Sally Harper, 'Dafydd ap Gwilym, poet and musician'

Dafydd ap Gwilym’s cywydd ‘Y Gainc’ cannot fail to engage anyone curious about the partnership of music and poetry in early Wales. Though its message remains tantalizingly ambiguous, it leaves us with a lasting image of Dafydd as musician – one who not only sings his verse in some manner, but who also creates and plays an associated accompaniment on the harp. This essay explores the sound world of Dafydd ap Gwilym.

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