Once again this year there was fierce competition at St Peter’s Hall, Carmarthen at the Carmarthenshire Young Farmers Club County Eisteddfod on Friday the 11th, Friday the 18th and Saturday the 19th of October. After two nights and a day of high quality entertainment, Penybont YFC captured the Eisteddfod shield for the sixth time in a row. Congratulations to the club and also to Llanddarog YFC for coming second, and to Dyffryn Cothi YFC and Dyffryn Tywi YFC for coming joint first in the homework section and sharing the Elonwy Phillips shield.
There was a tough job for all our judges with all the competitions throughout the Eisteddfod. Our thanks go to them all for their service. Meinir Jones Parry judged the music section, Bronwen Morgan in the recitation, Cefin Vaughan in the Light Entertainment Section, Caryl Edwards the disco dance, Myfanwy Rees in the Folk Dancing and Heiddwen Tomos and Eurfyl Lewis in the Homework Section.
Our presidents for this year’s Eisteddfod were Dyfan James for the first Friday, Brian and Ann Walters for the second Friday, then Llinos Jones for the Saturday. Many thanks to them for their dedicated words from the stage and for their generous donations towards the organisation’s funding in Carmarthenshire.
We were very fortunate to have Elin Rees as the official accompanist at this year’s Eisteddfod again. We thank her for her service and also to the other individuals who accompanied the members. Thanks also to those who were presenting from the stage at the Eisteddfod this year – Aled Thomas, Iestyn Owen, Hefin Evans, Sion Evans, Angharad Thomas and Carwyn Jones. Many thanks also to everyone who worked behind the scenes and at the door with the other Officers and friends of the YFC.
Our thanks go out to our recorders who looked after the scores. Thanks to Jane Morgan, Marian Thomas, Angela Isaac and also to Llinos Jones who was also in charge of the certificates. Many thanks also to Dylan Bowen who was in charge of Sound and Light.
This year, one of Llanddarog YFC’s leaders, Nia Thomas commissioned Mari Thomas to create a special crown in memory of her parents, Olwen and John Thomas. We are very grateful to Nia for this donation to the County. The first winner of this crown was County Ambassador Angharad Thomas of Dyffryn Tywi YFC. A contemporary sculpture was donated by former County Chairman, Carys Thomas, to Angharad, created by Alan Jones and his daughter, Lowri Jones. This year’s winner of the chair was Ceri Davies of Dyffryn Cothi YFC. The chair was donated this year by County Chairman Iestyn Owen. This chair was created by Capel-Arthne YFC member Owen Phillips. Congratulations to Angharad and Ceri, and thank you to everyone who took part in the Ceremony, especially to Jean Lewis, County President for the smooth running of the ceremony.
Thanks to Penybont YFC for stewarding the whole Eisteddfod and thanks to W D Lewis, All Pump Services and LHP Accountants for sponsoring the event.
These are the Eisteddfod results:
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Solo 16 or under
Recitation 18 or under
Solo 21 or under
Recitation 21 or under
Solo 26 or under
Recitation 26 or under
Duet 26 or under
Mime to music
Have you got talent?
Musical or Film Solo
Humorous Duet or Trio
Competition for members 26 or under
Competition for members 21 or under
Competition for members 16 or under