“ Wonderful to see people enjoying a bit of normalcy again ”
âIt was wonderful to see people enjoy a little normalcy again.â
Manon Rees O’Brien, managing director of Tafwyl festival organizers Menter Caerdydd, said after 500 nominees enjoyed the fun and sunshine at this year’s show at Cardiff Castle yesterday.
Thousands more were able to follow the event as it was filmed on the AM social media platform.
The Welsh Language Festival was the second of nine pilot events unveiled by the Welsh government on Tuesday as part of a trial to see if it was possible to re-host live events amid a pandemic.
Seventeen bands and singers organized by Clwb Ifor Bach performed on three stages – including Mared, Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog, Ani Glass, Gwilym and Breichiau Hir.
Geraint Jarman from Cardiff grabbed the headlines.
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ðDiolch am wylio, diolch am ddod. Diolch Tafwyl a diolch i bawb a gymerodd run. Ethiopia Newydd a cham ymlaen x
ðDiolch to watch, diolch to be here. Diolch Tafwyl and Diolch everyone who played and participated. Forward xhttps: //t.co/YtligKWmo3 pic.twitter.com/8rjiRZI30X
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DJ Gareth Potter performed a two-hour set of dancefloor favorites by Clwb Ifor Bach.
It was hosted by Seren Jones, Tara Bethan and Huw Stephens of the BBC.
The festival has organized many events for the enjoyment of adults, families and children with events such as a yoga session with Tara Bethan which also continues today.
All festival goers were to ensure they had passed a Covid test and were required to remain seated while food and drinks were brought to their tables.
The Welsh government unveiled nine pilot events on Tuesday, including the Wales-Albania international friendly in June.
However, he was criticized by Plaid Cymru who said there had been no events “north of Brecon”.
Here is the list:
2-4 May Eid-al-Fit, Cardiff Castle – 300-500 people
May 15 Tafwyl Welsh Language Festival, Cardiff Castle – 500
May 18 Newport County v Forest Green Rovers League Two play-off
May 20 Professional Event, Celtic Manor Resort, Newport – 100
May 22 Swansea City – Barnsley Championship Playoffs
June 3-4 Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon – 250
June 3-6 Glamorgan v Lancashire, Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground – 750-1000
June 5 Wales – Albania, Cardiff City Stadium – 4000
June 11-12 Fishguard / St David Triathlon – registered participants only