Hwyl Fawr Frank Lloyd Wright is a seven hour performance that will take place on the Prince Charles Quay in Cardigan on the 8th June 2010. The event is part of the town’s 900th anniversary celebrations and reflects on Cardigan’s maritime heritage and history of emigration. The 8th June is the birth date of the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It is believed that Frank Lloyd Wright’s mother, Anna Lloyd Jones, emigrated to New York on a boat that left Cardigan in 1844.

On this date different local choirs and other musical acts will each perform a set of songs of their own choosing relating to the sea, travel, emigration, loss, leaving, hiraeth, longing, farewell, home and return. In total the choirs will sing for seven hours, the time it would take to fly from Cardigan to New York today. The event will culminate with a community sing of the Simon & Garfunkel song So Long Frank Lloyd Wright from their 1970 Grammy award winning album Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Participating choirs will include Ysgol Gynradd Aberteifi, Ysgol Gynradd Llandudoch, Y Rhocesi, St Dogmaels Community Choir, Opera Teifi, Côr Bro Nest and Llangrannog Community Choir. The event will be simultaneously broadcast over the Internet at this address: http://www.hwylfawr.co.uk The recording of this seven hour performance will be placed in the Aberteifi 2010 time capsule.

The event will begin at 3pm and conclude by 10pm. Anyone who wishes to join in with the final song will be most welcome. This will take place at approximately 9.40pm. Song sheets will be provided. For those who would like to practice before hand the song can be found on YouTube. There is a link on the website http://www.hwylfawr.co.uk This free open air event event is being curated by Rowan O’Neill an artist from Felinwynt near Cardigan. The event has been part funded by Safle with the financial support of the Arts Council of Wales.