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sian, west wales Folklore: The music of Wales (119* d) RE: Folklore: The music of Wales 27 Jul 10


Rather than start a new thread, let me refresh this one with a list of 'folky' events happening at this year's National Eisteddfod. This year, the Eisteddfod is in Ebbw Vale for a week, starting this coming Saturday. The majority (all?) the societies involved in trad music are, once again, coming together under one roof: "Ty Gwerin". Once you've paid to get on the field, most of these are free.

Ty Gwerin Stand 713-716

home to
• trac • Clera • Welsh Folk Song Society • Ty Cerdd
• Welsh Folk Dance Society • Voluntary Arts Wales
• Gwyl Cerdd Dant • Cymdeithas Cerdd Dant Cymru

Free workshops, demonstrations and music activities throughout the week
Come and watch Trefor Owen, clogmaker, and Marcus Butler, instrument maker, at their crafts.

Saturday 31 July

9.00 Craftsmen at work - come and meet the makers (TG)
11.00 Opening Tea-Party (TG)
11.00 Isca Morris, Performance Stage 2 (Llwyfan Perfformio 2)
13.00 Folk dance performance: Isca Morris, Neuadd Dawns
14.00 'Come Try the Harp', a workshop for complete beginners with Gill Madley, held in the Learners' Tent (Maes D)
14.15 "Alawon Gwerin y Cymoedd", in the Pabell Lęn, with contributions from: Parti Ysgol Gymraeg Brynmawr, Dawnswyr Bro Taf, Kate Evans, Eluned Holloman, Iwan Gruffydd
15.00 Folk dance performance: Cwmni Gwerin Pontypwl, Neuadd Dawns
16.00 Informal session: Come to sing! (songsheets available) Bring your instruments! (TG)
Late Mynediad Am Ddim, Maes C

Sunday 1 August

11.00 Gwerinwyr Gwent, Performance Stage 2 (Llwyfan Perfformio 2)
13.00 Folk dance performance: Dawnswyr Blaenau Gwent, Neuadd Ddawns
14.00 Folk dance performance: Gwerinwyr Gwent, Neuadd Ddawns
15.00 Twmpath Dawns for children, Neuadd Ddawns
16.00 Hei di Ho: Singing, dancing and instruments for children, Neuadd Ddawns

Monday 2 August

9.00 Craftsmen at work - come and meet the makers (TG)
12.15 Traditional music at the National Library stand: Angharad Jenkins and Patrick Rimes from Wales' young supergroup Calan
13.00 Folk dance performance: Dawnswyr Rhondda Cynon Taf, Neuadd Ddawns
13.10 Heather Jones, Llwyfan Perfformio 1 (Performance Stage 1)
14.00 Twmpath for children, Neuadd Ddawns
14.00 Workshop: 'Try a fiddle' - for complete beginners, with Rhian Evan Jones (TG)
15.00 Folk dance performance: Dawnswyr Gwerin Pen y Fai, Neuadd Ddawns
16.00 Informal session: Bring your instruments! Come to sing! (songsheets available) (TG)
17.00 Heather Jones, Llwyfan Perfformio 1 (Performance Stage 1)
Late Tecwyn Ifan, Maes C

Tuesday 3 August

9.00 Craftsmen at work - come and meet the makers (TG)
12.30 'Paned a Phennill' with Mair Tomos Ifans - verse-writing workshop (TG)
12.30 Traditional music at the National Library stand: pipe duo Dwylaw Chwyth
13.00 Heather Jones, Llwyfan Perfformio 1 (Performance Stage 1)
13.00 Tecwyn Ifan, Llwyfan Perfformio 2 (Performance Stage 2)
14.00 Workshop: pipes with Antwn Owen-Hicks of Dwylaw Chwyth (TG)
16.00 Informal session: Come to sing! (songsheets available) Bring your instruments! (TG)
16:00 Step-dancing workshop and demonstration, Neuadd Ddawns
17.00 Bagad Pibau Morgannwg, Llwyfan Perfformio 1(Performance Stage 1)

Wednesday 4 August

9.00 Craftsmen at work - come and meet the makers (TG)
11.00 Mansel Thomas Memorial Lecture in the Studio. Ben Rees on The life and workof Mansel Thomas, with illustrations and music by Terry Gilmore-James
12.00 Ty Cerdd Lecture in the Studio: Dr Prys Morgan, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Wales, Swansea on Lady Llanover - Gwenynen Gwent
12.00 Traditional music at the National Library stand: Guto Dafis - melodeon and voice
13.00 Workshop: Flute, with Elin Roberts. All levels welcome (TG)
13.00 Folk dance performance: Dawnswyr Blaenau Gwent at the Neuadd Ddawns
14.30 Workshop: Try a harp with Telynau Teifi - players and beginners welcome (TG)
15.00 Folk dance performance: Dawnswyr Caerdydd, Neuadd Ddawns
16.00 Informal session: Bring your instruments! Come to sing! (songsheets available) (TG)
Late Sesh Bach, Maes C

Thursday 5 August

9.00 Craftsmen at work - come and meet the makers (TG)
12.00 Music at the National Library stand: Brigyn
12.00 Dawnswyr Merthyr, Neuadd Ddawns
13.30 Workshop: Cerdd Dant ensemble, with Huw Ffowcs (TG)
14.00 Folk dance performance: Cwmni Gwerin Pontypwl, Gwerinwyr Gwent - Neuadd Ddawns
15.00 Welsh Folk Song Society presents Catherine Young, "Dehongli canu gwerin mewn dawns" ("Interpreting folk song through dance") (TG)
16.00 Informal session: Come to sing! (songsheets available) Bring your instruments! (TG)

Friday 6 August

9.00 Craftsmen at work - come and meet the makers (TG)
12.00 Traditional music at the National Library stand: Bethan Nia - harp and voice
13.00 Folk dance performance: Dawnswyr Blaenau Gwent at the Neuadd Ddawns
13.00 Heather Jones, Performance Stage 1 (Llwyfan Perfformio 1)
15.00 Gymanfa Cerdd Dant - cerdd dant singing session with Arfon Williams (TG)
15.00 Heather Jones, Maes D
16.00 Informal session: Bring your instruments! Come to sing! (songsheets available) (TG)

Saturday 7 August

9.00 Craftsmen at work - come and meet the makers (TG)
12.00 Workshop - mandolin for beginners, with Roland Emmanuel (TG)
13.00 Folk dance performance: Dawnswyr Rhondda Cynon Taf, Neuadd Ddawns
14.00 Dafydd Iwan, Performance Stage 2 (Llwyfan Perfformio 2)
14.00 Folk dance performance: Brandywine Cloggers at the Neuadd Ddawns
14.00 Meic Stevens, Performance Stage 2 (Llwyfan Perfformio 2)
14.00 Informal session: Come to sing! (songsheets available) Bring your instruments! (TG)
16.00 Dafydd Iwan, Performance Stage 2 (Llwyfan Perfformio 2)
Late Meic Stevens, Maes C


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