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An Evening with the Spirits.

Successful Concert at Brynamman.


Successful Concert at Brynamman. On Saturday evening last, arfother excel- lent concert was held at Gibea Chapel, Bryn- amman, in aid of Mrs. Fahey, Chapel Street, and her children. Mr. Fahey lies at a Bir- ming ham hospital, suffering from gas effects, which he contracted while in action in the great war, and his condition is serious. The edifice was full with a most attentive and appreciative assembly, which was treated to excellent singing and reciting. Almost every performance was hailed with an encore. Mrs. (Dr.) Jones, Argoed, made a capital president, and opened the proceedings with a most appropriate address dealing with the circumstances under which they had met, and the very deserving object of their charity. Mr. T. Morris Walters (Bults) conducted, and had to Tesort to do a very unusual thing on occasions of this kind, which was to dis- courage the repeated encores of the enthu- siastic audience, owing to the time getting advanced and the atmosphere sultry. The artistes were:—Soprano, Miss Hannah Williams, the National winner, of Ynistawe. She won the audience completely on her first I appearance, and had to re-appear. She is a gifted vocalist, possessing as she does a voice of splendid quality and range. She sang There's a Land in a most artistic and effective style. In the second part she gave a magnificent performance of Ynys y Plant" when again she had to return. The contralto also made a deep impression. Miss L. H. Thomas, Swansea, has a voice of rare quality and compass. Seldom does a con- tralto win such admiration from a crowd. She sang The Enchantress, and really enchanted her listeners. She also had to return to quell a storm of applause. Mr. David Daniels, Pontardawe, was in first-rate form, aft4 sang Mountain Lovers in such a style that he was not allowed to reach the climax before the cheers burst forth. He had to sing again to satisfy the congregation. The veteran vocalist, Mr. David Davies, Pontardawe, was in splendid voice. The experienced basso vocalised Y Marchog," and rode into fame from note to note. There was no peace possible untii he gave another song. Miss Maude Evans, the noted Llan- debie elocutionitt, waa never hccuxl to better advantage. She held the throng spellbound with a capital interpretation of Dan Ei Graith." The audience's appreciation knew no bounds. She responded with a pathetic recitation, entitled lesu." In the second part she gave, by special request, Comrade Jim," and was again encored, but Llan- ferch pleaded for mercy. The remarkable boy vocalist of Glanamman, Master Ernest Ben Jones, made a mark during the evening. He has an exceptional silvery soprano voice, and can utilise it to the best advantage. Youthful female vocalists have cause to envy him. He sang Y Gardotes Fach intelli- gently and sweetly, and had to respond to a lusty encore in the second part, when he gave Gathering Shells from the Shore." Messrs. Davies and Daniels sang a duet to end the first part. The contralto vocalised Y Ddwy Delyn in part 2, and again was recalled. The baspo gave Revenge with a similar result, and such was the conse- quence of Mr. Daniels' vocal portrayal of Blodwen. The demand of the audience had to be modified here. A quartette, en- titled Good Evening," by the artistes, was a fitting and well-sung climax. Mr. Arthur Williams, the able accompaniist, discharged his duties efficiently and won the praise of the crowd and artistes. The Welsh National Anthem was chorused to finish a most suc- cessful and enjoyable event. The energetic secretary was Mr. Jonah Jones, to whom the success of the concert is to a great extent due. Mr. J. Pia Morgan was the hon. treasurer, and Mr. Isaac Jones chairman of committee, each of whom worked unyieldingly to reach the goal in view.

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Nodien o Gaerbryn.

GOBEITHLU (Buddugol).