Garndiffaith Gleemen Annual Remembrance Concert 2017

Yesterday evening I had the pleasure of attending the Garndiffaith Gleemen Male Voice Choir Annual Remembrance Concert at Garndiffaith Millennium Hall.

This is the 69th year since the choir was formed and as always they didn’t disappoint with many favourites of mine, including ‘The Rhythm of Life’, ‘Take me Home’ and ‘What a Wonderful World’.

Under the watchful eyes of Musical Director, Mr John Jolley and Accompanist Mr Gareth Kibble the choir entertained the audience with what could be only called a treat for the ears.

Guest Artist – Ms Claudia Wood

This years special guest artist was Soprano Claudia Wood, who is currently on the MMus Vocal Performance Course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and was her Piano Accompanist was multi prize winning musician and conductor, Conal Bembridge-Sayers.

During the concert a Remembrance Day Tribute was given, Rev Bev. Morgan gave the Exhortation along with a minutes silence.

Guests attending included the Lord Lieutenant of Gwent, Brigadier Robert Aitken CBE, the RT Hon. Lord Murphy of Torfaen, Gwent High Sheriff, Kevin Thomas of Monmouth, Mayor of Torfaen, Jess Powell and Consort, Leader of Torfaen Council, Anthony Hunt and many others.

This was my first concert as a Vice President of the Choir and as always they did Garndiffaith proud!

Clear Cuts Modern Barbers – New Barber in High Street, Abersychan

Services offered at Clear Cuts
Services offered at Clear Cuts

After hearing a lot of good comments about the new Barbers ‘Clear Cuts’ in the village and as someone who likes to promote local businesses I decided to call in today to see what all the fuss was about.

As soon as I walked through the door I was made really welcome and decided to try a haircut with a Hot Towel Shave for £12.

The Hot Shave consisted of being led right back in the old fashioned Barber’s chair and my 3 days’ worth of growth being shaved off with an electric razor, my face and head was then wrapped in hot wet towels and my face massaged.

I was then sprayed with a lotion before my face was soaped up using the old hot soap and brush and then shaved with a cut throat razor.

Any little nicks was sealed and then I was lathered up again and shaved again, which was followed by another hot towel to the face and massage.

Another bare face massage with pore closing lotion followed, before being moisturised with balm.

A new experience was ear flaming which is basically burning all the ear hairs off followed by an ear brow trim.

I never felt so relaxed and pampered in my life and nothing was rushed a real quality service and experience.

My face now feels like it did when I was a child, really smooth and glowing.
Just a Hot Shave costs £6 and with a haircut £12

Can’t recommend it enough and something I look forward to having regularly.

Another quality business in the Abersychan Ward and a great way to treat a loved one. ‪#‎SHOPLOCAL‬