Stories from past Eisteddfodau

June 2020
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3 June 2020

Llofruddiaeth Hannah Davies

The first song in Gwilym Bowen Rhys’ series of two songs in his Cân o’r Ty Gwerin session, is a rather bloody affair
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1 June 2020

Awdlau'r Eisteddfod Genedlaethol - Y Gorau a'r Gwaethaf

A lecture by Peredur Lynch as part of the AmGen programme, summer 2020
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1 June 2020

Cecru, Celtiaid a'r Crachach: Hanesion o rai o Hen Eisteddfodau Caerdydd

Dylan Foster Evans' lecture from the AmGen programme
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April 2020
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15 April 2020

The early days of the modern Eisteddfod

The National Eisteddfod had a turbulent start to its modern day history - not only because of the controversy and squabbles surrounding the festival during the late 1850s, but also because of the weather, which had a significant impact on the first Eisteddfod
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3 April 2020

The unhappy Llandudno Eisteddfod of 1864

The Llandudno National Eisteddfod, 1864 was not a happy festival at all
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2 April 2020

Exciting events at the 1863 Swansea Eisteddfod

It was Swansea's turn to host the National Eisteddfod in 1863
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1 April 2020

The 1862 Eisteddfod at Caernarfon

Following the success of the first 'National Eisteddfod' in Aberdare in 1861, it was Caernarfon's turn to hold the Eisteddfod the following year, with the festival to be held at the castle
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March 2020
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31 March 2020

The 1861 Aberdare Eisteddfod - the first 'modern' Eisteddfod

In 1860, the concept of creating a National Eisteddfod for Wales was formalised
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30 March 2020

Postponement of the 1914 Bangor Eisteddfod

Now that the Ceredigion National Eisteddfod has been postponed for a year, we must go back over a hundred years to hear more about the only other time that the Eisteddfod has been postponed completely, and this, again, was for a reason beyond the control of anyone involved in the arrangements
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27 March 2020

Early Advertisements

One of the things that has changed significantly over the years is advertising, and these changes are clearly visible in Eisteddfod programmes and lists of competitions
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