Wales is a part of Celtic region which also comprises of Scotland and Ireland. Welsh is quite rich in terms of traditional music. It has its own unique song types and instruments used across the country. Music is a celebration of life in welsh culture. Several festivals are held all over the region to celebrate different festivals and occasions.
It also organizes folk dance sessions also known as Twmpath. Other celebrations include Gwyl Werin or folk festival where number of performers sings best folk songs of the country. Ceilidh or traditional party is also a popular method of unwinding in welsh.
Welsh is also known as “the land of song” because of its rich musical tradition and passion for music seen amongst the general populace. Male Voice Choirs are typically associated with Welsh and there are several world wide renowned choirs who have enthralled the audiences in many parts of the world. Famous among them are Morriston Orpheus Choir and Treorchy Male Voice Choir. Most used instruments are crwth, pibgorn, whistle, flute and harp.
Several other genres are also popular in Welsh including pop and rock. Well admired groups and singers include, John Cale, Green Gartside, Man, The Alarm, Budgie, Catatonia, Feeder, The Peth, 60ft Dolls, Duffy, Christopher Rees, Bullet for My Valentine, A59, Xms3, The Automatic, SDR, My Turn To Kill, Goldie Lookin’ Chain Lostprophets to name a few.
Directory of Welsh Music, songs, mp3 downloads.
These are sites & cultural music resources which offer free Welsh songs, new releases, free Welsh mp3, movie songs, cultural folk songs, tribal music, Welsh music downloads online, lyrics databases etc. Some of these listed music sites or companies may offer them free while some may charge a small fee to register to download their songs or mp3s. Always read their terms & conditions. Feel free to suggest us good, clean song & music resources.
folkwales.org.uk/ – Official site of Welsh Folk Song Society.
http://tycerdd.org/ – Welsh Amateur Music Federation site.
ligtel.com/~wales/Welshmusic – Provides Welsh Midi Files & Welsh song Lyrics
claudiorecords.com/welshsongs – Offers Traditional Welsh songs for Tenor and Harp.
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