IPSWICH'S young performers continue to showcase impressive musical talent and this year's Junior Eisteddfod is no exception.

Adjudicator Peta Blyth is glad to be back judging vocals at the event, having judged four times previously dating back to 1979.

Vocal adjudicator Peta Blyth at the 2015 Ipswich Eisteddfod. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times
Vocal adjudicator Peta Blyth at the 2015 Ipswich Eisteddfod. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times Rob Williams

Mrs Blyth said the city had very high performance standards and had always maintained this throughout the 70-year history of the Ipswich Junior Eisteddfod.

Ipswich's choral and vocal tradition can be traced back as far as the Welsh miners of old, and is etched into local culture.

MacKenzie Smith performs in the 12 years Vocal Solo - Music Theatre section at the Ipswich Eisteddfod on Wednesday. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times
MacKenzie Smith performs in the 12 years Vocal Solo - Music Theatre section at the Ipswich Eisteddfod on Wednesday. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times Rob Williams

Mrs Blyth said these events were great for young people, and the Eisteddfod Committee gave them an opportunity to succeed.

"They form a great social group through music that's with them for their lives," she said.

As well as adjudicating, Mrs Blyth will treat audiences to a vocal performance on Saturday night, accompanied by fellow judge Mark Kruger.

Keep reading the QT for more coverage of the Ipswich Junior Eisteddfod.



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