Gŵyl Fawr Aberteifi: Talwrn y Beirdd


Talwrn y Beirdd will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday 27th June in Cardigan Castle. An opportunity to listen to four local teams of bards battle it out in word and verse with the aim of clinching the Dic Jones memorial shield. The Eisteddfod Chair will also be presented to the Literary Committee during the evening.   

PLEASE NOTE - Tickets for this event are £5 and will be available at the door at Cardigan Castle.




Gŵyl Fawr Aberteifi is Cardigan’s annual Welsh language festival which involves a week-long celebration of music, verse and dance.

The festival was first established in 1952 as a semi-national Eisteddfod  - a stepping stone for competitors between local Eisteddfods and the National Eisteddfod.   

In 2017 the Festival will be held at Theatr Mwldan and Cardigan Castle.

The Festival kicks off on the first Saturday with a formal proclamation ceremony held at Cardigan Castle. Tuesday and Thursday evenings are an opportunity to showcase local talent as children and young people (members of CICA) perform a Welsh language musical at the theatre. Wednesday evening focuses on poetry with local bardic teams battling it out in verse. Friday and Saturday feature the main event – the traditional Eisteddfod with individuals, groups and choirs travelling to the event from far and wide to compete in a variety of competitions including singing, folk dancing and recitation. Highlights include the Chairing of the Bard ceremony and the Blue Riband competition for the Festival’s champion soloists. 

The Festival comes to an end on the Sunday with a morning service at 10am in Capel Mair, followed by a Grand Concert on the Sunday evening at Cardigan Castle.  




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