After the Ceremony had finished, it was a quick march back down into town to get glammed up for the Eisteddfod. It’s always a bit of a rush. When we got to the Town Hall we found Bracken had saved us the table under our banner and we settled down with a plate of food for the evenings entertainment. The buffet was really delicious – it came from a lovely cafe in Glastonbury called Rainbow’s End. As usual the first half was the quieter acts – poets, story tellers and acoustic music.
Liz Cruse started us off with some of her most excellent poems and to follow we had some songs from Frankie and Holly, who we recognised as the Guardians of the West from the Tor Ceremony! I particularly enjoyed their Druid’s A –Z. Following on from them was Tom Goddard (pictured above) who did a very good set and then it was Darren who kept us captivated with a retelling of the story of Gwion. Penny and Arthur followed on and reminded all us poor folks who were going to the Avebury Ceremony in the morning just how early we were going to have to get up, by playing Hal an Tow, We then had another new poet, Sarah Long. Kate, Corwen and Damh played together next (hurrah!) and the first half of the evening was brought to a close by Liv Torc who was fantastically funny as ever.
There was a brief interlude whilst the tables at the front were moved to allow dancing and then the second half was kicked off by Kieran and Corwen drumming. ZZ Birmingham and guests followed on and then Kate, Corwen, Kieran and Damh played a longer set than usual which was an unexpected treat, but a bit sad at the same time as there seemed to be less acts in the second half than usual.
Mr Stoatie only took a few pictures, but I have found some brilliant ones here on girlracer_68’s flickr stream. If you scroll along there is a brilliant one of Kieran starting off the Tor Ceremony with the Celtic Horn – he must have been practicing frantically over dinner as this time it was perfect!