John Good/Sioni Dda


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Teyrnged Hedd Wyn Tribute.

By John Good/Sioni Dda, 2017-08-01
Teyrnged Hedd Wyn Tribute.

Dolennau dwyieithog/ Bi-lingual links



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Chwarae Teg - Ar Lan Y Mor

By John Good/Sioni Dda, 2016-12-28

Ar Lan Y Mor - Beside The Sea


How did the River Severn get its name?

Who was the giant of Shrewsbury? How did the 'Wrekin' get its name?

Listen to the sample track above (Ar Lan Y Mor) and buy the album here:- Chwarae Teg



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By John Good/Sioni Dda, 2016-06-29

Lwc dda Scarlets ... ond dwi'n credu.

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Port Talbot Potage (or Margam Menudo)

By John Good/Sioni Dda, 2015-06-17
  • Firstly, finely slice the contents of a tin of corned beef (Fray Bentos if available).  Leave on the window sill for 10 minutes to breathe the incomparable Steel Works air.


  • Do the same with a tin of spam. (Don't worry if you have the lager/cider shakes and you drop it on the floor ... it'll taste the same and no-bugger saw 'ew anyroad).

  • Go to Tesco's and buy a pound of black pudding. (Try and get the  seriously marbled variety). Drizzle with Dandelion and Burdock fortified pop. Keep in a dry place away from family pets.







  • While at Tesco's ask Dai the butcher for some fresh lard, and while 'ewarthere, get 'im to throw in a pound of tripe. Don't forget to tell 'im ew dont want to see any fur on any of his meat,  not like last week. (Jest jokin!)







  • Put everything in the blender and don't forget to hold the top on  ... this mixture is bloody dynamite! Adding a pint of pre-made, store-bought Bloody Mary cocktail (or  Popov - fortified  chicken stock),  forget the stick of celery, add any demonic curry sauce left in the fridge, or in the living room last night, (inspect for family pet paw marks),  then  puree until mottled pink or the blender starts smoking.
  • Pick out unwanted gristle, add a sprig of nettles and taste.




  • Decide you're not at all hungry,  throw everything in the bin, (including the blender), put on your coat - because it is probably raining - and go back to the scene of last night's crime and drink your hangover into submission.  Bon Appetite!
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By John Good/Sioni Dda, 2014-07-16

Cafodd fy nghalon ei thorri prynhawn ddoe gyda'r newyddion am Gerallt. Cysga'n dawel bach, mae dy wlad yn ddiolchgar.

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Beams of Light

Please click on the above link to hear 'Beams of Light'


A Short Interview With John Good

AmeriCymru: 'Bridges' ( from which 'Beams of Light' is taken ) is a work in progress. When can we expect to hear more? Will there be a CD?

John: I'm hoping to add another installment before Nadolig/Christmas. but I'm trying to keep the energy up without rushing. I'm looking at adding "moving" graphics for a YouTube kind of job, possibly ending up as a multimedia CD.

AmeriCymru: I know many of our members will be keen to hear this work performed at the WCE. Will it be in your repertoire?

John: Some parts but other similar and dissimilar things (got to keep you and me on our toes). Anyway, Welsh culture of the more traditional kind is extremely broad-based and routinely neglected. I try to adjust that wherever I go. Everything is on the table.

AmeriCymru: How would you describe Beams of Light/Bridges? Is it perhaps a song cycle or a series of connected poems set to music? Does it have an overall theme?

John: I think it's a first installment of a 20 year scrapbook of song, verse, instrumental with story and legend to be added in future linked episodes ... sort of an alphabet 'cawl' with musical croutons. The theme is a loose narrative created by longtime travelling, learning, laughing, forgetting, regretting and loving.

AmeriCymru: Is it possible to detect many influences at work in 'Beams of Light'. Has the writing been influenced by any one particular poet/songwriter would you say?

John: Many: Viv Stanshall, both Dylans, rock salmon and 6, Gareth Edwards, Strongbow, Owain Glyndwr, choc ices, Port Talbot steel works ...

AmeriCymru: Any final message for our readers?

John: Y mae Cymru ar fin o adennill ei hunan hyder. Byddwch yn falch.

Wales is on the point of regaining her self confidence. Be proud.


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Dydd Gŵyl Ddewi Arizona

By John Good/Sioni Dda, 2012-02-16

Welsh League of Arizona

St. David's Day Meeting
Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
12-2 p.m.
Irish Cultural Center
1106 N. Central Ave.

We are celebrating St. David's Day on Saturday, March 3rd with a very special treat!
Welsh League of Arizona is proud to present
"Mythic Crew"
in a new biligual version of a famous medieval Welsh masterpiece:
Branwen Daughter of Llyr (Branwen uerch Lyr) or the Second Branch of the Mabinogi
(Ail Gainc y Mabinogi) ...
a tale of mayhem and magic!

Mythic Crew, John Good (musician)and Liz Warren (storyteller),
two performer/scholars who specialize in the folklore and mythology of the Celtic Nations,
enliven traditional stories through the use of music, language, cultural and historical background in workshops, discussion, and performance.

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