Talent tunes in at eisteddfod
THE skill of performers in a local eisteddfod competition is amazing its organisers.
The maturity and improvement in the standard of the musicians impressed veteran adjudicator Val Fawcett, who has been involved with the eisteddfod for 30 years.
“The kids stumble but they keep going, however, overall the whole thing has been running smoothly,” event organiser Fiona Hulbert said.
The highlight was the organisation of an orchestral group from eight different schools which played to an almost packed house on Friday night, she said.
“It was a very good performance.”
The 38th Annual C.ex Group Coffs Harbour and District Eisteddfod, being held at the Coffs Harbour Racing Club, began on May 28 and finishes on Sunday June 20 at the Jetty Memorial Theatre.
Yesterday seasoned competitors Bellingen High School and Toormina High School choirs sang their hearts out against new entrant Bishop Druitt College.
However, it may be the last time this section is heard as organisers are finding it difficult to get sufficient choirs to make up a competition.
Attendance has been good and today, more than five primary school choirs will sing for an expected large crowd from 9.30am at the Coffs Harbour Racing Club.
The competition began with the piano section followed by the instrumental section. The speech and drama sections are next, and dance will end on the June long weekend.