Having spent all my childhood summers in Llangadog (and Beaufort), that road is very familiar to me. When my mother was a child nearly 90 years ago, she walked ! across the Black Mountain from Llangadog to Cwmllynfell where her uncle ran the post office. Feeling proud of her achievement, she was devastated to receive a smack and a helluva row on arrival followed by being bundled into a car straight back home.
What a lovely place to spend your summers! Your poor Mum must have been gutted. I really love the area and am not far from there at all. We like to go for the ride and on the way back we stop and the Plough Rosmaen for a cream tea!
Here’s a quick look around the Urdd Eisteddfod in Cardiff from Jess Davies who I stumbled upon on Twitter.
Gareth really appeals to my sense of humour!
Watch “Hymns a Arias gan ‘Baldande’ Famous Max Boyce Song.” on YouTube https://youtu.be/frueyLQDfkk
Neithiwr ar ôl Carnifal Gorslas. Pawb wedi mynd i’r dafarn y Phoenix am Noson Llawen gyda band ‘Baldande’
Roedd yn noson wir allan wych!
Last night after the Gorslas Carnival, everyone went to the Phoenix Pub for a fun night with the band ‘Baldande’. It was a really great night out!
Mae Ali yn joio iawn!
World’s first online Welsh language comedy platform launches https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/06/11/43293/worlds_first_online_welsh_language_comedy_platform_launches https://toot.wales/@jaz/102286880837057704
O Ohio i Gymru! Dyma stori Geordan
From Ohio to Wales! Here is Geordan’s story
#DysguCymraeg #LearnWelsh #Ohio #Cymru #Wales #Caerdydd #Cardiff #VisitWales #VisitCardiff https://t.co/TqYJzmdI3Q
This was shared on the Iaith FB page. An old recording of the dialect, North of Bridgend. Fairly clear if anyone wants to give it a go. Listen out for alternative names for Welsh Cakes (I think) towards the end.
This is a time-limited link (expires mid Sept 2019), but it’s worth posting here.
Tara Bethan (who knew she was so cool?) shares her Eisteddfod week with us. I fully intended to go to bed early last night, but started watching this and couldn’t tear myself away. A superb programme!
Unfortunately I suspect it won’t be available outside the UK.
You’re correct, I got a regional restriction message here in the US.
A new release:
From S4C International - Huw Stephens: Cofiwch Dryweryn
I can’t find a link for this that works apart from on Facebook, but Chris Chopping contacted us to say that he learnt Welsh with SSiW and thought we might like to know that he is now doing some Welsh language standup. This is a clip from BBC Sesh in English, but it’s about learning Welsh - it contains ADULT HUMOUR. I hope it works here!
Since this has now expired on Clic and the iPlayer, someone (ahem) has uploaded it to YouTube. I hope this gives a flavour of a modern National Eisteddfod to those that can’t travel to Wales. Enjoy!
Wow. I just checked out Google’s auto-generated subtitles. They are rubbish!
I had activated them by mistake once months ago and they’re just atrocious!
But for a laugh they’re even better than Google, going “maybe you’re searching [total nonsense sequence of random words in Italian and English] instead”!
p.s. the Eisteddfod video was never available internationally I guess or at least wasn’t when I tried the first time, so nice that someone uploaded it)