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  • n. Plural form of eisteddfod.

Etymologies

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From Welsh eisteddfodau

Examples

  • Since the National Assembly was founded in 2000, St David's Day has become a much bigger event across Wales, but Swansea's week of celebrations this year gives the patron saint much more than the traditional parades, eisteddfodau and sporting of leeks or daffodils.

    This week's new events

  • Founded at Aberystwyth University in 1988, the label faced indifference and often hostility from the Welsh establishment for deviating from the conservative fare found at eisteddfodau (national festivals) broadcast by S4C (the Welsh-language channel).

    Label of love: Ankst

  • Welsh language I think I may lay some pretensions; were I not well acquainted with it, I should not have carried off the prize at various eisteddfodau, as I have done.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • I made inquiries of him about the eisteddfodau or sessions of bards, and expressed a wish to be present at one of them.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • It had even taken John Rowlands a long time to persuade him to let Bran play the harp in contests at eisteddfodau.

    The Grey King

  • The song and minstrelsy of Wales have from the earliest period of its history been nurtured by its eisteddfodau.

    The Poetry of Wales

  • He picked Mrs Scott, who sang as a child at eisteddfodau - the traditional Welsh-language cultural festivals - to sing solo at the choir's first public performance, in Barnstaple, Devon.

    BBC News - Home

  • I was on the eisteddfodau circuit so I did lots of singing and reciting.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • During her career, Elinor has done numerous outdoor broadcasts from eisteddfodau and events all over Wales, as well as voice overs.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Jodie, whose full name is Jodie Marie Warlow, spent much of her childhood performing in choirs and at eisteddfodau.

    WalesOnline - Home

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