Area: Merthyr Tydfil

‘The Festival takes place during the anniversary of one of the very first organised uprisings by workers in 1831 known as the Merthyr Rising. The Merthyr Rising of 1831 was the violent climax to many years of simmering unrest among the large working class population of Merthyr Tydfil where it is believed that for the first time the red flag of revolution was flown as a symbol of workers' revolt. Today we annually celebrate this symbolic event through a cultural festival of music, arts, political discussion and ideas during the anniversary of the events of 1831.’ Held Late May.

Category Merthyr Tydfil
* Merthyr Rising
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'Formed in the autumn of 2007 ... Has some 20 members ... The Choir provides its members with the opportunity to continue to develop and share their musical talents through participation in a small SATB group. The Choir’s prime objective is to promote, improve, develop and maintain public education in appreciation of the art of music by the presentation of public concerts of great choral music.'

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Con Voce
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'The Choir can trace its roots back to the late 1800s and continued until the 1950s ... The present Choir was re-formed in 1965 by 13 men keen to see a revival of choral music in Dowlais, and that number rose to 120, reflecting the enthusiasm of the early days. Today the number of choristers registered is 60 ... We are very keen to recruit new choristers and give them the opportunity to experience the pleasure of singing in some wonderful venues with first class performers.'

+ Dowlais Male Choir
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Mission is ‘to advance the musical education of the children and young persons under the age of twenty five years who are ordinarily resident in and /or who receive their education within the area of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council by the provision of facilities, amenities or assistance not provided or not fully provided by the Local Education Authority’.

+ Friends of Merthyr Tydfil Youth Music
VISITS (to the Website)137
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'The choir was formed from members of the coal tip removal committee who were disbanding and were looking for another project to occupy the time taken during that period. They decided to form a choir, who would perform for charity, to give thanks to everybody who had contributed to the disaster fund that had been set up during the time of the Aberfan tragedy. The Choir at present has about 40 members and still travel to all parts of the country, and abroad, giving concerts to any charitable cause.'

+ Ynysowen Male Choir
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‘An arts and creative industries centre situated in the Old Town Hall — a magnificent Grade II* listed building — in the heart of Merthyr Tydfil. REDHOUSE opened to the public on St. David’s Day 2014 ... Emerging in an environment which has suffered years of economic decline, REDHOUSE will become a catalyst for cultural regeneration: awakening the spirit of creative enterprise that was once a hallmark of a venerable town at the centre of the industrial revolution in Great Britain.’

@ Redhouse Merthyr Tydfil
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