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"Folk music"

Translation:Canu gwerin

April 28, 2017

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What is the difference between "canu" and "cerddoriaeth"?


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Have a look in an online dictionary such as www.gweiadur.com (send a note to infor@gweiadur.com to ask for a free userid and password).

On their own:

  • canu - singing, or playing (an instrument)
  • cerddoriaeth - music

But:

  • canu gwerin - 'folk music' or 'folk singing'

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caroline505673

Could it also be 'caneuon gwerin"?


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cân (caneuon) - song (songs)

caneuon gwerin - folk songs


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Here is a very ironic song from one of the biggest stars of the early 90s on the Welsh pop/rock music scene.

3.09 minutes in for the sentence 'dw i'm yn licio canu gwerin' which is a contraction of 'dw i ddim yn licio(hoffi) canu gwerin' = I don't like folk music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hojVNTtFjto


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caroline505673

Diolch yn fawr! Coincidentally, the evening before I read this reply I came across Bryn Fon for the first time because I was listening to an interview with him on an old Beti a Phobol podcast......he's now my new language hero.


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This video playlist has some of his best known songs with some of the videos too, 'byw mewn bocsus' and ' y wal, y clawdd a'r ffens' are two of my favourites.

Incidentally the first song in the playlist 'Meibion Y Fflam' where he comments on the failure of the police to crack the decade long arson campaign directly led to his arrest and an attempt to plant bomb making materials at his farm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdnuIKIJbZQlist=PLseRVBakrUE7EIbR3t56u7154IXpqZ1uR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdnuIKIJbZQ=PLseRVBakrUE7EIbR3t56u7154IXpqZ1uR


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Thank you. I appreciate the links and background and the opportunity to follow his life story and songs.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AliT.Firefly

Ooh! Just bought a CD of his from Cob Records on the offchance: sounds like it was a good choice.

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