Cor Meibion Y Machlud was formed in 1998 to compete at the Bridgend National Eisteddfod. Since then they have competed on several occasions at the Welsh National Eisteddfod, enjoyed success at Cardigan’s Gwyl Fawr Ceredigion, and are regular participants in the Cwlwm Celtaidd annual international festival in Porthcawl.
The choir has sung in many notable venues, including Llandaff Cathedral and Cardiff’s Millenium Centre’s Glanfa Stage. The choir was also invited to appear at a London Livery Dinner held in Haberdashers Hall in Smithfield. Appearing in charity concerts, weddings and many local events the choir maintains a busy schedule under its musical director Eifion Davies. In 2014 the choir sang at a dinner in honour of Joost van der Westhuizen, the noted Springbok scrum half who suffers from Motor Neurone Disease, to raise money for his charity. The choir includes in its repertoire many well-known Welsh hymns and folk songs, as well as pieces written or arranged especially for the choir by local composer Trevor Roberts. One of the choir’s main goals is the perpetuation of Welsh musical traditions, which includes an annual Mari Lwyd event in Cowbridge.