys Morgannwg (Glamorgan Morris)
A 4 time tune which would have been used for Morris dancing or processing. Read more
Glandyfi
Glandyfi
A jaunty bright little jig, one to dance to for sure. In G major here. Read more
Gwent
Gwenynen Gwent (Busy Bee of Gwent)
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Harlech
Gwŷr Harlech /Men of Harlech
One of the most famous Welsh March tunes, this is used as a military music, and as a song with both Welsh and English words. Many versions exist of it in different arrangements, and differing instrumentation. in this version, I've... Read more
Llanberis
Bwlch Llanberis (Llanberis Pass)
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Llandovery
Llandovery
This beautiful tune is used for the Welsh song 'Yn Iach i ti Cymru.' It is also used as a hymn tune. Read more
Llanthony
Abaty Llantoni (Llanthony Abbey)
A brisk dance in 4/4 and G major. Llanthony Abbey (or Priory) has been mostly ruins for centuries. I imagined the sound of ghostly bells as rung by monks in the 13th century when I was writing the second part... Read more
Llantrisant
Ffoles Llantrisant
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Machynlleth
Machynlleth
A great 4 part tune. It is also interesting to play this tune in the minor ( in this version make all the B and Es flat to move into G minor. It then sounds like a Klezmer tune! Read more
Meirionydd
Meillionen o Feirionydd (The Clover of Meirionydd)
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Milford Haven
Aberdaugleddau
This is a jig. Its usually in the major mode, and here it appears first in C major, but I've also given it a treatment in the relative minor of A minor. This arrangement works if you play it Major,... Read more
Montgomery
Llancesau Trefaldwyn (The girls of Montgomery)
A great AABA structure jig, which swings along well at quite a steady pace as well as a faster one. Here in D major. Read more
Nantgarw
Dawns Flodau Nantgarw (Nantgarw Flower dance)
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Penderyn
Y Ferch o Blwy Penderyn (The Girl from Penderyn Parish)
This is a Waltz in G. It is also a much recorded love song sung by a love struck young man dreaming of beautiful round -cheeked Gwen, but dying for love and planning to be buried under the yew. In... Read more
Pontypridd
Ym Mhontypridd mae'r Mwriad (In Pontypridd is my Intended)
A beautiful and slow song melody. A very short tune, only 10 bars long, but needs plenty of space as you play it. In E Dorian mode. Read more
Port Eynon
Mwmpwy Portheinon
A great and rhythmically driven duple time tune in G major. Don't play it too fast, it needs to chug along. Read more
Rheged
Rheged
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Snowdon
Moel yr Wyddfa (On Snowdon's Bald Summit)
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Marchogion Eryri/ The Knights of Snowdon
A jig, but not one to run at, rather like Snowdon itself. Its usually in the major, but I've thrown the A part into a minor mode. Here we have it in F# minor, and the second part again contains... Read more
Marchogion yr Wyddfa
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Swansea
�Coleg y Brifysgol Abertawe (Swansea University)
This tune was written by Pat Shaw ( bardic name Padrig Farfog) for the Eisteddfod when it came to Swansea in 1923. its a 4/4 tune in D minor. One of the best! Read more
The Brecon Beacons
Deryn Bwn o'r Banna (The Bittern from the Beacons)
This very short tune includes the sound of the bittern booming and can be sung as a children's song. It is usually harmonised in a major key, but I've flipped it into the relative minor to give more of the... Read more
Tredegar
Ar Ben Waun Tregadar (On Top of the Slope of Tregader)
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Treforest
Walts Trefforest (Treforest Waltz)
A lovely 3 part waltz, which is great to dance to. There are various ways to harmonise it of course, but I enjoyed this way with quite a lot of minor chords in. Read more
Tŷ Coch
Hen Tŷ Coch
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Tŷ Coch
This tune first appeared in Playford's collection of dance tunes 'Playford's Dancing Master', in 1695, simply called 'the Red House' and is also associated with a pub called The Red House in Cardiff. There is an area of Cardiff with... Read more
Wrexham
Pibdawns Gwyr Grecsam (Men of Wrexham's Hornpipe)
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