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An eisteddfod (IPA: /aɪˈstɛðvəd/, /əˈstɛðvɔd/ being usual in Welsh) (from the Welsh verb-noun eistedd, "sit"; the plural is eisteddfodau) is a typically Welsh festival of literature, music and performance. The tradition of such a meeting of Welsh artists dates back to at least the 12th century when a festival of poetry and music was held by Rhys ap Gruffydd of Deheubarth at his court in Cardigan in 1176, but with the decline of the bardic tradition fell into abeyance. The present-day format owes much to an eighteenth century revival arising out of a number of informal eisteddfodau. The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a system of phonetic notation devised by linguists to accurately and uniquely represent each of the wide variety of sounds (phones or phonemes) used in spoken human language. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... For an explanation of often confusing terms such as Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom and England, see British Isles (terminology). ... The 2006 Sinulog festival in the Philippines Renaissance festival A festival or fest is an event, usually staged by a local community, which centers on some theme, sometimes on some unique aspect of the community. ... Literature is literally acquaintance with letters as in the first sense given in the Oxford English Dictionary (from the Latin littera meaning an individual written character (letter)). The term has generally come to identify a collection of texts, which in Western culture are mainly prose, both fiction and non-fiction... Music is a human activity which involves structured and audible sounds, which is used for artistic or aesthetic, entertainment, or ceremonial purposes. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ... Rhys ap Gruffydd (1132–28 April 1197) was the ruler of the kingdom of Deheubarth (South Wales) from 1155 until his death. ... Deheubarth was a south-western kingdom or principality of medieval Wales. ... Cardiganshire (Sir Aberteifi in Welsh) was a traditional county in Wales that existed between 1282 and 1974. ... Events May 22 - Murder attempt by the Hashshashin on Saladin near Aleppo Raynald of Chatillon released from prison in Aleppo May 29 - Frederick Barbarossa is defeated in the Battle of Legnano by the Lombard League leading to the pactum Anagninum (the Agreement of Anagni) September 17 - Seljuk Turks defeat Manuel... A bard is a poet or singer, in religious or feudal contexts. ...

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The National Eisteddfod

The most important eisteddfod is the National Eisteddfod, held annually in the first week of August and usually alternating between North and South Wales, and taking place entirely in the Welsh language. Hundreds of tents, pavilions and little stands are erected in an open space to create the maes (field). The space required for this means that it is rare for the eisteddfod to be in a city or town itself but instead somewhere with more space. The car parking for day visitors alone requires several large fields and many people camp there for the whole week. In addition, if no stone circle is there already, one is created. The festival has a heavy druidic flavour, with the crowning and chairing ceremonies for the victorious poets being attended by bards in flowing white costumes, dancing maidens, trumpet fanfares and a symbolic horn of plenty. However, the heritage of this ceremony is of dubious provenance and owes its existence within the Eisteddfod structure to Iolo Morganwg, whose Gorsedd ceremonies were adopted by the Eisteddfod from 1819. Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... A gorsedd (SAMPA /gO:rsED/), occasionally spelled gorseth, plural gorseddau, is a community of bards. ... A poet exists within a cultural and intellectual tradition and usually writes in a specific language, but the qualities of good poetry are to some extent timeless and address issues common to all humanity. ... A bard is a poet or singer, in religious or feudal contexts. ... Iolo Morganwg (or Morgannwg in modern spelling) was the bardic name of Edward Williams (Llancarfan, Glamorgan, Wales 1747-1826). ... A gorsedd (SAMPA /gO:rsED/), occasionally spelled gorseth, plural gorseddau, is a community of bards. ... 1819 common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Nevertheless, it is taken very seriously, and an award of a crown or a chair for poetry is a great honour. One of the most dramatic events in Eisteddfod history was the award of the 1917 chair to the poet Ellis Humphrey Evans, bardic name Hedd Wyn, for the poem Yr Arwr (The Hero). The winner was announced, and the crowd waited for the winner to stand up to accept the traditional congratulations before the chairing ceremony, but no winner appeared. It was then announced that Hedd Wyn had been killed the previous month on the battlefield in Belgium. These events were portrayed in the Academy Award nominated film Hedd Wyn. 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... A bardic name is a pseudonym used, in Wales, by poets and other artists, especially those involved in the eisteddfod movement. ... Hedd Wyn (1887–31 July 1917) was a Merionethshire shepherd-poet of World War I. Born Ellis Humphrey Evans, he used the Bardic name Hedd Wyn, Welsh for white peace or blessed peace. Evans spent most of his life on a hill farm near Trawsfynydd. ... Academy Awards The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States. ...


As well as the main pavilion with the main stage, other fixtures of the Eisteddfod maes are the Pabell Lên (literature pavilion), the Neuadd Ddawns (dance hall), the Pabell Wyddoniaeth a Thechnoleg (science and technology pavilion), at least one theatre, and hundreds of stands, stondinau, where groups, societies, councils, charities and shops exhibit and sell. Some eisteddfod-goers never go near the main pavilion, spending their time wandering the maes and meeting friends. Since 2004, alcohol has been sold on the maes: prior to this, a no-alcohol policy was in operation. In addition to the main field, there are other venues through the week: one of these, Maes B, is where gigs are held.


The location of each national eisteddfod is proclaimed a year in advance, at which time the themes and texts for the competitions are published.


The Urdd Eisteddfod

Another important eisteddfod in the calendar is 'Eisteddfod Yr Urdd', or the youth eisteddfod. Organised by Urdd Gobaith Cymru, the Youth League of Wales, it brings together children from the age of 7, up to young adults of 24, from all across Wales, for a week of competition of singing, recitation, dancing, acting and musicianship in the summer half-term school holiday. Regional heats are held in advance of the final competition. As with the national eisteddfod, the Urdd Eisteddfod moves location, although with the establishment of the Urdd headquarters in the Wales Millennium Centre, the eisteddfod will return to Cardiff every four years. The Eisteddfod Yr Urdd is a welsh arts festival similar to that of the national eisteddfod, but for people between the ages of 5-24. ... Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, often constrasted with speech. ... Recitation means a discussion carried by a Teaching Assistant to supplement a lecture given by a senior faculty at an academic institution. ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... Acting is the work off an actor, a person in theatre, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... The Wales Millennium Centre The Wales Millennium Centre (Welsh: Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru) is a £106 million performing arts complex located on the Cardiff Bay waterfront. ... This article is about the city in Wales. ...


The International Eisteddfod

Another Eisteddfod is the International Eisteddfod, held annually in Llangollen. Choirs, singing groups, folk dancers and other groups attend from all over the world, sharing their national folk traditions in one of the world's great festivals of the arts. It was set up in 1947 and begins with a message of peace. In 2004, the eisteddfod was (unsuccessfully) nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Terry Waite, who has been actively involved with the eisteddfod. The International Eisteddfod is a music festival which takes place every year during the second week of July in Llangollen, North Wales. ... Llangollen is a small town in Denbighshire, north Wales, famous for the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, the Llangollen Canal (whose Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is nearby), and the Llangollen Railway. ... A choir or chorus is a musical ensemble of singers. ... Folk dance is a term used to describe a large number of dances that tend to share the following attributes: They were originally danced in about the 19th century or earlier (or are, in any case, not currently copyrighted); Their performance is dominated by an inherited tradition rather than by... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... // Error creating thumbnail: convert: unable to open image `/mnt/upload3/wikipedia/en/f/f5/Nobel_Peace_Prize_Medal. ... Terry Waite CBE (born May 31, 1939) is a British humanitarian and author. ...


Other eisteddfodau

Smaller-scale local eisteddfodau are held throughout Wales: advertisements for them may appear in the back of the newspapers or on posters locally. Schools hold eisteddfodau as competitions within the school: a popular time for this is on Saint David's Day. Saint Davids Day (Welsh: Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant) is the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales, and falls on March 1 each year. ...


Malad City, Idaho also hosts a small Eisteddfod around the first part of July. Malad City claims the largest, per-capita, concentration of people of Welsh ancestry outside of Wales. Their Eisteddfod began with Welsh pioneers to the Malad Valley in the late 1800's, but stopped with the outbreak of World War I. In 2004 they reinstated this celebration calling it the Malad Valley Welsh Festival. Historic Downtown Malad Malad City is a city located in Oneida County, Idaho, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,158. ...


Australia

Eisteddfods (Australian plural) have also been adopted by Australian culture. Much like the Welsh original, Eisteddfods are competitions that involve testing individuals for singing, dancing, acting and musicianship. However it is often a competition reserved for children at primary or secondary school. Often the prize for such an event is a scholarship to pursue a further career. Many young Australian actors and dancers participate regularly in the various competitions scheduled throughout the year. The most popular is the Rock Eisteddfod, which involves 40,000 students from 400 schools in its yearly competition. Eisteddfods in past years has suffered controversy with some parents being overly zealous and occasionally violent when their child loses an event.

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National Eisteddfod venues

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Neath (Welsh: Castell-Nedd) is a town and community with a population of approximately 45,898, located on the river of the same name (Welsh: Afon Nedd) in the traditional county of Glamorgan, south Wales. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Colwyn Bay (Welsh: Bae Colwyn) is a town and seaside resort on the coast of the Irish Sea in north Wales. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Llandeilo is a town in Carmarthenshire, west Wales situated at the crossing of the River Tywi by the A40 on an elegant stone bridge. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bala is a market town in Gwynedd, Wales, formerly an urban district of Merionethshire. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Pencoed (pronounced Pen-coyd or Pen-code) is a town in the county borough of Bridgend, traditional county of Glamorgan, south Wales, with a population of around 10,000 people. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Anglesey (Welsh: Ynys Môn, pronounced (IPA), roughly unniss mawn), is an island and county at the northwestern extremity of north Wales. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Llanelli is a coastal town in Carmarthenshire, Wales, approximately 13 km (8 miles) from Swansea. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Denbigh (Welsh is shit: Dinbych) was the county town of the traditional county of Denbighshire, Wales before 1888. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... St Davids (Welsh: TÅ·ddewi) is the smallest city in the United Kingdom, with a population of under 2,000 people. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Meifod is a village 7 miles north-west of Welshpool in mid Wales on the A495 road. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... Newport (Welsh: Casnewydd) is the third largest city in Wales (after Cardiff and Swansea). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Vaynol (Welsh: Y Faenol meaning the manor) is a country estate in North Wales dating from the Tudor period. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mold (Welsh: Yr Wyddgrug) is the county town of Flintshire in Wales and lies on the River Alyn. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the city in Wales. ...

External links

  • National Eisteddfod Festival website in Welsh and English
  • Llangollen International Eisteddfod website
  • Eisteddfod Australia website
  • Jersey Eisteddfod website
  • Malad Valley Welsh Festival

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GWYBODIADUR: The Eisteddfod (2124 words)
Eisteddfod is one of the few Welsh words to have entered the English language – though English dictionaries disagree on exactly what it means – and it has been used all over the world to refer to a competitive cultural festival or celebration of the performing arts.
The first recorded eisteddfod is thought to have taken place in Cardigan in 1176, though the word itself is not recorded until 1523, when the event became properly regulated as a sort of competitive test of professional aptitude for bards.
The core of the modern Eisteddfod is the musical and poetic competitions, and in particular the big ceremonies of the Coroni (Crowning of the Bard) and the Cadeirio (Chairing of the Bard).
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