THE Gunnedah Eisteddfod is back on with face-to-face events after the 2020 COVID-induced online performances.
Returning once again to the Gunnedah Town Hall, youth from schools in Gunnedah, Tamworth, Quirindi and other areas have been showing off their talents on stage.
The eisteddfod started on May 19 with the instrumental section, before moving to musical entertainment on May 26. This section will end on Saturday.
From there, it'll dive into the speech and drama eisteddfod from June 1-4, then the dance eisteddfod from June 18-20.
Vice president of the Gunnedah Eisteddfod Society, Marg Amos, said the participation rate had been great so far, with lots of musical entertainment from infant and primary school children.
"I think we've got about 14 infants groups and about 12 primary ones so that's been perhaps the highlight," she said.
"It's really lovely to be back with a face-to-face eisteddfod and Mrs Sabina Turner from Pymble Ladies' College is our adjudicator this year and is enjoying it and doing a great job of being supportive and encouraging of the supporters and competitors and giving ideas on how to improve their performances."
She said there weren't as many high school entries this year, but it was still good to see other schools getting involved again.
"Everyone supports in whichever way suits their school's emphasis and the programs they do at the school," Ms Amos said.
"We're a performance avenue platform to show what they have been learning, doing, performing in their class or school up until this time of the year."
More information about the eisteddfod can be found on the Gunnedah Eisteddfod Society website.
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