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X:1 T:Cader Idris T:Jenny Jones M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Moderato N:Indicated tune for song “Y Caniedydd Cymreig” (From Brecon’s High Beacons) B:John Thomas – Y Caniedydd Cymreig/The Cambrian Minstrel (1845, p. 15) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A2|d2A2 FE|D2E2F2|G2B2 ed|c2A2c2|d2A2F2|G3A B2| A2d2c2|d4A2|d2A2 FE|D2E2F2|G2B2 ed|c2A2c2|d2A2F2|G2A2B2| A2d2c2|d4||e|f2d2f2|e2c2A2|B3c de|c2A2e2|f2d2f2| e2c2A2|d2c2B2|A4 Bc|d2A2 FE|D3E F2|G2B2 ed|c2A2c2| d2A2F2|G3A B2|A2d2c2|d4||



CADER IDRIS (Arthur's Chair). AKA and see "Jenny Jones," "Sweet Jenny Jones," "Widow on the Train." Welsh, Harp Air (3/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A composition of the 19th century harper John Parry, 'Bardd Alaw', and named by him after the mountain in Meirionnydd, Wales. Parry did much to promote and popularize Welsh music in England in both music hall and fashionable society settings.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - John Thomas (Y Caniedydd Cymreig/The Cambrian Minstrel), 1845; p. 15.

Recorded sources : - Flying Fish FF70610, Robin Huw Bowen - "Telyn Berseiniol fy Ngwlad/Welsh Music on the Welsh Triple Harp" (1996).




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