John Lloyd Williams in North Wales - the 1850's

from Editorial note to the song 'Crefydd Sionto' (Sionto's Religion), page 14:

When I was about five years old, my father used to sing in the public-houses to the accompaniment of Ifan y Gorlan's harp-playing. Soon after, he joined the Calvinistic Methodists and gave up the drink and the old songs. My mother burnt all the printed ballads in the house; and it was only with the greatest difficulty that father could be persuaded to sing to us, even the most innocuous of the old ballads.

cite as

John Lloyd Williams, Editorial note to the song 'Crefydd Sionto' (Sionto's Religion). In John Lloyd Williams (ed.), Journal of the Welsh Folk Song Society, volume 4, issue 1 (1948), p. 14. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: North Wales


John Lloyd Williams
Botanist, botanist, editor, examiner […]

Listening to

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Welsh folk songs performed by Ifan y Gorlan, Robert Williams

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1850's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:20:46 +0100
Approved on Tue, 10 Apr 2018 16:01:31 +0100