Presentation on theme: "Where is Wales?. How big is Wales? What is an Eisteddfod? A celebration of Welsh language and culture A festival to celebrate music and tradition Competitions."— Presentation transcript:
What is an Eisteddfod? A celebration of Welsh language and culture A festival to celebrate music and tradition Competitions of all kinds Meet old and new friends
National Eisteddfod Competitions for all ages Gorsedd – Welsh druids meet Held annually across Wales
International Eisteddfod This is the largest Eisteddfod held every year in Llangollen, North Wales, the third week in July. Over 5000 people from 50 countries compete for prizes. Three Choirs at Llangollen International Eisteddfod in 2009 singing ‘Gwahoddiad’ (Invitation): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lKEE1mkSBg
Urdd Eisteddfod For kids from ages 5 to 25 Held annually across Wales Brynymor Primary School Choir at an Eisteddfod in Cardiff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opHhnjcKq bs&feature=autoplay&list=PL2791CBB226B61AB B&index=9&playnext=2
Urdd Eisteddfod http://www.urdd.org There are three rounds to get through before you get to the stage in the main pavilion during the Eisteddfod week. Regional County National prelims ** National stage ** Dawsnio Disgo 2008 Ceredigion (Cardiganshire Disco Dancing): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRkYiRILNJQ&feature= related
Welsh Immigration to Ohio 1818 a group led by John Jones Tirbach left Wales and landed in Baltimore. They were on their way to Cincinnati to join other Welsh immigrants. They landed at Gallipolis for supplies and the women of the party refused to leave, they were so tired of four months of travel at sea. From 1830-1860 thousands of others from Wales settled in Jackson and Gallia counties.
The Welsh brought their customs and traditions with them. One was love of singing!
Early Jackson Eisteddfodau Held every few months in alternating Welsh churches 1875 the first “official” Eisteddfod held in Oak Hill with several thousand attending. 1922 Southern Ohio Eisteddfod Association formed by local Welsh businessmen to “preserve the Welsh language and the cultivation of poetry and music”.
Eisteddfod Movement Grows 1928 Eisteddfod Auditorium is built near South Street. It could seat over 2000 people and the stage could hold up to 500!
Eisteddfod Facts 1930 the Grand National Eisteddfod held in Jackson. Choirs from all over the country competed for top cash prizes. Last Eisteddfod held in the auditorium in October, 1938 due to declining economic conditions due to World War II. The Eisteddfod Auditorium was sold and later burned to the ground in February, 1973.
Jackson School Eisteddfod Evolved from the local town Eisteddfod to a School Eisteddfod by R. R. Thomas in 1924 D. Merrill Davis was “Mr. Eisteddfod” and the driving force behind the traditional school singing event from 1938-1974. Students were judged and awarded ribbons of “superior, excellent and good”
Today In May, you will be taking part in the 89 th annual Eisteddfod in Jackson City Schools. Jackson Schools holds the ONLY school Eisteddfod in the country! You are a big part of keeping this tradition alive so sing with the music in your heart and soul! More information on the Jackson Eisteddfod is available at: http://www.jacksoneisteddfod.com/timeline.html
Diolch yn fawr! Thanks! Sherry Dibari for her work on the website on the Jackson Eisteddfod www.jacksoneisteddfod.com Lisa Jones- Welsh Intern Lowri Jos Lynwen Harris The Jackson City Schools