National Eisteddfod of Wales - Bala 1st & 2nd August - Live on TV

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by dyl, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    As ever, there will be live coverage of the Eisteddfod - both on digital tv and on-line.

    This year's brass band contest takes place this weekend (1st & 2nd August) and can be viewed on S4C (Sky channel 104 in Wales, 134 outside Wales). Naturally the coverage is in Welsh, but all sections are usually broadcast in full.

    Web coverage will be available here: under the 'watch and listen' link, if not, then it'll definitely be on the Welsh language version of the same page:

    Contest times are as follows:

    09:30 - Fourth Section
    11:45 - Third Section
    13:05 - Second Section

    11:45- Championship/First Section

    All sections must play an own-choice programme (marked for music only - not entertainment) - the time limit for Saturday's contests are 15 minutes per band, whilst Sunday's contest has a limit of 20 minutes per band.

    Adjudicators are Roy Roe & Chris Wormald

    I know for a fact there are 3 bands in the 2nd section! ;)
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2009
  2. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

    Good Luck to all competing in Bala...bringing back memories of 1997 when the competition was last in Bala...
  3. stopher

    stopher Member

    Think its 3 bands in Section 3 and 6 in Section 4. No sure about top Section as i've heard different things - anything from 3 to 6 bands!

    Good luck to all bands competing this weekend.


    Memories of Bala 97 - have a look at
  4. Griffis

    Griffis Member

    Hi mate, according to the printed programme there are 5 bands entered, listed as Beaumaris, Pontardulais, St Athan, Tredegar and Wrexham...not sure if all 5 will turn up though, I know 3 bands definately going, and the other two probably will aswel!

    Cheers pal!

    I look very young, and whats scary, I look skinny...must have been before kebabs found their way to north wales lol!!
  5. fattyfattybumbum

    fattyfattybumbum New Member

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  6. Daniel Sheard

    Daniel Sheard Member

    Just caught the end of Menai Bridge. Well jungled!
  7. Daniel Sheard

    Daniel Sheard Member

    Deiniolen: well played- good programme and nicely executed. Good soloist too.
  8. fattyfattybumbum

    fattyfattybumbum New Member

    What time is the Championship section start :confused:
  9. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    It's tomorrow....see Dyl's first post ;)
  10. fattyfattybumbum

    fattyfattybumbum New Member

    Oh I........wakey wakey!! Time to go out now and get some fresh me thinks!! ;)
  11. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Just watched Gareth Ritter conducting his band... not sure which band it was though. very nice it was too... great job Gareth.
  12. themusicalrentboy

    themusicalrentboy Active Member

    Who's playing in the Champ/1st section tomorrow?
  13. stopher

    stopher Member

  14. ilovespheres

    ilovespheres Member

    A huge congratulations to Deiniolen, loved every second of our performance - Well done Deiniolen!!
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  15. cornetto_1

    cornetto_1 New Member

    it was city of cardiff
  16. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Thanks Daniel - really enjoyed that today. Good to be on the winning side again. and a huge boost for the band.
  17. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    Aye, it wasn't bad ;)
  18. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Awww. Should've tuned in earlier - you'd have seen the winning band then! ;)
  19. JamesVoros

    JamesVoros New Member

    Well don Dyl. That Sparke one was immense. Listened to the drum fill bit several times over. That horn player was a bit dodgy though..... ;-)
  20. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Nah! Horns were good! ;)

    Thanks James - that's a cracking piece by Mr. Sparke - we've really enjoyed working on it this week.