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    Here, the bards gather in their traditional robesof white, green, and blue to select and crown the prizewinning poets of the year.For above all, Wales is a land of poetry and song.Prowess in either of these is universally honored.And a Welshman who cannot sing is a contradiction in terms.If you ask a Welsh farmer, for example,

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    how many men work for him, don't be surprisedthat the answer is two: a baritone and a tenor.[TRUMPET FANFARE]Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau.Land of my Fathers.

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    It's not merely a national anthem but alsothe epitome of what Welshmen feel about this land of hillsand mountains which have profoundlyaffected its history.For they have always provided Waleswith a natural defense against attack from outside.The isolation of rugged heights and narrow valleyshas kept the Welsh ...

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