Ceredigion National Eisteddfod Choir Launch

4 November 2019

With less than ten months to go before the Ceredigion National Eisteddfod, details of the Eisteddfod Choir have been published, and people can now register to join.

Lloergan is Fflur Dafydd, Griff Lynch and Lewys Wyn’s new and original project, combining the arts and science in a new and innovative way.  The launch will be held at Ysgol Uwchradd Aberaeron at 19:30 on Monday 18 November.

The project is the pinnacle of a five year partnership between the National Eisteddfod, Urdd, Welsh Universities and the Royal Astronomical Society, as part of the society’s bicentenary celebrations.

How different is the world in the dead of night?  Who are the people who are linked to the night in the Ceredigion area?  The magical abbey at Strata Florida (Ystrad Fflur), a site which whisks us back to the birth of our national identity, provides the backdrop, and we will explore the area, observing the moon, the stars and the phenomenon of space during the show.

With the story firmly rooted in the Ceredigion countryside, Eisteddfod organisers are keen to attract people from across the county to be part of this exciting multi-media spoken word and musical project, inspired by astronomy and the local area,

The script and story were created by Fflur Dafydd with songs composed by Griff Lynch and Lewys Wyn.  The musical arranger is Rhys Taylor and Hefin Jones is the project’s creative participation designer. 

Eisteddfod Organiser, Elen Elis, says, “We are very much looking forward to working with Fflur, Griff, Lewys, Rhys and Hefin on the Lloergan project.  The research work already undertaken sounds so interesting, and it’s exciting to be combining the arts and science in such a thrilling way.

“We know that lots of people are keen to be part of the Eisteddfod Choir this year, so we hope people will register and join us on 18 November.  This is a chance for us to get to know each other, to find out more about the project and hear a few songs.  You don’t have to be a member of a choir to join in – there’s a warm welcome for everyone who enjoys singing.” 

There’s room for 250 in the choir this year, so we are encouraging people to register online beforehand at https://eisteddfod.wales/eisteddfod-2020/get-involved/eisteddfod-choir or on the night in Aberaeron.  You can also contact the office on 0845 4090 400 to register for the choir.

The worldwide premiere of Lloergan will be held on the Pavilion stage during the Ceredigion National Eisteddfod, held in Tregaron from 1-8 August next year.