This section of
the website is dedicated to the great Welsh Folk singer Siwsann George who departed in May 2005 after her fight against cancer
at only 49 years of age.
Just like Ireland,
Wales is considered to be a Celtic country. This is largely because of its native language. Welsh along with Irish belong
to two very distinct forms of the Celtic language. While related to the Gaelic language, Welsh, Breton and what's left of
the Cornish native tongue are known as 'P' Celtic. Irish Scottish and Manx are what's called 'Q' Celtic, while the two groups
share a basic structure in their language a native speaker from Ireland or Scotland would not understand them if a Welsh person
was speaking in their native tongue..
If you would like to help in the expansion of this section of the site and know a Welsh song or two
on guitar then please send them to me. If you have written a song in Welsh and want it included here send it to me and I'll
place it on the site.
Siwsann George singing RHYBUDD I’R CARWR
The people from Wales are renowned for their choral singing. As well as hymns and carols the old ballads
have enjoyed some popularity. A unique aspect of the Welsh musical tradition is cerdd dant which involves playing the harp
and singing which originated in the medieval period where songs were sung or a poem was recited accompanimed by the harp.
As in Ireland this bardic order began to die out in the 16th and 17th centuries.