The Welsh miners and their families brought with them to Australia a wonderful choral tradition. Most churches had a choir, and each village had a male voice choir containing up to 60 singers (Kurri Kurri Times: 11 June 1931. Cited in Metcalf, 1988). These choirs performed in many eisteddfodau and in choral competitions, many achieving great success.

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Metcalf, Andrew. For freedom and dignity: historical agency and class structures in the coalfields of NSW. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1988.