John Lloyd Williams in Llanrwst - July, 1911

from John Lloyd Williams Diaries:

Arrear Notes at Llanrwst After supper Wm. took me to see Dr. Williams - he and his wife were said to be acq[uai]nt[e]d. with old songs - I found these were not F[olk] songs but composed - some Eng[lish] w[ith] W[elsh] words. I sang Deryn Du - the Dr's father - an old man hunched up in easy chair - smoking a short pipe - wheezed out "I used to know that when I was a boy" he proceeded to recite the words but unfortunately could not sing a note - He knew the words of half a dozen & two or three ballads that were new to me.

cite as

John Lloyd Williams, J. Lloyd Williams Diaries. In National Library of Wales, number GB 0210 JLLW MB1/1-42. accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Llanrwst


John Lloyd Williams
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Listening to

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Deryn du performed by old man

Experience Information

Date/Time July, 1911
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Folk song collecting

Originally submitted by mallen on Sat, 30 May 2015 10:38:30 +0100
Approved on Wed, 09 Nov 2016 09:31:27 +0000