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CADWGAN DELYNOR ( fl. at end of 14th cent, and beginning of the 15th cent. ), musician .

The following airs are attributed to him: ‘ Owiai Gywydd ’ (‘ The Warbler's Ode ’), ‘ Gas gan Grythor ’ (‘ The Fiddler's Dislike ’), ‘ Crechwen Feinir ’ (‘ The Maiden's Laughter ’), ‘ Llonen Hafar ’ (‘ The Merry Slattern ’), ‘ Awen Wrli ’ (‘ The Reeling Muse ’), ‘ Awen Oleuddydd ’ (‘ The Daylight Muse ’), ‘ Oerloes Goeden ’ (‘ The Sapling ’), ‘ Cog Wenllian ’ (‘ Gwenllian's Cuckoo ’).

It should be explained that some of the English titles are those given to the airs in much later times, and not literal translations of the Welsh .

Sources:

  • Gweirydd ap Rhys , Hanes Llenyddiaeth Gymreig, 1300–1650 , 1885 ;
  • E. Jones , Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards… ;
  • M. O. Jones , Bywgraffiaeth Cerddorion Cymreig , National Eisteddfod Association publication, 1890 .

Author:

Robert David Griffith, M.A., (1877-1958), Old Colwyn

Published date: 1959