Digital Taster Course: Cynganeddu for Beginners

Fri 11 February 2022
Tutor / Osian Owen
Course Fee / From £12 per person
Genre / Cynganeddu
Language / Welsh

12.00 pm– 1.30 pm Friday 11 February 2022

This is a Welsh-language course introducing the rules of cynghanedd, the millennia-old strict meter used in the Welsh language poetry. Using alliteration and rhyme, and paying special attention to syllables and stresses in words, this rhythmic and intricate meter takes several years to master. The best poets who have mastered the craft of cynghanedd are awarded the life-long title of Prifardd for winning the main competition at the annual National Eisteddfod, along with the prize of a Chair.

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Osian Owen

Osian Owen is a poet and writer, who won his first chair at Eisteddfod Aelhaearn in 2017. He went on to win the Chair and Crown at the Eisteddfod Ryng-golegol (inter-college) at Lampeter in 2018, and also winning the Chair at the National Urdd Eisteddfod in the same year. He won the Chair at the 2020 Eisteddfod-T, and came close to winning the Crown too. He took part in Literature Wales’ 100 poem challenge, Her 100 Cerdd, together with Manon Awst, Caryl Bryn and Morgan Owen in 2018.

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