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RHIF WYTH. AKA and see "Double Figure of Eight," "Figure of Eight." Welsh, Hornpipe and Set Dance Tune (4/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A longways progressive dance and tune collected in Llanover in Monmouthshire as a display dance and “show the influence of the Morris, both in form and movements” (Blake, 1974-1975, p. 22). Nansi Richards learned this hornpipe from her harp teacher, Tom Lloyd, and remarked that it was popular with the Welsh Romany musicians – the Roberts and Wood families. Some have remarked on the similarity with "Morpeth Rant."

Source for notated version: recollected and revived by Mrs. Gryfydd Richards, Llanover, Wales, 1926 [Mellor].

Printed sources: Mellor (Welsh Dance Tunes), 1935; p. 10.

Recorded sources: Columbia ‎– DB 1623 (78 RPM), National Folk Dance Orchestra. SAIN SCD 2383, Nansi Richards & Telynores Maldwyn - "Brenhines y Delyn" (2003). Sain Records SCD2577, Calan - "Bling" (2010). Sain Records, Calan - "Giggly" (2013).




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