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The Eisteddfod

Newsreel capturing the Welsh festival at Pwllheli, including the procession of the Bards

Non-Fiction 1925 1 mins Silent


The hills are alive in this fascinating snapshot of an eisteddfod at Pwllheli, which includes glimpses of the procession, women in Welsh national dress, and a peace ritual performed by attending druids.

The ritual is performed by the Gorsedd of Bards (the association of druids), and includes a member calling the people from the four corners of the land together with a trumpet, before chanting the Gorsedd prayer. The Archdruid (the elected leader) then withdraws the Grand Sword from its sheath three times and cries, "Is there peace?" The assembly replies, "Peace".