GŴYL Fawr Aberteifi is Cardigan’s annual Welsh language festival which involves a week-long celebration of music, verse and dance from June 22-30.

The festival was first established in1952 as a semi national Eisteddfod - a stepping stone for competitors between local Eisteddfods and the National Eisteddfod. 2019 sees the Festival return to Theatr Mwldan and Cardigan Castle, following the highly successful events of 2018.

The festival kicks off on the first Saturday (June 22) with a formal proclamation ceremony held at Cardigan Castle.

Tuesday and Thursday evenings are an opportunity to showcase local talent as children and young people (members of CICA) perform a Welsh language musical at the theatre. Wednesday evening focuses on poetry with local bardic teams battling it out in verse.

Friday and Saturday feature the main event – the traditional Eisteddfod with individuals, groups and choirs travelling to the event from far and wide to compete in a variety of competitions including singing, folk dancing and recitation.

Highlights include the Chairing of the Bard ceremony and the Blue Riband competition for the Festival’s champion soloists.

The Festival comes to an end on the Sunday with a morning service at 10am in Capel Bethania followed by a Grand Concert on the Sunday evening at Theatr Mwldan.

Castell Aberteifi/Cardigan Castle

Seremoni Cyhoeddi Gŵyl Fawr 2019/Proclamation Ceremony

Dydd Sadwrn/Saturday 22 Mehefin/June, 2.30pm

Gan ddechrau gyda gorymdaith o Neuadd y Dref am 2.30yp, i Gastell Aberteifi lle caiff y seremoni ei chynnal.

Starting with a parade from the town’s Guild Hall at 2.30pm, to Cardigan Castle where the ceremony will take place.

Theatr Mwldan, Mwldan 2

Sioe Criw Cica/Musical Show With CICA

Nos Fawrth/ Tuesday 25 Nos Iau/Thursday 27 Mehefin/June 2019 am 7.30pm


Castell Aberteifi/Cardigan Castle

Talwrn y Beirdd

Nos Fercher/Wednesday 26 Mehefin/June 7.30pm

£5 (Tocynnau wrth y drws/Tickets at the door)

Theatr Mwldan, Mwldan 2


Nos Wener/Friday 28 Mehefin/June 5pm

Dydd Sadwrn/Saturday 29 Mehefin/June 1pm

£6 (£3 Plant dan 16 oed/Child under 16 years)

Nos Sadwrn 29 Mehefin/Saturday 29 June 6pm

£8 (£4 Plant dan 16 oed/Child under 16 years)

£12 Tocyn dydd a nos Sadwrn/Ticket for Saturday day and night

Capel Bethania/Bethania Chapel

Oedfa Foreol/Morning Service

Dydd Sul/Sunday 30 Mehefin/June 10yb/am

Theatr Mwldan, Mwldan 2

Cyngerdd Cloi'r Ŵyl

Nos Sul/Sunday Evening 30 Mehefin/June 7pm

Diweddglo’r Ŵyl yw’r Cyngerdd Mawreddog yn Theatr Mwldan a fydd yn cynnwys:

The Festival comes to a fitting close with a Grand Concert at Theatr Mwldan featuring:


Cor Meibion Machynlleth Gyda/with Aled Wyn Davies

£15 (£7.50 Plant dan 16 oed/Child under 16 years)

Mae tocynnau ar gael i archebu o swyddfa docynnau Theatr Mwldan ar 01239 621200 ac ar-lein ar www.mwldan.co.uk

Tickets are available to book from Theatr Mwldan’s box office on 01239 621200 and online at www.mwldan.co.uk