John Lloyd Williams in Bangor University - the 1900's

from The Welsh Folk-Song Society, page 314:

The first Society that was ever formed with the prime object of collecting and singing Welsh Folk-songs was a small Society of Students at the Bangor University College... The little group of Students called themselves 'Y CANORION'... At that time our professional Welsh musicians pooh-poohed the whole thing. It was said and written that all important Welsh airs were already known, and that in any case the chief interest of Folk Music was antiquarian. If I may make a personal confession - it was in one of these College functions held in the grounds of the old College that I first fully …   more >>

cite as

John Lloyd Williams, The Welsh Folk-Song Society. In Y Cerddor (September, 1931), p. 314. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Bangor University


John Lloyd Williams
Botanist, botanist, editor, examiner […]

Listening to

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Welsh folk songs performed by Y Canorion

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:17:12 +0100
Approved on Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:17:30 +0100