“Cwrw Da” ~ pronounced “coo-roo dah” (w = oo)
Cwrw da = good beer
Cwrw = beer
Da = good
This is another Welsh slip jig, member of a long history of related ones, and carrying a name that is used also for another slip jig given in the database here ~
Submitted on December 29th 2009 by Abram Wood.
Others will likely come along and make the connections to the other members of the family this one belongs with… 😎
“Cadw Twmpath: 100 More Welsh Folk Dance Tunes”
Selected, edited and arranged by Robin Huw Bowen
Cymdeithas Ddawns Werin Cymru / The Welsh Folk Dance Society, 1993
Page 35, tune #90 ~ "Cwrw Da" ~ another take in D on this particular melody…
The first and better collection in this series of 2 volumes is ~
"Blodau’r Grug: 100 Popular Welsh Folk Dance Tunes"
Selected, edited and arranged by Alex Hamilton
Revised by Robin Huw Bowen
Cymdeithas Ddawns Werin Cymru / The Welsh Folk Dance Society, 1992
Wow, this one has it all. Think Im gonna take it to the fiddle the first chance I get.
hi ceolachan, isn’t this a version of cwrw melyn, or hufen y cwrw melyn? at least that’s what nansi richards called it, who got it from the playing of tom ffliwt. admittedly hers has a more e minor-ey feel about the first part, but it’s closer than the other tune you mention, the three-parter, posted by abram wood as cwrw da, being the john parry composition?
just a thought