from the Craigside Hotel Hydro,
Although it would be hard to guess it from his name, Les Seager is a Welshman, a native of Colwyri Bay, and his band consists entirely of Welsh players. In the North Wales Dance Band Contest held in Llandudno in 1936, his band were runners-up for the championship, and the three Seager brothers playing saxophone, bass, and piano carried off three out of six individual prizes. The players in the band live in a little cottage by themselves in the Hydro grounds.
(The Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales, Machynlleth, 1937)
CYMANFA GANU Dan Arweiniad
W. J. Evans
Fe gynnwys y rhaglen
Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah)
Worthy is the Lamb Handel gan Gor yr Eisteddfod o Bafiliwn yr Eisteddfod,
(The Eisteddfod Choir, from the Eisteddfod Pavilion, Machynlleth)
This will be the last event of Eisteddfod week and listeners will hear the vast crowds in the Eisteddfod Pavilion, Machynlleth, singing some of the old Welsh tunes and two magnificent choruses of Messiah, ' Hallelujah ' and ' Worthy is the Lamb'. The Cymanfa Ganu or Singing Festival is a popular feature of Welsh life and these festivals demonstrate very clearly the Welsh love of music.
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