Vocing The Verse:Y GERDD AR GÂN 1/35

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'Dafydd ap Gwilym (fl.1330-50):
'Trafferth mewn Tafarn' ['Trouble at an Inn'].
Tref./arr. Peter Greenhill.
Performed by / Perfformiwyd gan Gwilym Morus.
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This is an excerpt from the debut performance of Datgeiniaeth, the group reviving the lost medieval art of that name, at Bangor University in Wales in May 2009. Datgeiniaeth was the rhythmic vocal art of performing bardic verse in medieval Wales, with percussive or stringed accompaniment. Bardic verse was not designed as poetry to be read privately but as lyrics for musical delivery, full of rhythmic trickery, each line rich with complex rhymes and alliterations. The focus was on the tongue, used as a percussive instrument, and not on singing melodies. This extraordinary style of vocal music has been revived using the original bardic grammars and musical records (particularly the Welsh harp tablature copied by Robert ap Huw in the early 17th century) by the musician and scholar Peter Greenhill through decades of investigation.

Datgeiniaeth gratefully acknowledges the support of the Arts Council of Wales, Siubhal, the Arts and Humanities Research
Council and the University of Wales in preparing this performance.'...BeyondText

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Tref./arr. Peter Greenhill.
Performed by / Perfformiwyd gan Gwilym Morus.
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Tref./arr. Peter Greenhill.
Performed by / Perfformiwyd gan Gwilym Morus & Peter Greenhill.
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Cywydd gorchestol iw ganu wyneb a gwrthwyneb (1567)
['Task cywydd to be sung forwards and backwards'].
Tref./arr. Peter Greenhill. Performed by / Perfformiwyd gan Gwilym Morus & Gareth Siôn.
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Tref./arr. Peter Greenhill
Performed by / Perfformiwyd gan Gareth Siôn
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Tref./arr. Peter Greenhill. Performed by / Perfformiwyd gan Peter Greenhill.
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Tref./arr. Peter Greenhill. Performed by / Perfformiwyd gan
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VOICING THE VERSE : Y GERDD AR GÂN 9/35
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Performed by / Perfformiwyd gan Gwenan Gibbard
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music / cerddoriaeth Pwyll ap Siôn (b.1968)
Performed by / Perfformiwyd gan Gwenan Gibbard
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Performed by / Perfformiwyd gan Eurig Salisbury & Gwenan Gibbard
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Performed by / Perfformiwyd gan Virginia Blankenhorn & Paul Dooley
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