Ymdaith Rhosgadfan polka

Also known as The Rhosgadfan March.

Ymdaith Rhosgadfan has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Ymdaith Rhosgadfan
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
fg | aa/a/ aa | ag fe | d>e dB | A4 |
ff/f/ ff| ff ed | e2 e>f | e2 fg |
aa/a/ aa | ag fe | d>e dB | A2-Ag |
f>a gf | ef/e/ dc | d2 d>c | d2 cd ||
ee/e/ ee | ed cB | A>B AG | F3 A |
dd/d/ dd | ff ed | e2 e>f | e2 ag |
f>a gf | e>g fe | d>f ed | B2 g2 |
f>a gf | ef/e/ dc | d2 d>c | d2 |]

Seventeen comments

C: ?

I gather this is one of your own? Tell us more!

I’m laughing now, as I realize how often ‘c’, meaning me, asks that question ~ C: ? :-D

Ymdaith - not Ymdeith ~ meaning ‘march’

Pronunciation ~ uhm - die - th (as in both)

Rhosgadfan ~ placename, village

Pronunciation ~ row-s-gad-van ( ‘f’ pronounced ‘v’)

4/4 ~

One of your bars is there, and to be honest it feels more that way ~

X: 1
T: Ymdeith Rhosgadfan
C:
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: march
K: DMaj
fg |\
aa/a/ aa ag fe | d>e dB A4 | ff/f/ ff ff ed | e2 e>f e2 fg |
aa/a/ aa ag fe | d>e dB A2-Ag | f>a gf ef/e/ dc | d2 d>c | d2 ||
cd |\
ee/e/ ee ed cB | A>B AG F3 A | dd/d/ dd ff ed | e2 e>f e2 ag |
f>a gf e>g fe | d>f ed B2 g2 | f>a gf ef/e/ dc | d2 d>c d2 |]

Nice march…

Or ~

K: DMaj
fg |\
aa/a/aa agfe | d>edB A4 | ff/f/ff ffed | e2 e>f e2 fg |
aa/a/aa agfe | d>edB A2- Ag | f>agf ef/e/dc | d2 d>c | d2 ||
cd |\
ee/e/ee edcB | A>BAG F3 A | dd/d/dd ffed | e2 e>f e2 ag |
f>agf e>gfe | d>fed B2 g2 | f>agf ef/e/dc | d2 d>c d2 |]

Ymdaith Rhosgadfan

Ceolachan: "I gather this is one of your own? Tell us more!

You are correct!

" …an ill-favoured thing, sir, but mine own" (Shakespeare).

.. but I’ve done my pennance …

I used to own a house in Rhosgadfan - I wrote the tune when there (in 1992). So it’s 20 years old now - it’s almost traditional.

Ymdaith, yes of course. "Ymdeith" was a typo. Corrected now.

.. i hope that you liked the tune … ;-)

“Ymdeith Rhosgadfan” ~ letting it take me where it will :-D

Alright, don’t put up wanted posters or leave a dead crow in our mailbox, but ~ having fun with this, and doubling the parts ~


X: 2
T: Ymdeith Rhosgadfan
C:
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: march
K: DMaj
|: fg |\
ab/a/ a^g a=g fe | d>e f/e/d A2 de | fg/f/ f^e fA ed | e2- e>f ga/g/ fg |
a2 a>b ag g/f/e | d>e f/e/d/B/ A2- Ag | f>a- a/g/f eA dc | d2 d>d d2 :|
|: B/c/d |\
ef/e/ e^d e=d cB | A>B A^G A2 D/E/F/A/ | de/d/ dA fg/f/ e^d | e2 e>f e2 A/e/f/g/ |
f2 a/g/f e>g g/f/e/c/ | d>f ed B2- Bg | f>a gf eA dc | d2 d>d d2 :|

I like the tune, obviously, both in it’s raw un-repeated form, and where it took me, which was a lot of fun and a badly needed distraction. I never questioned your penance…

Thanks for the fun…

Ymdaith Rhosgadfan

@Ceol: Reckon we’ll be sticking to 32 bars to fit that particular dance ..

Incidentally, the video itself is something of a hoot. The wedding guests (many of who who were from Newcastle) were very well lubricated!

Note the guy who looks like a character from a Catherine Cookson novel feigning a punch to his partner at 1:02. Also the guy in the red shirt dancing in his socks!

At 1:16 a girl with a blue dress dances backwards and knocks over a small small boy. She picks him up to comfort him, but he’s unphased, and continues to career around the dance floor.

At 2:04 the man and the girl with the red dress forget the clapping sequence and resort to doing meerkat impressions …

Wedding ceilidhs (in England) were ever thus :-)

That is 32 bars… :-D

The ‘lubrication’ was obvious… ;-)

| e2 e>f e2 ag |

P.S. If you’re going to keep it 2/4 you need to correct that one 4/4 bar…

Ymdaith Rhosgadfan

Oops! Missed out a barline. Thanks for pointing that, Ceol. Corrected now. Prior to posting the tune, I’d worked a very long day (15 hours) on various DIY tasks, so very tired …

The tune remains at 2/4 though - straight down, with no repeats.

15 hours of DIY!!! Did you count all your fingers and toes afterwards? :-D

I agree with ‘c’ - it’s 4/4, like Scotland the Brave