Adult Competitions – Vocal & Instrumental

Unfortunately, because of the Coronavirus this year’s Abergavenny Adult Eisteddfod must be cancelled. We look forward to a successful Eisteddfod in 2021.


Group Recitation

The Abergavenny Eisteddfod is open to any competitor, wherever they live. Vocal performances may be in Welsh, English or the song’s original language, for all except the Welsh Solo competition.

Vocal and instrumental competitions

There are six musical competitions: Solo under 25; Welsh Solo; Song from a Musical; Instrumental Solo; Choir and Champion Vocal Solo.

Dates and times

Closing date for entry is 30th May 2020.
Preliminary competitions (if there are more than 3 entries, or 4 for the Champion Solo) are held on the day of the eisteddfod from 11.00 am onwards.
Finals: from approx. 7 pm – 10.30 pm, Saturday 13th June 2020.

Locations for stage competitions

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


40 Vocal solo 25 and under
41 Instrumental solo (open – no age limit)
42 Group Recitation
43 Welsh solo
44 Song from a musical
45 Choir, between 8 and 50 voices
46 Champion solo (Vocal: not open to competitors in no 40)

Competition rules

Prizes for most of the stage competitions are: 1st £100; 2nd £50; 3rd £30.

  • For the Champion Solo, supported by Abergavenny Rotary , the prizes are: 1st £250; 2nd £125; 3rd £75; 4th £50.
  • Competitors can choose their own pieces, as long as they are within 9 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 1 week 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.
  • Entrants for Under 25 vocal solo may not enter Champion Solo
  • How to enter

Please fill in the entry form, which you can submit by email to

Alternatively, you can fill in a Word version of the form 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)


This year’s adjudicators to be arranged

  • All competitors receive written adjudications and finalists performing on stage in the evening receive cash prizes.
  • 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
  • Entry to the prelims is free
  • Entry will be by Evening Concert Programme at £5
  • Photographs will be taken and may be used for publicity purposes.