The Llangollen International Eisteddfod is a unique event.
For 51 years, musicians from all over the world have descended on one of North Wales's most picturesque towns to compete in an atmosphere of convivial internationalism.
Fiona Talkington presents the first of four programmes from this year's Eisteddfod.
The third of four programmes from the Llangollen International Eisteddfod.
Fiona Talkington asks some of the competitors what motivates them to visit this extraordinary festival (often at their own expense), and what traditions they bring with them.
The last of four programmes from the Llangollen International Eisteddfod.
Fiona Talkington interviews some of the participants and examines the future of the traditions which the visiting musicians represent.
In the second of four programmes from the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, Fiona Talkington listens to the folk song group competition, which featured contestants from the Baltic to Croatia.