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Lisa lân

First line:
Pan fyddwyn rhodio gyda’r hwyr
author of text

Lisa lân (Fair Lisa) is a Welsh folk-song, a lover’s lament for his dead Lisa, finally expressing his wish to be reunited with her in the after-life. Variants of the tune have been collected in Anglesey, some of them revealing a similarity to the Irish melody Charley Reilly. The haunting melody of Lisa lân is used recurrently throughout Paul Haggis’s 2004 film Crash. The arranger of the version recorded here, Dr Geoffrey Webber, has been Precentor and Director of Music Studies at Gonville and Caius College Cambridge since 1989. He has also published monographs on aspects of 17th-century music.

from notes by Phillip Borg-Wheeler © 2016


Studio Master: SIGCD447Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 1 on SIGCD447 [2'49] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD447 track 1

Recording date
20 June 2013
Recording venue
St Mark's Church, Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Christopher Monks & John Taylor
Recording engineer
John Taylor
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  1. Greensleeves (SIGCD447)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: April 2016
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