Friday, 10 July 2009
The Llangollen Experience
The International Eisteddfod has been a remarkable success story. It has been going for many years and is a showcase of international culture in a beautiful Welsh setting.
It is an affirmation of the need for peoples of all races and cultures to come together and celebrate, through song and dance, their unique and distinctive national characteristics in a spirit of friendship and harmony. Llangollen is an example of the necessity for nations to maintain and preserve their national differences as well as their shared camaraderie through the expression of artistic excellence. It belies the unworthy sentiments of those who deride their own language and culture and attempt to promote disharmony and disaffection with the land of their birth.