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Jan and Mac Jones
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Polesworth, Warwickshire
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  Posted: Monday 31st July 2017 at 6:18:41 pm
Thoroughly enjoyed your participation at the Treorchy 70th celebration, and now look forward to coming down for the concert in November. Wonderful welcome when we came to a Wednesday rehearsal, music to die for in God's own country.
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Alfred Oliveira
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Guardamar del Segura, Costa Blanca, Spain
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  Posted: Monday 8th May 2017 at 4:13:57 pm
Hello,
My wife, brother, and sister-in-law returned home to Guardamar Del Segura yesterday from attending the concerts in Albir and Teulada. I cannot find words to tell you how much we enjoyed the experiences. Thursday in the Iglesia del Espíritu Santu, Albir was itself memorable. Not only was the concert everything we had hoped for, but I also got to meet up with choir member Jeff Young. We were colleagues in the Steel Company of Wales Tinplate Division in the 1960s. Saturday – in the Teulada Auditorio – was truly an experience we will never forget and never tire of recalling. Not only was the concert hall full, but it seemed that every fellow-Welsh-expat in the Costa Blanca was there; even including Welsh dragons and rugby jerseys. We even spoke to people from the same Cardiff district in which I was born and went to school.
The singing at both events was absolutely magnificent. The Saturday concert, with a full auditorium, was a truly overwhelming musical and emotional experience. The finale of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau performed with the Costa Blanca choir, with the audience invited by the conductor to join in was magical. It was as if we had been transported back to Cardiff Arms Park/Millennium/Principality Stadium for the singing of the National Anthem before beating England. I wonder what it sounded like from the stage. Where we were in the 5th row it was thrilling. I don’t mind admitting I found it impossible to prevent the tears of joy; and I was most certainly not alone in that. There didn’t seem to be a dry eye in the place. My wife was born in Lisbon, and lived in America for over 30 years. She had never been in Wales before we met, and the first time she heard the Anthem was at a Six Nations International at the Millennium Stadium years ago. She now knows nearly all the lyrics and is thrilled to sing them – albeit with something of an American/Portuguese accent. On Saturday she was as tearful as me and all those around us in the audience. What a thrill it was also for my brother, who was a member of Cor Meibion Llanfair Caereinion before retiring to Costa Blanca, when on the way out of the auditorium a choir member made a point of commending him for his contribution to the audience singing of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau. He had been able to pick out and identify my brother’s voice.

The two concerts were wonderful musical experiences. Diolch yn fawr iawn i chi pawb. Please return soon.

P.S.
What a terrific surprise to find that there is a YouTube video of the Thursday concert, and another one of part of a rehearsal for it.
 

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Keith Scott
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Jávea, Spain
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  Posted: Sunday 7th May 2017 at 9:28:44 am
Hi,
My wife and I brought two friends visiting from the UK to last night's concert at Teulada.
They were delighted with the presentation; a most impressive performance by all on stage.
Many Thanks.
 

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Alan frost
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Spain
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  Posted: Sunday 7th May 2017 at 2:29:20 am
Tonight at Teulada in the Costa Blanca region of Spain my partner (a Scot) and myself (English) attended our first male voice choir concert. What an absolute joy it was to see and listen to your choir. The quality of the singing and the obvious passion shown was outstanding. Thank you for making it so memorable
 

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David Wyn thomas
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Spain
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  Posted: Friday 5th May 2017 at 3:06:13 am
Well I turned up and I recorded the Concert last night at Albir, and all i can say is DUW DUW bois bach there's fine you are boios. It is now coming up to 2 am i am sitting here stunned with how well the Sony camera I use , which looks nothing special, but I think you will all be amazed how fantastic the sound is, (stereo) and the quality of image, too considering there was no extra lighting. My congratulations to you all, that was a night to remember for the rest of my life, I wept twice by the way, I will be uploading the video to You tube, would love to send you the videos to your page here, someone asked me to do that, I have no idea yet how I can achieve that? but I will try, Maybe you can tell me if your face book wall allows videos to be uploaded directly there, I do hope so... you did yourselves and Wales proud tonight, I think I too have done my part, I humbly hope you enjoy the videos and display them at least one of them on your website... that would be nice bought the CD for 10 Euros, the chappie did me a favor, as i needed it just in case I had a sound issue, but to my relief its stunning as it is, Thank you for a lovely Boys evening, you helped an old guy get rid of so much Hiraeth tonight, when you see Arwell the Hairdresser in the Bont , give Arwel my love and regard he's my wonderful cousin. David Wyn Thomas
 

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Lawrence Ellefsen
 
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  Posted: Friday 10th March 2017 at 3:18:01 am
I'm an ex Waunarlwydd man and have known Emyr Daniel for quite a time. I spend quite some time trying to educate Norwegians that we are Welsh and not English. My favourite songs are Myvanwy and Ar Lan y mor Regards to you from Norway
 

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Charlotte Van Horne Squarcy
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  Posted: Wednesday 7th December 2016 at 5:17:41 pm
Christmas greetings to you all. So pleased to read you will perform at Lincoln Cathedral and wow them with your wonderful Welsh timbre.
Approaching 70, I first heard the choir rehearse when I was 19 and my Granny Thomas's cousin Katie Johns took me. Later Gwenyth Farthing who was friends with your last long standing director drove me down from Barry.
Last had the pleasure when you all visited New York and my relative by marriage Raymond was still with you. During that trip we realized that the publicity through union contacts was inadequate to reach the audience of which you are worthy.
I so enjoyed our bus tour around nyc and then Phantom Broadway show together during which I got to know some of your members better. I am still a retired lawyer in New Jersey with contacts around the US so if you do plan another tour, especially along the US West Coast, please contact me to assist in planning. The pleasure of your music has been a big part of the happy memories of my life.
In the past few years, as you can see by Googling my full name, I have been tracking down my Dutch heritage, even to the extent of having a TV show Man bijt Hond. However, that was ancestry and my connection to the choir is more personal. My grandmother Thomas's brother William was a tenor and I have some 78 rpm records of the choir to enjoy! All best and hanks for he memories
 

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Geraint Jones
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Clydach Swansea
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  Posted: Sunday 27th November 2016 at 2:42:36 am
I don’t normally comment on concerts but I must say this was one that has to be praised.
Being a lover of Musical instruments such as the Violin I have been to concerts with Andrea Bocelli who commanded the audience throughout but tonight Jody Smith such a young talented player won me over. Her programme was vibrant and thrilling and had me in a trance throughout listening to her playing. Her accompanist Rachel Ramos deserved all credit accompanying her with such tender feeling that you felt she was in a trance playing the piano.
The Tenor Joshua Mills totally surprised everyone with such a beautiful voice and enthusiasm that you just could listen to all night. Rachel Ramos accompanied him with the same tender sensitivity in her play, as she did for Ros Evans a superb soprano and very entertaining to the audience.
I have attended many concerts at the Brangwyn with local choirs but this was the first time I have been to the Pontardulais Male Voice concert and must say they know how to entertain. Their varied programme delighted myself and the audience. What I really liked was the straight forward get on and sing style, no boring speeches that nobody wants to listen to, I paid good money to hear good music and that is what I got. Well done !
Excellent concert very well organised and the singing in the bar following the concert was such an added bonus I would have paid just to hear that.
People say you haven’t heard a male voice until you’ve heard the Pontarddulais and now I can see why.
Consider me a new Fan.
Geraint Jones
   

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howard westcott
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Javea, Spain
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  Posted: Monday 4th July 2016 at 9:39:45 pm
Hello,
I am Howard Westcott and I am Vice President and Marketing Officer for the Costa Blanca Male Voice choir from the Marina Alta area in Spain. I gather you are visiting our idyllic part of the world next May. As a Neath boy myself, I am thrilled that you are joining us. The members and friends of our Choir are also delighted that you will be with us in May, and we can assure you of a warm welcome. To be honest there are more palm trees here than I remember in Neath and Pontardawe where I spent my youth!! Gentlemen and Ladies of Pontarddulais we await your visit with great anticipation
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Paul Lander
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Bristol
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  Posted: Monday 9th May 2016 at 7:55:54 pm
We have been enthralled with the railway programme with Paul Merton, however the inclusion of the Pontarddulais Male Choir was the icing on the cake!
It's easy to see why you are real world beaters.
 

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Alan Shepherdson
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Darlington County Durham
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  Posted: Monday 9th May 2016 at 6:49:43 am
Your singing of the all but to short piece of march of the Hebrew slaves was wonderful, can I buy a cd of you singing all of it
 

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George Lynch
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Stirling
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  Posted: Monday 9th May 2016 at 12:09:51 am
I watched the Paul Merton programme this evening. Your choir left me speechless. Wonderful singing. Well done all of you
 

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Myra Thomas
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Bishopston
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  Posted: Monday 11th April 2016 at 5:50:45 pm
What a night,not enough superlatives to
describe the fantastic evening we had last Saturday. Ros what a personality and what a repertoire, stunning. Thank you all so much and Clive you did us proud.
 

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Joan
 
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  Posted: Sunday 10th April 2016 at 6:20:45 pm
Loved the concert at Bishopston yesterday
   

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Pauline Woolcock
 
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  Posted: Friday 4th March 2016 at 10:54:50 pm
Just returned from Ebenezer Chapel Port Talbot where I have had a wonderful evening listening to the choir. What a class act! Thank you all.
 

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Keith Smith
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Port Talbot
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  Posted: Friday 4th March 2016 at 10:17:12 pm
Thank you gentlemen for a fantastic concert this evening at Ebennezer Chaple Port talbot
It was wonderful performance from the choir.
Thank you!
 

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Russell Yester
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Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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  Posted: Wednesday 3rd February 2016 at 9:39:02 pm
My wife and I lived in the Swansea area in 1976 and 1977 when I was assigned to the Alcoa GB construction project in Waunarlwydd. During our stay in South Wales we were fortunate in that we became friends with Roger Kenyon, a choir member, and were able to attend a few rehearsals and a concert. After our South Wales assignment, we returned to the United States.

We are now returning for a vacation in the UK and will be in the Swansea area from July 14th through the 18th. We would very much like to reconnect with our friend Roger and we hope that the Roger Kenyon on your current member list is the same person that we knew these many years ago. We also hope he will send us a note at mrshse@comcast.net so we can arrange to meet in July.

We're very happy to see that the choir is still performing and doing very well. There is nothing like it at all in the US.

Respectfully,

Russ & Mary Yester
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
 

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Dr Clive Norling, Patron
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  Posted: Wednesday 16th December 2015 at 3:58:19 pm
The Annual Concert was, yet again, an excellent evening of fine singing and music. The choir was up to its usual very high standard, displayed in a variety of Welsh, English, and Italian songs.
The performances of the three guest artistes were outstanding. The duet from the Pearl Fishers, sung by Anthony Michaels-Moore and Trystan Llyr Griffiths, was one of the best I have heard. And the superb young cellist, Saran Davies, playing was captivating.
The standing ovation at the end of the concert showed how the audience felt about all the performances.
Already looking forward to the 2016 Annual. Llongyfarchiadau.
 

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Lyn ANthony -- Secretary
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Pontarddulais
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  Posted: Wednesday 9th December 2015 at 9:40:25 am
Thank you for contacting our Guestbook and leaving a response.
In response to the message from Sion Williams , please note We are trying to reply to you but it appears your e-mail address is incorrect. !!


 

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Bryn
 
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  Posted: Saturday 5th December 2015 at 4:07:45 pm
I also find the earlier post strange. The local authority of Swansea according to the last census shows only 11.4% of the people speak Welsh and Pontarddulais itself only 40% ,so I felt the balance of Welsh language songs to be more than fair
   

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John
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Swansea
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  Posted: Tuesday 1st December 2015 at 10:13:52 pm
Strange last post? The choir sang 13 songs on their own, 7 of which were in Welsh. !!!
Over 50%.
Not a bad representation in my view.
 

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Sion Williams
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Neath
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  Posted: Tuesday 1st December 2015 at 4:49:18 pm
Disappointed last Saturday at the Brangwyn Hall 28/11/15. Very few Welsh items in the entire concert!!! I hardly heard a word of Welsh all night. Concert dominated by English/American culture. Excellent singing but disappointing content.
 

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James Hill
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Mid Devon
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  Posted: Wednesday 21st October 2015 at 2:20:50 pm
My lovely wife has a passion other than me! I know its hard to believe isn't it. Charity shops!
When I complained that she never looks for anything for me she brought me back a CD of hymns that you sang on. The lords Prayer, the way you sing it is just totally out of this world. Thank you so very much indeed. PHEW! Sorry, I haven't the words to explain quite how I feel.
 

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Glynnis Dwelly
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Virginia USA
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  Posted: Monday 29th June 2015 at 5:57:30 pm
Dear Pontarddulais Male Choir -

Last week (June 24) while touring Wales, my mother and I had the honor and privilege to sit in on your rehearsal with our tour guide, Charlotte. It was spectacular! We can't thank you enough for that experience. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. Thank you! Listening to your beautiful voices brought an old family saying to life....''To be born Welsh is to be born privileged. Not with a silver spoon in your mouth, but music in your blood and poetry in your soul.''

We had an amazing mother/daughter trip, exploring the country of our ancestors and meeting such wonderful people. We look forward to following your choir through your website and hearing you perform in person when you are next in the US.

Thank you, again, for allowing us the opportunity to hear you in person during rehearsal last week.

Best wishes,

Glynnis Morgan Dwelly and Marjorie Morgan
(originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania and now living in Leesburg, Virginia)
   

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Carl Larrad
 
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  Posted: Tuesday 26th May 2015 at 1:44:51 am
Could i please say what a huge pleasure it was to perform with Pontarddulais Male Choir once again .

Really enjoyed singing the joint pieces especially Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau ..

I Was the chap that came to you at the Afterglow and requested you sang Fields of Athenry . This song has become part of my life, i would like to say what a huge honour it was to sing it with you guys .. Hopefully we can all sing it again one day Many thanks for making my evening ..

Until next time .

Cheers Carl Larrad (2nd tenor )Wessex
   

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Lynda
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Pontarddulais
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  Posted: Saturday 14th March 2015 at 1:29:46 pm
Congratulations on your success, I'm hoping to visit one of the practice meetings sometime in the near future.
Have not lived in the area long and searched local attractions.....was totally joyed to discover there was such fabulaous talent in the area....can't wait to experience it first hand.
   

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Dave & Mora Rees
 
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  Posted: Tuesday 2nd December 2014 at 1:01:32 am
Attended our first concert with the choir at the Brangwyn having seen them previously at Tabernacle, Morriston.
We were amazed by the difference in sound the Brangwyn has to offer the acoustics were fantastic with the Orchestra. I don't think the microphones did the Three Tenors any justice could have done without them but the soloist within the choir had a superb controlled voice. I loved the 76 Trombones song it really went well with the Orchestra.
Well done to the choir it was a fantastic concert . Looking forward to the Christmas one in December with the Salvation Army .
   

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David & Clare Campbell
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Winchester
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  Posted: Monday 6th October 2014 at 4:21:09 pm
We met Maybery Evans and his wife in Spain this summer and would love to get back in touch and maybe visit them in the Gower with our caravan.
Could he please contact us ?
 

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TED FRUTCHEY
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scranton, pa. usa
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  Posted: Monday 11th August 2014 at 3:54:28 pm
Congratulations on your latest victory.
You friend
Ted Frutchey,
American Representative
 

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David Taylor, Chairman, Morriston Orpheus
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Morriston
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  Posted: Sunday 10th August 2014 at 10:46:31 am
To our friends in the Bont. Gentlemen, Very many congratulations on your richly deserved victory yesterday. A thoroughly enjoyable performance.
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Garry Owen
 
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  Posted: Sunday 10th August 2014 at 8:24:52 am
Llongyfarchiadau mawr i Clive a'r cor ar ol cipio y wobr gyntaf yn Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Sir Gar. Traddodiad gwych yn parhau. We're all very proud of you after your deserved success at the National. A proud tradition continues
   

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Anna Stanley
 
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  Posted: Saturday 26th July 2014 at 3:57:28 pm
R.e Susan Stanyard's comments.... I also attended the AGM on June 18th and really enjoyed myself. Thanks all for a wonderful evening!! As a proud English woman myself I had no problem with the jokes and neither did any of the other English ladies we were with. I feel Susan has gone a bit over the top with her complaints as it was clear that no offence was intended by yourselves. Some people need to get a life. Can't wait to see your next performance
 

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Gareth Williams
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Seland Newydd
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  Posted: Thursday 10th July 2014 at 7:26:14 pm
Been to every Eisteddfod for the past 8 years on our Annual visit home, so glad to hear that you are competing this year. Really looking forward to meeting some old friends once more

Pob Hwyl
   

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Dave & Moira Rees
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Swansea
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  Posted: Tuesday 8th July 2014 at 1:06:55 am
Saw the choir for the first time at the Organ Recital last week, ' what a sound'
We went to experience the organ recital with Hugh Tregelles Williams which was fantastic but were overwhelmed by the quality and control of the choirs singing. We will be back for more!

   

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Jeremy Williams
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Llanelli
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  Posted: Tuesday 8th July 2014 at 1:03:10 am
Hywel Girls' Choir & Hywel Boy Singers

It was a great pleasure joining forces with our favourite baritone Gary Griffiths and the wonderful Pontarddulais Male Choir for the initial recording sessions... the making of a great Album!
It is always a pleasure to perform with Clive.
Both Clive and the Pontarddulais Male Choir are true gents of the music community and make the young Hywel choristers feel so welcome....

   

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Susan Stanyard
 
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  Posted: Monday 7th July 2014 at 1:55:13 pm
At the Townswomen's AGM in Cardiff on 18th June I was appalled and insulted by your comments regarding the English who, you said, had no songs and therefore were not included in the Rugby Medley. I was also particularly offended by your ''joke'' about speaking to God in Welsh. It seems you can insult the English with impunity but are up in arms if it happens the other way round. I have written to the TG to express my anger.
 

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Keith Harding
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Swansea
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  Posted: Monday 9th June 2014 at 2:38:42 pm
Brilliant website.
Thoroughly enjoyed reading the great reviews.
So much looking forward to our concert with you at the Brangwyn Hall Swansea May 2nd 2015.
Pob Hwyl.
 

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Brian and Rhian Lovell
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  Posted: Wednesday 28th May 2014 at 1:21:14 pm
We thoroughly enjoyed the concert at Chelmsford Cathedral last Saturday and will look out for further concerts which we could attend. We also enjoyed very much the concert in the pub afterwards.
 

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Mike Small
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Essex
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  Posted: Sunday 25th May 2014 at 8:29:00 am
What an excellent concert in Chelmsford Cathedral last night. My wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed it.
 

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Mona and David [MaD] and Oscar
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  Posted: Tuesday 18th March 2014 at 3:12:56 pm
Attended practice on Monday night with David and Diane Davies. Skin-tingling harmony. We attended your performances in Toronto at the North American Festival of Wales-wonderful! Laura Styler from the Calgary Welsh Society will be competing at the upcoming National Eisteddfod.
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Gillian Evans
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Garden Village
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  Posted: Sunday 12th January 2014 at 10:00:25 pm
I was at Raymond Palmers Funeral. So proud of the respect you showed him. You did the same for my godfather Noël Davies and my Dad Alun Evans and so many others. A choir that was originally a youth choir still attracting the youth in the community but not forgetting the elderly and departed who were once the foundation of the choir. Thank you all so much. Gill Evans
 

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John Ryder-Burbidge
 
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  Posted: Saturday 28th September 2013 at 12:29:50 am
Hello Pontarddulais Choir.
Loved your Kingston Ontario concert. As my brother says, it was a “bucketload of fun”. And the afterglow party in the Irish pub was one for the ages. Special hello to my new friends Les and Peter—may you sing here again and soon. You might be interested in www.facebook.com/kingston.tirnanog. Scroll down to the September 15 video that starts with a fellow saying “D’oh”! I can make out Les and Peter, if I squint hard enough, sitting talking to me and my sister in law against the far wall, towards the end of the segment.
Iechyd da!
John
   

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Wendy Wynne-Jones
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  Posted: Tuesday 24th September 2013 at 8:14:56 am
Just a HUGE thank you for the wonderful concert last night in Ottawa! And special thanks to Clive Phillips for filling my earnest request for an opera chorus. It was lovely lovely lovely!! Diolch yn fawr. Such a pleasure meeting some of you in person at the High Commission, too. Please come back some day! Hope the trip home is/.was safe and endurable!
   

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Mary Nodwell
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Ottawa
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  Posted: Tuesday 24th September 2013 at 8:13:18 am
Hello to all of you. Conductor, pianist and choir members, you gave a wonderful performance last night and I was literally moved to tears, the kind when you are so happy you cry. I went to the concert with eight friends and they all loved the performance.One of my friends is a Welsh. speaking lady from Swansea.For both of us the singing of ''Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau'' was so moving and we cried through our tears. I am originally from Porth, in the Rhondda Valley and although ( sadly not a Welsh speaker) I have lived in Canada for 50 years, there will always be a part of Wales in my heart, even my children have Welsh names, Bethan and Trefor.Before I finish ,special praise must be sent to the brilliant pianist David Last. He is a national treasure and deserves much praise. Thank you all again, and by the way I did buy
two C.D's !!!!!!!!

Thanks again,
   

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Glyn and Shirley Nelmes
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Kingston Canada
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  Posted: Tuesday 24th September 2013 at 8:09:03 am
What a wonderful performance you gave us in Kingston last Wednesday, truly an evening to remember, thank you so much for sharing the talents of the choir with us.
The evening brought back very pleasant memories of your 1971(?) visit to Kingston, and also allowed us to renew a number of old friendships from that period--having moved out of the Kingston area, some twenty plus years ago---so thank you for being the catalyst in making this such a memorable evening.
A bonus to the evening, was the following morning;when we had the pleasure of having breakfast with some members of the choir--which is where we got this contact information.
If things go according to plan we hope to visit family in Wales next year, and if it is possible maybe we would be able to attend one of your rehearsals evenings?
In the meantime, wish 'The Choir' every success ------travel safely and best wishes!
Glyn and Shirley Nelmes.
   

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Robert and Mair Hosbons
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Deep River, Ontario Canada
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  Posted: Tuesday 10th September 2013 at 8:13:28 pm
Forgot to say how much we enjoyed the concert in Ottawa, Brilliant.
As you may have guessed I am not very good at this computer.
 

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Robert and Mair Hosbons
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  Posted: Tuesday 10th September 2013 at 8:02:34 pm
Please give our best wishes to Howell Evans. He was our guest in Deep River many years ago. He is a great guy.
 

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Robert and Mair Hosbons
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  Posted: Tuesday 10th September 2013 at 8:02:30 pm
Please give our best wishes to Howell Evans. He was our guest in Deep River many years ago. He is a great guy.
 

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John & Nancy Cheesman
 
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  Posted: Monday 9th September 2013 at 1:28:55 pm
Nancy & I, along with 2 other friends, attended your Kingston Concert on September 4th. St. George's Cathedral was filled with your beautiful sound. I'd close my eyes and just drift away. It's hard to imagine what the full choir sound would be like. We all really enjoyed chatting & singing along with you at the pub afterwards. Just a brilliant night and a lifelong memory. The four of us can talk about nothing else when we get together. Can't wait to see you again!!
 

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John Edwards
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  Posted: Sunday 8th September 2013 at 11:43:02 pm
Really enjoyed the Ottawa concert at the church and the after concert at the pubs. Great memories and so nice to have you all do a great job as ambassadors for Wales. Thanks so much for singing Sosban Fach at the pub, i'v been away from Llanelli for 17 years but you can't take the Welsh out of the boy. I would love to get a copy of the poem that Clive read at Ottawa. :)
 

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Laurent Gagnon
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Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
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  Posted: Sunday 8th September 2013 at 5:03:13 am
At your performance in Ottawa on September 7, 2013, I was amazed at the clarity of your diction; it made me feel as though I could learn Welsh just from listening to you sing. To be able to enjoy not just the music but the lyrics is a special treat coming from more than fifty mouths singing in sync (unless, of course, you choose not be in sync which you also do to great artistic effect).
I am grateful that our resident Welsh chorister in Renfrew organized a bus to take some 30 town residents to the City View United Church. The acoustics of the venue highlighted the clarity of your sound; a great choice.
With your CD’s, I can now bring back memories of your memorable concert.
Mais la prochaine fois, pourriez-vous nous faire la grâce d’une pièce ou deux en français?
 

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Paul Williams
 
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  Posted: Sunday 8th September 2013 at 12:16:28 am
Let us try again. The verification did not work. My wife and I enjoyed the Ottawa concert.
   

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David Scrimshaw
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  Posted: Saturday 7th September 2013 at 10:23:10 pm
My wife, my parents and I all loved your performance last night in Ottawa.

Your sound is transcendent. It made me want to fly to Wales just so I can hear you sing at your home.

I'm grateful to all of you for amount of work you must put into working together so well and taking the time out of your lives and the expense to bring your music to us here.
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Penny Morris
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Ottawa
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  Posted: Saturday 7th September 2013 at 4:37:59 pm
Thank you so much for a really terrific concert last night. I was just so impressed by your voices. Great spirit and such a friendly group of guys!
 

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Gwen Dodson
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London Ontario Canada
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  Posted: Saturday 7th September 2013 at 4:44:10 am
great concerts and social times in Toronto and Ottawa
 

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Delyth Johns
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Ottawa
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  Posted: Saturday 7th September 2013 at 3:59:11 am
Thoroughly enjoyed your concert this evening in Ottawa. I brought my three daughters with me so they could experience a little of their welsh heritage! Cheers.
   

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Rita McCartney
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  Posted: Saturday 7th September 2013 at 3:35:40 am
I really enjoyed your concert this evening in Ottawa. You choice of music brought back so many lovely memories of the music I had heard as a child growing up in Belfast.

Good luck for the future and I would welcome you back to Ottawa anytime.
   

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Michael Bowen
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Kingston Ontario
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  Posted: Thursday 5th September 2013 at 4:37:14 pm
Really enjoyed your concert last night at St. Georges cathedral here in Kingston. Hope you all enjoyed visiting and good singing in Ottawa.
 

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WENDY KEARNS
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TORONTO CANADA
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  Posted: Monday 2nd September 2013 at 10:49:32 pm
SO GREAT HAVING YOU ALL HERE FOR THE NAFOW AT ROYAL YORK
FANTASTIC SINGING AT SAT CONCERT AND GYMANAFA GANU SUNDAY
COME BACK SOON PLEASE !
 

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Mark Davies
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Manselton, Swansea
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  Posted: Monday 2nd September 2013 at 5:44:39 pm
Wishing you all a great tour. Wish I was with you.
All the best, Mark (2nd tenor)
 

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GWEN & CAROLYN (sisters)
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Toronto - Watermark Pub
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  Posted: Saturday 31st August 2013 at 3:49:22 am
Hello All....thank you for thee most wonderful day at the waterfront! Can't wait for tomorrow night's concert!

G&C,
: ) : )
xo
 

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Heather Roberts
 
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  Posted: Thursday 29th August 2013 at 10:55:48 pm
Very glad you've arrived safely in Toronto. Have a wonderful time and safe journeying.
   

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Alison Anderson
 
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  Posted: Tuesday 27th August 2013 at 1:05:11 am
Met some of these good people today on my London to Toronto flight and hoped they might burst into song mid flight!
Best wishes for a great tour.
   

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simon and kay lewis
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burlington ontario
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  Posted: Tuesday 23rd July 2013 at 12:00:03 am
looking forward to seeing u in Toronto on 31 aug... we are with the BWMC,, Burlington welsh male chorus...Ontario...
 

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Don James
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Winslow
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  Posted: Sunday 7th July 2013 at 9:58:21 am
Hi, great to see so many of you at Swindon last night.
A lovely concert with the bont demonstrating yet again why they are regarded as one of Wales finest choirs. Well done
   

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Richard Lewis
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pontyates
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  Posted: Friday 24th May 2013 at 11:59:29 am
I would like to join you in September.
I sing top tenor and have current choir experience.
 

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David Williams
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Oakville, Ontario. canada
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  Posted: Sunday 17th February 2013 at 1:43:27 am
Hi everyone, Glad to see that your visiting Canada again, so I hope to see you in Toronto in Aug.2013, as the last time I saw you was in Montreal in 1977 and I was president of the Montreal Welsh Choir. By the way I still have the miner's lamp you gave me.
So best of luck on your up coming tour.
David W
 

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Debbie Heard Armstrong
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Perth. Ontario Canada
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  Posted: Friday 25th January 2013 at 4:02:13 am
We lived in the Bont until I was 13 yrs then we emigrated to Canada. We (Dad Ernie, Mum Margaret and sister Sian) lived next door to Bryn and Maureen Jenkns, Dad worked with Tommy Coles and was friends with many choir members. We heard a rumour that he choir may be coming to Toronto in September?? If so will there be any other places with a stop planned? Really looking forward to seeing you all.
 

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Paul
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Llanelli
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  Posted: Friday 12th October 2012 at 3:28:16 pm
Afternoon. Just popped onto the site to see when you rehearse. One day I will pluck up the courage to see if my vocals are up to the high standards of the Bont male voice
 

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Mark Davies
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  Posted: Thursday 6th September 2012 at 6:44:21 am
I attended practice last night (Wednesday, Sept. 5th) and was warmly welcomed. Great sound, great company. I look forward to joining you in October.
 

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Jenny
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USA
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  Posted: Monday 7th May 2012 at 12:18:15 am
I like your site. Keep up the good work!

Jenny
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Jenny
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  Posted: Monday 7th May 2012 at 12:13:28 am
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Amy
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Bont
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  Posted: Sunday 22nd April 2012 at 12:23:45 am
Just come home fro a superb concert with the bont Male choir. The Artists Elin Manahan and Robert Davies were brilliant as was the Gwyr School Choir. Such dicipline in their singing.
Mr Fewster and Clive Phillips were brilliant on the Piano as was the young lady. One to watch in the future I think.

Fantastic concert and good on you doing this all for a worthy Charity. 'Maggies'
Well Done looking forward to more concerts.
Amy
 

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John Webb
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Sydney, Australia
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  Posted: Thursday 29th March 2012 at 1:14:37 am
Hello guys, I hope to come along and hear you rehearse next time I'm visiting my family in Swansea. I sing with a Welsh-style choir called Cantorion Sydney and with Sydney Male Choir and I'm also the president of Cymdeithas Cymry Sydney, Sydney Welsh Society. Please get in touch with me if you're visiting Down Under.......kind regards, the fat Welshman.
 

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Garry Owen
 
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  Posted: Tuesday 13th March 2012 at 9:03:09 pm
Enjoyed being compere at your concert at the Lyric. Excellent performance. Well done. Wedi mwynhau cyflwyno cyngerdd yn y Lyric gyda chi i ddathlu Gwyl Dewi. Perfformiad arbennig arall,a noson o ganu o'r safon ucha gan yr artistiaid i gyd.