Folk Songs

Details of the folk songs competitions, the terms and conditions and the entry form.

 

1. Folk Song Choir with over 20 members
(a) Unison: ‘Suo Gân’, 100 o Ganeuon Gwerin, ed. Meinir Wyn Edwards (Lolfa)
(b) Arrangement for 3 or more voices of a contrasting traditional folk song, not including any of those set in this section this year.
This competition will be held on Friday or Friday evening 11 August 2017

Prizes:
1. Parti’r Ffynnon Trophy to be held for a year and £500 (£200 Eryl a Myfanwy Jones, Bodffordd; £200 Er cof am Richard Evans, Nantfadog, Tregaian; £100 Er cof am Olwen Lewis, Caergybi)
2. £300 (Gwilym a Beti W Williams, Rhyd yr Aeron, Llangefni)
3. £200 (Er cof am Richard Evans, Nantfadog, Tregaian)

 

2. Folk Song Party with up to 20 members

(a) Unison: ‘Titrwm-Tatrwm’, Caneuon Traddodiadol y Cymry (Revised Edition) [Gwynn 8403]

(b) Arrangement for 2 or 3 voices of a contrasting traditional folk song, not including any of those set in this section this year.

This competition will be held on Friday or Friday evening 11 August 2017

Prizes:

1. Rhianedd Môn Trophy to be held for a year and £300 (Lil a Brian Evans [Pentraeth gynt] er cof am Robin Evans)
2. £200 (Margaret Hughes, Llwydiarth Fawr, Llannerch-y-Medd)
3. £100 (Gweno Parri, Caernarfon er cof am ei phriod Emyr [Siop Carmel gynt] a’i mab Elfyn)
 

 

3. Folk Song Party for those aged under 25 with up to 20 members

(a) Unison: ‘Tiwn Sol-Ffa’, Caneuon Traddodiadol y Cymry (Revised Edition) [Gwynn 8403]

(b) Arrangement for 2 or 3 voices of a contrasting traditional folk song, not including any of those set in this section this year.

Prizes:

1. £150 (Gwobr Goffa Elfed Lewys)
2. £100 (Eirwen Lloyd, Y Fflint er cof am ei phriod, Cyril)
3. £50 (Iwan Williams, Pentreberw)
 

 

4. Lady Herbert Lewis Memorial Competition for those aged 21 and over

Any two contrasting traditional folk songs, other than those set in this year's list of competitions, to be sung in the traditional way, unaccompanied

Prize:

Lady Herbert Lewis Cup to be held for a year and £300 (Cwmni Toffoc, Ynys Môn)
 

 

5. Folk Song Solo for those aged 16 and under 21

Boys: ‘Yr Hen Ŵr Mwyn’ (2), page 122, Caneuon Traddodiadol y Cymry (Revised Edition) [Gwynn 8403]
Girls: ‘Adar Mân y Mynydd’ [Eisteddfod Office]
Prizes:

1. J. Lloyd Williams Memorial Medal (Cymdeithas Alawon Gwerin Cymru) a £75 (Cronfa Jane Williams)
2. £50 (Mairwenna Lloyd, Y Rhyl, wyres Jane Williams)
3. £25 (Mairwenna Lloyd, Y Rhyl, wyres Jane Williams)


 

6. Folk Song Solo for those aged 12 and under 16

‘Y Gelynen’, Alawon Gwerin Môn (first collection), arr. Grace Gwyneddon Davies [Eisteddfod Office]
Prizes:

1. £60
2. £30
3. £20
(£110 Richard H Edwards, Llangwyllog)

 

 

7. Folk Song Solo under 12

‘Hen Wraig Fach’, Caneuon Gwerin i Blant [CAGC]
Prizes:

1. £50
2. £25
3. £15
(£90 Rhoddedig gan Ann Gibbard, Benllech er cof am ei phriod Ithel)

 

 

8. Presentation in words, dance and song: Glannau (Shores)

At least three elements from the five noted must be included - traditional folk songs, cerdd dant, dance, drama and recitation - to create an imaginative performance.

The presentation should be no longer than 15 minutes, including setting up and clearing the stage.  Movement, costumes and small scale props can be used.

An outline of the script should be sent by 1 July 2017 and a full copy by the Eisteddfod.

(The competition is also included in the Cerdd Dant, Dance, Drama and Recitation sections)

Prizes:

1. Parti’r Ffynnon Trophy to be held for a year and £350 (Gwen Williams, Fferm Penrhyn, Llanfwrog)
2. £250 (Richard a Carys Parry, Rhostrehwfa)
3. £150 (Mari a Gwilym H Jones, Porthaethwy)

 

 

9. Instrumental group or instrumental and vocal group

Arrangement of no more than 7 minutes of traditional Welsh airs or folk songs, with a combination of acoustic instruments or acoustic instruments and voice.  Emphasis will be put on the traditional nature of the performance

Prizes:

1. £150 (Lis Williams, Llandegfan)
2. £100 (Er cof annwyl iawn am Ffion Haf a’r diweddar Elfed Wyn Hughes gan Fflur Mai Hughes, Llangefni)
3. £50 (Lis Williams, Llandegfan)
 

 

Competition in Y Tŷ Gwerin

 

10. Solo on any folk instrument

A programme of traditional Welsh folk airs of no more than five minutes, with an emphasis on the traditional Welsh technique, style and interpretation

Prizes:

1. John Weston Thomas Memorial Trophy to be held for a year and £75
2. £50
3. £25
(£150 Wendy Davies, Llanfairpwll)

 

 

Adjudicators:

Vocal: Delyth Medi, Eleri Roberts, Einir Wyn-Williams, Mair Beech Williams
Instrumental: Siân James, Gwenan Gibbard 

 

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