WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE

29th September 2006, Bragod perform Ystorya Trystan (The Welsh Tristan Story) using a text prepared by Dr. Dafydd Johnston. Robert Evans and Mary-Anne Roberts have set this largely 12th century text to newly-composed music following the compositional principles of the time using the crwth, a bowed lyre with a fingerboard. The drama is in the Menippean form: prose with verse, and has all the signs that it was meant to be sung. Bragod is the first ensemble to perform Ystorya Trystan since the middle ages.

This performance comes a day or two before the performance of Wagner’s ‘Tristan and Isolde’ on the Wales Millennium Centre’s main stage.

Bragod will also perform stanzas from Llyfr Aneirin, The Book of Aneirin, using the 6th century North-European lyre played with a plectrum.

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