John Lloyd Williams in National Library of Wales - 15 July, 1911

from John Lloyd Williams Diaries:

How prettily trippingly neatly these Aber people speak Welsh! - Toiled up the dusty road to the Lib's site - dull showery - Interminable wait - Moelwyn Choir sing piano intros to everything. - Cadwaladr with his white hair & white moustache looks fierce, conducts with energy and style as if this were the chief part of the show. The choir sing with great vigour and show but with little effect. Their singing of Machynlleth was ridiculous - too quick and without proper attention to the words. The ceremony was unimpressive in the extreme and the Royal party moved out while the choir were singing …   more >>
cite as

John Lloyd Williams, J. Lloyd Williams Diaries. In National Library of Wales, number GB 0210 JLLW MB1/1-42. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432979685173 accessed: 5 April, 2020

location of experience: National Library of Wales

Listeners

John Lloyd Williams
Botanist, botanist, editor, examiner […]
1854-1945

Listening to

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Hob y deri performed by Caradoc, Moelwyn Choir

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 July, 1911
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Notes

Laying of foundation stone, National Library of Wales.


Originally submitted by mallen on Sat, 30 May 2015 10:54:45 +0100
Approved on Wed, 09 Nov 2016 09:35:25 +0000