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Penillion Singing a dying Art Mr Harry Evans, in giving the adjudi- cation on the penillion singing at Anglesey Eisteddfod said that this most remarkable and difficult art was unfortunately dying out. No other nation had ever practised it, and to people of the present day it was a matter for great wonder that it had I flourished so well. The people who were proficient in it must have been marvell- ously clever, for it meant the singing of impromptu words to a tune improvised to harmonise-but not tb unite-with that played by the harpist. At the present day the singers learnt the verses by heart, which was not true pennillion singing, and he had only met one singer whom he could not bring to the end of his repertory and that was a man who had learnt forty verses and sang them over and over again. (Langhter.) History related that men once sang for thirteen hours without com- ing to a halt, improvising, harmonising, and composing words without a moment's hesitation. Musicians knew how difficult to fit two tunes together, and yet in the olden times this most difficult art was common in Wales. He hoped that this Eisteddfod would help to revive the-old art.-(Cheers.)

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