Telynor Cymru 2016 ended this year
It succeeded in teaching the gypsy way of playing
our traditional tunes, thanks to the support of the Arts Council for
Wales. It establshed groups of players to perform these tunes across
Wales and in November 2016 celebrated the birth of the
nationally-acclaimed Welsh gypsy harpist, John Roberts, Telynor Cymru
in 1816 as a special event within the Gregynog Festival. The
celebrations included a memorial celebration at the grave of John
Roberts in Newtown and a concert at Gregynog by a harp choir formed
from players who had been in learning within the project.
Click here for further information.
The 2017 Annnual General meeting was held on Tuesday August 8th in the
conference building at this year's National Eisteddfod of Wales in
Clera is a partner again next year in Tŷ Gwerin in the National Eisteddfod which is being held in Cardiff Bay from Saturday, August 4 to Saturday August 11th.
There will be workshop/sessions each day as well as the folk
instrumental and folk group competitions during the week. Further
information on the www.sesiwn.com or www.eisteddfod.wales websites.
We have two interesting articles on the crwth to this website:
The last days of the crwth in Montgomeryshire
by Stephen Jones, Montgomeryshire
A new discovery with an old instrument
by Emyr Davies and Emma Lile, Saint Fagans National Museum of History
Go to the www.sesiwn.com website to see session and tune clubs running in Wales
and to our website www.alawoncymru.com for a collections of tunes.
Y Glerorfa is the Welsh Traditional Music Orchestra.
It was formed in 2006 to celebrate Clera's 10th anniversary.
Y Glerorfa played to large audiences in the Welsh-led Lorient Inter Celtique festival in 2008
and has played in many concerts across Wales since then.
Y Glerorfa performed four concerts in 2015, the first in Tŷ Siamas Concert in Dolgellau on January 24th.
Our 2015 Summer tour at the end of June included a concert arranged by
Cyfeillion Ellis Wynne at Ysgol Ardudwy in Harlech and an open-air
performance at Plas Glyn-y-weddw in Llanbedrog, near Pwllheli. We also
held a concert in Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda on Saturday October 3rd.
Please contact us if you wish to arrange a Clerorfa performance or concert.