Children:- 5 to 11 years

The Abergavenny Eisteddfod is open to any competitors, wherever they live, whether they want to compete in Welsh or English, as individuals, a school, other organisation.


Competitions include music (singing and instrumental), folk and disco dancing and recitation as individuals or a group. A complete list can be seen on the entry form (see “How to Enter” below.)

Dates and times

  • Closing date for entries: 22nd March 2024
  • Preliminary competitions (if there are more than 3 entries) are held prior to the eisteddfod.
  • On-stage finals: from 9 a.m. onwards, Saturday 20th April 2024


Dates and venues for the 2024 prelims

Start time for all prelims is 4.00 pm

Competitions Date Venue
Dance and Reading at first sight. Tuesday April 9th Ysgol Gymraeg Y Fenni
Recitation Wednesday 10th Llantilio Pertholey School
Solo Voice and Ensemble Thursday April 11th Ysgol Gymraeg Y Fenni
Choirs Monday April 15th Cantref Primary
Instrumental, including piano Tuesday April 16th Llanfoist Fawr Primary

Finals of the Stage competitions will be held at King Henry VIII School, Old Hereford Road, Abergavenny, NP7 6EP on Saturday, April 20th  from 9 a.m.

Special choir prize!

The winning choir will receive a special shield, to be kept for a year, together with a small replica shield to keep.

Competition rules

  • Competitors aged 5 – 11 must be entered and accompanied at all times by a responsible adult, whether through school, an organisation or parent/guardian.
  • Competitors can choose their own pieces, as long as they are within 4 minutes in length.
  • Material used, including songs and drama texts, must be suitable for an all-age audience.
  • Acts using inappropriate material will be disqualified.
  • For safety and space reasons, we have set a maximum number of competitors for the instrumental ensemble and disco dance competitions.

Musical competitions

  • Competitors must bring 2 copies of the music, at least one of which is the original. One copy is for themselves and one is for the adjudicator, which needs to have the competitor’s name and competition number on the music. Copies are destroyed afterwards to comply with the Copyright Act.
  • Competitors not submitting music will be disqualified.
  • Conductors and accompanists may be any age – adults or children
  • Competitors needing an accompanist are asked to advise organisers and supply accompaniment in advance (please see entry form below.)

Recitation competitions

  • Recitation competitors are asked to bring 2 copies of the piece for the adjudicator and organiser.

How to enter

Please fill in the entry form , which you can submit online. Alternatively you can download a pdf to print out and complete.

If you would like a paper copy of the application form, please contact Rosemary Williams on 01873 811814 or or by post to: Rosemary Williams, 7 Cwrt Newydd, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1AQ

Further information

If you have any enquiries, please contact Rosemary Williams on 01873 811814 or


  • Visitors are welcome. Adult visitors can buy a one-off spectator ticket (£3.00) at the preliminary competitions, which also allows entry to the finals on Saturday 20th April.
  • Children and young people up to age 18 come in free.
  • Photographs will be taken and may be used for publicity purposes. Please inform a member of the Committee if you do not want your child photographed.