Aderyn Du A'i Blufyn Sidan (O Blackbird of Silken Wings)

from RoseGarden by Jane Valencia

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In Welsh folklore birds often act as messengers for humans, possessing magical abilities to discern and reveal the truth. In this song a confused lover begs a blackbird to seek out his beloved, to uncover her unfathomable feelings and intent.

Melody trad. Wales

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from RoseGarden, released May 1, 2000
Thanks to Dr. Eryn White of University of Wales, Aberystwyth for reciting the Welsh words of "Aderyn du" into my tape recorder during my trip to Wales in 1987.

Jane Valencia: vocals, wire-strung harp

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FOREST HALLS features the music and books of bardic harper, author, and artist JANE VALENCIA. and the Celtic harp duo SPOOKYTREE with DEBRA KNODEL. Enter the greenwood -- magic awaits you!

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