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Friday, June 21, 2013

Praises of Llan Eisteddfod sung in the Commons

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod was yesterday (Thursday) praised in the House of Commons Chamber during a parliamentary debate on the arts and creative industries.

Local MP Susan Elan Jones spoke of the importance of the arts for international and community cohesion.

"The Llangollen international musical eisteddfod in my constituency was set up at the end of the second world war, to bring nations and cultures together," said Ms Jones.

The Eisteddfod was also praised by Labour Deputy Leader Harriet Harman MP who commented in the same debate: "One of the things that is so distinctive and admirable about Wales is its people’s love of culture and the eisteddfod tradition. I pay tribute to that."

Speaking after the debate, Susan Elan Jones MP said: "The vision and the dream that led to the creation of Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod was an extraordinary one.

"And what is even more amazing is how the Eisteddfod continues and thrives today.

"As a former steward at the Eisteddfod, I am very honoured to have been invited to be a Day President on the Friday of this year's International Eisteddfod.

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