Goreuon Ar Log (The Best Of Ar Log)  •  Ar Log  •  Discography

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  • Goreuon Ar Log (The Best Of Ar Log)
    • 2007 - Sain SAIN SCD 2547 CD (2 CD Set)
  • Disc One
    1. Castell Caernarfon/Pibddawns Aberhonddu/Llys Warpool
    2. Y March Glas/Nos Fercher
    3. Yr Hen Dderwen Ddu
    4. Rali Twm Sion/Ymdaith Gwyr Dyfnaint
    5. Ar Lan Y Mor
    6. Yn Harbwr Corc
    7. Llwyn Gwair/Y Gwr O Gaerwys/Hoffter Madog Ab Owain Gwynedd
    8. Myfanwy
    9. Bryniau'r Iwerddon/Alawon Fy Ngwlad
    10. Dadl Dau/Ceffylyn Rhygyngog
    11. Clychau Aberdyfi/Bugail Aberdyfi
    12. Tra Bo Dau
    13. Glan Bran/Ymgyrch-Don Y Waenlwyd
    14. Wrth Fynd Efo Deio I Dywyn/Y Ril Fer
    15. Wrth Y Ffynnon
    16. Can Y Cardi
    17. Ymdaith Sir Feirionnydd/Aden Y Fran Ddu
    18. Lisa Lan
    19. Migldi Magldi/Yr Eingion Ddur
    20. Gorsaf Y Gof/Rachel Dafydd Ifan
    21. Hoffter Gwilym/Mynydd Yr Heliwr/Nans O'r Felin/Hoffedd Jac Murphy
  • Disc Two
    1. Y Gwr A'i Farch/Pant Corlan Yr Wyn
    2. Swydd Amwythig
    3. Cwrw Melyn/Y Dyn Meddw
    4. Hiraeth
    5. Y Ddafad Gorniog/Hela'r Sgwarnog/Mympwy Rhys
    6. Llydaw
    7. Rew Di Ranno/Y Facsen Felen
    8. Y Deryn Pur
    9. Twll Yn Y To/Cymro O Ble?/Pedwar Post Y Gwely
    10. Y Gwydr Glas
    11. Cwrw Da
    12. Yn Iach Iti Gymru
    13. Jigolo/Harri Morgan
    14. Lisa Fach
    15. Mynwent Eglwys
    16. Tri Chant O Bunnau/Blodau Llundain/Difyrrwch Gwyr Mawddwy
    17. Wyres Megan/Merch Megan
    18. Llongau Caernarfon
    19. Codi Angor
    20. Ril Abergwaun/Y Drochfa

  • Track Sources
    • Tracks: 4-6 & 11-13 are are from Ar Log (1978)
    • Tracks: 18, 25, 27, 38 & 39 are are from Ar Log II (1980)
    • Tracks: 3, 15, 17 & 22 are are from Ar Log III (1981)
    • Tracks: 1, 10, 16, 23, 26, 29 & 37 are are from Pedwar (Ar Log IV) (1984)
    • Tracks: 2, 7, 9, 24, 28, 31, 33, 35 & 41 are are from Ar Log V (1988)
    • Tracks: 8, 14, 19, 20, 30, 32, 34, 36 & 40 are are from Ar Log VI (1996)
    • Track: 21 "bonus live" track record in Germany.

Notes
"Ar Log, I remeber meeting you in Lorient as if it were yesterday, and I'm glad you took my advice and stayed together as a band"

John Sheahan, Dubliners


"Thank you Ar Log for flying the flag for Wales accross the world. And thanks for looking after me in Canada when I was lonely and feeling down"

Dan Ar Braz, Brittany


"Ar Log is one of the most durable and best-loved Welsh folk groups. The band's extraordinary level of musicianship, manly and sensitive Welsh language vocals, and spirited clog dancing can all be experienced on their recordings. Although there are many superb musicians in Wales, any exploration of the region's music should start with, or at least include, a selection of Ar Log's recordings"

Christiana Roden, music journalist, New York


Ar Log was formed in August 1976 specifically to represent Wales at a Celtic Festival in Lorient, Brittany. Following the festival, on the advice of The Dubliners, the band decided to continue to perform and earn their living through touring. The band succeeded in touring full time for seven years, spending nine months of each year abroad.

The band has performed in twenty one countries accross the UK, Europe and North and South America promoting Welsh traditional music and songs. Between 1978 and 1996 Ar Log managed to release ten albums and two singles, and this double CD contains the very best of the eponymous series Ar Log I — Ar Log VI plus one bonus track recorded live in Germany. A special book outlining Ar Log's career over the first twenty years, and including the tunes composed by members Iolo Jones and Stephen Rees, was published by ‘Carreg Gwalch' in 1996.