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Dadl dau

First line:
Trigai gwraig bur gysglyd gynt
author of text

Dadl dau (arranged here by Geoffrey Webber) is one of the most popular of Welsh folk-songs. Its earliest form in Wales was a melody called Fflanti Too, written down in abbreviated violin notation by John Thomas in 1752. When this was transcribed into traditional musical notation its relationship with Dadl Dau (Flaunting two) became clear. However, the tune appears in The Beggar’s Opera (1727) as The sun had loos’d his weary teams and only subsequently was it claimed as a Welsh tune. Yet it was popular in England even before The Beggar’s Opera and in Devon and Somerset about a century ago it was popular as The hemp-dresser or The London gentlewoman.

from notes by Phillip Borg-Wheeler © 2016


Studio Master: SIGCD447Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 9 on SIGCD447 [1'20] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD447 track 9

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
Hyperion usage
  1. Greensleeves (SIGCD447)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: April 2016
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