Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Dic Yr Hendre

…de la Western Mail:

Tributes were last night paid to the Archdruid of Wales, distinguished Cardiganshire farmer poet Dic Jones, who has died at the age of 75.

He became the Archdruid, the presiding official at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, in 2008, but illness prevented him taking part in this year’s event in Bala.

The Recorder of the Gorsedd of Bards, John Gwilym Jones, said yesterday that in his opinion Dic Jones was the greatest of the Anglo-Welsh and Welsh language poets.

He added it was “a tragedy” that Mr Jones had only been able to act as Archdruid for around a year...

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