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I FESTINIOG. CONCERT.—On Thursday evening, the 13th, inst., the Village Brass Baud, assisted by a choir of vocalists, un- der the leadership of Mr. Robert Jones, gave a Concert at the New M arket Hall, Blaeuau, in aid of the funds of the former. The Band was led by Mr. Dickson, its instructor. The greatest interest was taken in the meet- ing by the inhabitants of Blaenau, who were most anxious to hear how the Village Band would acquit themselves as compared with the Quarries' Brass Band, which was started about the same time as the other, and we are glad to say that the performance looked upon, comparitively as well as absolutely, gave the greatest satisfaction. This sort of healthy rivalry will tend to stimulate both bands to more vigorous exertions to excel one another, than which nothing can be more laudable. The hall was densely crowded. Mr. Davies, of Cae'r- blaidd, kindly consented to preside over the meeting, which he did in his usual interesting style. The short and pithy addresses, replete with humour and wit, which he delivered at intervals in the course of the pro- ceedings, greatly amused the audience. The programme was in two parts, with an interval of ten minutes be- tween them, and consisted of polkas, dances, Welsh airs, and glees, the latter being given by the choir. The first part closed with God bless the Prince of Wales, and the second part, as usual, with the National Anthem. During the ten minutes' interval we had some capital songs from Messrs. Biloy, Pring, and Roberts. Mr. Bilby gave the comic song, The Lazy Society," amidst roars of laughter. llr. Roberts sang a Welsh senti- meatal song with pleasing effect, and Mr. Pring followed with the favourite Welsh air, Glan medd'dod mwyn," which was well received by the audience. We thought we never heard the old song going better; though so much hackneyed, it had quite the charm of novelty about it. If we we were allowed to make one or two remarks by way of criticising, we would say in the first place that the programme was, in our opinion, much too long. It is no easy matter, under the most favour- able circumstances, tu keep the attention of an audience from flagging for such a length of time as it would have taken this programme to be gone through. The other suggestion we wished to make was this. In an enter- tainment of a mixed character—vocal and instrumental -such as this was, we think it would improve the effect of the performance greatly if the choir struck up their pieces as soon as the band had finished theirs, and vice versa. Coming thus at once, the contrast would bo more striking. We thought also the playing ought to have been more subdued but wo have no doubt that by degrees, as they get more experienced, this defect will be removed. We mention these things as being, in our opinion, points desirable to be attended to. Taking the, performance as a whole, it was a highly creditable one to all the parties who took part in it. The progress the band has made in so short a time, and in the face of so many disadvantages, is tiuly wmdorful. They were fortunate at first ia getting tha services of susli an able instructor as Mr. Dickson, who has been Most assiduous in his nttention to train them, and the result of this their second public entertainment prove him to be also a successful teacher The chairman in his con- cluding remarks heartily congratulated the band and choir, stating that they had far okeeeded his expecta- tions and added that the two bands we have now among us were an honour to the neighbourhood. He hoped that, as the movement had been warmly sup- ported by the gentlemen of the neighbourhood, some of them being magistrates, the members would be careful at all times to conduct themselves with propriety. We hope this advice will not be lost upon them. The even- ing being brilliantly fine the band played several pieces along the way in going and returning. LECTURE —On Monday, the 10th inst., Mr. Robert Parry (Robyn Ddu Eryri) delivered a lecture on the. "Advancement of the Working Mao," at the new Market Hall, Rev. Ll. Jones, Bethania, in the chair. Considering the object of the lecture and the celebrity of the lecturer, we were rather surprised to see such a small audience. The lecture was based upon the open- ing sentence, viz.,—That the Almighty had inseparably connected the happiness of man with the performance of bis duty. The proceeds were to be devoted in aid of the funds towards the support of the wiclew of the late Huw Tegai. Mr. Parry gore another lecture the following night on Sings of genius," at the Rkwbryf dir Independent chapel.

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