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Eisteddfod success in Tregaron

It was an afternoon of celebration on Sunday as Seindorf Beaumaris won the Second Section title at the National Eisteddfod in Tregaron.

Following a three year absence because of the pandemic, there was an anticipation about stepping on the the Eisteddfod stage once again and adjudicator, John Glyn Jones, felt Beaumaris' performance was "disciplined and musical in every respect." The band opened with The Jaguar march composed by Goff Richards, who is, coincidentally, a member of Gorseth Kernow, the Cornish Gorsedd of Bards.

The Celtic theme continued with the band's second piece, Irish Blessing, before moving to the sounds of the big band for Swingtime Religion and endiong the programme in Norway with a piece composed by Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen for the Tromsø Brass Band, entitled Arctic Funk.

The band's musical director, Bari Gwilliam, was delighted with the result and the performance. "Because of holidays and exams it's been difficult to get a full band to rehearsals," he said. "But everyone knew what was expected of them and the performance is testament to that." "It's always great to perform at the Eisteddfod," he added. "There is a very different atmosphere to our usual contests and it's a chance for those who don't normally listen to brass bands to appreciate what we do."


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