Singing sensation Tegid Goodman-Jones claims back-to-back Urdd National Eisteddfod titles
2nd June 2017

A singing sensation at Rydal Penrhos has added to his impressive list of accolades with another national success.

Tegid-Goodman-Jones, a Year 9 pupil at the school, won the prestigious Alaw Werin at the National Urdd Eisteddfod of Wales, making it back-to-back triumphs at the event having come away with first place last year.

The 14-year-old produced a breath-taking performance in-front of a capacity crowd at the Bridgend showcase, which was enough to secure the crown in fine style.

This is the latest in a long line of successes for the music scholar, who has gone from strength-to-strength since he joined Rydal Penrhos in September.

He came away with the vocal category honour at the regional round of the Rotary International’s Young Musician/Singer of the Year, before finishing second in the district heat despite competing against vastly older and more experienced performers.

Tegid scooped a £200 cash prize after emerging victorious from a Young Musician of the Year event in Caerwys, while he also added the Musical Class title to his collection after his stunning rendition of Close Every Door to Me, which received an impressive 91 marks at the Hazel Grove Music Festival.

The gifted pupil will go in search of further recognition this summer after he earned qualification to participate at the world renowned Llangollen International Festival.

Director of Music Pete Williams, said: “What Tegid has been able to achieve this year is nothing short of extraordinary, and he produced another brilliant performance to secure his second National Urdd Eisteddfod win in succession.

“He is a born performer and works incredibly hard on improving all areas of his craft, and I am confident that this is just the start of a glittering career in the future.”

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