Kathryn Campbell Dodd + Sally Moss

 

16 Mehefin // June, 6pm

Join us at Oriel Myrddin Gallery on Thursday 16 June at 6pm for drinks and a private viewing of Kathryn Campbell Dodd’s Cragen Beca I’R GAD! exhibition.

Set against the backdrop of the Cragen Beca Parade, Kathryn will be in conversation with Oriel Myrddin Gallery trustee, curator + lecturer Sally Moss, reflecting on her journey as an artist during this immense project. 

Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Lon y Lan // Church Lane, Caerfyrddin // Carmarthen SA31 1LH

Cragen Beca I’R GAD!

Arddangosfa // exhibition

7 Mehefin // June – 2 Gorffennaf // July 2022

Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Caerfyrddin // Carmarthen SA31 1LH

Ar y cyntaf o Fai 2022, ar ganu chwyth cragen o wal Eglwys San Pedr, cychwynnodd Parêd Cragen Beca yn y glaw o Oriel Myrddin a’i phrosesu i Sgwâr Neuadd y Dref.  

Mae Cragen Beca I’R GAD yn ail gyfle i weld cymuned yn dod at ei gilydd i ddathlu hanes a diwylliant Cymru a gweld y pared yn ei chyfanrwydd. Wedi’i gomisiynu’n arbennig gan Kathryn Campbell Dodd o Gragen Beca a’i ffilmio gan yr artist/gwneuthurwr ffilmiau Jacob Whittaker, mae Oriel Myrddin Gallery yn falch iawn o gyflwyno’r ail gipolwg hwn ar ddiwrnod gwirioneddol hudolus.

Yn cynnwys ffotograffiaeth o’r diwrnod gan Abby Poulson a Jason Thomas.


On the First of May 2022, on the sounding of a single conch shell blast blown from the wall of St Peter’s Church, the Cragen Beca Parade set off in the rain from Oriel Myrddin Gallery and processed to Guildhall Square.

Cragen Beca I’R GAD is a second chance to view the bringing together of a community in celebration of Welsh history and culture and see the parade in its entirety. Specially commissioned by Cragen Beca’s Kathryn Campbell Dodd and filmed by artist/filmmaker Jacob Whittaker, Oriel Myrddin Gallery are delighted to be presenting this second glimpse and what was a truly magical day.  

Featuring photography from the day by Abby Poulson and Jason Thomas.

Parade performances || Perfformiadau parêd

Parêd Cragen Beca Parade | 01.05.2022

Gathering outside || Casglu tu allan Oriel Myrddin Gallery – 1:30pm

With performances from || Gyda pherfformiadau oddi wrth:


Qwerin

Image courtesy of || Y ddelwedd drwy garedigrwydd Osian Meilir

Qwerin is a contemporary dance performance by Osian Meilir that extends the boundaries of traditional Welsh folk dance. Taking inspiration from Queer club culture and the weaving, flowing patterns of folk dance, ‘Qwerin’ is a Welsh folk dance with a twist. 
Qwerin was commissioned by the Wales Outdoor Arts Consortium through Articulture‘s ‘Open Out 2021’ callout.

Mae Qwerin yn berfformiad dawns gyfoes gan Osian Meilir sy’n estyn ffiniau’r ddawns werin Gymreig. Gan gymryd ysbrydoliaeth o ddiwylliant clwb Queer a llif patrymau clymog dawnsio gwerin, mae Qwerin yn ddawns werin Gymreig wahanol i’r arfer.

Cafodd Qwerin ei gomisiynnu gan y Consortiwm Celfyddydau Awyr Agored Cymru a hynny drwy galwad ‘AgorAllan 2021’ cwmni Articulture.


Dawnswyr Talog

Image courtesy of || Y ddelwedd drwy garedigrwydd Dawnswyr Talog

First set up in 1979 thanks to the vision of Eirlys and Mansel Phillips and Eirwen Davies, Dawnswyr Talog are one of Wales’ most prominent traditional dance groups. They have garnered a reputation both national and international for folk dance and have put the little village of Talog on the map. 

As well as promoting Welsh folk dancing, Dawnswyr Talog’s main aim is to entertain and have fun, ensure that the richness of our dance tradition continues.

Sefydlwyd Dawnswyr Talog am y tro cyntaf yn 1979 diolch i Eirlys a Mansel Phillips ac Eirwen Davies, ac mae’n un o grwpiau dawns draddodiadol amlycaf Cymru. Maent wedi ennyn enw da yn genedlaethol ac yn rhyngwladol am ddawns werin ac wedi rhoi pentref bach Talog ar y map.

Yn ogystal â hyrwyddo dawnsio gwerin Gymreig, prif nod Dawnswyr Talog yw diddanu a chael hwyl, sicrhau bod cyfoeth ein traddodiad dawns yn parhau.


Sesiwn Werin y Baedd

Image courtesy of || Y ddelwedd drwy garedigrwydd Sesiwn Werin y Baedd

Based in Carmarthen, Sesiwn Werin y Baedd are a crew of local people who enjoy playing Welsh folk music. The meaning behind their name translates to The Boar’s Folk Session and this is where you can find them once a month – the Boar’s Head public house on Lammas Street, Carmarthen. 

Sesiwn Werin y Baedd will be offering a musical accompaniment as we parade down to Guildhall Square on Sunday 1 May.

Wedi’i leoli yng Nghaerfyrddin, mae Sesiwn Werin y Baedd yn griw o bobl leol sy’n mwynhau chwarae cerddoriaeth werin Gymraeg. 

Bydd Sesiwn Werin y Baedd yn cynnig cyfeiliant cerddorol wrth i ni orymdeithio i lawr i Sgwâr y Guildhall ddydd Sul 1 Mai.


Sweet Harmony Community Choir

Image courtesy of || Y ddelwedd drwy garedigrwydd Heather Birnie

Created and led by Maya Waldman, Sweet Harmony was born in April 2014 with an eager and committed group of 40 singers. 

The groups main emphasis is on enjoying the learning and singing of beautiful songs together. They sing a rich variety of music from folk song to Blues, Gospel and the occasional popular classic and contemporary songs too.

They have performed at The National Botanical Gardens, Narberth A capella Voice Festival, Carmarthen Inter-faith day and Carmarthen White Ribbon Walk.

Wedi’i greu a’i arwain gan Maya Waldman, cafodd Sweet Harmony ei eni ym mis Ebrill 2014 gyda grŵp eiddgar ac ymroddedig o 40 o gantorion.

Mae prif bwyslais y grŵp ar fwynhau dysgu a chanu caneuon hardd gyda’i gilydd. Byddant yn canu amrywiaeth gyfoethog o gerddoriaeth o gân werin i Blues, Gospel a’r caneuon clasurol a chyfoes poblogaidd achlysurol hefyd. 

Maen nhw wedi perfformio yn Yr Ardd Fotaneg Genedlaethol, Gŵyl Llais A capella Arberth, Diwrnod Rhyng-ffydd Caerfyrddin a Thaith Rhuban Gwyn Caerfyrddin.

Sweet Harmony Community Choir

We’re delighted to welcome Sweet Harmony Choir to the Cragen Beca Parade!

Created and led by Maya Waldman, Sweet Harmony was born in April 2014 with an eager and committed group of 40 singers.

The groups main emphasis is on enjoying the learning and singing of beautiful songs together. They sing a rich variety of music from folk song to Blues, Gospel and the occasional popular classic and contemporary songs too.

They have performed at The National Botanical Gardens, Narberth A capella Voice Festival, Carmarthen Inter-faith day and Carmarthen White Ribbon Walk.


Rydym yn falch iawn o groesawu Sweet Harmony Choir i’r Parêd Cragen Beca!

Wedi’i greu a’i arwain gan Maya Waldman, cafodd Sweet Harmony ei eni ym mis Ebrill 2014 gyda grŵp eiddgar ac ymroddedig o 40 o gantorion.

Mae prif bwyslais y grŵp ar fwynhau dysgu a chanu caneuon hardd gyda’i gilydd. Byddant yn canu amrywiaeth gyfoethog o gerddoriaeth o gân werin i Blues, Gospel a’r caneuon clasurol a chyfoes poblogaidd achlysurol hefyd.

Maen nhw wedi perfformio yn Yr Ardd Fotaneg Genedlaethol, Gŵyl Llais A capella Arberth, Diwrnod Rhyng-ffydd Caerfyrddin a Thaith Rhuban Gwyn Caerfyrddin.

Dawswyr Talog

Dawnswyr Talog yw un o grwpiau dawns traddodiadol amlycaf Cymru, ac ers 1979 maent yn sicr wedi rhoi pentref bychan Talog, sydd nepell o Gaerfyrddin, ar y map!

Mae’r dawnswyr a’r cerddorion yn cyfarfod yn Neuadd Talog ond mae dylanwad Dawnswyr Talog yn ymestyn dipyn pellach na hyn. Mae cyfeillgarwch gyda thimau dawns led-led Ewrop, ac ymweliadau â gwyliau gwerinol amrywiol wedi rhoi llwyfan rhyngwladol i Dawnswyr Talog.

Yn ogystal â hybu dawnsio gwerin Cymreig, prif amcan Dawnswyr Talog yw diddanu a chael hwyl, oherwydd dyma sy’n mynd i sicrhau bod cyfoeth ein traddodiad dawns yn parhau.

We’re pleased to announce that traditional folk dance group Dawnswyr Talog will be performing at the finale of the Creagen Beca Parade on Sunday 1 May 2022, the parade starts at 2pm outside Oriel Myrddin Gallery.

Dawnswyr Talog dancers are one of Wales’s most prominent traditional dance groups, and since 1979 they have certainly put the small West Wales village of Talog, close to Carmarthen, on the map!

The dancers and musicians meet at Talog Community Hall but the influence of Dawnswyr Talog extends far beyond this. Friendships with dance teams throughout Europe, and visits to various folk festivals have given Welsh traditional dance an international platform.

As well as promoting Welsh folk dancing, Dawnswyr Talog’s main aim is to entertain and have fun, as this is the best way to ensure that the richness of our dance tradition continues.

Qwerin

Rydym yn falch iawn o groesawu Qwerin i’r Parêd Cragen Beca! Bydd Qwerin performio yn Sgwâr y Neuadd, Caerfyrddin ar ddiwedd yr parêd ar Dydd Sul 1 Mai 2022.

Mae Qwerin yn berfformiad dawns gyfoes sy’n estyn ffiniau’r ddawns werin Gymreig. Gan gymryd ysbrydoliaeth o ddiwylliant clwb Queer a llif patrymau clymog dawnsio gwerin, mae Qwerin yn ddawns werin Gymreig gyda thwist.

Roedd Qwerin, wedi ei gomisiynnu gan y Consortiwm Celfyddydau Awyr Agored Cymru a hynny drwy galwad AgorAllan 2021 cwmni ArticultureCymru.


We are delighted to welcome Qwerin to the Cragen Beca Parade! Qwerin will perform in Guildhall Square, Carmarthen at the finale of the parade on Sunday 1 May 2022.

Qwerin is a contemporary dance performance that extends the boundaries of traditional Welsh folk dance. Taking inspiration from Queer club culture and the weaving, flowing patterns of folk dance, ‘Qwerin’ is a Welsh folk dance with a twist.

Qwerin was comissioned by Wales Outdoor Arts Consortium through Articulture Wales’s by Open Out 2021 callout.

Sesiwn Werin y Baedd

Dewch i gwrdd â Sesiwn Werin y Baedd ar y Parêd Cragen Beca ar Dydd Sul 1 Mai 2022!

Criw anffurfiol o bobol lleol i Gaerfyrddin sydd yn cwrdd unwaith y mis yn nhafarn Pen y Baedd ar Heol Awst yw Sesiwn Werin y Baedd. Fe ddown ni at ein gilydd er mwyn chwarae cerddoriaeth werin Gymreig – does dim rheolau o ran oedran, nifer na chwaith pa offeryn i chwarae, yr unig reol yw mai cerddoriaeth werin GYMREIG gaiff ei chwarae, ac mae ein nosweithiau yn gwbwl ddwyieithog Cymraeg a Saesneg. Mae croeso i unrhyw un ymuno – dilyn ein grwp facebook a dere draw!


Come and meet Sesiwn Werin y Baedd at the Cragen Beca Parade on Sunday 1 May 2022 ! Based in Carmarthen, the crew will be playing as we parade, and then perfoming more songs in Guildhall Square at the parade finale.

We call ourselves Sesiwn Werin y Baedd, meaning The Boar’s Folk Session, since we meet up once a month at the Boar’s Head tavern on Lammas street. We’re a crew of local people who enjoy playing Welsh folk music – indeed that is the only one rule we have – we welcome all ages, any number of people, playing whatever instrument as long as the music is WELSH folk. Anyone is welcome to join us – make sure to follow our group on facebook and come over!