North Wales Weekly News - - POLITICS/ OPINIONS - BY ERYL CRUMP

FIF­TEEN hours of keen com­pe­ti­tion was a fea­ture of the an­nual Eisteddfod at Llan­r­wst last week­end.

Com­pe­ti­tion started at 10am and ended at 1am the fol­lowng morn­ing, sec­re­tary Dennis Davies said.

He added com­pe­ti­tiors came from across North Wales and they in­couded four choirs, two Cerdd Dant par­ties and two folk song groups. Sev­en­teen sololists en­tered the Chal­lenge solo.

Arthur Mor­gan Thomas, Porth­madog, won his 22nd Eisteddfod chair with Es­ther Ll­wyd Ifan, Taly­bont, Aberys­t­wyth win­ning the Literary Tro­phy and Rhi­an­non El­i­dan Hughes, Llanddoged the Mu­si­cians Tro­phy.

14-year-old Mali Elwy from Llansan­nan, won the Lle­faru and was the run­ner up in the Alaw Werin com­pe­ti­tions and Arthur Wyn (left) from Groes­lon near Caernar­fon, won the canu Emyn over 60 (Hymn)

17-year-old Aaron Parry (above) from Dol­gel­lau won the Cerdd Dant Solo 15-19 com­pe­ti­tion and left, tea ladies l-r Mar­garet Wil­liams, My­fanwy Roberts, Glenda Wil­liams, Eleanor Roberts

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