On Wednesday 12 December, the Library’s annual Carol Service was held at the Drwm.
The Archive is home to a number of Christmas-related material which includes carols, Christmas songs and Plygain music. These exist on Television and Radio programmes, as well as sound recordings.
Christmas songs are sung by artists such as Bryn Terfel, Rebecca Evans, Stuart Burrows, Iris Williams, Jac a Wil, Cantorion Cynwrig, Male Voice Choirs and the latest CD to arrive here is ‘Baby, it’s cold outside‘ by Cerys Matthews.
In the television and radio collection, we have programmes such as ‘Merched yn Bennaf‘ (BBC Radio Cymru), in which Ruth Parry discusses welsh carols with Phylis Kenney. Also ‘Carol Ni‘ (BBC Radio Cymru), ‘Carols for Christmas‘ (BBC 2) and ‘Seiniau’r Nadolig‘ (S4C) feature Rhuthin’s Youth Choir singing Christmas carols.
Our collection also feature Plygain songs and Christmas services, for example a carol service in Llandaff Cathedral and Llangernyw Church. ’Caniadaeth y Cysegr‘ (Songs of Praise) with Tywyn School and Côr Bro Dysynni, and in 1964 Christ College Chapel Choir released a record. More examples can be seen on our online catalogue.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.