Mrs Daniell et al. in Gwynedd - the 1830's

from Some remarks on certain vocal traditions in Wales, pages 24-25:

In August 1907, my mother, who was then 77 years of age, but was nevertheless able to sing with extreme accuracy of intonation, and had (and has) a marvellous memory, sang to me parts of two ballads in the manner in which she had heard Dic Tywyll sing them in the streets of Carnarvon in the thirty’s. These were quite different in their intonation from the “Deryn Du”, which I have previously mentioned, and which, as I have said, she sang in the pure harmonic scale. And it was curious to see how definite was her recollection of…   more >>

cite as

Alfred Daniell, Some remarks on certain vocal traditions in Wales. In Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion (London, 1909), p. 24-25. accessed: 22 March, 2018

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location of experience: Gwynedd


Mrs Daniell
Alfred Daniell
lawyer, physicist

Listening to

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Lliw gwyn, Rhosyn yr Haf performed by Dic Tywyll
Morgan Jones performed by Mrs Daniell, Dic Tywyll

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1830's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others, outdoors, in public


There are two performances here - one by Dic Tywyll in the 1830s, and the other by Mrs Daniell in 1907.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:56:01 +0000
Approved on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:56:13 +0000