Straeon Tafarn

Good friend to Bootcampers, Dewi Pws, is back with a new series of, Straen Tafarn: kicking of with one of my favourite pubs the Cann Office…

The Cann Office, Llangadfan in Mid Wales is Pws’s first stop of the series as he meets Alwyn Hughes, Emyr Davies, Dr Geraint Jenkins and Dewi Roberts to find out more about the pub and the area. He also enjoys a song from Siân Jmaes and Parti Cut Lloi.

Hopefully, I’ll get to the Drovers Arms one day…Looks like a great community pub in what look’s like a beautiful area.

Yes, I’m intrigued to see how this works in practice after the recent storyline on Pobol. And I love the Llambed area.

Worth looking for on S4C/CLIC, great choruses of Oes Gafr Eto

Very interesting episode from the, Prince of Wales Cynnfig; a pub with loads of history. The show ends with a great folk song - The Maid of Sker.

I see tonights show comes from a pub well known to Bootcampers: where we have sung and enjoyed the music of others. They serve a good pint as well.

20:25 Straeon Tafarn - Penllwyn Du, Llangoedmor, Aber
The series draws to a close with a visit to one of Dewi Pws’ local pubs, the Penllwyd Du, Llangoedmor near Cardigan. The pub is renowned for its unusual sign displaying a man hanging from a scaffold and artist Nia Porter, daughter of the pub’s owner, explains how she discovered a second hanging scaffold within the picture as she restored the original sign. Idris Reynolds traces the history of the pub and village and its connection with the Mabinogion and Richard Oernant tells us about the battle of Crug Mawr. Local four-piece group Radwm bring the series to a close with one of Pws’ own songs, ‘Os’.

Interesting to find out that there was a huge battle between 8000 Welsh men and the Normans here; which the Welsh won…Hadn’t realised that Idris Reynolds whom I’d meant on Bootcamp had won the chair twice at the Eisteddod.