Original music and lyrics by Don Wright

Good friends of ours and talented musicians, Don and Deirdre, have established a website to promote their new CD.

There is also a blog section with some interesting and entertaining reading about their travels.

Click on the link below for samples and lyrics of all songs

New CD released by Sounds Just Wright

In Don’s own words, “There is mid-tempo soft rock, a touch of reggae, country, a few ballads and two instrumentals. You can listen to samples of every song on the site – they may just briefly transport you back to the 60s …”

1960s

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Keep it Simple – a sampler by Don Wright

Earlier this week we had a good time catching up with our friends Don and Deirdre. Don is putting a CD together and I am pleased to be able to offer a taster of what is to come. Don writes his own original lyrics and music. It has a great message for today for us all as well.

I hope you enjoy it 🙂

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Music and lyrics are copyright and owned by Don Wright ©

Welsh music blog with special guest Don Wright

 

“The first tune is the hymn Calon Lan (‘Pure Heart’). The written ‘a’ in ‘Lan’ has a little ‘roof’ over its head (‘^’) – it rhymes with ‘barn’ as opposed to ‘ban’.

The tune is by John Hughes (1872-1914). The words were first penned by his friend Daniel James (1848 -1920), a Welsh bard who worked at the old tinplate works at Landore just outside Swansea, the current site of Swansea City’s Liberty Stadium. Both men knew tragedy in their lives, 19th century living was very harsh in industrial South Wales.

The celebrated fusion of the words and music is guaranteed to warm the hearts of all Welshmen whenever and wherever they hear it sung. The translation into English definitely loses something, however the first verse roughly translated is something like :

I do not ask for a life of luxury, the world’s gold or its fine pearls.

I do ask for a happy heart, and honest heart, a pure heart.

 And the chorus :

 A pure heart, full of goodness, is more lovely than the fair lily.

Only a pure heart can sing, sing during the day and during the night.

The second tune is the Welsh national anthem Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, needs no introduction, translated ‘Ancient Land of My Fathers’ but commonly called just ‘Land of My fathers’, words written by Evan James and the tune by his son James James of Pontypridd.”

Enjoy!

Cheers – Lorraine

Magical guitar…

As if by magic, you can now play the guitar with great skill. What is the first song you will play? A suggestion from Plinky Prompts

There are so many songs I love but most of my favourites are Eagles songs. For this blog I have chosen Desperado. I hope you enjoy it.

What song would you choose?

Lorraine