The Eisteddfod was established in 1988 by Ryde City Council and handed over to a volunteer team in 1990, with great support from Ryde City Council, both in the provision of venues and in direct sponsorship. Because of generous donations by businesses, clubs and individuals from Ryde and the wider Sydney region the Eisteddfod awards valuable prizes and scholarships in its five discipline areas
The Eisteddfod includes a Seniors section (50 plus) for older members of the community, emphasis on entertainment as well as excellence.
The Eisteddfod is a non-profit, volunteer-run organisation which consists of a Committee and a large band of helpers. This is an exciting community initiative - please follow the links to the Volunteers pages if you would like to know more about being involved.
The Eisteddfod recently lost one of our wonderful inaugural members - Paula Clarkstone. But her memory will live on in the Classical Vocal sections where a Paula Clarkstone plaque will accompany the Junior Folk Songs - her favourite section and already sponsored by her this year before she died.