minstrel: two worlds of the welsh harp

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Sat Oct 21 13:31:46 PDT 2000

The CD which Vivian recently recommended is quite excellent. In
addition to showing that the Ap Huw stuff is quite playable, it also
seems that it would be quite good at is convincing people that music
has evolved between the 16th century and the 19th century. The "other
world" is a set of 18th/19th century welsh harp manuscripts. If you
play a few tracks of each for someone, and then play random tracks and
ask which century the piece is from, most people will be able to hear
the difference.

-- Gregory Blount

Taylor, William. Two Worlds of the Welsh Harp (CD). Dorian Recordings,
1999. Includes Gosteg Dafyyd Athro, Y ddigan y droell, Kaniad y gwynn
bibydd, Kaniad ystafell, Kaniad bach ar y gogower, and Kaingk Dafydd
Broffwyd. The other material on the CD comes from the volumes of
Edward Jones' <cite>Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh

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