Traditional Music Of Wales [Radio Wales]

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20071014

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Huw Williams explores the folk song tradition, revealing tensions between natural uncultivated singing and the formal, classical style.

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Huw Williams examines the causes of the triple harp's decline in Wales and assesses the impact of the concert harp in introducing a classical repertoire to harpists at the expense of traditional melodies.

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Huw Williams celebrates Welsh traditional dancing, including clogging, and asks if eisteddfodau have had a positive or negative impact on the Welsh folk dance scene.

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Huw Williams finds out about some of the more traditional Welsh instruments, including the pibgorn, the crwth and the fipple flute, and hears how contemporary musicians are using them to develop the traditional folk sound.

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Huw Williams explores the folk song tradition, revealing tensions between natural uncultivated singing and the formal, classical style.