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GRAND CAMBRIAN MEETING.

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GRAND CAMBRIAN MEETING. The Annual Meeiingot the London Roval Cambrian IIISliwtioll was held on Thursday at the Freemasons' Kali, which was honoured with the presence of a number of N ubdity connected with Wales, and nearly six hundred Ladies and Gentlemen. At twelve o'clock the President of the day, the Hon. G. Rfce Trevor, addressed the company, stating briefly the ob- jects of the Society, viz. the. promotion of WclshfLiterature, Poetry and Music and in the course of the morning he an- nounced that the Society's medal was awarded to the author ofan Essay in English, on the Mythological Traditions of the Britons, signed CAMBRO BP.ITANNUS," WHO was requt'M^D to. declare himself, when D. Lewis, Esq. of Bonhiil-row, ap- proached the platform, and lie was invested with the medal by Mrs. W. W. Wyni). The Concert consisted of national melodies.—Miss Love sung three songs, and was encored in each the Let hope cheer ymir bosom," afforded her an opportunity of dis- playing her talent in the cantabile stud florid the second, Had la heart for falsehood framed," in ilie bailad and the third, OJ Follow. follow," in the playful style in all she was eminently successful, and elicited rapturous plaudits. She was extremely well accompanied on lile violoucello in her first song by Mr. Hatton. Miss Byeield, pupil of Mr. James Welsh, sung" Snnstt," and 0 merry row the bonnie bark," with great taste and ex- pression. Iler voice is a most excellent one, and, when more accustomed to face nn audience, she will be a valuable acqui- sition at Concerts. The same observittion is applicable to Miss Atkinson, a very interesting young lady, pupil of Crevclli's, who sung On Logan Battles," and Should he upbraid," most sweetly. Miss Watson sung The Captive," and beautiful ballad, Rovin Grall." with a degree of feeling that would not disgrace a Stephens. Mr. Atkins gave The gallant Warrior" and Why do I sigh Mr. Collyer," The bonnie breast-knots," and °, 0 don't you remember," with their accustomed abilities. Parry, jun. sung" The worth of true friendship," with great spirit; those who heard him two years ago sing Soprano songs, were not a little astonished at the change in his voice, which is now a bass of a very excellent quality. The Masters Watsun sung Fairy Elves" (from a Trip to Wales); and the "Broom Trio." assisied by Master Smith, extremely well-they were encored in the latter. The instrumental part consisted of the Overture to A Trip to Wales, in which are introduced several beautiful Camhrian Melodies a Fantasia 011 the Harp by Mr. O. Davies, a Duet, Piano-forte and Harp, by Messrs. J. J. Jones and Davies (composed by Mr. Jones), exceedingly well executed, and as a composition highly creditable to the author. Pennillion singing, with the Welsh Harps, was introduced twice, and excited the curiosity of strangers, while it carried back the Cambrians to the days of yore, "When Minstrels struck the trembling strings, And noble Kings admired." As the title of this part of the entertainment may not be generally understood, we subjoin an extract from the Pro- ganime, distributed in the room :— "To sing Pennillion (or stanzas) with the harp, is not so easily accomplished as may be imagined. The singer is obliged to follow the harper, who may change the tune when he pleases; also perform variations, while the vocalist must keep time, and end precisely with the strain. Those are con- sidered the best singers who can adapt stanzas of various metres to one melody, and who are acquainted with f'e twenty-four measures, according to the Bardic laws and rules of composition. The amateur will observe, that the singer will not commence with the strain, but take it up at the second or third bar, as best suits the metre of the pennili he intends to sing—and this is constantly done by persons who are totally unacquainted with music!" This unique performance will be introduced at Drury-Lane Theatre on Mr. Braham's benefit night. The Concert concluded with our National Anthem afier which, thanks were given to Sir W. W. Wynn, Sir Charles Morgan, the Hon. G. Rice Trevor, &c. who acknowledged the honour done to (hem, and expressed themselves ever ready to proniote the interest of the Principality. Griffith Jones, Esq. Hon. Secretary, read the subjects pre- pared for next year, which are— First.—"THE SETTLEMENT OF THE NORMANS IN WALES," an Essay, in English.-The Society's Medal and Five Guineas. Second.-—" QANTBE'R GWAELAWD,"—The Lowland Hundred,—a Poem, in Welsb.-The Society's Medal.—Vide Cambro Briton, vot. i. page 361.* Third.—" HAELIONI YR HEN GYMRY,"—-The HospiUlity of the Aucient Britons,—Essays, in Welsh, by the Students at the Gram- mar Schools in Wales.-A Silver Medal. J. J. Jones, Mus. Hac, Oxon, presided at the Piano-forte M essrs. Davies and Parry, jun. Pedal Harps; Messrs. Thomas and Prichard, Welsh Harps. The whole under the direction of Mr. Parry, Registrar of Music to the Society. A very large tract of land on the coast of Merionethshire was overflown by the sea, about the year 500. There is a Poein still extant 011 this subject by the famous bard Taliesin, who flourished from 520 to 570; and another in English, by T. J. Pritchard, pub- lished lately.

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