Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi Playing Fields
11:00, Saturday, 29 June
Historically, the Eisteddfod has to announce its intention to visit at least a year and a day before the start of the festival. The Ceredigion National Eisteddfod 2020 will be held on the outskirts of Tregaron between 1 - 8 August, and the proclamation ceremony held this year on Saturday morning, 29 June at Cardigan, will be a wonderful opportunity to announce this to everyone, both local and nationally.
As well as the main ceremony a number of varied community events will be held during a fortnight of celebrations to coincide, including a new music festival and the Proclamation Singing Festival (Cymanfa Ganu) – listen out for events in your area.
As part of the activities, a colorful procession is held during mid-morning (around 10:15), including representatives from schools, local organisations and associations along with the Gorsedd of Bards, to welcome the Eisteddfod to the County, and to introduce the County to the Eisteddfod.
The procession will start and end at Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi playing fields adjacent to the Leisure Centre and will parade down North Road; left down Feidrfair before joining Priory Street; down Morgan Street, around the Strand and up along the High Street / Pendre, passing Ceredigion College back to the Gorsedd Circle. The Proclamation Ceremony will commence at 11.00 using the temporary Gorsedd Stone Circle on the School’s playing fields.
During the cermeony, the inagural copy of the Ceredigion Eisteddfod Competition Syllabus, which is a list of competitions and information for anyone wishing to compete next year will be presented to new Archdruid, Myrddin ap Dafydd, to be enthroned at the beginning of the ceremony, from the Chair of the local Executive Committee, Elin Jones.
The County’s primary school children will be invited to assemble on the Quay in town for 9.45 to take part in a song and dance session with S4C’s Cyw presenters Huw and Elin. There will also be a special baner making competition for the procession adjudicated by them both. All the children will then join the procession and make their way up to the Gorsedd Circle for the beginning of the ceremony at 11.00
Proclamation Singing Festival (Cymanfa Ganu)
The Proclamation Cymanfa Ganu will be held at Capel Soar, Lampeter, on Thursday 27 June at 19.00. Margaret Daniel and Delyth Hopkins Evans will conduct the singing with Sarah-Jane Absalom as organist together with Blue Riband winner Kees Huysmans as special guest. Admission is £5 by program available from Sianti (Aberaeron); Awen Teifi (Aberteifi); Siop y Pethe and Siop Inc (Aberystwyth); Smotyn Du (Llanbed); Siop Ffab (Llandysul); Anrhegaron and Rhiannon (Tregaron). The Cymanfa will be recorded by Rondo for S4C’s Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol.
Proclamation Festival Timetable