Dawns Flodau Nantgarw (Nantgarw Flower dance)
This tune is famously used for the Christmas Carol 'Deck the Halls with Bough of Holly' as well as the Welsh Midwinter song 'Nos Galan' ( New Years Eve). The Welsh words were written by poet Ceiriog Hughes.
The tune may have originated in the 16th century so is much older than either set of words. It is found in a musical manuscript by Welsh harpist John Parry Ddall who died in 1782 and also was published in the 1784 and 1794 editions of the harpist Edward Jones’ 'Musical and Poetical Relics of the Welsh Bards'.
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