Dewi Sant Parade Aberystwyth

2017 Parêd – we’re ready!

Aberystwyth’s 2017 St David’s Day Parade will be held at 1.00pm Saturday 4 March and follow the same route as in all previous years.

This will be the Parêd with most events ever.

Geraint Roberts’s new Welsh piping trio, Pibau Tawe, will lead the Parade. They will be followed by the well-known and liked performer and fund raiser, Glan Davies, who is this year’s Tywysydd (guide). Following him will the sound of Aberystwyth Silver Band. Keeping up the pace and joining the Parade for the first time ever will be Samba Agogo.

 

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The Ceremony at Llys-y-Brenin (the ‘old Kind’s Hall’) will be led by BBC Radio Cymru presenter, Geraint Lloyd and Derrick Adams for Eglwys Efengylaidd Aberystwyth will give the blessing. Aberystwyth’s Mayor, Cllr Brendan Somers, will present the Tywysydd. There will also be a special performance by local male quartet, Bois y Fro, who also release their first CD this month.

During the morning there will be free live music on Sgwâr Owain Glyndwr under a gazeebo kindly supplied by Aberystwyth Rotary Club. The music starts at 10.30 with local choir, Meibion y Mynydd, followed by Mari Matthias and then at 12.00, Bois Y Fro. There will also be a host of free events and activities for children in Welsh, but a warm welcome to all kids and young teenagers at the newly renovated Bandstand, organised by Cered, Ceredigion Language Initiative group.

After the Parêd join us for a free gig with Pibau Tawe at the Llew Du pub on Bridge St. at 3.30pm. They will be followed by an open folk session – bring your instrument!

There will be a special St David’s meeting at Morlan centre on Sunday morning.

All this is just a bried discription – keep an eye on this website, or better still, follow us on Twitter @GwylDewiAber and Facebook /ParedGwylDewiAberystwyth for the latest updates. Events and things can change!

It’s time we celebrated St David, our unique language and traditions!

Thanks to our sponsors, the Big Lottery Fund and Aberystwyth Town Council. And our partner, Cered.

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2016 Parêd – biggest yet!

Aberystwyth’s 2016 St David’s Day Parade will be held at 1.00pm Saturday 5 March and follow the same route as in all previous years.

This will be the Parêd with most events ever. For a full schedule click here.

Gwilym Bowen Rhys will lead the Parêd as piper. He will be followed by the artist, Mary Lloyd Jones who is this year’s Tywysydd (guide). Following her will be members of Aberystwyth’s different choirs who will sing as they parade to the sound of Aberystwyth Silver Band. Keeping up the pace and marching spirit will be the Cambria Band from Mold – who rejoin us since their first popular appearance at the first ever Parêd in 2013.

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The Ceremony at Llys-y-Brening (the ‘old Kind’s Hall’) will be led by BBC Radio Cymru presenter, Geraint Lloyd and Lyn Lewis Dafis will give the blessing. There will also be a special performance by Mr Phorumla.

During the morning, harpist Carwyn Tywyn who’s originally from Aberystwyth but now lives in Burry Port, will perform on Sgwâr Owain Glyndwr and also at Caffe MGs. There will also be a host of free events and activities for children in Welsh, but a warm welcome to all kids and young teenagers at the Old College, organised by Cered, Ceredigion Language Initiative group.

After the Parêd join us for a free gig with Gwilym at the Llew Du pub on Bridge St. He will be followed by an open folk session – bring your instrument!

There will be a special St David’s meeting at Morlan centre on Sunday morning.

All this is just a bried discription – keep an eye on this website, or better still, follow us on Twitter @GwylDewiAber and Facebook /ParedGwylDewiAberystwyth for the latest updates. Events and things can change!

It’s time we celebrated St David, our unique language and traditions!

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Parêd 2015 – Success!

The 2015 Aberystwyth St David’s Day Parade was held on Saturday 28 February and was a great success.

This was the Parade Day’s Schedule.

This was the poster for the 2015. Click on the link if you’d like to print a copy yourself. Poster Pared 2015

The Parade Route follow the same path as previous years – beginning at 1.00pm at the town clock, proceed down Great Darkgate St, Baker St and finish at Llys y Brenin square.

 

 

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2014 Parêd – take a look at the photo stream of the 2014 Parade. Thanks to Amelia Davies and Iestyn Hughes for the photos.

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