The essential accompaniment to Sunday breakfasts – Welsh diaspora, 1960s

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(The Delysé record company was set up in 1954 by Isabella Wallich who was born in Italy to a musical family in 1916, but migrated to Britain with her family at the age of 5.
She was the first woman record producer and, looking for a specialised market, her friendship with harpist Osian Ellis and cellist David Ffrangcon-Thomas led her to concentrate initially on Welsh folk music. She later produced the first solo record by the Welsh baritone, Geraint Evans, and made the first recording of a recital by the guitarist John Williams. The company became insolvent in 1979.)

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2 Responses to The essential accompaniment to Sunday breakfasts – Welsh diaspora, 1960s

  1. calmgrove says:

    Just the opening verse made my hairs stand on end: fantastic singing.

    • Isn’t it? We had a few Delyse records. The 5,000 voices was probably the favourite but another (can’t find it now) had ‘Myfanwy’ on it. And ‘Myfanwy was the best track of all – an opinion shared by most Welsh expatriates according to a recent Radio 4 programme on the subject of that one song.

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