galwad y mynydd - galwad y mynydd - finders keepersFKR 015CD - ukcd
Genre: Wave / Pop / Rock - Folk
1. Can Cadwaladr
2. Un Cynnig Olaf
3. Niwl y Mor
4. Galwad y Mynydd
5. Merch yn Eistedd ar y Bryn
6. Byth yn mynd yn ol
7. Nid yr hen gwestiynau oedd wrth y Lliw
8. Mynd i Bysgota
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A cosmic blend of hand spun sunshine pop and progressive folk from the sun dazed West Coast ...Of Wales. Featuring introduction by Gruff Rhys and detailed liner notes from founder member Derec Brown.
Formed by brothers; Alwyn (17) and Eifion (16) Daniels, their Camarthen grammar schoolfriend Derek Brown (18), and Camarthen technical college student Mike Harries (19) on drums; Galwad Y Mynydd (The Call of The Mountain) ticked all the right boxes in their quest to deliver, in their own words 'a new style of contemporary Welsh Folk music.'
Choosing musicality over volume, beauty and heartache over protest and politics they were a young anomaly in Welsh language pop. Songs such as Can Cadwaladr were aimed at the dancefloors of a new breed of Welsh language pop sound system that mushroomed in the 1970's led by the charismatic bearded DJ Mici Plwm. GYM clearly understood their audience and were winners of the pop group competition at the 1972 Pontrhydfendigaid eisteddfod.