Cymru said that Robin Llyn (his bardic name) was "a colourful character with strong opinions and we will miss him in the Gorsedd
and on the Eisteddfod stage".
JAMIE Roberts has been inducted into the Gorsedd
of the Bards.
KEY members of Wales' successful Euro 2016 campaign will be honoured by the Gorsedd
of the Bards at the Anglesey National Eisteddfod later this year.
He was invested as an honorary druid in the Gorsedd
of the Bards at a colourful ceremony under cloudless skies at the festival in the Vale of Glamorgan yesterday.
He was one of about two dozen new members inducted into the Gorsedd
, Wales' main literary society, at a ceremony held in a mist-shrouded field jutting out into the Irish Channel.
Dr Williams, who was last month named as the successor to Dr George Carey, was made a member of the Gorsedd
of Bards for his contribution to the Welsh language and the culture of Wales.
'The suggestion perpetrated recently by some elements of the British daily press that the Gorsedd
is even remotely associated with paganism is deeply offensive - not just in the suggestion that I would wish to associate myself in any way with paganism, but also to those people of goodwill in Wales who appreciate the Gorsedd
and Eisteddfod for the colour and culture which they bring to Wales's national life,' he said.
Dr Rowan Williams, who has been named as the next Archbishop of Canterbury, will tomorrow be admitted as a member of the Gorsedd
of Bards during the National Eisteddfod at St David's.
T James Jones was chaired at the final Gorsedd
of Bards ceremony at this year's National Eisteddfod.
A RUGBY international, a football manager and the widow of an inspirational cancer campaigner joined dozens of people who are prominent in their own communities to be honoured by the Gorsedd
of Bards at a ceremony at the National Eisteddfod.
Now those treats will be available at the former caretaker's shelter in Gorsedd
Gardens at the newly-named Brodie's Coffee Cabin.