Although tickets for Eisteddfod show, Te yn y Grug, sold out within hours, performers across the whole of Wales and beyond will soon be able to enjoy the songs once again, as the Te yn y Grug songbook will be available to buy in the autumn.
Copies can be pre-ordered on the Eisteddfod website and in the shop on-site in the main entrance during festival week.
Al Lewis, Karen Owen and Cefin Roberts are responsible for the impressive show, marking sixty years since Kate Roberts’ iconic Te yn y Grug as published, and the show includes a wealth of songs for soloists, ensembles and full SATB choir. The music has been transcribed by John Quirke.
Te yn y Grug is this year’s Eisteddfod Choir’s ambitious project, and the hope is that the songs will continue to charm performers and audiences across Wales and further afield in the future, creating a legacy for the project.
Eisteddfod Chief Executive, Betsan Moses, said, “The songs from Te yn y Grug have inspired everyone who’s heard them over the past few months. We want to ensure that more people have the chance to enjoy them and perform them in the future, and this songbook will be a valuable addition to the repertoire of Welsh songs available.
“We want to ensure that these songs are not forgotten, and are delighted to publish this book in the autumn. This is when choirs will be thinking about new songs to perform at concerts over the year, so I hope we’ll see plenty of choirs, groups and soloists learning and performing songs from this wonderful show.
“This project has been supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Fund, and we are grateful to them for enabling us to publish this book for people to enjoy for years to come. Individual songs will also be available to buy from the Eisteddfod website before long.
“And there’ll be a chance for those who haven’t been able to buy tickets for the show to watch it on television later this year, so there’s no need to miss out on the experience.”
Pre-order the book here.