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MINSTREL'S STRAIN, THE (Cainc Y Datgeiniad). Welsh, Air (cut time). Composed by Biography:John Parry (1776-1851) 'Bardd Alaw', a 19th century Welsh harper who was instrumental in keeping alive the Welsh triple harp tradition, and who played in music halls and society venues in England. Robin Huw Bowen remarks that the piece has been a vehicle in the past for penillion, a type of singing verses to harp airs which demands that the singer start after the harp, render the song (of a different metre and phrase length) in counterpoint, and finish at the same time!

John Parry, Bardd Alaw

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Recorded sources: Flying Fish FF70610, Robin Huw Bowen - "Telyn Berseiniol Fy Ngwlad/The Sweet Harp of My Land" (1996).

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