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Watch: Treorchy Male Choir’s spine-tingling version of Myfanwy

21 May 2024 2 minute read
Treorchy Male Choir perform Myfanwy

The world famous Treorchy Male Choir have recorded a stunning version of Myfanwy to mark the birth date of its composer Dr Joseph Parry – and the reaction to their gorgeous rendition has been incredible.

Posted earlier today the video has so far had hundreds of likes, shares and comments.

A post on the choir’s Facebook read: ‘Dr Joseph Parry was born on this day, 1841 in Merthyr Tydfil. Undoubtedly, his best-known work was the unaccompanied song about unrequited love, Myfanwy. We hope you enjoy our rendition of this. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🎶’

Myfanwy was composed by Parry and first published in 1875. It has long since retained its place at the heart of Welsh culture.

A popular standard for Welsh male choirs, it has been performed by some of Wales’ most cherished artists – famed performers such as Ryan Davies, John Cale, Cerys Matthews and Bryn Terfel.

The song also features in John Ford’s Academy Award-winning film How Green Was My Valley and in the memorable closing scene of the cult Welsh movie Twin Town.

Listen and enjoy – and we dare you not to shed a tear!

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11 days ago

A beautiful rendition of my favourite hymn/song

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