HCTogether - Welsh Evening / Noson Gymreig

Jun 18, 2020


Dyffryn Ceiriog Male Voice Choir

Nant Y Mynydd - Mountain Stream Song

Performed by the Dyffryn Ceiriog Male Voice Choir under the musical direction of Helen Rayner with Sarah Morris, accompanist.

This song was written by Welsh Poet John Ceiriog Hughes who was recognised as the Robert Burns of Wales. It tells of a man working far from his home and his longing for his mountain homeland, where the babbling stream winds its way to the valley; where the perfumed scent of the mountain heathers carry on the breeze and the numerous small birds fly from one peak to the other. He longs to be among the heather and the small birds.

Fred Howell

Poem: ‘The Ceiriog Valley’

In 1923, the then Prime Minister David Lloyd George, saved the Ceiriog Valley from being flooded to create another reservoir.  He described the valley as ‘a little piece of heaven on earth’. Meet Fred Howell, Chairman of the Dyffryn Ceiriog Male Voice Choir who would like to share his poem he wrote entitled The Ceiriog Valley.

Morwen Blythin

Morwen Blythin - Llety’r Bugail (The Shepherd's Shelter) 

Heart-warming Welsh harp tune used as a wedding march performed by Morwen Blythin

Elan Catrin

Y Gwanwyn (Spring) Morfydd Llwyn-Owen

Soprano Solo Singing performance by Elan Catrin. Elan performed this song at the Urdd National Eisteddfod, one of Europe’s largest youth touring festivals with over 15,000 children and young people under the age of 25 competing during the Eisteddfod week in various competitions such as singing, dancing and performing.

Representing her High School, Ysgol Morgan Llwyd at the Final Preliminary round for years 7-9 girls solo competition at the 2017 Urdd Eisteddfod in Bridgend. Qualified to the Pavilion stage Elan was placed 3rd.

Leri Anwen

Robat Arwyn: Can y Ddraig  (Dragon's Song) 

Leri Anwen performing a song by one of our leading Welsh Songwriters, Robat Arwyn.

Leri Anwen is a pupil at Ysgol y Gwernant, Llangollen and would like to share this rather lovely Robat Arwyn song for us.

Moreton First

Welsh Club present a recitation of the famous song: Calon Lân 

The Moreton First Welsh Club present a lockdown recitation of the famous Welsh song: Calon Lân (A Pure Heart’).  

John's Boys Male Voice Choir


John's Boys Male Chorus are a multi-award-winning choir from the village of Rhosllanerchrugog near Wrexham. 2019 was a year that they will never forget where they became Côr Cymru Same Voice Champions, National Eisteddfod of Wales Male Voice Choir Winners, Llangollen Male Voice Choir Winners and was then ultimately crowned Llangollen ‘Côr’ y Byd’ - Choir of the World. Here they are singing a beautiful arrangement of the well known Welsh Hymn Tune Gwahoddiad (‘Invitation’).

Elan Catrin and Calan Catrin

Urdd Eisteddfod performance  

Beddgelert by Iwan Rhys
Cerdd Dant Melody- Rita by Bethan Bryn

Sisters Elan Catrin and Calan Catrin performing a duet accompanied by the harp  at Wrexham & Flintshire County Regional Urdd  Cerdd Dant duet competition in Mold. They placed 1st in Year 7-9 age category and went on to the main Urdd Eisteddfod.


O Felly'n Wir

Moreton Hall’s Music Scholar, Tami sings an unaccompanied song from her repertoire.
O Felly'n Wir: It is about a girl going into her village to buy eggs for her mother. On her way she sees her sweetheart who she stops to chat to. She then sees her father who disapproves. He shows his disapproval and she runs back home as fast as she can. In her haste she forgets about the eggs, drops her basket and smashes the eggs. That’s when she knew she was in trouble!

Dylan Cernyw

Harpist Dylan Cernyw performs George Gershwin’s sultry Summer Time.

Elen Mair Roberts

Hawl i Fyw (Right to Live)

Local Musician Elen Mair sings Dafydd Iwan HAwl i Fyw. Iwan is a singer-songwriter and was a political activist.
The song Hawl i Fyw translates to Right to Live and was written at the time of apartheid in South Africa, but has particular relevance with recent world events.

Calon Lân

Listen and learn about this rousing virtual performance of the famous Welsh hymn Calon Lȃn by a digital choir that has gone viral online with more than 190,000 views. 

The virtual choir was inspired by CÔR-ONA! A social media group set during the Coronavirus pandemic

CÔR is the Welsh word for choir, so it is a clever play on words!

If you would like to find out more, or contribute find them on facebook:



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Welsh National Anthem: Mae Hen Wlad fy Nhadau

No Welsh Evening would be complete without the Welsh National Anthem: Mae Hen Wlad fy Nhadau (Land of my Fathers).
The words were written by Evan James and the tune composed by his son, James James, both residents of Pontypridd, Glamorgan, in January 1856. This version is led by Bryn Terfel.

Llangollen International Eisteddfod Continues Virtually

Since 1st June audiences are able to watch competitions and vote online for their favourite moment via the Llangollen.TV platform.

The archive footage will be presented in five categories: Mixed, Chamber and Youth Choirs; Single Voice and Barbershop Choirs; Children’s Choirs; Folk Groups and Choirs; and Adult and Youth Dance.

Vote winners in each category will be announced daily during Eisteddfod week (7-11 July).

Voting is taking place on Llangollen.TV and closes on 30 June 2020:


Next Week

Join us next week for an evening of Amateur Dramatics.

On 2nd July we will be holding an evening of Musical Theatre. If you would like to be part of the showcase please submit content for consideration to Kelly Parsons on kelly@theholroyd.com by 25th June.

For further information about the Holroyd Community Theatre, near Oswestry, please contact us on info@theholroyd.com.

Email: info@theholroyd.com | Tel: 01691 776069 | Company Registration Number: 12084276
The Holroyd Community Theatre, Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, SY10 7SZ