Watching the White Wheat

My piece in the September edition of Welsh Country Magazine is about the doomed love of Ann Maddocks and Wil Hopcyn from Llangynwyd, near Maesteg. They are buried in St Cynwyd’s church and are perhaps best known from the famous Welsh folksong Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn – Watching the White Wheat –¬†which allegedly is Wil’s lament for his lost love. You can find Mary Hopkin singing the song on YouTube if you follow this link



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