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ABERGELE. TEA PARTY AND CONCERT. The above were held at Bodoryn Chapel, on Thursday afternoon and evening, and though the weather proved very unfavourable, both the tea and concert were a complete success. The following ladies attended at the tables Mrs. and Misses Jones, Bodoryn Fawr Mrs. and Miss Owen, Bodoryn Bach Mrs. Wil- liams. Ty Mawr, Towyn Mrs. Jones, Gas Works Mrs. Price, Bodoryn Cottages Mrs. Hughes, Terfyn, and Mrs. Thomas, Rhos Lan. The concert was presided over by Mr. J. Roberts, Llwyni, in the unavoidable ab- sence of Mr. Evans, Haulfryn. The accom- panist was Mr. Gwilym Morgan, Abergele, who fulfilled his duties admirably. The following took part -Moelfre Party (under the conductorship of Mr. William Morgan), the Gele Party (Mr. R. J. Jones), and solos were rendered by Mr. T. LI. Jones, Abergele Miss Davies, Moelfre Miss Jones, Abergele Mr. R. J. Jones, Gas Works, and Mr. William Morgan. A very interesting feature was the harp solo by Mr. David Francis (blind harpist) of Blaenau Festiniog, and the penillion sing- ing by Dewi Mai o Feirion. and they were repeatedly encored, and the local talent were also loudly applauded on each appearance. The concert terminated with an effectual rendering of the quartette, Ti wyddost beth ddywed fy nghalon," by the Gele Party. Mr. R. J. Jones, Gas Works, the Secretary of the movement, is to be highly compli- mented on its success, in addition to the valuable assistance given by him to the concert. CONCERT.—A miscellaneous concert was held at the Ship Cafe on Friday evening, Mr. Charles Pierson, Garswood, presiding over a very large audience. The following pro- gramme was gone through :-Recitation, The moral umbrella," Miss Blodwen Ro- berts. Bryngwenallt song, Thora." Mr. T. Llew. Jones violin solo, Le Reve," Mr. Payne song, Chwifio'r Cadach Gwyn," Miss Blodwen Williams gramaphone selec- tions on Mr. R. E. Needham's beautiful instrument song, Bonnie Scotland," Mr. Tommy Jones (encored) gramaphone selec- tions; recitation. "Hedd a Chledd," Mr. Tom Williams, Pensarn song, The poor married man," Cybi (encored) violin solo, Mr. Payne gramaphone selections. Mr. Pierson said that the Welsh people generally were possessed of magnificent voices, due, probably, to the salubrious air of their coun- try. But he was bound to say that the Cymrv did not study the grammar of music as they should. This was particularly noticeable in their renderings of part-songs and hymn-tunes. Young singers ought to remember that to sing properly was to sing in such a way as to convey to the audience what the author of the song really meant when composing it. He (Mr. Pierson) had trained many hundreds of church choristers and he had no hesitation in saving that most public singers should think a great deal more of self-effacement than they reallv did. By that he meant less of self and more of the composer. He contended that unless singers had a message in their voices they could not hope to reach the people's hearts. Let them also remember that they could honour God even in singing a song. Mr. G. T. Evans pro- posed, and Mr. W. J. Evans seconded, a hearty vote of-thanks to the Chairman and to all those who had contributed towards the success of the evening. OBITUARY.—I regret to report the some- what sudden death of Miss Evans, for many years housekeeper at Bryngwenallt for Sir Herbert and Lady Roberts, which occurred on Friday night. The funeral, which was a semi-private one, took place on Monday afternoon, the remains of the deceased being laid to rest in the C.M. Cemetery. Among those present were Sir Herbert and Lady Roberts, Miss Evans, Bala (niece), Mr. Evans, Bootle (brother-in-law) Mr. Trevor Roberts, Tan'rallt Hall Mrs. Jones, Brvn Coch Misses J. Roberts and M. Jones, Tan'rallt Hall Miss Hughes (niece), Bryn- gwenallt Miss Wynne, Bryn Ogwen Miss Jones, Bodeivion Miss Jones, Talhaiarn House Mrs. Griffiths, Pwllheli Buildings Miss Roberts, Vale View Miss Roberts, Cottonia Cottage Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Roberts, Llanrwst Mrs. Isaac Morris, Dr. H. O. Hughes, Messrs. J. T. Millward, G. T. Evans, R. Saunders Davies, J. Hughes Lewis, John Jones (saddler), David Thomas, Edward Williams (Peel Gardens), D. G. Roberts (Manchester House), Mrs. J Jones (Ship Cafe), Messrs. W. P. Morris, W. Humphreys Jones, J. Buchanan, J. R. Ellis, J. Yaughan (Siamber Wen), and many others. The coffin, which was of polished oak, with brass mountings, was covered with magnificent wreaths, sent by Sir Herbert and Lady Roberts, Masters Trevor, David, and Mervyn Roberts, Bryngwenallt Misses Roberts and Mr. Trevor Roberts, Tan'rallt besides one from the Bryngwenallt house- hold and from Nanna." The bearers were the Bryngwenallt and Tan'rallt workmen. The Rev. Francis Jones and the Rev. J. H. Davies conducted the funeral service, (lur-ng wh ch was sung the old and appropr ate hymn. "Morddcdwyddywyrhai.trwy ffydd." The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. John Hughes, joiner.









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