Friday, 30 July 2021

Suo Gan,


 I did an overtime shift yesterday and today was a full day . Tomorrow I’m on three night shifts….yes
It’s a bit relentless after my holiday .
Thank goodness for Trendy Carol 
I Picked up the girls at dusk from her conservatory, to find that she had bathed both of them and brushed Mary to perfection . Carol ( dressed in so ring floaty ) also  reminded me that it was Mrs Trellis’ birthday today, a fact I had forgotten . So I popped around with a card ( I always have a selection in) .and slipped it through the letterbox .
Like many older people Mrs Trellis doesn’t like visitors after dark .
And To be honest I wasn’t quite up to a Trellis conversation .
I could see Mrs Trellis in the window of her living room
She was playing her piano with quiet concentration, her grey hair pulled back in a bun tied up with a pink ribbon
I could hear the music, seeping through the window as it started to rain gently
It was the welsh lullaby Suo Gan
It was a lovely little moment 
It wasn’t the only musical moment in the village tonight
On my way home I could see the hall lit up and the first socially distanced concert with Luke Johnson performing on behalf of Folk In The Hall  was in progress….
I listened to him singing from Chapel Street 
More sweetness
Organiser Kelda , and the FIRST village concert 
Since lockdown xx




28 comments:

  1. Barbara Anne9:52 pm

    Happy Birthday, Mrs. Trellis!!!
    Lovely music and I thank you for sharing it, John. Oh, and what does Suo Gan mean?
    Wishing you well with those 3 night shifts and all they entail.

    Hugs!

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  4. i've never heard this before but it certainly is lovely.

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  5. I can almost picture Mrs Trellis's elegant fingers dancing on the ivories. Beautiful.

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    1. Elegant ..not quite …. But serious ..lyes

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  6. Things are getting back to normal - concerts...and night shifts all in a row...

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  7. You are lucky to have community concerts. Music soothes the soul.

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  8. Like the part about picking up the girls at dusk (twilight) and finding them all clean and brushed.
    xx

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  9. I love Suo Gan; my favourite is the version from Kings College Chapel some years ago. Totally beautiful.

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    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MllmA1t7TNc&t=47s

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    2. Absolutely beautiful! This is where I had heard this before. I thought it sounded familiar.

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  10. I love the lullaby clip. Looked up the words and they are full of sweetness too. Evocative image of Mrs Trellis playing that in the evening on her birthday. Happy birthday to her.
    How wonderful Carol is too!
    Hope you are recovering well from that awful infection as not much time to rest a bit with such intense work hours.

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  11. What a lovely interlude in your very busy schedule. I hope the night shifts pass swiftly and incident free. xx

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  12. A sweet way to return home after a long day.

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  13. The sound of a piano playing in an empty hall. I can't explain what it does to me, I don't know why it does to me, but it does.

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  14. Rest between work. A wonderful description of village life.

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  15. "Suo Gan" is my most favourite Welsh folk song. I learned to play it on the recorder decades ago and it remains a beautiful favourite every time I hear it. Thanks for that beautiful rendition!

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  16. It may be nice for yourself John and Mrs Trellis to do a party piece together in your Village x

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  17. Lovely piece of music. A great way to end the day.

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  18. Sweet birthday for Mrs. Trellis! Sleep well, John, hope the night shifts go smoothly...

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  19. Love this. My favourite version is heard at the end of Empire of The Sun when the young boy finds his parents again.

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