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  EISTEDDFOD - LoveToKnow Article on EISTEDDFOD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Eisteddfod in its present character appears to have originated in the time of Owain ap Maxen Wledig, who at the close of the 4th century was elected to the chief sovereignty of the Britons on the departure of the Romans.
The Eisteddfod at Llangollen ill 1858 is memorable for its archaic character, and the attempts then made to revive the ancient ceremonies, and restore the ancient vestments of druids, bards and ovates.
The great day of the Eisteddfod is the chair day usually the third or last daythe grand event of the Eisteddfod being the adjudication on the chair subject, and the chairing and investiture of the fortunate winner.
68.1911encyclopedia.org /E/EI/EISTEDDFOD.htm   (1119 words)

 GWYBODIADUR: The Eisteddfod
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).
gwybodiadur.tripod.com /eisteddfod/eisteddfod.htm   (2124 words)

 International Eisteddfod - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The International Eisteddfod is a music festival which takes place every year during the second week of July in Llangollen, North Wales.
Through publicity in Esperanto magazines a considerable number of groups contacted the organizers who were surprised at the response.
Two of the most outstanding groups in the first Eisteddfod were recruited in this way.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/International_Eisteddfod   (253 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Today's issues | Eisteddfod
The modern manifestation of Eisteddfod is now in its 56th year and sees 6,500 competitors from 47 nations participating in events including the Choirs of the World competition.
It is said that the first Eisteddfod was held in 1176, under the auspices of Lord Rhys, at his castle in Cardigan.
The official Eisteddfod website says that Lord Rhys held a grand gathering in his castle to which were invited poets and musicians from all over the country.
www.guardian.co.uk /netnotes/article/0,6729,752264,00.html   (471 words)

 icLiverpool - Don't bring the eisteddfod here, say Liverpool Welsh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
National Eisteddfod officials are being urged to reject the official invitation from Liverpool City Council to hold the 2007 festival in Liverpool.
Sent to Eisteddfod director Elfed Roberts it urges the Council to dismiss the city council's invitation on the grounds that there are now too few Welsh speakers on Merseyside to make the arrangements for such an event.
Urging National Eisteddfod Council members to consider fairly all aspects of bringing the Eisteddfod to Liverpool, Mr Owen added: "I expect them too to have their fingers on the pulse of the Welsh nation when weighing up their decisions, bearing in mind that the National Eisteddfod is the nation's festival.
icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk /0100news/0100regionalnews/tm_objectid=15363972&method=full&siteid=50061&headline=don-t-bring-the-eisteddfod-here--say-liverpool-welsh-name_page.html   (710 words)

 Early Modern Notes » Dewch i’r Eisteddfod!
The first National Eisteddfod was held in 1861; it was established as an annual event, alternating between north and south Wales each year, in the 1880s.
The eisteddfod continues to evolve (despite annual worries that insufficient funds will be raised to keep it going).
Iolo Morganwg’s ambition was for the eisteddfod to become a true national Welsh institution, and even though Welsh may now be the minority language (which was not the case in his day), there can be few doubts that that is what it’s become.
www.earlymodernweb.org.uk /emn/index.php?p=14   (886 words)

 Communities - Eisteddfod   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It is apparent that the eisteddfod rose to an eminent position in the slate quarrying areas during the nineteenth century.
It is true that an eisteddfod was held in Bangor in 1790 and at Dinorwig in 1802, but these appear to have been exceptions.
An eisteddfod was held at Dinorwig in 1840 and at Llan Ffestiniog in 1850.
www.llechicymru.info /ComCultEisteddfod.english.htm   (881 words)

FONS members were also invited to witness the Eisteddfod Proclamation Ceremony held at Newport's Tredegar House and took part in the ceremonial parade through the city centre on Saturday July 6th.
The Eisteddfod is a unique celebration of Welsh language, art, culture and heritage, an eight day cultural festival that attracts about 6000 competitors and 170,000 visitors.
The Eisteddfod (meaning "sitting together" or "gathering") evolved from ancient bardic tournaments in which apprentice poets and musicians would compete against each other for a seat of honour in the households of noblemen.
www.thenewportship.com /members/EisteddfodProc-03.html   (418 words)

 ATH 175 Peoples of the World
Eisteddfod means “to sit,” referring to everyone gathering and sitting together in order to enjoy the display of Welsh talent (Catchphrase 2004).
Although the National Eisteddfod is currently facing a financial crisis, a report by Stevens and Associates from 2003 states that with changes in the structure of the festival and increased marketing, the prognosis for the festival is bright.
The Eisteddfod will continue to be celebrated for years to come because of its cultural, social, and economic significance to Wales as well as the rest of the world (The National Eisteddfod of Wales 2004).
www.units.muohio.edu /ath175/student/WILLIAKK   (1556 words)

 Eisteddfod clean-up gets underway
Eisteddfod Press officer Betsan Williams said this year's festival was exceptional.
Previous Eisteddfods were hit by setbacks including foot-and-mouth disease and bad weather, but this year's event proved a success.
"The Eisteddfod saw a variety of shows and events, the competitions were of an extremely high standard and quality, the vibrancy of Maes was wonderful.
www.southwalesargus.co.uk /gwent/eisteddfod/EISTEDDFOD1.html   (428 words)

 icWales - Eisteddfod at the crossroads in 2005
The Eisteddfod launched a national appeal during last year's festival, in Newport, in a bid to raise funds.
Policies introduced to draw visitors in 2004, when the Eisteddfod was held in a comparatively non-Welsh speaking community, have been retained this year.
He said the Eisteddfod could seem daunting for the uninitiated because it is sold as a single big event.
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 BBC NEWS | Wales | Eisteddfod funding deal approved
The National Eisteddfod could be on a steadier financial footing after a deal between council leaders and assembly Culture Minister Alun Pugh.
The eisteddfod has long had financial problems, and even considered bankruptcy at one stage in 2004.
Before the announcement, Mr Pugh had spoken of the problems local councils faced when the eisteddfod was staged in their area.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/1/hi/wales/4287942.stm   (449 words)

 Eisteddfod 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
When the bishop arrived from Wrexham to inspect his forces and celebrate a special Eisteddfod mass in the parish church, he expressed his appreciation of the extent to which the local parish itseslf was involved this year, both in the stand and in the festival in general.
The Eisteddfod Council found it necessary to reiterate its position on the language this year and has asked local committees in particular to bring the rules to the attention of those manning stands on the field.
On the Thursday, the Chairman of the Eisteddfod Council, in his address to the Court, called on the National Assembly to establish an independent commission to investigate the causes of the crisis in the rural communities where the Welsh language was in decline and to recommend, within a year, measures to safeguard these communities.
www.photopol.com /eistedd2001.htm   (12411 words)

 Eisteddfod - Wicipedia
Cynhelir amryw mawr a bach ledled Cymru ac hefyd ym Mhatagonia.
Y rhai pwysicaf yw Yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, Eisteddfod Genedlaethol yr Urdd ac Eisteddfod Rhyngwladol Llangollen.
Mae'n debyg mai'r cofnod gyntaf sydd gennym o eisteddfod yw honno yn Brut y Tywysogion am yr un a gynhaliwyd gan yr Arglwydd Rhys yn 1176 yn Aberteifi.
cy.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eisteddfod   (136 words)

 BBC NEWS | Wales | North West Wales | Eisteddfod considered bankruptcy
The minutes of the meeting on 9 September 2004 between the Welsh Language Board and the eisteddfod show that "some lawyers on the (eisteddfod) working committee were in favour" of bankruptcy.
However, the drawback would have meant that the eisteddfod would not have been able to ask for any grants from the public purse with no guarantee that the festival could continue.
The opening concert of the 2005 eisteddfod was held on Friday night at the Faenol Estate in Bangor.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/wales/north_west/4729777.stm   (444 words)

 The Eisteddfod (1934).
The first Eisteddfod was held not in the dim, distant ages but in 1789, and it was somewhat influenced by a cunning literary forger.
The eisteddfod which saw the light of day in that historical year 1789 might have flickered out in early childhood unnoticed and unmourned if it were not for the literary periodicals and societies which our great-grandfathers founded in the beginning of the nineteenth century.
The Carmarthen Eisteddfod of 1819 was the bridal day of the Eisteddfod and the Gorsedd, a loving pair whose bonds grow even firmer as the years roll on.
colley.co.uk /garethjones/in_search_of_news/01-THE_EISTEDDFOD/EISTEDDFOD.htm   (965 words)

 eisteddfod. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The National Eisteddfod is held annually for one week in August, alternately in the north and the south, but local eisteddfods are held throughout Wales during the year.
A historical institution (12th cent.), it is important in maintaining national feeling and preserving the Welsh language and culture and is enthusiastically supported by all the Welsh.
The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, begun in 1947 at Llangollen, Denbighshire, is held annually in July, and features choral and folk music and dance performed by some 200 choirs and other artists.
www.bartleby.com /65/ei/eisteddf.html   (182 words)

 EISTEDDFOD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The word "Eisteddfod" is a declension of the Welsh verb "eistedd" that means to be sit.
This is because the audience remains seated during the festival for many hours (for example from about two o`clock in the afternoon to six in the evening and from seven to half past twelve in the evening) while the competitions take place.
The first is generally in September, it`s called "The youth Eisteddfod", because it is for children and young people up to the age of twenty-five.
www.european-schoolprojects.net /festivals/Argentina/eisted.htm   (426 words)

The National Eisteddfod is the largest and oldest celebration of Welsh culture, unique throughout Europe as each year it visits a different area of Wales.
The National Eisteddfod of Wales dates back to 1176 when it is said that the first Eisteddfod was held.
There is also an Eisteddfod held twice a year in the Chubut province of Patagonia, South America, in the towns of Gaiman and Trelew.
www.historic-uk.com /HistoryUK/Wales-History/Eisteddfod.htm   (817 words)

 Grahamstown Foundation - Eastern Cape Eisteddfod   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Eastern Cape Eisteddfod provides an arena for performance and evaluation for individuals from a diversity of age groups and backgrounds.
The Eisteddfod provides warm, positive and professional adjudication to young and emerging artists in a non-competitive environment.
The Eisteddfod fills an important gap in Arts education and assessment in terms of OBE.
www.foundation.org.za /projects/eisteddfod/index.php   (232 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Eisteddfod
Eisteddfod (Welsh, “a sitting of learned men”), national music and literary festival held each summer in Wales to promote Welsh language, literature,...
The Welsh are best known outside the country for their bardic and choral traditions exemplified in the eisteddfod, and in the male-voice choirs that...
Llangollen is a busy market town and picturesque holiday resort on the River Dee, at the edge of the Welsh...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Eisteddfod.html   (99 words)

 Welcome to the Classical Ballet Eisteddfod 2005
Birth dates of eisteddfod contestants, years 2000 to 2005 inclusive, are registered on the eisteddfod database and no confirmation for these entrants will be required.
This eisteddfod is a non-profit community event and welcomes financial donations and sponsorship from parents, dance studios and business houses.
Should you require a copy of the program prior to the eisteddfod, they may be pre-ordered on the entry form for mail delivery ten to fourteen days prior to the eisteddfod or may be purchased for $15.00 per copy from the dance shop listed below.
www.newcastleballeteisteddfod.org.au /info.htm   (286 words)

 Eisteddfod Australia - Association of Eisteddfod Societies of Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Eisteddfod Australia - Association of Eisteddfod Societies of Australia
The Association of Eisteddfod Societies of Australia is the Peak Body for all Australian Eisteddfods and Festivals of Performance.
Represent its members when negotiating with the five copyright organisations to achieve a cheaper outcome than each individual organisation could achieve.
www.eisteddfod.org.au   (105 words)

 icNorthWales - Eisteddfod, Llandudno, North Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
THE fact that an Eisteddfod held in the village of Minsterley, Shropshire, since 1963 is more than holding its own must be good news for those involved with the eisteddfod scene in Wales, who fear that our smaller eisteddfodau are facing an uncertain future.
NATIONAL Eisteddfod staff were rushed off their feet yesterday trying to cope with demands for concert tickets.
NO apologies for giving the National Eisteddfod's Hapnod Lottery further attention, and to issue a challenge to the vast majority of the 2,200 Eisteddfod Court members to look again at the appeal letter they received some months ago inviting them to subscribe to the lottery.
icnorthwales.icnetwork.co.uk /news/eisteddfod   (346 words)

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