• Short Summary

    THE ANCIENT MARKET TOWN OF LLANGOLLEN IN NORTH WALES IS FAMOUS FOR ITS INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL EISTEDDFOD, A FESTIVAL OF FOLK SONG AND DANCE WHICH IS HELD THERE EACH SUMMER.

  • Description


    LLANGOLLEN AND THE COUNTRYSIDE SURROUNDING THE TOWN; THE STREETS FILLED WITH VISITORS AND COMPETITORS IN TRADITIONAL DRESS, SOME OF THEM SINGING THEIR WAY THROUGH THE TOWN; THE FIELD WHERE THE INTERNATIONAL EISTEDDFOD WAS HELD; SWISS DANCERS AND MUSICIANS PERFORMING BEFORE LARGE CROWDS; GERMAN GROUP DANCING "THE LOOM"; DANISH GIRLS' CHOIR REHEARSING ON BANK OF LLANGOLLEN CANAL; SPECTATORS AND COMPETITORS LEAVING AT THE END OF THE FESTIVAL; THE DESERTED EISTEDDFOD FIELD.




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    Background: THE ANCIENT MARKET TOWN OF LLANGOLLEN IN NORTH WALES IS FAMOUS FOR ITS INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL EISTEDDFOD, A FESTIVAL OF FOLK SONG AND DANCE WHICH IS HELD THERE EACH SUMMER. THOUSANDS OF VISITORS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD BECOME UNITED IN THE COMMON LANGUAGE OF MUSIC.

    THIS YEAR, LLANGOLLEN WELCOMED AMATEUR COMPETITORS FROM 23 COUNTRIES. AFTER MONTHS OF REHEARSAL THEY CAME TO TAKE PART IN FOLK SINGING, FOLK DANCING, CHORAL AND INSTRUMENTAL COMPETITIONS.

    THE INTERNATIONAL EISTEDDFOD WAS FOUNDED IN 1946 AND IS SUPPORTED ENTIRELY BY VOLUNTARY WORKERS FOR THE PROMOTION OF INTERNATIONAL PEACE AD GOODWILL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9O854KEWXXYPQ553OZF8OZODF
    Media URN:
    VLVA9O854KEWXXYPQ553OZF8OZODF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:05:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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