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The latest 'On Song' column from the Llanelli Star

The latest 'On Song' column (about the choral scene in and around Llanelli) from the Llanelli Star -

Côr Meibion Llanelli Male Voice Choir will have a host of wonderful guests at their annual Christmas concert at Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli.
‘Christmas with the Choir’ will be staged on Saturday, December 12, at 7pm.
Côr Meibion Llanelli musical director Eifion Thomas said: “The Christmas concert is always very popular and hugely appreciated by everyone in Llanelli.
“The choristers love Christmas and the ‘boys’ are getting into the Christmas spirit at their twice-weekly rehearsals.
“This year, we will have some excellent guests taking the stage and we can promise a memorable evening, tailor-made to evoke the spirit of Christmas.
Côr Meibion Dyffryn Tywi and the popular Phil Harmonics will have dedicated slots in both halves of the programme.
Côr Meibion Mynydd Mawr will join in the final Christmas Medley.
Also taking part will be the school chamber ensemble from St John Lloyd Roman Cath…

The latest Phil Evans column from the South Wales Evening Post

The latest Phil Evans column from the South Wales Evening Post.
Comedian Phil Evans is from Ammanford. He is known as the man who puts the ‘cwtsh’ into comedy.


They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
I don’t believe it.
If I’m lost on a lonely road in the Scottish Highlands and want to get back to civilisation, I’m not going to show a shaggy-bearded, kilted local a signed photo of Lloyd George astride a Bactrian camel.
I’m going to ask, “How can I get back to civilisation?” and hope the lady knows the answer.
Words are important.
We use them to communicate in texts, e-mails, telephone calls and one-to-one conversations.
In my twin capacities as a comedian and a South Wales Evening Post columnist, I make sure the words I use are so clear and concise, my audiences and readers know exactly what I’m about talking.
University-educated people have a vocabulary of around 30,000 words.
The rest of us have a vocabulary of around …