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FFSTINIOG. The twenty-sixth annual Chair Eisteddfod was held on Thursday night and Christmas; Day at the Public Hall. The eisteddfod is held under ■the auspices of the Congregational Church in the district. The musical adjudicator was Mr David Evans, Mus. Bac., London, and! the Rev. John Owen (Dyfnalii), Ebenezer, Carnarvon, adjudicated' on the poetry and prose, and also conducted the meetings. Mr R. O. Davies, solicitor, presided at the .first meeting. The award* were as follows:—For the best epigram (englyn), "The Education Act, 1902," Mr Wm. Rees (Arianglawdd), Fishiguard, South Wales. Inkstand made of slate rock, Mr Wm, E. Thomas, Blaenau Festiniog. Contralto solo, "Can y Bachgen Amddti'fad" (W. Davies), Miss Sarah Ann Morris, Blaenau Festiniog. Miss Jennie Owen, Bowydd-road, Blaenau, wont the prize for piano-playing, "Sonata, in D" (IHaydn). After a keen contest, Mr Richard! Jones, Llan- frothen, took the prize for the baritone solo, "Rhuo, Rhuo, mae y Gwynt" (J. G. Thomas). Chief essay on "The Theology of Morgan Llwyd's Llyfr y Tri Adaryn," Mr J. J. Wil- liams, lrhlw, Blaenau Festiniog. Sopram> solo, "Good 'Night" (John Henry), Miss Mary Ellen Roberts, Festiniog. Miss Annie Williams, iNew Square, Blaenau, won the prize for translation. Mr Evall Owen's party from Festiniog took the prize for sing.ng the quartette, ".0, fy lesu." (D. P. Evans). The chief choral competition proved: interest- ing. A £ 12 prize, with £ 1 is to1 the conductor, was offered for the 'best rendering -of "Ar don o flaen gwyntoedd" (Dr. Joseph Parry). Four choirs came forward, and sang in the following order: Brynbowydd, conducted by Mr Robert Edmunds; Portmadoc, Mr R. Glanrafon Jones; Festiniog Village, 1.r. Evan Williams and Tany- grisiau, Mr W. 'S. Roberts. Mr'Evans said that the singing was of a high standiard, 'but Bryn- bowydd stood alone in artistic finish, blending, and balance of voices, and to them he awarded the prize. The afternoon meeting of Christmas was opened by an. excellent rendering of "There's a Land" (AllitsenJ by Miss EdithE.vans, the prize- winner at Llanelly National Eisteddfod. Mr R. J. Williams, Liverpool House, Rhiwbeyfdiir, presided. The prize-winners were: -Cenwch i mi yr hen ganiadau" (J. Henry), Edward Jones, Highgate, Festiniog. The second essay for per- sons under 21 years old: i, W. J. Williams, New Square; 2, Miss Charlotte Ann Jones, Hyfrydle. In the children's choir competition, 1 "Let little children come, untd, Me" (D. Evans), Saleim Chapel Choir (Miss Margaret Ellin Jones), won the first prize, and Carmel Choir (W. S. Roberts) the second prize. Answering ques- tions on Acts I., xii. 1, Miss Annie. Williams, New Square; 2, A. Bebb Jones, Dorfil-road. Recitation Miss Jennie Thomas, Four Crosses, P-wllheli. Duet, "Bardcl a'r Cerddor," Evan Owen and Edward Jones, Festiniog. The chief item on the programme, was the chairing of the bard. Five competed, and the winner was an- nounced to be Bryfdir, Blaenaut Festiniog, whose representative was chaired with the usual cere- monies.

Eisteddfod at Colvvyn Bay.

Welsh Good Templars' Eisteddfod.

HOLYWELL.

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