Saturday, March 1, 2008

Ddyhea buchedda Cymru!

March 1 is St. David’s (Dewi Sant) Day, the patron saint of Wales (“Cymru”). Notable people of Welsh descent include Richard Burton, poet Dylan Thomas, and me on one side of the family.

The title is a literal translation of “Long live Wales!” courtesy of an on-line English to Welsh translation service. Listen to a midi version of the Welsh national anthem (“Hen Wlad fy Nhadau”) here. A better-known piece of Welsh patriotic music is Men of Harlech that is a rousing good march and also served as the tune for the alma mater of my high school. The Welsh like to sing.