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New inductees for Gorsedd of the Bards

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Dan Williams Dan Williams | 10:26 UK time, Friday, 10 June 2011

Each year new members for the Eisteddfod Druidic Order are chosen who have made a contribution to Welsh culture or society. They are honoured by being part of the procession and wearing the prestigious long white robes.


Welsh Poet Gillian Clarke

Welsh Poet Gillian Clarke

With this year's National Eisteddfod in Wrexham fast approaching, the Gorsedd have announced their select inductees. Among the honoured few are National Poet for Wales Gillian Clarke and international rugby referee Nigel Owens.

Clarke, this year's winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for poetry, told the Western Mail that the day holds particular importance as her Mother, originally from Coedpoeth near Wrexham, was born 100 years to the day.

Other inductees include former Wales rugby star Non Evans, broadcaster Lyn Ebenezer and Radio Cymru and S4C commentator Nic Parry.

To learn more about the Eisteddfod visit our Guides section on our Eisteddfod site.


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