It’s not often you see rugby players, a royal harpist and a comedian on the same bill, but they are among some of the luminaries who will be honoured by the Gorsedd of Bards at Wales’ primary cultural celebration.
The National Eisteddfod will take place in August at Conwy in north Wales. As well as featuring a wide range of cultural events it is also an opportunity to recognise individuals from all parts of the country for their achievements and their commitment to Wales, the Welsh language and to their local communities.
This year, rugby stars Jonathan Davies and Ken Owens, both part of the Wales team that triumphed in the Six Nations Championship, will receive the accolades alongside royal harpist Katrin Finch. Presenter and comedian Tudur Jones will also be honoured.
The Gorsedd, or meeting of bards, is an association of writers, musicians, artists and others who have contributed to the Welsh nation. Those admitted are awarded different coloured robes depending on thee areas in which they have excelled.