The Rhos Male Voice Choir, recorded 4 May 1957 in St. Mark's Church, St. Johns Wood, London; conducted by Edward Jones, with John Tudor Davies, organ; issued on a Delyse Recording Company long-play disc, number ECB3142. The selections presented here are-- 1) Llef, a hymn in which the poet asks for the strength of Jesus to guide him through the wilderness; 2) Ar Doriad Dydd, a song that begins with the lover meeting his beloved at dawn, full of life and joy, but ends with the lover bewailing the death of his beloved; 3) Laudamus (Bryn Calfaria), a hymn of praise to the sacrifice of the cross, the blood making conquerors of the weak and overcoming the might of giants. Rhos is short for Rhosllannerchrugog, the Heath of Heathery Moorland, having a population then of approximately 11,000, almost entirely Welsh-speaking. The members of the Choir embody two traditions generally associated with Wales-- mining and singing. Singing in the Land of Song was already a distinctive tradition 900 years ago. Giraldus Cambrensis-- Gerald of Wales-- writing during the twelfth century about Welsh music, says, "In their musical concerts they do not sing in unison like the inhabitants of other countries, but in many different parts; so that in a company of singers, which one very frequently meets with in Wales, you will hear as many different parts and voices as there are performers, who will at length unite, with organic melody, in one consonance.... And what is still more wonderful, the children, even from their infancy, sing in the same manner." Many adjectives can be applied to a performance such as presented here, but a single adjective seems most appropriate-- magnificent.
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Clip from “How Green Was My Valley” (1941; 118 min). (Budget $0.8m; Box office $6.0m) ---Based on “How Green Was My Valley” by Richard Llewellyn. Narrated by Irving Pichel. The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards, winning five and beating out for Best Picture such other classics as “Citizen Kane”, “The Maltese Falcon”, “Suspicion” and “Sergeant York”. The film tells the story of the Morgans, a close, hard-working Welsh family at the turn of the twentieth century in the South Wales coalfield at the heart of the South Wales Valleys. It chronicles a socio-economic way of life passing and the family unit disintegrating.
Views: 7422 Rick Davi
I had the idea for a small series on this theme some time ago but didn't get it together. Now it's Winter, less happening outside, so more time to make films. The images are nearly all my own, and this time show something of the mining heritage - slate, not coal. BTW - some of the images are quite old, small file sizes and probably small size on your screen. Filmed in Wales, UK.
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Extract from Mining Review 2nd Year No. 11 (1949) The highlight of this 1949 issue is the visit of American actor and singer Paul Robeson to Woolmet Colliery near Edinburgh. Robeson was also a renowned (and often persecuted) left-wing political activist and he made several visits to British mining communities. On this occasion he sings "I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night" for miners in the canteen, a song about an American trade unionist who was allegedly framed on a murder charge and executed in 1915. Robeson had long been something of a hero to the British mining community, ever since he starred in the film Proud Valley (d. Pen Tennyson, 1940) as an American sailor stranded in Cardiff who finds work in a Welsh colliery (the newsreel opens with a short clip from the film).
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Myfanwy (a woman's name derived from annwyl, beloved) is a popular Welsh song, composed by Joseph Parry and first published in 1875. Parry wrote the music to lyrics written by Richard Davies ('Mynyddog'; 1833-77). Some sources say it was written with Parry's childhood sweetheart, Myfanwy Llywellyn, in mind, although the lyrics were probably inspired by the fourteenth-century love-story of Myfanwy Fychan of Dinas Brân, Llangollen and the poet Hywel ab Einion. That story was also the subject of the popular poem, 'Myfanwy Fychan' (1858), by John Ceiriog Hughes (1832-87). The song, although now considered by some rather old-fashioned, is still a favourite with Welsh male voice choirs. You will find more information regarding the poem in this link :) http://www.alangeorge.co.uk/JosephParry.htm
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A Miner's Song - Charity Single for the National Mining Memorial A Miner's Song written by Daniel & Laura Curtis in aid of the Welsh National Mining Memorial. The song remembers all miners who have lost their lives from working in the mining industry. Please support by purchasing a CD from www.nationalminingmemorial.co.uk Performed by Aled Jones, Caroline Sheen, Daniel and Laura Curtis, Dennis O'Neill, Darren Parry, Ioan Gruffudd, Iris Williams, Jamie Pugh, John Owen Jones, Jonathan Pryce, JP Jones, Mark Llewelyn Evans, Matthew Rhys, Paul Child, Paul Potts, Rebecca Evans, Rhys Meirion, Samantha Link, Sian Phillips, Tom Lukas, Wynne Evans. With special spoken contributions by Michael Sheen, Boyd Clack, Joe Calzaghe and the late Richard Burton with the kind permission of the Dick Cavett Show. The song also features over three hundred local musicians, choirs and bands from around South Wales including BTM Brass Band, The Gentlemen Songsters Choir, The Richard Williams Singers, The Aber Valley Male Choir and one hundred and twenty school children. The bass guitar on the song is played by World renowned musician Pino Palladino. All in aid of Welsh Coal Mining Memorial
Views: 137987 Dan-Laura Curtis
This song is a poignant dedication to the miners who recently lost their lives in the Welsh Mining Tragedy.
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Welsh Miners Quartette - Song Of The Jolly Roger(Metropole 1001)-(M 1-2)(1928) This is an original 78/45 rpm recording from my own collection.! All recording & audio cleaning in own studio. The recordings over here are more then 50 years old.! Copyright Disclaimer under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "FAIR USE" The intent of this video is for non profit Historic Preservation, Education. Please enjoy.
Views: 82 William Blackadder
They all lived and gave their soul... did it all for old king coal. The song, the pictures, offer a brief look at a way of life that few of us can even begin to imagine. Credits: Lead guitar: Steve Walters Fiddle: Richard Chon Harp: Harpin' Johnny Rhythm guitar: JJ Lee Music Producer: Ken Kraft Video Producer: Mark Thornton ℗ 2008 Monogram Recording © 1970 Rondell Music All rights reserved. This song is published and copyrighted by © Rondell Music. The recording is the property of ℗ Monogram Recording. Both entities are owned by Jimmy Joe Lee Productions. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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The Three Welsh tenors travel to rural Pennsylvania to participate in the Spring Gymanfa in the Old Welsh Chapel, spiritual home to the descendents of Slate Miners from North Wales. Shot this video with a handheld Lumix camera, the atmosphere of this performance was incredible. Their voices fill the chapel even though it was packed in tight. Arglwydd dyma Fi -- the second of the two -- a favorite hymn. Its hard to capture the beauty of their arrangement of Myfanwy, in the small chapel, it was thrilling to say the least.
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From the compilation An Evening with Paul Robeson the Wales National Anthem performed (in English) by the great singer and actor. Taken from an Emitape mono 3 3/4 ips of the early sixties. Land Of My Fathers Dear land of my fathers, whose glories were told By bard and by minstrel who loved thee of old; Dear country whose sires, that their sons might be free, Have suffered and perished for thee! Wales! Wales! Land of mist and wild, Where'er I roam, Though far from my home, The mother is calling her child The Lord of great Snowdon in brave days of yore for thee fought for freedom by Mona's green shore their courage undaunted inspires all our lays our harps ere resound to their praise. Wales! Wales! Land of mist and wild, Where'er I roam, Though far from my home, The mother is calling her child Wales! Wales! Land of mist and wild, Where'er I roam, Though far from my home, The mother is calling her child Dall'album An Evening with Paul Robeson una trascinante interpretazione dell'inno nazionale del Galles (ma in inglese) da parte del grande attore e cantante americano. Trasferimento in digitale da un nastro Emitape mono a 3 3/4 pps dei primi anni '60. Per una estesa monografia su Paul Robeson si può consultare il sito www.musicaememoria.com.
Views: 351106 Alberto Truffi
please don't subscribe if you are only interested in this video this is not my normal type of content nor no I plan on uploading this kind of content thank you. The Prince of Wales Colliery is a coal mining colliery on the northern edge of Pontefract in West Yorkshire. unfortunately the colliery closed in 2002 The 77-acre former pit yard and spoil heap is now turned into a housing estate is now owned by Harworth Estates and is expected to build 917 houses check out Andrew moore ( the drone shots ) https://www.facebook.com/GreatBritainByAir/ https://www.twitter.com/DroneBuddyUK/ https://www.youtube.com/user/pontelad28 check out MK55A ( train video ) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChN_g9P1GFIqVbuj1gwUl5g prince of wales FB page ( always adding new things ) https://www.facebook.com/groups/857017517686154/ Yorkshire mining FB page https://www.facebook.com/groups/yorkshireminers/ song - Eagle-Eye Cherry - Save Tonight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHxnm1-gVS4 RIP PRINCE OF WALES please share this video and like as it is much appreciated :)
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Merdy village is a former coal mining community in the Rhondda, South Wales. The Maerdy colliery closed in 1984 at the end of the miners' strike. Maerdy is 'the last pit in the Rhondda'. The film focusses on Maerdy 30 years on. Have things changed?
Views: 4772 The Coalfields Regeneration Trust Wales
It's a miserable day here and I thought I'd cheer us all up with a rousing song from my old choir - Llanelli. If you really into modern music, don't bother - you won't like it! But if you like music, you're open-minded enough to listen to what other people like, give it a try. I heard my first male voice choir at age 14 and I was stunned! The culture is Welsh and the image is of miners returning home at the end of the shift, walking up the steep hill of terraced houses and singing "Calon Lan" in four-part harmony. Filmed in Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK.
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The South Wales Miners' Museum celebrates the work and culture of once bustling valleys. The After Coal production team talked with Heather Pearce and former miner Allen "Flash" Price about their community's mining history, present struggles, and what is yet to come. Visit www.aftercoal.com for more information.
Views: 2542 AfterCoal
I just love this story. This is an edit I made from a longer recording that contained full pieces sung by Robeson and the Treorchy Male Voice Choir.
Views: 18888 Stuart Wood
Suo Gan It's welsh for cradle song or lullaby. That is was used by Stephen Spielberg in his film The Empire of the Sun made it known also outside Wales. It was first recorded in print around 1800 and the lyrics were notably captured by the Welsh folklorist Robert Bryan (1858 - 1920). The song's title simply means lullaby.
Views: 153 Derek Millmoor
My grandfather was a miner in an East Rand mine some 5kms away from where I now live. He was an Irishman, born in Salford, Manchester, UK - an immigrant who spent most of his post arrival time in South Africa in the 1890's prospecting and looking for his fortune. This never happened as he died from Emphysema in 1911 - 49 years old. He was at one time a clerk in the diamond boom town of Kimberley at the turn of the 19th century where most of my mom's family was born. She was born and lived in Cason and then Boksburg - also, not too far way from our present house
Views: 695 Pete Kitchen
Great actor, singer and socialist died on this day in 1976. He was a great friend to the British mining community. here he sings to British miners in 1949.
Views: 771 Bypass Mainstream Media
Some songs get you by the heart strings, just listen to this fine tenor voice sing this song that may well bring an unexpected emotional response, Please follow the subtitle aid. As some of the words are hard to define. This was recorded during the 50's,on some cheap unsophisticated recording device, I have improved the sound considerably, Many have listened to the recording without the images I have now added, even before many said " That was sad but very nice... it got to me" and that seems to be most peoples reactions, if they have even a modicum of sensitivity left in their hardened hearts.
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A selection of photos of these hard working Ponies a dedication to them many Ponies began to be used underground, often replacing child or female labour, as distances from pit head to coal face became greater. The first known recorded use in Britain was in the Durham coalfield in 1750; however, the use of ponies was never common in the United States, though ponies were used in Appalachian coal fields in the mid 20th century. The last pony mine in the United States closed in 1971. At the peak in 1913, there were 70,000 ponies underground in Britain. In later years, mechanical haulage was quickly introduced on the main underground roads replacing the pony hauls and ponies tended to be confined to the shorter runs from coal face to main road (known in North East England as "putting") which were more difficult to mechanise. As of 1984, 55 ponies were still at use with the National Coal Board in Britain, chiefly at the modern pit in Ellington, Northumberland. Probably the last colliery horse to work underground in a British coal mine, 'Robbie', was retired from Pant y Gasseg, near Pontypool, in May 1999.
Views: 21060 Polhigey
A lovely look around a old South Wales Colliery, one thats a little closer to my heart as my late grandfather worked here for almost 40 years. Sadly today was a very wet rainy morning (no change for wales), so i promise i will go back a little closer to summer so i can get some proper footage. The coal mine is one of the longest working ones in the UK and has been around since the early 1800s when coal was close to the surface. It survived the miners strike shut down and in the late 1980s was bought out by the workers who kept it running until 2008, where it closed for the last time. It's now a open cast mine in the surrounding areas, but she still stands proud... a former beauty of what once was. Apologies about the rain on the lens.
Views: 2460 Exploring With Boss
Bill Kerr was one of the world's finest character actors. Performing alongside names like Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Tony Hancock and many more. Here he is telling a little tale of one of his encounters. At 91 he recites an old Welsh song from memory and in the Welsh language. Storyteller produce and distribute documentaries and factual programming specialising in animals and nature; from endangered species and what's being done to save them to mysterious animal and monster stories. http://www.storyteller.com.au http://www.animalx.net http://www.facebook.com/storytellermn http://twitter.com/storytellermn http://www.animalalliestv.com http://beforeitstoolate.org/
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Miner's Song by Steve Blackstone on the Mon FM local Chart. Listen in to the top 20 every Sunday at 6pm on Welshceltify Keeping Music Local on Mon FM. We are always looking for new music to put on the Local Chart, if you live in North Wales and make music please send me a link to your music on the YouTube page.
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Fred Ivey was a junior booking clerk on the London Underground when on 25 July 1944 he received his call up and was despatched to South Wales to work in the coal mines as a Bevin Boy. Coming from an upper middle class family in London the contrast with the miners of South Wales was to leave a lasting memory for Fred which he recounts here in recordings made in 2014/15. Download Fred's story at http://tinyurl.com/qxnbskp
Views: 1347 Bogglesham
Man Engine & Fireworks. What's it all about? Well this giant Cornish tin miner goes to Big Pit in Wales, gets some coal, carries it to Blaenavon Ironworks where an 8 year old Welsh miner (this is true) stokes the boiler, melts the iron ore and makes an iron cog to be used in the tin mines or something like that!
Views: 274 madmickshere
A million men used to toil beneath the ground. Coal-mining fuelled the industrial revolution and brought about the biggest industrial dispute of the last fifty years. Now Britain's last deep coal mine, Kellingley Colliery in Yorkshire, has closed. Subscribe for more like this, every day: http://bit.ly/1epe41j Dangerous world: http://bit.ly/1JCsSYb The news explained: http://bit.ly/1epgay4 Music: http://bit.ly/1RVTRNy Technology: http://bit.ly/1LI1K9y Like us on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1wQ1Gty Follow us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1mFUjBD
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SAVE OUR MALE VOICE CHOIRS http://www.gofundme.com/saveourchoirs Once upon a time when the mines were the life blood of the Welsh valleys, the choral sounds of the male voice choir could be heard in every town. Choirs were a key part of society, community and life across Wales. As life has changed, Wales has evolved and the old mines have shut down - the heritage of the WMVC is under threat. This crowdfunding campaign is designed to raise the funds required to make a documentary film exploring the history and heritage of the Welsh male voice choir. It will look at how choirs need to evolve in order to move with the times and share their stories from across Wales, England and the world. We are looking for £8000 to cover the costs of filming and to make this project something that the entire choral world can embrace, share and learn from – and hopefully it will bring the beauty of the choir to whole new audiences! Your donation will help secure the future of many Welsh male voice choirs. This project will follow the Blaenavon Male Voice Choir as they look to evolve, to bring in new blood and to share their heritage with the younger generation. As they embrace social media and adapt their repertoire, they also strive to keep alive the old choral hymns. We follow their story as they endeavor to move with the times, perform at concerts across the UK and attend events such as the Cornwall International Male Voice Chorus Festival. We follow several key members of the choir as they look to encourage young people to join them; they also learn to use new technology. We will also be following the choir’s youngest member, Dione, as he takes them into his college in order to record music tracks. Studying music at Ebbw Vale College - Dione has everything at his disposal and through his course he looks to work alongside professionals, tutors and his fellow students to record a new EP for the choir. His hope is that his fellow students will be encouraged to get involved and either join Blaenavon MVC or their own local choir. Dione’s father and grandfather have been members of Blaenavon MVC for over 30 years and he would like to see it continue with his own children one day. As well as looking to the future, we shall also explore the past. One hundred years ago the choir was a key part of life in Wales, as mining communities joined together in song. Blaenavon was once a global hub of industrial activity and its choir thrived. Now a UNESCO world heritage site, Blaenavon is the strongest link to our prestigious past. The place the choir once held in Blaenavon’s community is a shining example of the social structure of many towns across Wales. By documenting the history of the Welsh MVC we can share it with future generations. We shall also be following other choirs from across Wales and further afield. Tenby MVC, Pendyrus MVC, Abercynon MVC, The Plough Singers, Brythoniaid MVC, The South Wales Gay Men’s Choir as well as the London Welsh MVC and the Australian Welsh MVC. Each of them has their own story, their own repertoire and has had their successes or difficulties. Appealing to young people, embracing youth culture and adapting to social media is something each choir needs to address in order to survive. Some have been far more successful than others and will share the secrets of their success. Can the BMVC inspire young people to want to learn more about Welsh culture? Can they help choirs across Wales to bring in new, younger members? Can they secure the future of choirs through sharing their tradition, passion and patriotism with the next generation? All will be explored. We have support from BBC Radio Wales and Wales Online, as well as local media outlets across Wales and further afield, but we still need your help! We need donations to help make this project a success and to allow us to meet choirs across the UK. The BMVC will be recording new music, creating a music video and sharing their journey with the world. Donate now and help us save our choirs! http://www.gofundme.com/saveourchoirs Save our Male Voice Choirs! SAVE EIN CORAU MEIBION Amser maith yn ôl pan oedd y pyllau glo yn y gwaed bywyd y cymoedd Cymreig, gallai'r synau corawl y côr meibion yn cael ei glywed ym mhob tref. Corau oedd yn rhan allweddol o gymdeithas, cymuned a bywyd ar draws Cymru. Fel bywyd wedi newid, mae Cymru wedi esblygu ac mae'r hen fwyngloddiau wedi cau i lawr - y treftadaeth y WMVC o dan fygythiad. Cyfrannu nawr ac yn ein helpu i achub ein corau! http://www.gofundme.com/saveourchoirs Achub ein Corau Meibion!
Views: 3335 Focus Shift Films
I'd like to dedicate this piece to the four Miners in South Wales who died in a pit near Swansea. You'll have seen it on the news, where ever you are. If you feel as I do, please donate something to the families via the " Swansea Valley Miners Appeal Fund", 39 Windsor Road, Neath, SA11 1NB, Wales. United Kingdom. minersappealfund.org Thank you.
Views: 640 payitforwardeddie