THE WELSH OUTLOOK "Where there is no vision the people perish." PAGE NOTES OF THE MONTH 199 THE MUSICAL OUTLOOK 202 THE NATIONAL EISTEDD- FOD—A POINT OF VIEW 204 THE CELTIC CONGRESS 206 HUGH OWEN (1637-1699) —THE APOSTLE OF THE NORTH 208 AUGUST, 1925. NOTES OF THE MONTH HE publication of this issue of the Outlook synchronises with the hold- ing of the National Eisteddfod at Pwllheli. The committee are to be congratulated upon the wisdom they have shown in fixing upon Pwllheli for this important event; for lacking as the little place is in industrial importance, small as its population is, and remote as it is from the great channels of communication, it possesses something vastly more precious and important than all these things-a truly Welsh soul. The beauty of the surrounding country, with its lovely bay bounded by the exquisite curves of the Merionethshire hills (Mr Strachey has recently classed it with the bays of Naples and Eleusis as the three most beautiful bays in the world) has attracted many holiday-makers to it; but even in the height 'of the summer season, when places like Aberystwyth and Barmouth are simply little Birminghams-on-Sea, Welsh is almost the only language heard-on the streets of Pwllheli. It is well that the honour of re- ceiving so essentially Welsh an institution as the Eisteddfod should be conferred upon a place which still-lives on the old CONTENTS: PAGB A HOLIDAY IN GLYN CEIRIOG & THEREABOUTS 210 THE EXILE'S CORNER 213 WELSH SOCIETIES 215 THE RED GOLD OF MEIRION 220 PAGB THE FINANCIAL AND ECO- NOMIC SITUATION 222 CORRESPONDENCE 223 REVIEWS 223 POETRY 203, 221, 224 Annual Subscription, 7/6 Half Year, 3/9 (post free). ideals, breathes the old spirit, and speaks the old tongue. In this number we are devoting a good deal of space to matters connected, directly or indirectly, with the Eisteddfod. We print a special article by oneiof the most brilliant of our younger scholars on the Eisteddfod, and we have no doubt that our readers, whether agreeing in the main with it or not, will find it stimulating and challenging. We also print short notes on some of the principal Welsh societies. This we had hoped to make more complete; but leading members of such societies as the Cymmrodorion were too busy to be able to find time to write for us. Rightly or wrongly the Eisteddfod has come to be predominently a musical festival; and so we have asked Sir Walford Davies to give an Eisteddfodic flavour to his monthly article. MANY thousands of Welshmen will congregate at Pwllheli, and several hundreds of them will be from beyond the seas. For them all- those whose home is in Wales, as well as those who dwell in exile-there could be no better and more fitting rallying point