Emyr ac Elwyn

Do you remember Emyr ac Elwyn?

They were a duo who used to perform at Nosweithiau Lawen and concerts all along the north Wales coast in the 1960s. They opened a record shop in Colwyn Bay in the 70s. They came from an era of duos; Iola a Nia were Abergele’s most famous.

These 45rpm EP records were often displayed for sale in the window of Jenkins shop, between the George and Dragon pub and Hywel the Barber’s.

Deryl Ann Mahon, whom I knew as Deryl Roberts at Ysgol Glan Morfa, wrote about Emyr ac Elwyn’s song “Sibrwd Cariad”. Her father wrote this song. Deryl picks up the story:

… “Dad gave them the song which he’d come up with on piano … He was a good pianist ! he played the piano for them on this track … They wrote lyrics … I’m trying to find a copy that dad played on in particular as I think the one we had has been mislayed years ago – long shot I know ! Searched internet .. No luck !”

I haven’t found a copy of the record, but here’s a photo of the cover. If you can help Deryl find the vinyl, please use the Comments section below.

Emyr ac Elwyn Photo of 45rpm by Nic Dafis from Flickr
Photo of 45rpm by Nic Dafis from Flickr

2 thoughts on “Emyr ac Elwyn

  1. Gwyn Hughes:

    Deryl
    I do have the above EP …it was my late brothers….I shall try it out to see what quality it still has …need to set up my record player tonight and try …..
    would you like me to record the whole EP or just the track you asked for .? I live at Deganwy …07501151352

    1. Gareth Morlais:

      Diolch Gwyn. I have let Deryl know and passed on your contact details to you. She lives quite near you as it happens.

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