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I EISTEDDFOD AT ABERDARE.

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EISTEDDFOD AT ABERDARE. On Monday (Malxm's Pay) a grand eisteddfod was held at the Nf'!w Public Hall, under the auspices of the Loyal Anwylyd Lodge of Alfreds. There was not a large attendance. Mr. D. W. Lewis, Bryn- aman, adjudicated the music. The Rev. J. T. Job (Isawel), Aberdare, adjudicated the recitation and also acted as conductor of the proceedings. Prof. R. Howells carried out the duties of accompanist. The secretarial duties were carried out Ijy Mr. John T. Evans, 17, Oxford-street, and Mr. John James, 46. Gadlya-itreet. All the above-named gentlemen carried out their respective duties in a \ery efficient manner. Mr. J. W. Evans, solicitor, was to have presided over the proceedings, but that gentleman wrote to say that he had been called away to Cardiff and could not attend. In his absence Mr. G. M. Evans, Tcrian, filled the chair, and made a few suit- able introductory remarks, in the course of which he wished the gathering every success. Miss M. A. Richards sang the Eisteddfod solo, "Cymru Fydd," and the competitions were proceeded with as follows —Contralto solo, "0 rest in the Lord"; four com- petitors. The adjudicator said that the competition was a splendid one. The best was Miss M. J. Walters who, the adjudicator said, had jfiven a very effective rendering. She had a good voice and sang with true spirit.—Soprano solo, YGardotes Fach"; five competitors. Mrs. J. Davies, Cwmaman.— Duet, "Flow gently, Dtva" four competitors. Mr. J. Doronald and Mr. A. Evans.—Recitation, "Y Diwedd (J. T. Job); three competitors. Mr. John Walters, Abernant.—Baritone solo, "0 rhowc'h i mi fy ngloew gledd"; eight competitors. Mr. Jonah Jones, Trecynon, and Mr. E. Evans, Troedyrhiw, equal. Male Voice Competition, "Gwyr Philistia" (D. Jenkins, Mus. Hac.), prize, £10. It was when this competition came on that ar.vt'r':>g like enthusiasm was displayed. Th." parties "lUg in the following orderCwmaman. viditeted by Ap Dewi Alabon Trecynon, conduct- by Mr. D. Evans; Aberdare, conducted by Mr. Phillips. The adjudicator con- gratulated the parties on possessing such good voices. The competition had been a very close one, and it was a very difficult matter to decide as to which was the best. The first party's balance of parts were very good, and their reading was very correot; they also kept vood time. The party gave evidence of careful training. They entered into the spirit of the piece, and improved as they went on, so that at the conclu- sion one felt as if he would actually like to go to battle in accord with the spirit of the piece, which was a military one. The second party sang in fairly good tune their reading was correct, and they kept good time. They sang parts of the piece in good spirit, but in some parts they did not do to. The rendering was not as consistent as he should wish. The party finished in good style. No. 3 party had good voices, their intonation was correct, and the reading was very good. The party also kept good time. The party gave a very consistent rendering, they sang well from the commencement to the end, and one could not but be carried away with their spirit and enthusiasm.^ Summing up, the adjudicator said that No. 1 and No. 2 ran each other very close. No. 1 had very good voices, but the tendenoy wa3 to overdo the piece. Perhaps the voices of No. 3 were not as rich as those of No. 1, but they were very care- fully trained.^ The prize would be divided between No. 1 and No. 3, viz-, Cwmaman and Aberdare not as rich as those of X o. 1, but they were very care- fully trained. The prize would be divided between No. 1 and No. 3, viz., Cwmaman and Aberdare (applause). The respective conductors were invested amidst applause. Tenor solo, "Llam y Cariadau," five competitors; Mr. Alfred Evans. Chief Choral Competition, test piece, "Then round about the Starry Throne" (Handel). PriLe, £15. Onlyone choir competed, viz., Robertstown, conducted by Mr. D. Evans, A.C. The competition wa" thus shorn of interest. We understand that two choirs from Cwmdare and Trecynon had rehearsed for the competition, but owing to the stoppage of the Xant- melyn Colliery, where most of the members were employed, the choirs broke up." The adjudicator saia that the Roberstown Cho.r had given a very good rendering, and were worthy of the prize. EISTEDDFOD Trr-UITS.-The attendance was exceed- ingly small. Possibly the bad state of local trade was to a large extent accountable for this. The Aberdare locality is evidently flush of baritones. There were eight of them on for the baritone solo competition. —Miss Walters r,S again successful in the soprano competition. This singer has won quite a large numlier of eisteddfod prizes. — The piece selected for the recitation was "Y Diwedd." This beautiful piece is from the pen of the Rev. J. T. Job, Aberdare, and was awarded a prize of two guineas at Carnarvon Chair Eisteddfod.—We congratulate the committee in selecting "Gwyr Philistia" as the competitive piece in the male voice competition. The Destruction of Gaza" has had a too lengthy reign in local eisteddfodau.—The weather was very cold, and the memliers of the press, as well as the con- ductor, had to "pull their collars up."

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