St David's Day
David is the Patron Saint of Wales
Here I am in 1981 in my Welsh National Costume
I haven't changed a bit, ahem!
as a 6 - 11 year old child in school on St David's Day there was a concert about Wales and singing great old Welsh folk songs, I loved the special morning in school.
We also had a half day, my mother used to take me into town dressed up in my National costume. I was so proud, the boys in school didn't dress up, but sported a VERY large Leek. The Leak and the Daffodil are our National emblems. That's why my blog is named as it is.
Here is a much loved song and a little about the love song-
Myfanwy is a popular Welsh song that is thought to derive inspiration from the story of Myfanwy of Dina Bran. It was composed by Joseph Parry in 1875 with lyrics by Richard Davies (1833 – 1877), who used as his pen name Mynyddog.
Here is a link to a Male Voice Choir singing it. Myfanwy It is pronounced Muh-vahn-wee. It also has pictures of the old Valleys in the coal mining era of when I was growing up. So much has changed. The Valleys are now green instead of the black coal and dust that made them.
I hope you don't mind me being indulgent in taking pride of my heritage, even though I have English and Irish blood in me too, no Scots, but I do have a Nephew in Law who is, does that count? 😄
My 2 DT posts are below.
I hope you enjoy them. I certainly did making them.
Have a GREAT day.