Golwg ar ganeuon serch Iolo Morganwg, gyda sylw arbennig i’r 'Ferch o’r Scerr'


Golwg ar ganeuon serch Iolo Morganwg, gyda sylw arbennig i’r 'Ferch o’r Scerr'
(The love-songs of Iolo Morganwg, with particular reference to 'Y Ferch o'r Scerr' ('The Lady of Sker'))

Leila Salisbury

The manuscripts of Iolo Morganwg (1747-1826), as well as his collection of native folk-songs, give us a unique insight into an important period in the history of Welsh culture during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The central focus of this study is the love-songs found in his collection, together with the wider social context and background which serve to underpin the folk songs. One can trace this tradition to the poets of the nobility, and especially to the age of Dafydd ap Gwilym. Also one folk-tune in particular will be discussed in detail, ‘The Lady of Sker’. The love story, the folk-tune and the words which are normally associated with ‘The Lady of Sker’ are all well-known in several circles, however the folk-tune recorded by Iolo is totally unknown.


Reference:

 
  	Leila Salisbury, 'Golwg ar ganeuon serch Iolo Morganwg gyda sylw arbennig i’r "Ferch o’r Scerr"', Gwerddon, 5, January 2010, 53-80.
   

Keywords

 
    Iolo Morgannwg, music, folk singing, y Ferch o'r Scerr, love songs.