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Welsh Rare Beat 2

Various Artists

Welsh Rare Beat 2

Label: Finders Keepers

Genre: 60s / 70s Rock / Pop / Progressive / Kraut


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The ancient Welsh kingdom of Dyfed lies on one of the most Westerly points of Europe, a peninsula jutting out into the Irish Sea and Atlantic Ocean beyond. For millennia its spectacular cliffs have been a meeting and melting point for cultures; the oceanic highways bringing unexpected influences, such as the North African singing style of ‘Y Pwnc’ still sung today in some rural chapels.

Ty Ddewi (St. David’s) was the centre of the Celtic church with a strong bond with nearby Ireland and meanwhile waves of invaders from Rome, Scandinavia, Normandy and even modern France ventured and settled here.

The late 1960s and early 1970s bought new influences to this unique corner of Europe. The Atlantic washed in a wave of harmony driven folk rock that touched on the great folk sensibility of the Dyfed people. A new bridge was built over the vast Severn Estuary connecting Wales to England with its first motorway and easing the journey of the latest pop records from London.