Mae gen i gysylltiadau gyda’r Diliau am resymau wnai esbonio rhywbryd arall. Ond am nawr dyma MP3 o dau drac oddi ar EP 12″ “Caneuon y Diliau” (QEP 4043) ryddhawyd ar ddechrau’r 60au gan Recordiau Qualiton o Bontardawe. 12/5 oedd pris y record, gyda llaw, nid fod hynny’n golygu dim i mi.
Mae’r gân gynta’n esbonio’r clawr beth bynnag.
Dwi’n credu fod e’n werth cofnodi manylion y clawr cefn (saesneg) yn ei gyfanrwydd yma. Mi fydd yr heip marchnata ynglyn a rhai grwpiau Cymraeg heddiw yn edrych yr un mor wirion mewn 40 mlynedd dwi’n siwr.
A breath of fresh air is currently blowing through the field of Welsh entertainment. The traditional Noson Lawen atmosphere is suddenly leavened with a new ingredient, and living Welsh culture brought into step with the sixties.
It is not without reason that this sleeve note is written in English. It is time that all should appreciate that Wales today can supply the needs of those who are abreast of the second half of the twentieth century. Songs of protest, love, work and praise, all have their place in the repertoire of the new generation of Welsh music-makers.
Amongst those “Y Diliau” produce sounds in the modern idiom with all the panache and professionalism of their Los Angeles, St. Germain or Barcelona equivalents. Their language is Welsh, but language in no way restricts the universality of their appeal. It is possible for a non-Welsh-speaker to listen to them with all the enjoyment he might derive from a South American or Hungarian Gypsy group. The Welsh speaker, of course, being familiar with the group, will expect from these songs a rich and worthwhile content.
We look to this record to provide a step forward in Welsh entertainment. What the “Triawd y Coleg” did for Welsh light music in the forties, we expect “Y Diliau” to do in the sixties. The group, already firm favourites on Welsh T.V., must be a musical milestone in the Welsh tradition which, if it is to live, must remain “alive” and must communicate beyond its native heath.