How can young children begin to enjoy hymn-singing
even before they are good readers?
Until this year, Lloyds TSB had sponsored the Gymanfa Ganu Welsh hymn-singing
event at the National Eisteddfod every year since 1979, but it withdrew its sponsorship in November in favour of sponsoring the London Olympics.
People are invited to attend the hymn-singing
session and a supper in exchange for a donation.
I mean the hymn-singing
, beer- drinking, leek-waving community songster, an image that does for Wales what Paul Hogan once did for Australia.
That's why they are expecting people from over a wide area, from Newcastle and Nottingham, Hull, Leeds and Manchester at this year's Yorkshire and the North-East Cymanfa Ganu (or Welsh hymn-singing
festival) at Morley tomorrow.
The cast of a musical extravaganza based on a religious revival which swept Wales exactly 100 years ago will perform songs from the production in a special congregational hymn-singing
festival next month.
SINGING policeman Vivian Fisher explained last night why he conducted the community hymn-singing
at Carmarthen on election night while thousands waited for the result.
Africa's largest city - Lagos - closes dozens of mosques, churches and nightclubs to reduce noise for its 20 million residents long used to lusty hymn-singing
, horns and boom boxes that rattle the foundations of homes.
At the ceremony, with Beamish staff in Georgian costume and hymn-singing
led by the children of Normanby Primary School, near the church's old parish, the museum's assistant director Jim Rees told the story.
The two other ladies, at the centre of the photograph are Clara's daughters - Marian, who taught the infants at the school, and Eira, who used her skills as a pianist to lead the pupils in hymn-singing
.THE same edition of Yesteradys, we had this picture of the Cardiff Melingriffith Band.
Ives experimented with playing in two Keys at the same time, and absorbed into his music all the cacophony of his small Connecticut home town, including out-of-tune hymn-singing
, out-of-step marching bandsmen, rival groups playing different tunes simultaneously at town festivals.
Now he has set himself a national challenge - to revive Cymanfa Ganu community hymn-singing
across the whole of Wales.