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Bands no longer in the pink in Wales

Brass bands will no longer be playing in the famous pink pavilion at the Welsh National Eisteddfod.

Eisteddfod

 

Brass bands will no longer find themselves performing 'in the pink' at the annual Welsh National Eisteddfod, following news that a brand new pavilion will be erected for the event in Abergavenny in 2016.

Cancer charity

The Pink Pavilion has become something of a cultural icon since being first being erected in Swansea in 2006 — the colour being chosen to highlight the support the event gave to a national Cancer Charity.

Despite initial sneers from traditionalists, it soon became a huge hit — with brass bands heralding its opening each year with their contest performances.

First and last

The winner of the first competition to be held in the Pink Pavilion was Glynneath Silver, whilst the last winner was Burry Port in the top section contest held in Meifod in Powys this year.

Over the past ten years a total of 184 bands have appeared on stage — whilst Eisteddfod heraldic trumpeters Paul Hughes and Dewi Griffiths have also performed at all its most important events4BR

Trumpeters

Over the past ten years a total of 184 bands have appeared on stage — whilst Eisteddfod heraldic trumpeters Paul Hughes and Dewi Griffiths (principal cornets of Fairey and Tredegar Bands respectively) have also performed at all its most important events. (above)

The new pavilion will be in place for the National Eisteddfod, held on Castle Meadows, Abergavenny from 29th July — 6th August.



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Andrew White

MA(Ed Man), B Ed (Hons), BBCM, ADNCB, PGCE, Cert Ed
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator & Educationist