The 2017 Annnual General meeting was held on Tuesday August 8th in the
conference building at last year's National Eisteddfod of Wales in
St David's Day this year was a disaster because of the snow storms which arrived on the morning of March 1st following a few very cold days. St David's Day Parades across Wales were cancelled because of the transport problems that arose as a result of the snowfall.
The bad weather passed and on March 24th, Clera's South Wales Tune Clubs gave two one-hour performances in the new entrance Atrium Hall at St Fagans National Museum of History.
Clera is a partner again next year in T? 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.