Adult Competitions – Vocal & Instrumental

Adult Stage Competitions & Literature Eisteddfod will take place on Saturday 29th June 2024.

Closing date for entry: June 21st 2024

Preliminary competitions (if there are more than 3 entries) are held on the day of the eisteddfod from 10.00 am onwards.

Locations for stage competitions

Prelims: Abergavenny Methodist Church, Castle Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EH
Finals: Abergavenny Methodist Church, Castle Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EH


1 Vocal Solo, Under 18yrs
2 Vocal Solo, 19 -25 yrs
3 Champion Solo, 26yrs +
4 Welsh Solo – Open (must be a Welsh composer)
5 Song from a show – Open
6 Vocal Ensemble, Open (no more than 8 voices)
7 Instrumental Ensemble (no more than 8)
8 Solo Hymn Singing, Open
9 Instrumental Solo, Under 18yrs
10 Instrumental Solo, 19yrs +
11 Folk Song, Open
12 Solo Recitation, Open
13 Group Recitation, Open
14 Choir, (Any number to sing 2 contrasting pieces)

Competition rules

  • Competitors can choose their own pieces, as long as they are within 10 minutes in length.
  • Competitors will be penalised if their performance runs over this time.
  • Competitors must send two copies of their music, including the accompaniment, one of which must be the original, to Helen Middleton, to arrive no less than 2 weeks before the eisteddfod.
  • Please put your name and competition number on all music. The original will be returned to you and any copies destroyed after the event to comply with the Copyright Act.
  • The winning choir will receive a monetary prize and adjudication. There are no preliminaries for the choir competition.

How to enter

Please download and fill in the entry form (Word) and email it as an attachment  to sending your music separately, or by post, together with your music to: Mrs H Middleton, 2 Bryn Afal, Y Pandy, Y Fenni, NP7 8DW.


Further information

For any queries, please contact Helen Middleton: (01873 890388 or 07949 693109)


This year’s adjudicators are Annette Bryn Parri and Ross Leadbeater.

  • All competitors receive monetary prize and written adjudications.
  • Visitors are very welcome to attend the preliminary competitions, as well as the evening concert where the finalists compete at the Methodist Church, Castle Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EH
  • Photographs will be taken and may be used for publicity purposes.
  • Entry to the prelims is free
  • Visitors and competitors will be asked to pay £3 entry to the evening concert