CD A0129: Ar Lan y Môr

Ar Lan y Môr by Meinir Heulyn

CD cover: Ar Lan y Môr by Meinir Heulyn

A collection of well known Welsh folk songs arranged and performed by Meinir Heulyn including Ar Lan y Môr, Lisa Lân and Huna Blentyn to name just three - which you can hear clips of on this page.

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Audio Samples

Track Listings

1 Pedair Waltz o Gymru
Llwyn Onn, Cadair Idris, Merch Megan, Wyres Megan
2 Ar Lan y Môr
3 Ar Ben Waun Tredegar
4 Lisa Lân
5 Y Ferch o Blwy Penderyn
6 Ar Hyd y Nos
7 Cysga Di Fy Mhlentyn Tlws
8 Cân y Ddau Aderyn
Y Deryn Pur, Y Deryn Du Sy’n Rhodio’r Gwledydd
9 Llongau Caernarfon
10 Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn
11 Y Gôg Lwydlas
12 Huna Blentyn
13 Si Hei Lwli Mabi
14 Dwy Gân Rwyfo
Morio, Dros y Dwr i Draeth Llansteffan
15 Hiraeth
16 Tair Jig o Gymru
Robin Ddiog, Cân y Melinydd, Bonheddwr Mawr o’r Bala

CD Notes & Credits

Sleeve Notes
Meinir Heulyn is one of Wales' most proficient and talented harpists. After graduating from the University of Wales, Cardiff, she went on to study at the Conservatorio in Genova. She was the principal harpist with the Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera for thirty years. Now she is the co-ordinator of the Harp Department at the Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, and she is also busy performing throughout Wales and beyond as a soloist and with orchestras, opera companies and chamber groups. She has played with several of the world's foremost classical performers, including Bryn Terfel, José Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti and Kiri Te Kanawa, and her solo repertoire encompasses a wide spectrum from traditional to jazz, pop and classical. She has recorded extensively in her role as an orchestral harpist and as an accompanist, and has also recorded three CDs of harp duets with Elinor Bennett. Meinir has chosen to return to her roots in this, her first solo CD. Here is a collection of some of Wales' most well known folk songs skilfully arranged for both pedal and Celtic harp. These arrangements can be found in Meinir's publications, namely Telynor Llys a Chastell (published by 'Adlais'), Famous Music for the Harp Vol. 1 - Traditional Tunes, Sain Y Werin (with CD), and her latest publication, Gwledd Geltaidd (all three published by 'Alaw').

Album Information

Instruments: Harp
Genre: Traditional Welsh
Format: CD
Our Ref: A0129
Label: Sain
Year: 2004
Origin: Wales (UK)

Artist Information & Contact Details

Photograph of Meinir Heulyn (Harp)

Meinir Heulyn (Harp)

Born in Ceredigion, Meinir Heulyn started playing the harp at the age of ten. After graduating from University College, Cardiff she continued her studies at the Genova Conservatorio. Since 1972 she has held the post of principal harp with the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, with whom she has both performed and recorded extensively. She provided solo accompaniment to both Charlotte Church and Bryn Terfel on their best-selling albums.

From state functions to national events, corporate events to weddings and special occasions, Meinir Heulyn’s wide experience enables her to bring just the right touch to any situation.

Acknowledged as one of Wales’ foremost harp teachers, Meinir is co-founder of Telynau Morgannwg (The Glanmorgan Harp Guild) and Coleg Telyn Cymru (The Welsh Harp College), whose courses attract students and teachers from around the world. In 1997, she was appointed Co-coordinator of Harp Studies at the Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, now the fastest developing harp department in Britain.

Meinir pursues a busy solo career, appearing regularly with leading British Orchestras and opera companies, as well as numerous chamber ensembles.

Her speciality is the traditional music of Wales, which she has arranged, recorded and published extensively.

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Contact / Booking

Meinir Heulyn
ALAW Music
4 Tyfica Road
South Wales
CF37 2DA

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