What happens at the Urdd Eisteddfod?

The Urdd Eisteddfod – due to be hosted in Denbighshire – has been cancelled because of the Covid pandemic. The May 2021 event will be postponed until 2022 “for the health and wellbeing of its members, volunteers and staff, as well as the public”. The Urdd hopes to organise and stage an alternative, digital festival.

What does Eisteddfod t mean?

Eisteddfod T (a play on words – Ti means ‘you’ and Tŷ means ‘house’) will be seen and heard on a range of programmes and platforms during the week commencing May 25 – the exact week the Eisteddfod should have been held. The list of competitions and instructions on how to compete can be seen on the S4C website www. S4C.

Where was the first Urdd Eisteddfod held?

The first official National Eisteddfod was held in Aberdare in 1861.

When was the first Urdd Eisteddfod?

Urdd National Eisteddfod/First event date

The first Urdd National Eisteddfod was held in 1929 at Corwen. Originally held over two days, the festival has grown in recent times into a week-long celebration of competition and socialising.

What time of year is the Eisteddfod?

Held during the first week of August every year, the National Eisteddfod is a celebration of the culture and language in Wales. The festival travels from place to place, alternating between north and south Wales, attracting around 150,000 visitors and over 250 tradestands and stalls.

How long does the Eisteddfod last?

Its eight days of competitions and performances are considered the largest music and poetry festival in Europe. Competitors typically number 6,000 or more, and overall attendance generally exceeds 150,000 visitors.

What does eisteddfod mean in Welsh?

In Medieval times, Welsh bards and minstrels would assemble together for an eisteddfod (the Welsh word for “session”) of poetry and music competition. The competition was revived in the 19th century as a way to showcase Wales’s artistic culture.

How do you say eisteddfod in Welsh?

Eisteddfod is pronounced ‘eye-steth-vod’, with ‘dd’ sounding similar to the ‘th’ in ‘the’. The plural of ‘eisteddfod’ is ‘eisteddfodau’, pronounced as before but with another ‘eye’ on the end: ‘eye-steth-vod-eye’.

How old is Mr Urdd?

Our History The Urdd was established in 1922 and has an interesting history. Learn about what we’ve been up to for the last 97 years!

Where is the Eisteddfod in 2021?

The National Eisteddfod is a celebration of the culture and language and the 2021 Eisteddfod will be held in Tregaron, Ceredigion and is the first time the festival has come to Ceredigion since 1992.

How many people compete in the Eisteddfod?

The Urdd National Eisteddfod is one of Europe’s largest youth touring festivals, with over 15,000 children and young people competing every year!

What time of year is the eisteddfod?