Plethyn is a Welsh language folk music group that was at their zenith between 1978 and 1995. The members are Roy Griffiths, Linda Healy and John Gittins. The three members originate from Maldwyn, in mid-Wales. Griffiths and Healy are brother and sister; Gittins was born on a neighbouring farm near Meifod.

They specialise in the close harmonies of the plygain (cy) tradition. Most of their songs are arrangements of traditional songs, but some of them are new, often including lyrics by Myrddin ap Dafydd. Elfed Lewys had a significant influence on the group when he came to the area as a minister. On earlier recordings they accompany themselves on guitar, mandolin, whistle and accordion; on later recordings they are joined by other instrumentalists.


Plethyn Discography


SAIN 1145M Plethyn Blas Y Pridd(LP) Sain SAIN 1145M UK 1979 Sell This Version
Sain 1188M Plethyn Golau Tan Gwmwl(LP) Sain Sain 1188M UK 1980 Sell This Version
SAIN 1226M Plethyn Rhown Garreg Ar Garreg(LP) Sain SAIN 1226M UK 1981 Sell This Version
SAIN 1274M Plethyn Teulur Tir(LP) Sain SAIN 1274M UK 1983 Sell This Version
SAIN 1309M Plethyn Caneuon Gwerin I Blant(LP) Sain SAIN 1309M UK 1984 Sell This Version
1393M Plethyn Byw A Bod(LP) Sain 1393M UK 1987 Sell This Version
SCD 4033 Plethyn Drws Agored(CD, Album) Sain SCD 4033 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SCD2375 Plethyn Goreuon(CD, Album) Sain SCD2375 UK 2003 Sell This Version


SCD 6045 Plethyn Blas Y Pridd / Golau Tan Gwmwl(CD, Comp, RE) Sain SCD 6045 UK 1990 Sell This Version
SCD2437 Plethyn Popeth Arall Ar CD * Best Of The Rest On CD(2xCD, Comp) Sain SCD2437 UK 2004 Sell This Version

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