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GRAND EISTEDDFOD AT LLANDILO. Few eistcddfodau in the Principality, except- ing the National, have created so much wide- spread interest as the one which took place at Llandilo on Monday. The spacious marquee (supplied by Mr T. Pugsley, Newport), was crammed to its very limits The weather in the morning turned out very inclement, but, despite this, the trains brought their thousands to the town, and, excepting showers at long intervals, the remainder of the day turned out moderately fine. The president of the day was Mr J. W. Gwynne-Hughes, J.P., Tregib; vice-presidents, I Messrs J. Lewis Thomas, J.P., T. Powell, and A. W. J. Stokes and the Rev. Lewis Price H Glanffrwd" acted as conductor, and Miss Williams, Medical-hall, undertook the duties of accompanist. The adjudicators were :— Mnsic, Mr John Thomas, Llanwrtyd, and Mr D. W. Lewis, F.T.S.C., Brynamman. Prose, "Glanftrwd." The arduous duties of the secretarial were carried out with great ability by Mr D. Morgan, jun., and Mr C. G. Phillips, of the National School. The President, who was enthusiastically re- ceived delivered a most patriotic address, in which he dwelt upon the claims of the eisteddfod upon all Welshmen. "Glanffrwd," the conductor, here invited the bards to address the meeting. In response to the call, Teilo came forward and repeated several englynion which were loudly applauded. Competition on the bass solo, "Presuming Slave 13 competitors came forward. It was won by Mr Evan Evans, of Morriston. Choral competition, Ir Goleuni." One choir competed, the Bethany Congregational (Ferry- side), conducted by Mr T. Jones (" Caeralaw,") and was awarded the prize of JE3. Soprano solo, "Heaven and Earth." Seven competitors. The prize was divided between Miss Annie Jones, Clydach, and Miss Anne Lewis, Morriston. Drum and fife band competition, March of the Men of Harlech prize 24. Two bands competed, the Cwmcoch and Swansea Naval Volunteer band. The latter, under the leader- ship of Mr W. H. James, came off victorious. The chief choral competition, Ye Nations offer to the Lord; prize 940. The following choirs competed -.—Llanelly United Choir (165), conducted by Mr R. C. Jenkins, R. A.M. Accom- panists Harmonium, Mr Llewellyn Ivor Evans; piano, Mr Luther Owen. Carmarthen United Choir (185), conducted by Mr C. Videon Harding. Accompanists Piano, Mr Puddicombe; har- monium, Mr G. T. Smith. Swansea Valley United Choir (130), conducted by Mr J. Jones (" Ap Caradog.") Accompanists: Piano, Mr D. T. Williams; harmonium, Mr Luther Owen, who kindly undertook the duty. After a most exciting competition, which Mr John Thomas, one of the adjudicators, said was worth travelling a hundred miles to hear, the Llanelly choir, amid great enthusiasm, were announced victorious. Juvenile choir competition, Dysg i mi dy ddeddfau, 0 Arglwydd;" prize, £3. One choir only competed, that of the Vale of Towy, under the baton of Mr George Rees (Caradog Bach), and was awarded the prize. Competition on the tenor solo, Sound an alarm;" prize, 15s. Seven competed. The PrI prize was divided between Mr W. H. Prothero (Gowerton), and Mr Edward Vaughan (Llwyn- hendy). Choral competition, Ar Don o Flaen Gwyn- toedd prize, 215. Six choirs competed-Cor y graisc, Morrison (leader, Dr. Gape) Carmar- then (leader, iioinasi Jones, Caeralaw); Hebron Clydach (leader, David Alexander); Morriston Church United (leader, Rowlands) Bethania, Morriston (leader, D. Lewis) Calfaria, Clydach (leader, J. Arfon Davies). The prize was divided between Morriston Church United (English), and Calfaria Clydach choirs. Choral competition (male voices), "Nos Gan prize, £ 4. The competitors were Merlin Samlet, conducted by Mr Evan R. Sims Llandilo, con- ducted by Mr Geo. C. Cobner; Glanmorwyr, conducted by Mr James Thomas Llwynhendy, conducted by Mr D. P. Thomas; Llangadock and Brynamman United Party, conducted by Mr J. T. Morgans; Morriston, conducted by Mr Tom Morgans. The excellent singing of the Morristonians was declared the best. 0 There was no competition on the essay Y Gweithiwr, ei Sefyllfa, a'i Hawliau." The Rev. L. Price (Vicar), Glanffrwd," and Mr J. Thomas (Llanwrtyd), having proposed the usual votes of thanks, the proceedings were brought to a close. THE CONCERT. A grand concert was held in the Pavilion, which had been brilliantly lighted up with gas in the evening. The following artistes took a part Sopranos, Madame Williams Penn and Miss Marian Silas Evans contralto, Miss Eleanor Rees, R.A.M. tenor, Mr C. Videon Harding kindly took the place of Mr Maldwyn Humphreys, who was unable to attend owing to indisposition; bass, Mr R. C. Jenkins, R. A.M. Accompanist, Mr C. Videon Harding, assisted by Mr Puddi- combe. The singing of the National Anthem terminated the programme.




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