Cân Dyffryn Clettwr

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Cân Dyffryn Clettwr (Song of the Clettwr Valley)
Discovered in 'Hanes Llandysul' (A History of Llandysul 1896) and originally composed by Edward Rees of Talgarreg, this rare song tells the tale of 'y fab afradlon' - the prodigal son who leaves his 'cynefin' and goes to sea, only to find that life is tough and soon finds he has 'hiraeth' or longing for the comforts of home. Song intro courtesy of William Mathias.

Cân Dyffryn Clettwr
O lyfr ‘Hanes Llandysul’ (1896) ac yn wreiddiol gan Edward Rees, Talgarreg, mae’r gân brin yma yn adrodd stori mab afradlon o Ddyffryn Clettwr sydd yn gadael ei gynefin ac yn mynd i forio – ond i ddarganfod bod bywyd yn anodd ac i hiraethu am ei fro enedigol. Rhagarweiniad y gân William Mathias.

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Do mi hales amser llawen
Yn yr ysgol yn Llwynrhydowen
Ac wrth ddilyn y pysgotwr
Ar hyd lan yr afon Clettwr

'Rol I'm darfod a'r ysgolion
Troes i mas yn fab afradlon
Ac mi es yn lanc o forwr
Mas o olwg Dyffryn Clettwr

'Rol i'r gwyntoedd i ostegi
A'r geirwon donnau i lonyddu
Cododd cwili' ar y morwr
I ddod nol i Ddyffryn Clettwr

B'um yn rhodio dolydd Aeron
A chofleidio'r merched gwynion
Well o lawer gan y morwr
Lodes lan o Ddyffryn Clettwr

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from Cân Dyffryn Clettwr, track released December 15, 2017
Arrangement by Owen Shiers
Guitar, Uke & Voice - Owen Shiers
Harp - Mali Llywelyn
Drums - Sam Nadel
Bass - Andrew 'Wal' Coughlan

Engineered by Pete Sene, Drum and Owen Shiers. Mixed by Oli Jacobs and Mastered at Electric Mastering, London.

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Cynefin Wales, UK

Cynefin (pr.‘kuh-neh-vin’) is the musical brainchild of Clettwr Valley native Owen Shiers. Fascinated by music and history, it is a bid to give a voice to an area of his corner of Wales. Starting out from his home village and travelling through the musical landscape of Ceredigion, Owen has unearthed seasoned songs and stories, some never before recorded, and given them new life in the present. ... more

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