Myfanwy (a woman's name derived from annwyl, ‘beloved’) (muh-VAHN-ooey) is a popular Welsh song, composed by Joseph Parry and first published in 1875. Parry wrote the music to lyrics written by Richard Davies (' Mynyddog'; 1833–77). Some sources say it was written with Parry's childhood sweetheart, Myfanwy Llywellyn, in mind, although the lyrics were probably inspired by the 14th-century love-story of Myfanwy Fychan of Castell Dinas Brân, Llangollen and the poet Hywel ab Einion. That story was also the subject of the popular poem, 'Myfanwy Fychan' (1858), by John Ceiriog Hughes (1832–87).
The song is still a favourite with Welsh male voice choirs. A version has been performed by John Cale, Cerys Matthews on her album of Welsh greats, "Tir", and by Bryn Terfel on his album "We'll Keep a Welcome". It is also on O Fortuna, the second album from Rhydian, where he duets with fellow Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel. It is also a bonus track, sung unaccompanied, on the self-titled album by John Owen Jones. The song also is sung in the Welsh language biopic Hedd Wyn.
Myfanwy is a popular Welsh song.
Myfanwy may also refer to the following people:
- Myfanwy Ashmore, Canadian artist
- Myfanwy Bekker, South African artist
- Myfanwy Haycock, Welsh poet
- Myfanwy Howell, Welsh television broadcaster
- Myfanwy Pavelic, Canadian artist
- Myfanwy Piper, British art critic
- Myfanwy Talog, Welsh actress
- Myfanwy Waring, Welsh actress