Music: Eisteddfod

As far back as records go the Welsh have been a singing people, rating a good voice next to royal blood, competing valiantly in song festivals, regarding music and poetry as national sports. Roman Poseidonius of Apamea noted in the second Century B.C., that the inhabitants of Wales "have poets whom they call bards, who sing songs of eulogy and of satire, accompanying themselves on instruments very like the lyre." Even hard-headed Julius Caesar, with his general's ear for music, mentioned in his Gallic War that the Druidic warriors "learn by heart...

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