EVENTS

Hallstatt Lecture: Ifor ap Glyn “Why should we not sing in this Great War?” singing in wartime – a Welsh perspective.

MOMA Cymru / Wales

20/08/2014 1:00pm - 20/08/2014 2:00pm

Talk Lecture

MOMA WALES
The Tabernacle
Heol Penrallt
Machynlleth
Powys
SY20 8AJ

Website: http://http://www.momawales.org.uk/?page_id=1363

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1.00pm  (£6, children £3)

“Why should we not sing in this Great War?” singing in wartime – a Welsh perspective.

Inspired by a speech Lloyd George made at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in 1916, Ifor ap Glyn will outline the basis for the viewpoint that singing was unseemly in wartime, the efforts made to counter it by translating suitably patriotic songs like ‘Tipperary’ into Welsh, and how Welsh hymns were often far more popular amongst men from a chapel-going culture.

In Welsh with simultaneous translation to English.