Ieuan Gwyllt et al. in Rhondda - 4 May, 1875

from Musical Meeting in the Rhondda Valley:

On Tuesday the Congregational musical leader, Ieuan Gwyllt, visited Pisgah Chapel, Penygraig, to test the congregational singing in the district. The choirs present were those of Pisgah, Porth, Ferndale, Dina and Llwynypia. The meetings were held at ten, two, and six o’ clock... The highly respectable aspect of this large congregation, in the midst of the present strike… would have surprised a stranger visiting the valley. The chapel was crowded to excess. The choirs filled the semi-circular gallery – women on the right and the men on the left, while …   more >>

cite as

Musical Meeting in the Rhondda Valley. In Western Mail (6 May, 1875). accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: Rhondda


Ieuan Gwyllt
Calvinistic Methodist minister, Musician

Listening to

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The Fig Tree

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 May, 1875
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


This kind of 'musical meeting' is known in Welsh as a cymanfa ganu.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:07:45 +0100
Approved on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:08:59 +0100