Recreating Bardic Music – Trailer

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Looking forward to performing exhibition opening in Porth R.C.T. 2nd Dec 7pm voice Choir
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In Praise of Mid-Winter

In Praise of Mid-Winter
Crwth and Voice CONCERT Bragod with Gillian Stevens
Friday 22nd January 7pm £12
The Chapel, Market Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5SD

Bold, ritual songs from Wales, ballads, medieval Welsh poetry and a magical Arthurian episode celebrating the holly, ivy and yew.

‘What winter confines, spring releases, summer heats and autumn ripens.’ Boethius 6th century.

Post concert supper available. For information please contact: 01873 852690/01873 736430 or

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Music of the Spheres and Bardic Music

Cosmic Music

Cosmic Music

“Music of the Spheres and Bardic Music”

A lecture recital approximately 45 minutes long.
Free event. Contact for more details.
10:45am, Wednesday 10th June.

Conway Church Hall, Romilly Crescent, Cardiff CF11 9NT.

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Lincoln College Chapel


11 March at 19:30

Lincoln College Chapel
Lincoln College, Turl Street, OX1 3DR Oxford, Oxfordshire

Come and enjoy a rare performance of the crwth, the Welsh bowed lyre. Bragod will be performing cerdd dant and other Welsh music for a very special Lincoln concert.


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Awdl Ll. ‘Y Gododdin’


In his paper, Canu Aneirin Awdl LI, Dr. G. R. Isaac tells us that this poetry ‘…has nothing to do with accentual metrics,… but is a structure of responding syllable and word patterns, carefully regulated, balanced and intertwined with patterns of responding phonemes (i.e. in rhyme, consonance etc.).


Welsh edition and English translation from G. R. Isaac, ‘Canu Aneirin
Awdl LI.’, Journal of Celtic Linguistics, 2 (1993), pp. 65-91.


Awdl LI.

Llech lleudud, tud lleufre,
Gododdin stre, stre angad,
angad cyngor;
tymor tymestl,
tramerin llestr,
tramerin llu,
llu meithliawn, lledlin llu,
o Ddindywyd dywofu:
sgwyd Grugin rhag tarw trin talfriw fu.

Stanza LI.

[By] the hill in the open country,
…the country of the bright hill,
[on] the border of the Gododdin,
? the keeper of the border,
? the keeper of counsel/council;
[in] a season of storm,
a foreign vessel,
a foreign host,
a mongrel host,
came from Dindywyt:
Grugin’s shield was in splinters.

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Description of a Crwth – The White Piper’s Kaniad

Dyfaliad Crwth – Kaniad y Gwynn Bibydd

‘Dyfaliad Crwth’ is an extract from a long poem, ‘Cywydd Requesting a Crwth’, by Gruffudd ap Dafydd ab Howel (early 16th century). ‘Kaniad y Gwynn Bibydd’ is a piece music from the Robert ap Huw Manuscript (British Museum Additional Manuscript 14905).

Video filmed at Patricio Church, Nr. Abergavenny by Ben Stammers and Sarah Roberts .

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BIRDS ADAR at Small World Theatre


Saturday, 2 March 2013 19:30
Adar/Birds at Small World Theatre, 

Small World Theatre | Theatr Byd Bychan
Small World Centre | Canolfan Byd Bychan
Bath House Road
Cardigan | Aberteifi
SA43 1JY

Tickets: £10.00 Adults


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Bragod: Lunchtime Concert and Workshop


Sunday, 10 March 2013
Bragod at Cecil Sharp House

Lunchtime Concert and Afternoon Workshop

Cecil Sharp House
2 Regents Park Road
Primrose Hill
London NW1 7AY
Phone: 020 7485 2206

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Friday, 1 March 2013 19:30
Adar/Birds at Y Tabernacl, Machynlleth, Powys

Y Tabernacl
Heol Penrallt
Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8AJ
Phone: 01654 703355
Tickets: £10.00, £8.00 concessions, £5.00 children.



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