Conductor, John Probert
Emlyn Burns (tenor)
(S. MORGAN and T. GREGG )
Selection, The Vagabond King Friml March, The Victor's Return Rimmer
This band, which was formed in 1922, claims to be the oldest of its kind in Great Britain. Many of the instruments used by the present members are nearly forty years old. Despite many setbacks, it has had a long and successful history, during which it has won almost every premier prize in Wales. Owing to industrial depression, the band has now become sadly depleted, and the majority of the players are unemployed. Even the conductor, John Probert , at one period had to leave the district in order to find employment.
Emlyn Burns , the soloist in this evening's concert, has won the chief tenor solo competition at the National Eisteddfod on eleven occasions. He has appeared as tenor artist at many leading towns in Wales, has toured the United States and Canada, and has sung on several occasions at Glyndbourne.
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