OK, I'll be the totally different one (although I have to bow big-time to Mumford and Sons and the more complex organ themes KMK has introduced me to). I love Scottish drums and bagpipes and English country aires, but I've still got some dancing left in me -- so give me some Seger and virtually any old-time country and bluegrass (which has its roots in music from the British Isles). can you tell i'm from tennessee? -- well then you'll understand why i'm entranced by rhythm and blues, as well, and -- having seen elvis in person, can tell you for sure nobody gave you more for your money. and then there's southern gospel. oh shoot -- i'll take anything but rap. (don't get me started).
I love to hear 'The Ash Grove' performed on Hammer Dulcimer...sublime
'Myfanwy" oh my beloved one! (sob)
CP - I don't know enough about Rap or Hip Hop to judge it one way or another ( sorry - I assume that Rap and Hip hop are the same thing...)
Anglophile dear - forgive me please - but I never appreciated Elvis. I certainly don't doubt that he was a real performer...no dialing it in with that man, one can tell how hard he worked at his craft.
I do, however, want to perhaps explore the reasons for the aversion to rap that everyone but me seems to have. It's not all about thugs who depreciate women, y'know.
;D Sure it isn't (thank God), but it's just not my cup of tea generally. There have been the odd exceptions to this dislike, too.
Do you have another link for your Welsh piece, Frannie? Unfortunately, your link is blocked in Germany (big fat GRRRRRRRR to our copyright laws!)
I know hardly anything about Welsh traditionals, but I like Celtic music in general. During our holidays in Brittany, we have picked up a few lovely CDs by Maxime Piolot, a local artist, featuring traditional instruments like harps and fiddles and Breton bagpipes. The only good video I found of his stuff was this one. It's not my favourite song of his but it gives an idea of his music.
I had the time of my life. It's a wonderful lesson that if you do the things you love, that's the way to go. Rufus
And it was the touch of the imperfect upon the would-be perfect that gave the sweetness, because it was that which gave the humanity. Thomas Hardy: Tess of the D'Urbervilles