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Students congratulated on a successful Eisteddfod

Students from the University have been congratulated for their active and very successful participation in this year’s recent Urdd Eisteddfod.

The Urdd Aelwyd (or branch) at Neuadd John Morris Jones Hall made it through the early rounds to win notable successes on the main stage in the following performance competitions:

Vocal ensemble 19-25

Cerdd Dant solo

Cerdd Dant Party (1st)

Three voice choir Women

Three Male voice choir (2nd)

SATB choir under 40 in number

SATB choir over 40 in number

Recital Party (2nd)

Students from the University and Aelwyd were also active in other competitions, including the homework competitions.

Most notably, Ellen Hughes, who has just completed a PGCE from the University and graduated from the School of Welsh last year, is to be congratulates on winning the  Eisteddfod crown; while, Lora Lewis, a third year at the School of Welsh came second, and Osian Wyn Owen, who is studying in his second year at the School of Welsh, came third.

Also in the submitted competitions, Ceinwen Jones won the adapted screenplay, Lora Lewis won the translation and Arddun Rhiannon Arwel came second in the Drama Medal competition.

Congratulations are also due to School of Welsh graduate, Cedron Siôn, on becoming a valued Bryn Terfel Scholarship contender!

The University also won the Inter Collegiate Eisteddfod earlier this year too.

Professor Jerry Hunter, the University's Pro Vice-Chancellor welcomed the news, saying:

"I’d like to congratulate everyone who took part in the Urdd Eisteddfod. Our students’ success at the festival testifies to the rich and energetic Welsh cultural life which contributes to making Bangor University such a special place. "

Gethin Morgan, Secretary of the Urdd Aelwyd said:

“The Aelwyd has had a busy year this year and the Urdd Eisteddfod is one of the activities which we prepare for. After winning the Inter-Collegiate Eisteddfod, we turned our attention to the Eisteddfod. It was nice to see 60 members on stage during the competition for large choirs, with everyone fully engaged. We're proud of the fact that all of our choirs were led by University students Huw Harvey, Rebecca Thomas and Liam Evans and we are grateful for their hard work and commitment to the Aelwyd. We have already turned our attention to the future, and are already planning for the new year in September.”

The Urdd Aelwyd provides some of the activities available through UMCB, Welsh Students' Union, who are the focus of much of the social events and activities organized in the Welsh University. UMCB also cares for the Welsh-speaking students, learners and anyone else interested in the Welsh language and culture during their time here in Bangor.

Publication date: 7 June 2017