“Ffidil” = Fiddle ~ Various Welsh Fiddlers
Fflach Tradd CD182H
The Welsh Fiddlers are:
Living Traditions Review:
"The Welsh fiddle tradition is probably the least well documented of those of the British Isles. ~
I’m not aware of any field recordings of the older generation of Welsh fiddle players. By the time that mechanical recording equipment became readily available, the fiddle was played mainly amongst the Romany population. Contemporary Welsh fiddle playing draws heavily on Welsh manuscript sources and on Scottish and Irish fiddle styles.
Irish fiddle music wasn’t unknown in Wales. A hundred and fifty years ago George Borrow records in "Wild Wales" an encounter with an Irish fiddler, and there were inputs from other sources.
The performances on this album are at worst very competent, and at best spellbinding, but for me the highlight was hearing Robert Evans play "Kaingk Dafydd Broffwyd" on the crwth. ~
For anyone interested in fiddle music ~ " ~ Chris Bartram
8.) Ffidl Ffadl ~ see instead “Tail Toddle” & its ‘comments’
Key signature: D Major & G & ~
Submitted on March 7th 2003 by gian marco.
The Sermon - Y Bregeth/
"The Sermon" is in in fact only 96 bars long, although it is cited as being 112 bars in length in Robin Huw Bowen’s "Tro Llaw", but this is incorrect. The final section is merely a repeat of section "f", with variant last couple of bars. I think the formula for this tune is that sections "c" & "e" are variations of "a", whilst "d" & "f" are variations of "b". I’m sure that if Robin re-examines the manuscript he will agree. Its a lovely tune - I haven’t found it in other traditions, but maybe it will emerge … [?]
- Mike Lease.