The land of song- music in the South Wales Coalfield

Music played an important part of cultural and community life in the South Wales Coalfield. Brass bands, choirs, jazz bands and operatic societies were formed to raise money and spirits. Talents were showcased at local or National Eisteddfodau and miners’ galas.

Choirs and Operatic Societies

Jazz bands

Brass and silver bands

Eisteddfodau and Galas


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