Watch Welsh Male Choir's Hauntingly Beautiful Tribute To Aberfan Victims 50 Years On

Aberfan memorial video


The emotional tribute combines the choirs beautiful voices with 144 red petals falling to represent the 144 lives that were lost that day.

Fifty years ago to this day the greatest tragedy in modern Welsh history occurred in the village of Aberfan when a colliery waste tip slid down a mountain engulfing the village school.

The lives of 116 children and 28 adults were claimed that day and tributes from across Britain have been pouring out as a nation remembers the tragic disaster.

One particularly poignant tribute is from the Flint Male Voice Choir who deliver a spine-tingling rendition of the popular Welsh song 'Myfanwy' whilst dropping 144 red hearts to symbolise the 144 lives lost on the 21st October 1966.

In the haunting video, the voices of the men echo as the names of each of the victims appear on screen ensuring that no single lost life is forgotten from that day.

The choir chairman, Gwyn Hughes wrote ...

'Aberfan lost its children that morning, but gained a nation’s love, sympathy and prayers. 

I felt this choir with many of us living during that time, should mark this anniversary in a most poignant way. 

Gone are the children gone are the teachers, but your memory lives on to this day.'