FTX-051 - TREN O BALA I FESTINIOG

JOHN THOMAS & ELIZABETH

John THOMAS (1865-1957) a blind cattle-dealer, well-known in the Bala area for his own singing as well as for his duets with the famous Welsh tenor, Bob Roberts. Here, with his daughter, Elizabeth, he talks about his life, concert singing and the 'Nosen Lawen' - Includes penillion singing to an old piano - recorded by Peter Kennedy at Cwm Prysor 1954
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Jo BONEDDWR MAWR OR BALA (A Squire from Bala) - TALIDION MINION MENAI (The Menai Straits) - HIRAETH AM FEIRION (The Longing) - CYFFES Y MEDDWYN (Confessions of as Drunkard) - YR YSGOL YN Y WLAD (The School in the Country) - MARI RHOWCH MORGAN AR Y TAN (Mary put the kettle on) - CASTIAU GWRAIG (Women's tricks) - PETRISEN (The Partridge) - ROBIN FY MRAWD (Robin's Will) - CAN YR ADERYN (Song of the Blackbird) - HEN FFON FY NAIN (Grandmother's Old Stick) - GWENNO FWYN (Gentle Gwen) - O FY NGHARIAD ANNWYL (O My Darling) - CAN Y TYLWYTH TEG (The Song of the Fairies) - TATWS LLAETH (Taties and Buttermilk) - JANE NI SY'N UN IAWN (Our Jane is a good one) - LIMERICS

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