Time to kick off the Plygain thread for another year! Plygain is magical 3-part harmony singing, usually unaccompanied, and is traditional over the festive season in Wales. Its popularity waned for quite some time, but it seems to be enjoying a revival. It’s worth going along to - and if you can make this Plygain service in the beautiful old church at St Fagans, you’re in for a treat!
I went to the launch of a new book of plygain carols today - Seiniwn Hosanna with Sioned Webb and Arfon Gwilym. Sales from the book are supporting a new website for all things Plygain including a diary of plygain services. Find it at https://plygain.org/
@amandalaing are you in contact with anyone from the book launch? The email address on their website doesn’t work. Someone contacted Admin to say the email address wasn’t valid, so I tried and got the same response. They say it’s the email address to let them know about other Plygain events so they can be included on the website, but they aren’t going to get any if it doesn’t work!
I don’t but I know people who can contact Arfon and Sioned who have set it up. Its all very very new, only announced on Sunday at the launch of the new carol book. Arfon mentioned that not everyone thinks its a good idea as its too modern to have a website for plygain. I can get someone to let him know that the email address isn’t working.
Coventry - this is not a service as such but we are singing Plygain in the pub as part of our Old New Year celebrations. We would love any SSIWers to join us and any Plygain teams would be welcome to sing
Hi Deborah, I saw Arfon at the Plygain this evening in Llansilin and mentioned the problems with the email. He said that he knows! Lots of people have reported it to him and he’s working on it. Hopefully it will be working soon. The website is working its just the email contact that isn’t.