Friday 5 July
In the Pavilion

Today our energetic and colourful dance competitions get underway with the Choreographed Folk and Traditional Dance categories, as well as the Adult Folk Song Choirs, Youth Choirs and Young Instrumentalist competitions.

Competitions today:

Choir: Adult Folk Song Choirs – This competition is for female, male or mixed choirs who must be aged 18 and over. They will be singing a programme of traditional folk song from their own country for 6 minutes.

Dance: Choreographed/Stylised Folk Dance Group – This competition is for groups who will be over the age of 16. Groups will present creative, entertaining choreography based on their folk dance traditions. They will have musicians and flag-bearers. No pre-recorded music is used for this competition.

Choir (Choir of the World): Youth Choirs  – This competition is for male, female or mixed singers who will be aged 16 – 25. They will be singing a programme of 12 minutes including one piece written by a composer from the choir’s native country and at least one unaccompanied piece.

Dance: Traditional Folk Dance Group – This competition is for groups who will be under the age of 16. They will be showcasing folk dance traditions from the groups culture. They will have musicians and flag-bearers. No pre-recorded music is used for this competition.

Solo: Open Folk Solo (Vocal) – This competition is for singers of all ages. Soloists will present a programme representative of a local or regional tradition. The prelim will be held in the Methodist Church, Llangollen. Three soloists will then go through to the Final on the main stage in the pavilion. For more information on prelims, visit In the Town.

Solo: Young Instrumentalist – This competition is for instrumentalists aged 19 to 28. This prestigious prize is intended to advance the career of a young classical musician. Only classical instruments will be played in this competition. The prelim will be in the Town Hall, Llangollen. Three instrumentalists will then go through to the Final on the main stage in the pavilion. For more information on prelims, visit In the Town.

The famous Parade of Nations through the town of Llangollen will take place today and will begin at 4.30pm.

This tradition is truly a unique spectacle as all of the Eisteddfod competitors march, sing and dance their way around the town bursting with energy and smiles!

Tickets:

Pavilion Reserved Seating Day Ticket: £17
Price includes reserved seat in blocks A-H


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Friday Competition Details

Morning

Competition A9: Adult Folk Song Choir

Competition B4: Open Vocal Folk Solo

Prelim in Methodist Church

12 Soloists from:

  • Ireland
  • Malaysia
  • Wales
  • England
  • Hong Kong
  • Russia

Competition C2: Choreographed/ Stylised Folk Dance

 Afternoon

Competition A2: Youth Choirs

Competition C1: Traditional Folk Dance Group

Competition B4: Open Folk Solo (Vocal)

  • Finalist 1
  • Finalist 2
  • Finalist 3

Competition B3: Young Instrumentalist

  • Finalist 1
  • Finalist 2
  • Finalist 3

Adjudication A9: Adult Folk Song Choir

Adjudication C2: Choreographed/ Stylised Folk Dance

Adjudication A2: Youth Choirs

Adjudication C1: Traditional Folk Dance Group

Adjudication B4: Open Folk Solo (Vocal)

Adjudication B3: Young Instrumentalist

Day President