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Learning Welsh pronunciation through folk songs?

Hello--I am beginning self-study of Welsh. I am starting out with one of the Teach Yourself books and cassettes simply because it is in the local library system, and this way I get a sense of the language's sounds. I was wondering if it would be an okay idea to teach myself some of the basic pronunciation through "Suo-Gân"--music makes things easier for me to remember. So on the off chance that someone knows, are there any recommendations for recordings of that song including the vocals? Or other Welsh folk songs? I mention "Suo-Gân" mainly because I already know the tune.

The other thing I am doing is listening to a podcast for learning Welsh, and I can see the orthography is already going to take some work (native English speaker here). I figure the more I can reinforce my understanding of how the language sounds, the better. Thank you!
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