Côr y Brythoniaid © 2021 Website designed and maintained by H G Web Designs

Welcome to our website

The Brythoniaid Male Voice Choir

is the largest of two Male Voice

Choirs in Blaenau Ffestiniog and

rehearse weekly on Thursdays in

the main Hall of Ysgol y Moelwyn,

Blaenau Ffestiniog.

The Rehearsals begin at 7.30p.m. and all are welcome. Why not go one step further and join the Choir as a member and become part of one of the most successful and travelled Male Voice Choirs in Wales. A warm welcome awaits you all.
The Choir greatly appreciate the support received from:
New Choir President! The Choir have the honour and pleasure to introduce Mr Ian McGregor Brown as the new Choir President. Ian is a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Trinity University and also the Duty Manager at the Leeds Playhouse. Ian has an association with Cor Y Brythoniaid since his early childhood, commencing as it did on a family holiday to Wales in what he believes was either 1970 or 1971 when he would have been six or seven years of age. In those days, the family lived in Sheffield and due to his father's job they later moved to Liverpool and then back to Yorkshire, this time Wakefield. Ian now lives in Leeds but did have five wonderful years working at Bangor University whilst living in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Ian's early memories of that first visit and subsequent early interactions is one of being welcomed, welcomed by the Choir as a whole and with particular memories of Meirion Jones, the founding Musical Director, his use of a ring to beat out the time on the school dinner tables as the rehearsals in those days took place in the dining room not the hall. It was also early on that the relationship with Bobby Derrick was sealed as he made a real fuss of Ian and his sister Kathy. There truly was and always has been a Welcome in the Hillside of Blaenau Ffestiniog. His mother Jenny, a Vice President of the Choir for many years set about managing and delivering a series of charity concerts in Yorkshire and for which Ian managed the accounts, provided marketing support, compered and supported the catering for the choir. Not easy work but one carried out with enthusiasm and superb efficiency by both. Ian has had the absolute pleasure of going on choir tours overseas, attends rehearsals and concerts whenever he can and is thankful for the friendship with the choir over very many years. In accepting the position as President he was hesitant as he is aware that the position became available only as a result of the loss of Elfyn Pugh, a truly remarkable man, an ever present force for the choir and impossible to replace. Ian considers himself fortunate to have known Elfyn and his wife Kath, to have become friends with and shared time with them and all as a result of the choir. Ian treasures a gold Dragon lapel pin that Elfyn handed to him at the last National Eisteddfod before the pandemic, a pin that is worn with pride and will always be worn at Choir events. Although Ian states that it is impossible to replace Elfyn, he will attempt to live up to his spirit and to promote and support the choir in any way that he can.
Côr y Brythoniaid © 2021 Website designed and maintained by H G Web Designs

Welcome to our

website

The Brythoniaid Male Voice

Choir is the largest of two

Male Voice Choirs in Blaenau

Ffestiniog and rehearse

weekly on Thursdays in the

main Hall of Ysgol y Moelwyn,

Blaenau Ffestiniog.

The Rehearsals begin at 7.30p.m. and all are welcome. Why not go one step further and join the Choir as a member and become part of one of the most successful and travelled Male Voice Choirs in Wales. A warm welcome awaits you all.
The Choir greatly appreciate the support received from:
New Choir President! The Choir have the honour and pleasure to introduce Mr Ian McGregor Brown as the new Choir President. Ian is a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Trinity University and also the Duty Manager at the Leeds Playhouse. Ian has an association with Cor Y Brythoniaid since his early childhood, commencing as it did on a family holiday to Wales in what he believes was either 1970 or 1971 when he would have been six or seven years of age. In those days, the family lived in Sheffield and due to his father's job they later moved to Liverpool and then back to Yorkshire, this time Wakefield. Ian now lives in Leeds but did have five wonderful years working at Bangor University whilst living in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Ian's early memories of that first visit and subsequent early interactions is one of being welcomed, welcomed by the Choir as a whole and with particular memories of Meirion Jones, the founding Musical Director, his use of a ring to beat out the time on the school dinner tables as the rehearsals in those days took place in the dining room not the hall. It was also early on that the relationship with Bobby Derrick was sealed as he made a real fuss of Ian and his sister Kathy. There truly was and always has been a Welcome in the Hillside of Blaenau Ffestiniog. His mother Jenny, a Vice President of the Choir for many years set about managing and delivering a series of charity concerts in Yorkshire and for which Ian managed the accounts, provided marketing support, compered and supported the catering for the choir. Not easy work but one carried out with enthusiasm and superb efficiency by both. Ian has had the absolute pleasure of going on choir tours overseas, attends rehearsals and concerts whenever he can and is thankful for the friendship with the choir over very many years. In accepting the position as President he was hesitant as he is aware that the position became available only as a result of the loss of Elfyn Pugh, a truly remarkable man, an ever present force for the choir and impossible to replace. Ian considers himself fortunate to have known Elfyn and his wife Kath, to have become friends with and shared time with them and all as a result of the choir. Ian treasures a gold Dragon lapel pin that Elfyn handed to him at the last National Eisteddfod before the pandemic, a pin that is worn with pride and will always be worn at Choir events. Although Ian states that it is impossible to replace Elfyn, he will attempt to live up to his spirit and to promote and support the choir in any way that he can.