Cân i Gymru
The Choir were delighted that their Musical Director – Erfyl Owen(Bov) won this year’s Cân i Gymru competition on S4C. Even more Pleasing for the Owen family was that the song was sung by the group ‘Ceidwad y Gan’ with Bov’s son Hari being the lead singer. This song is now on the choir’s repertoire and is very popular with our audiences.
This year, S4C received 114 songs for the competition – the highest number to compete for some years.The songs of the Cân i Gymru (Song for Wales) competition where reduced to a short list of eight which were performed live on S4C on 1 March at Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio, Bangor, with the presenters Elin Fflur and Trystan Ellis Morris at the helm.
Llongyfarchiadau mawr i ti Bov ar cyrraedd y ffeinal o Cân i Gymru efo dy gân Cofio Hedd Wyn.
It was nice to meet up again with Howard Hughes(Spud) who, with his wife Chris, was on a brief visit from Perth, Australia. Howard was the eldest son of Peter Hughes Pant-y-Blodau who was the main instigator in getting the County Council to allow the two Ty-Isa fields to be used as a Playing Field. Howard is a member of three choirs in Perth and had a few hints for the choir when he attended one of their practices recently.
Irwel (Pen-y-Graig) reckons that Howard was one of the best footballers to play for village team even better than himself and Dei ‘Beau’ Williams.
The Choir are pleased to welcome some new singers who have recently joined the choir
- Alan Jones, Rhydonnen Farm who lives in the Llanynys parish.
- Eifion Wynne and Brian from Ruthin
The choir wish a speedy recovery to Elwyn Roberts following his illness.
On Friday September 14th the first of the two concerts to raise money for next year’s National Urdd Eisteddfod at Denbigh. The main star is Alejandro Jones from Patagonia, South Argentina and his ancestors were part of the Welsh settlers in the 19th century. He has been doing a grand Tour of Wales and this gig is his final one before he returns home. He has a lovely voice and he is hoping that many of the choir (and audience)will join him in a good old fashion Welsh sing song.
The Choir will be at the second Concert in Rhewl Pavilion to raise funds for the Denbigh Urdd Eisteddfod – 7pm, September 21st. We hope that there will be a good response to support the local Committee in their efforts to raise funds for next year’s National Urdd Eisteddfod at Denbigh. Tickets from Siop Elfair, Tudor Jones and members of the Local Committee.
Cyngerdd yn Theatre John Ambrose Ysgol Brynhyfryd – Hydref 6ed – Cymdeithas Cymraeg Rhuthun
Cyngerdd yn Neuadd Pwllglas – Hydref 13eg
Cyngerdd yn Capel Jerusalem, Cerrigydrudion – Hydref 21fed
Concert in Colwyn Bay for the British Heart Foundation on October 24th
Cyngerdd yn Capel y Fron, Dinbych – Tachwedd 4ydd
Cyngerdd – Clwb Golf Bala – Ionawr 12fed, 2019. Parti Penblwydd i ddathlu un or aelodau yn cant oed
Concerts performed by the choir in 2018
Neuadd Eleanor, Llanfair – Saturday,February 10th – 7:30pm
The Hall was full of a receptive audience to listen to the choir and it was nice to hear that the Hall Committee had made a nice profit to help with funds for the maintenance of this handsome building
Saturday,March 2nd 2018 – Ruthin Conservative Club – St David concert
The Choir has been in existence for 7 years(nearly to the day) and their very first concert was at the Club when they only knew 3 songs which they sang twice to stretch the evening. This will be their fifth concert at the Club and members of the choir are looking forward to it.
7:30pm Friday March 23rd, 2018 – Ruthin Memorial Playing Field Association
The Choir have been invited to do a concert to raise funds for the running of the above Association which does a fantastic job in providing Sports facilities for the inhabitants of Ruthin and its surrounding area. The Concert will be held in the Association’s Pavilion on the Parc-y-Dre Playing Field – entrance at the back of the Fire Station.
Sunday June 10th – ‘Dechrau canu dechrau canmol’ – Llanfair TH church.
Friday June 22nd – Concert on the eve of Llanrwst Eisteddfod
A concert to raise funds for the Llanrwst Vale of Conwy eisteddfod
Friday July 20th at the Community Centre St Asaph
A concert to raise funds for the Community Centre
Saturday, August 18th, 2018 – Ruthin Flower Show
The Choir were delighted to be invited, for the 5th time, to sing at the 2018 Ruthin Flower Show. The audience were very appreciative of the Choir’s performance and once again the Choir enjoyed singing in the Auction Hall amongst the show exhibits.
Concert at the Highways Chapel, Ewloe for Christian Aid – August 31st The choir thoroughly enjoyed singing at this beautiful Chapel in Ewloe. There was a good turnout of Choir and Audience which helped with the atmosphere and the Chapel’s fine acoustics made it a very enjoyable evening for all. Also thanks to the Ladies of the Chapel for an excellent supper.
Bov is adamant that we will produce the much heralded CD – as promised.