John Lloyd Williams in North Wales - the 1850's
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.
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. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1523355645862 accessed: 9 December, 2023
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|Welsh folk songs||performed by Ifan y Gorlan, Robert Williams|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public|