Five most popular blogs since the formation of the existing website in 2014 are discussed and presented once again, possibly to a new audience.
Since 2014 a remarkable 222 number of blogs have been written.
Averaging 37 blogs for every year, or 3 a month, is a prolific output.
Each one is archived and still available within the website.
In addition, it is a great comfort to us that the blogs are read.
As it happens by a great number of our regular followers and supporters.
Five Most Popular Blogs
With modern computing it’s possible to do a statistical analysis.
As a result, we present the five most popular blogs.
In reverse order, depending on the number of page visits.
Click on each heading to read the entire article.
The appointment of Nia Wyn Jones as our Musical Director created a lot of interest. The blog recorded almost 500 page visits.
In the 32 year history of the choir Nia is only the third musical director.
Her influence and dynamic impact sadly curtailed with the onset of the coronavirus.
Clearly, we look forward to the commencement of choral activities again when conditions allow.
The name of Colin Jones is synonymous with good quality choral singing in north Wales.
A virtuoso on the piano and also regarded as a maestro at the conductor’s podium.
Moreover, read about how Colin, in his early twenties, as musical director of Rhos Male Voice Choir, took on the might of the south Wales choirs at the National Eisteddfod.
Colin also had long associations with members of our choir. The blog received over 1,000 page visits.
3. Travel Songs
An anthology of songs related to travel. Would you know which railway station features in the composition of one Wales’s greatest hymns?
Likewise, you might know which railway station provided the influence for Paul Simon’s hit song ‘Homeward Bound’.
This popular blog received 1,235 page visits.
The popularity of this blog with 1,800 page visits is pleasantly surprising. As a choir we receive untold requests to sing at weddings.
This blog also gives the reader a list of popular wedding hymns.
Favourite choir songs such as ‘The Rose’ appears as a video of the choir singing at a Denbigh wedding.
It has nearly 3,000 views on YouTube.
A previous chart topper with The Shadows it is not surprising that Brian Locking tops our most popular blog with 2,560 page visits.
A talented musician, equally at home on guitar or harmonica, Brian gave two concerts with us.
Furthermore, find out which Welsh song he wanted to play on his harmonica, accompanied of course, by a Welsh choir.
It remains a poignant and powerful musical moment.