The lost fairy tales and folk songs of west Wales
Chwedlau a chaneuon colledig gorllewin Cymru
Fairy tales and folk music collected by Myra Evans of Ceinewydd, Ceredigion
telyn, llais, trombon
harp, voice, trombone
Ceri Rhys Matthews;
Myra Evans was born in Ceinewydd, Ceredigion, at midnight between November 1st and 2nd 1883, the night of All Souls, when the veil between this world and the Otherworld is at its thinnest. She collected fairy tales and folk songs, recipes and recollections, relics and antiquities, from her parents and grandparents, and from the old sea captains and cobblers of Cei. She kept dozens of notebooks and sketchbooks, containing a priceless record of 'the the small and hardly known and never to be forgotten people of the little town.'
The cottages at Pentre Garth, Ceinewydd, featured in Myra's story, and where we recorded the lost fairy tales and folk music of Ceredigion.