A nation that spotlights poets

The Chairing Ceremony, 2009. No-one was deemed worthy of the main prize that year.

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Aneirin Karadog
1 September 2019, 19:22
Tudalen ddifyr am hanes ein prif ddefodau eisteddfodol. Hoffwn nodi un cywiriad bychan o ran y manylion a nodir o dan y ffotograff cyntaf, sef taw yn y Bala yr ataliwyd y Gadair yn 2009(Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Meirion a'r Cyffiniau), nid ym Meifod. Enillwyd Cadair Meifod 2003 gan Twm Morys ac yna Hywel Griffiths pan ddychwelodd yr Eisteddfod i Feifod yn 2015. y Tro arall yr ataliwyd y wobr o ran y Gadair yn y ganrif hon oedd 2013, yn Ninbych.
Richard Edwards
4 October 2018, 14:41


Thank you for your comment. I will forward it on to the relevant curator.

Best Wishes


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1 October 2018, 23:16
>"The custom of competing for a chair in the King's court was already well-established in Hywel Dda's time in the tenth century and when the Lord Rhys 'held his court excellently' in Cardigan in 1176, the prize for the chief poet and chief musician was a chair each. Then, in c.1541, silver chairs were awarded at the Carmarthen eisteddfod and once more at the Caerwys eisteddfodau in 1523 and 1567."

It would have been nice to cite the sources for this; and explain why it relates at all to the rest of the article about the pantomime that Edward Williams made up?

Presumably the "Nation" in the first part is Wales, so how does the ruler of Deheubarth who has accepted a role subordinate to the principle English King relate to that? "Lord Rhys" even called himself a prince, so why the talk of kings?

You're seemingly playing fast and loose with British history to appeal to the mores of Welsh nationalists. It's unbecoming of a museum.