Symud i'r prif gynnwys
Cuddio Rhestr Erthyglau

18 erthygl ar y dudalen hon



BHOSESMOR. EISTEDDFOD ON VOEL GAER. PRESIDENT ON DAY-LIGHT SAVING. ADJUDICATOR'S VARIED CRITICISMS. The Rhosesmor Eisteddfod year by year ad. vances in popularity and in the influence of the competitions that there take place. Whit.Taeaday was fine and inviting, and orowde from all dirootionm assembled for the afternoon meeting in the large marquee erected on she slope of Voel Gaer. The oondaotor was Llifon," Corwen, who has become a favourite at the meetings. The adjudi- cator in music was Mr D. Jenkins, Mas. Baa., and in recitations, the Raw Evan Jones, Vioar of Mold, and U Llifon." Mr Tom Roberts, Buckley, was the aocompanlst. At the afternoon meeting, Mr B. Wynne Bankes (Soughton Hall) presided, and delivered a neat address in which he emphasised the necessity of taking dvantape of opportunity, and in whatsoever one did doing it with all might. In work or play it was needful to do their best, and then they would have the oonsciousness that they had played well their part and for their lide He trusted that that was the Bpirit of competition that afternoon. The results of the afternoon meeting were Children's solo," Marsh of Rhuddlan,I, Hettie Battley, Rhosesmor; 2, Lily Evans, Halkyn. Reoitiation (ohildren under 10), I- Who stole the natl" -1, Gwen Lewis, Rhosesmor; 2, L Parry, Flynnongroew; 3, (equal) Jennie Thomas, Rhos- esmor, and R Hartwell Morris, Naaneroh. Baritone solo, The Erl King," (R S Hughes)- 1, Robert Roberts, Halkyn Recitation (ohildren over 10 years), Death of Napoleon,"—1, Katie Roberts, Rhosesmor; 2. Sarah ISiiaabeth Jonee, Maikyn. Soprano solo, Eutreat me not to leave thee (Gounod)—1 (equal), Madame Gaorgina Thomas, Mynydd Isa, Mold, and Miss E Davies, Wrexbaao. Recitation (children), "Mae draen wrth y Pbosyn,I, Herbert Thomas, Rhosesmor; 2, R. Hartweli Morris, Nannerch; 3, (equal) Margt. Jones, Nanneroh, and Lilatt Perry, Ffynnongroew. J uvtnild choir competition, Hail! hail! (Tom Price), prize 43-1, Foelgaer Juvenile Choir (oon- ductor, Mr Garfield Jones); 2, Halkyn Juvenile Choir (conductor, Mr Wm Jonee). Pianoforte solo, (children), The Ash Grove," —1, Beatrioe William*, Tryddyn. Recitation, (over 16 years), "Julias Cesar,I, W J Griffiths, ficallan. ODiet ohoral competition, II Rest, soldier, rest," (J H Roberts), 412-lp Voel Gaer United Choir (Mr W J Harper, conductor); 2, Ffynnongroew United ohoir (Mr J Lloyd, oonductur). Gronant and Buokley ohoirs had entered but did not appear. The adjudication was bigblf complimentary, the Voel Gaer Choir giving a well nigh perfeot rendering, in expression, time and tune. He (the adjudicator) Wad never mote satisfied with any ohoir, and had no hesitation in awarding the prise to Voel Gaer. The evening meeting was equally successful, and as daikness set in the large marquise was brilliantly lighted with eleotrioity, Mr W. B. Yates, Oiloain Hall, was the president of the meeting, and delivered a speeoh that set the audience in the happiest mood. He said be WAS glad to see that in these days, when eo many things were passing away, that the Eisteddfod retaiued its popularity (applause). The stage coaoh had givea way to the train; the train, in tura, giving way to the motor car, and ho had no hesitation in predicting that the future generation of Weie omen would arrive and be pat down -t the Rhosesmor Pavilion by aeroplane (IDud applause). The reason why tbe Eisteodfud retained ita hold, however, was due to the fact that no invention as yet had been able to replaoe and imitate the human voice (hear, hear). Parliament was about to introduce a tre- mendous revolution in their lives in the form of the Daylight Saving Bill, whioh he desoribed as a bill to make them get up an hour sooner haD they wanted to, and to go to bed an hour sooner thaa they were ready to (laughter). By means of this Bill-and. there was a great deal to be said for it- the bricklayer would be enabled to begin the work of the day an hour sooner, while ne would be enabled to devote the remainder of the day with his wife, or playing oriukat, or with lying toll length on tne lend, that WAS what was ealied U back to the land" (much laugntei). It the Bill waa to be a snoeetii, however, all would have to act together, hence the need for an Act of Parliament. The doctors were all in favour of the Bill, because it would give the people more air and sunshine, and, indeed, everything watch would bring more eunshine into the lives ot the people of this oountry, woald be a good thing (eppiause). As he had stated before, there was a good deal to be said ia tavonr of the Bill, but although he did not object to the cows being taught te be milked sooner, he objected strongly to the oooks getting up an hour earlier (load laughter and applanse). The results included the following Contralto solo, The fisherman's wife" (E. J. Williams)-1, Madame Josephine Lewis, Oapel Curig. Duet (tenor and bass), What do I ace 11 (Jenkins) The adjudicator said, of Bob and Tom," it would be hard to find two competitors to have given a uiore excellent renderings and it was well worthy of the prise, and of the platform of the National Eisteddfod.—1, Meeers Tom Morrie, Brymbo and Robt. Roberts, Halkyn. Reoitation (seniors), "Gwron y Oouemaafjh IF-I (equal), Aneurin Jones, Si. Aeaph and T. Ainu joues, Rhosesmor. The adjudicator oondemaed tba exeitableness and false dramatio aotion, wita exaggerated emotion, that some of the competitors introduced into be recitations. He thought they as Celes were sufficiently exalt able, and wanted, in subjects selected and recited, a little more sweet reasonableness, more varitty and less shouting, Tenor solo, "Flowers of Paradise" (i&. S. Jdcghcs)—1, T. Morti" Brymbo. AKeoitation, "Mr Moody,"—1, Howell Jones, $xiou, Lianasa; 2, Myfauwy Rogers, Rhosesmor. Toe ohalienge solo competition (open), A2 8., brought eigiit competitors, who gave a variety ot pieces, mostly oratorial solos. The entertainment afforded by the singeis, was pleaBing to one audience as a musical treat, but drew forth from the adjuoioator a oenunaiation of the system of ohalienge competitions, which he deouribed as repuigneut-the very name was an invitation to "come to fight." It was unfair to competitors ana adjudicators, aad he hopea the, Committee would do away with ohalienge ouloo (hear, hear). They could not olassiiy all voioes and ail pieces. If he classified the bass, be should say Wilfred" was the best; in the tenor, he should bracket "Harold" and "T.M." In the sopranos, these I. were two excellent siugen. "Biiug the beat rube" was it fine aolo, buc a few wrong notes. Weber's Softly sigha was a fine, dramatic, and exceedingly tastoiul performance. Ilklear ye, larael" was good, and tuey heard steaay singing ringing through from beginning to end, He con- gratulated toe sif gers. Five competitors stood very nigu indeed. He divided the honours between "aottly ughs'' and "Hear ye, iBrael.'—Mus Eaith Da-ico, Wtexbom and Madame Ueorgma Tuouuas, Mjid. At the close of the proceedings, votes of thanks were accorded the President, and also to the offiuials, including Mr Edw. Humphreys (secretary), Mr Jos. Joubii (treMutet), and the OUUuDlliLce, of whom the Rev W. Aeron Davies, tue Vicarage, is chairman, and Mr R. Foulkes Wynne vice-snairman.





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