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John Thomas





1. Mared Emyr Pugh-Evans

2. Molly-Rowan Sharples

3. Cassandra Tomella

1. Llywelyn Ifan Jones

2. Elfair Grug Dyer

3. Molly-Rowan Sharples

Gŵyl Pencerdd Gwalia Festival - FINAL ROUND
Finals - 13th April 2013, Sony Theatre, Bridgend College




Molly-Rowan Sharples

Mari Kelly

Anwen Mai Thomas

Elin Kelly

Mared Emyr Pugh-Evans

Hero Melia

Cassandra Tomella

Elain Rhys Jones


Torriad y Dydd

Morfa Rhuddlan

Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn

Serch Hudol

Le Soir

Una Furtiva Lagrima

Sweet Richard

Codiad yr Haul



Molly-Rowan Sharples

Manon Browning

Bethan Griffiths

Rhiain Awel Dyer

Elfair Grug Dyer

Llywelyn Ifan Jones


Torriad y Dydd
L'espérance - Mazurka

Echoes of a Waterfall
Y Fwyalchen

Y Gadlys

Aeolian Sounds
Serch Hudol

Dafydd y Garreg Wen
Staccato Movement

Tros y Garreg

Senior Competition- Under 25 years of age but no lower age limit

Set pieces:
a)  Any arrangement of a Welsh Melody by John Thomas from the collection “24 Welsh Melodies” (Ashdown, Adlais, or any other publisher).
[See Rules & Repertoire]

b) One original composition by John Thomas.
For example : Le Soir,  Rêverie, Aeolian Sounds, Echoes of a Waterfall,  The Spinning Wheel,  Staccato Movement, Rhapsody,  one of  The Seasons, one of the Romances, any piece from Dewis Dethol (Selected studies ) etc.

Competitors are encouraged to perform by memory, and to consider choosing lesser known pieces, where possible.

First Prize  £1,000 Telynau Salvi Harps
Second Prize £500 Sain
Third Prize  £250 Adlais

All contestants must be under 25 on March 1st 2013.

Closing Date:
All applications in both competitions must be received by March 1st, 2013. 

Entrance fee
Entrance fee for each competition: £20

Harpists may compete in both competitions if they so wish. 

Preliminary Round

The preliminary round will be held in two locations: Competitors may choose the most convenient location:-

23 March 2013: As part of the Telynau Morgannwg Festival in Canolfan Soar, Merthyr Tydfil - Adjudicator Katherine Thomas
03 April 2013: As part of the Caernarfon Harp Festival in Galeri, Caernarfon- Adjudicator Katherine Thomas

The organisers will make every possible effort to supply suitable harps for those unable to bring their own instruments if an application has been made in advance.

Final Contest and Concert

13 April 2013 : The Final round of both Competitions will be held at Sony Theatre, Bridgend College, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan, CF31 3DF.
Adjudicators of the Final Round: Catrin Finch and Katherine Thomas

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A concert will be held in the evening at Tabernacle Chapel ,Bridgend featuring the winners and other artists

Further Information

Entry form   -   Rules & Repertoire   -    Jury   -   Organisers   -   Junior Competition Details