I stumbled across this on YouTube recently and wanted to share it with my Tolkien friends. Ever since seeing Brave, I've always thought this melody was perfectly gorgeous, and I've been hoping for someone to make an extended cover of the song--but I didn't expect this! I'm stunned at how well the tune works with the words (even if the author had to cheat just a tiny bit and add a couple of extra syllables to some of the lines).
I've often wondered what Tolkien would have thought of the tendency to use Celtic music to set his poems. I know he thought of his work as English-drawing-on-Norse rather than Celtic, but then he also based Sindarin on Welsh...and to my ears, it's hard to deny how well they work together.
(Speaking of Welsh, it occurs to me that Galadriel's song would also fit "Bugeilio'r gwenith gwyn" without tinkering with the words...)
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