Sir Bryn sings at theatre named in his hon­our

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But ‘vo­cal fa­tigue’ forced Bryn to post­pone that concert un­til Satur­day night.

Ac­com­pa­nied by pi­anist Glian Ll­wyd he sang three songs which he had se­lected him­self.

In the second half, ac­com­pa­nied by his part­ner, for­mer Royal harpist Hannah Stone, he sang two Ben­jamin Brit­ten songs, The Sally Gar­dens and The Foggy Dew.

He and Ms Stone closed the concert with a cy­cle of Welsh Folk Songs spe­cially ar­ranged for bari­tone and harp by Osian Ellis.

Dr Ellis was in the au­di­ence and was greeted warmly on stage by Sir Bryn at the con­clu­sion of the concert.

The concert, which was billed as the clos­ing concert of the Wales In­ter­na­tional Harp Fes­ti­val which was held at Caernar­fon ear­lier this month, closed with the au­di­ence singing a belated ed Happy py Birth­day y to Dr Ellis. .

The concert also so fea­tured for­mer pupils of Canol­fan Gerdd erdd William Mathias and win­ners of the Urdd Gobaith Cymru Bryn Ter­fel Schol­ar­ship.

They in­cluded harpist Glain Dafydd, El­fair Grug and her sis­ter Rhian Dyer, tenor Huw Ynyr and so­prano Gwen Elin and trum­peter Gwyn Owen.

Harp fes­ti­val direc­tor Eli­nor Ben­nett and Canol­fan Gerdd William Mathias’ flute tu­tor Rhi­an­non Matthias also took part.

Bryn Ter­fel on song on Satur­day night. He was orginally due to per­form at Pon­tio in 2014

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