Y Derwydd jig

Also known as The Druid, Hogiau’r Foelas, Lads Of Foelas, The Lads Of Foelas.

There are 11 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with Twm Edwards (a few times).

Y Derwydd has been added to 33 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: Y Derwydd
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|FGA {B}AFA|BGB AFD|Bcd efg|efd cBA|
~F3 ~A3|BGB AzA|Bcd efg|ABc d3|
FzA AFA|BGB AFD|Bcd efg|efd cBA|
FDF AFA|BGB A3|Bcd efg|ABc d2a|
~f3 afa|~g3 efg|fdf fzf|EFD cBA|
AFA AFA|~G3 EzG|FED cde|dAF D3|
faa faa|geg {a}geg|~f3 dzf|efd cBA|
~F3 AFA|~G3 EFG|fed cde|dAF D3|
2
X: 2
T: Y Derwydd
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: z |EFG GEG | AFA G3 | ABc def | edc BAG |
EFG G2 G | AFA G2 G | ABc d2 f | [Gg][Aa][Bb] [c2c'2] :|
|: g |geg geg |fdf fdf | egf edc | B/c/dc BAG |
geg g2 g |fdf f2 f | edc Bcd | cGE [C2c2] :|
3
X: 3
T: Y Derwydd
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A |FGA A2 A | BGB A2 d | Bcd efg | fed cc/B/A |
F2 A AF/G/A | BGB AFD | Bcd e>fg |[1 ABc d2 :|[2 A>Bc d ||
|: e/f/g |af/g/a a2 f | ge/f/g g2 e | f/g/ag fed | c>ed cBA |
aff afa | gee geg | fed c>de |[1 dAf d :|[2 d>A[Ff] [D2d2] |]
4
X: 4
T: Y Derwydd
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A |: FAA AFA | BGB AFD | Bcd efg | efd cBA |
|1 FzA AFA | BGB A2A | Bcd efg | ABc d3 :|
|2 FDF AFA | BGB A2A | Bcd efg | ABc d2 |
|:f/g/ | a2a agf | g2g gfe | f2f fed | ecA A2 f/g/ |
a2a agf | g2g g2g |1 fed cde | dAF D2 :|
|2 fed cBA | agf edc | dAF D3||
5
X: 5
T: Y Derwydd
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|:FGA AFA|BF/G/B AFD|Bcd efg|efd cBA|
Fc/A/F AF/G/A|BGB A3|Bcd efg|ABc d3:||
|:F2A AFA|BF/G/B AFD|Bcd efg|efd cBA|
F3 AFA|BGB AF/G/A|Bcd efg|ABc d2A:||
|:f3 afa|g3 efg|fdf f3|efd cBA|
AF/G/A D3|G3 EFG|FED cde|dAF D3:||
|:faa faa|geg gag|f3 d2f|efd cBA|
F3 AF/G/A|G3 EFG|fed cde|dAF D3:||
# Added by JACKB .

Thirteen comments

Y derwydd

any one aware of this old welsh chestnut?

Welsh chestnuts

yeh..

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Druid music

I’ve got two recordings of this. It may be a chestnut, but it’s great fun to play, at least for a fiddler. Thanks for posting it!
Sara

Actually I quite like this having revisited it just now. Before I looked at the dots there I was confusing it with another old chestnut whose actual name escapes me but is a polka/longdance.

This is a nicer setting of y Derwydd than the one I’d seen in the past. Its good on the flute like this too. Fiddlemouse do you use this setting? Thanks c!

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Ffliwt

well, its an attempt at a flute setting ๐Ÿ™‚
c

Fiddling druidry…

Lesl,
I’m just starting to play this setting, but as of now I like it enough to keep using it!
Sara

More fiddling druidry

Although I have to admit the roll on the A in the 5th measure isn’t too fiddle-friendly, unless you pop up into third position. I may fudge that bit!
I’ve got another version of Y Derwydd, one I learned by ear from a Gwerinos recording. I’m thinking of making a set out of the two of them and a suitable third piece (not chosen yet).
Sara

What Sara said

Hi Sara, you could play the AFA there. That’s how I used to do it, no rolls at all actually, but I like the rolls better (but I’m on the floot ffliwt fflwt ๐Ÿ™‚
Lesl

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Open "A" Rolls

Hi Lesl, tried that and like it. Thanks!
Sara

"Hogiau’r Foelas" / "Y Dderwydd"

Page 19, tune #33:
"Blodau’r Grug: 100 Popular Welsh Folk Dance Tunes"
Selected and arranged by Alex Hamilton
Revised by Robin Huw Bowen
Cymdeithas Ddawns Werin Cymru = The Welsh Folk Dance Society
1992

Also played in the key of ‘C’…
|: EFG GEG | AFA G3 | ~

"Y Derwydd" / "The Druid"

K: D Major
|: A |
FGA A2 A | BGB A2 d | Bcd efg | fed cc/B/A |
F2 A AF/G/A | BGB AFD | Bcd e>fg |1 ABc d2 :|
2 A>Bc d ||
|: e/f/g |
af/g/a a2 f | ge/f/g g2 e | f/g/ag fed | c>ed cBA |
aff afa | gee geg | fed c>de|1 dAf d :|
2d>Af d2 ||

Flute ๐Ÿ™‚

It looks flute friendly. I’ll see how it works ๐Ÿ™‚

"Y Derwydd" = "The Druid"

Thanks for the heads up Jeffery, I hadn’t done the pronunciation on this one, not having been the original contributor…

Y ~ "uh"
Derwydd ~ "Dare-oi-th" ~ ‘oi’ as in ‘oil’, or "Oye You!" The ‘th’ is voiced (=’dd’) as in the English words ‘the’, ‘this’, ‘bathe’…

"Y Derwydd" ~ "Uh Dare-oi-th"