CLERA TODAY

What does 'Clera' mean?
It is not an acronym! It's an old Welsh word for the wandering minstrels - musicians and poets - of times gone by. Clerwr would be the minstrel himself (plural clerwyr); clera is the verb.

Executive Committee Officers 2017:
Chair & Acting Secretary: Elliw Iwan
Treasurer and Membership Secretary: Meurig Williams

Members of the Executive Committee:
Robin Huw Bowen
Gwenno Roberts
Steve Jeans
Geraint Roberts

You can download a copy of Clera's constitution here.


Workshops, Tune Clubs and Sessions
Clera organises and promotes Workshops, tune clubs and sessions across Wales.

Sesiwn dros Gymru
Our Sesiwn dros Gymru project funded by the Arts Council of Wales ran a wide range of workshops, classes and sessions across Wales from March 1st 2012 to March 1st 2013.

Alawon Cymru
More workshops and classes followed in our Alawon Cymru initiative which ran from May 2013 to June 2014, aagain supported by the Arts Council of Wales. Alawon Cymru included support for local tune clubs to learn and play Welsh traditional tunes across Wales as well as supporting workshops and individual totor sessions. These continue: see the latest information and a collection of tune sets on our website www.sesiwn.com.

Telynor Cymru
The Telynor Cymru 2016 project finally closed in 2017, again with the support of the Wales Arts Council with groups across he country learning and playing Welsh Gypsy harp tunes. Its website remains, providing a wide range of tunes with music, guidance and instruction videos on www.telynor.cymru.

Alawon Sesiwn tune book
The Alawon Sesiwn book of session sets of Welsh traditional tunes was published at the end of the Alawon Cymru initiative, with 81 tunes presented in 26 sets. Supporting this is the Alawon Cymru website where you can hear the tunes as well as reading the music score.

Cardiff National Eisteddfod, August 3-11 2018
Clera will have a stand and conduct classes and sessions in Tŷ Gwerin. Further information will be posted on www.sesiwn.com.

Sessions
The following pub sessions are open to anyone:
The Boatyard, Bangor, second Monday of each month.

The Cardiff Session - 8.30pm - 11.00pm
1st, 3rd (and 5th) Monday of the month, at the Owain Glyndwr, City Centre,
St John's Square, Cardiff CF10 1GL, Tel. 029 20225258
2nd, 4th  Monday of the month at the Butcher's Arms
29 Llandaff Road, Canton, CARDIFF CF11 9NG, Tel. 029 20214506


Dolanog Tune Club (Montgomeryshire): send an e-mail
Llanwnda Pipes/Pibgorn Club (near Caernarfon): led by Idris Morris Jones idris@benallt.wanadoo.co.uk
Melodies Workshops at The Welfare (Ystradgynlais): contact Geraint Roberts on 01639 843163, the.welfare.arts@powys.gov.uk or thewelfare.co.uk

Session tunes on-line
There is a collection of Welsh traditional tunes that you can download on Clera's Alawon Cymru website alawoncymru.com.

Pictures:
Clera Workshops and sessions in various parts of Wales.









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