PHOTOS: 40th Mildura Eisteddfod opening day

THE 40th Mildura Eisteddfod began on Thursday with the first speech and drama sections performed at Trinity Lutheran College.

Over the next 17 days, performers of all ages showcase their talent in dance, speech, drama, piano, instrumental, choral and vocal sections.

The final speech and drama sections will be held today before performers compete in modern vocal tomorrow.

The Mildura Eisteddfod’s ruby anniversary year has attracted a record number of entries of 1750 and the addition of two new vocal sections for three to five-year-olds and over 50-year-olds.

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