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Recording Blodeugerdd--Song of the Flowers

In much the same fashion that Meredydd Evans describes the unselfconscious process that led to the 1954 Folkways recording, Welsh Folk Songs (see page 79), producer Ceri Rhys Matthews set out to capture musical moments in the new 2009 collection, Blodeugerdd--Song of the Flowers: An Anthology of Welsh Music and Song (SFW-CD-40552). Recorded mostly in a fifteenth-century gatehouse in the Preseli Hills of West Wales, the collection features individuals or musical duos who have never recorded together in the past. The objective was to create a snapshot at this point in time of a particular set of musicians--Welsh by either birth or circumstance

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