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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:18 pm    Post subject: Y Dydd Rhydd - 2018 Gorff 14 July - Bastille Day Reply with quote

I made a hash of 2017's " Y Dydd Rydd " page so maybe a little forward thinking is required ... ok - I have just been trying to finish off the books which I have out of the library ... and I like sharing a few things from them by text ...

Footsteps of Liberty & Revolt p146 David Thomas " Dafydd Ddu Eryri " 1759-1822 who corresponded with The Gwyneddigion Society - whose patron Paul Panton was a correspondent with The Cymmrodorian Society - founded Cymdeithas Lenyddol Beirdd Arfon which was known as " Cymdeithas yr Eryron " = a pun Snowdonians / Eagles = his bardic apprentices were known as his cywion / chicks & they exchanged & transcribed poems & manuscripts. He led the 1790s eisteddfod.

Footsteps of Liberty & Revolt p156 the set subject for the second eisteddfod under the patronage of the Gwyneddigion at St Asaph 1790 was " Rhyddid " & the medal awarded was Liberty wearing a Phrygian Cap and was designed by Augustin Dupre the medallist of the French Republic & Thomas Jones' eisteddfod banner was " Yn 'r Eisteddfod nesa, mi a ddangosaf Rhyddid yn ei llawn flodau " & Owen Jones declared of the Gwyneddigion " Ie Rhydd-did mewn Gwlad ac Eglwys yw amcan y Gwmdeithas " & met with his friends to celebrate the second anniversary of The Fall of the Bastille declared them to be " Freedom's Sons."

http://repwblic.informe.com/viewtopic.php?t=1430 = Y Dydd Rhydd - 2018 Gorff 14 July - Bastille Day = as on the first anniversary we have a picnic not a parade.

Y Dydd Rhydd is going to be on a Saturday in 2018


Footsteps of Liberty and Revolt : Essays on Wales and the French Revolution - ed Mary-Ann Constantine and Dafydd Johnstone - University of Wales Press

The late eighteenth century was one of the most exciting and unsettling periods in European history, with the shock-waves of the French Revolution rippling around the world. As this collection of essays by leading scholars shows, Wales was no exception. From political pamphlets to a Denbighshire folk-play, from bardic poetry to the remodelling of the Welsh landscape itself, responses to the revolutionary ferment of ideas took many forms. We see how Welsh poets and preachers negotiated complex London Wales networks of patronage and even more complex issues of national and cultural loyalty; and how the landscape itself is reimagined in fiction, remodelled à la Rousseau, while it rapidly emptied as impoverished farming families emigrated to the New World. Drawing on a wealth of vibrant material in both Welsh and English, much of it unpublished, this collection marks another important contribution to four nations criticism, and offers new insights into the tensions and flashpoints of Romantic-period Wales.

Iolo Morganwg ar Y Mynydd Garth 1797 " Tri pheth a gar fy nghalon :_Heddychu rhwng cymdogion,_Cadw'r iawn rhag mynd ar goll,_A chrogi'r holl 'ffeiradon."
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Footsteps of Liberty & Revolt p169 et seq " bardic republicans " projected their ideas of Liberty into historical episodes to avoid directly commenting on the controversies surrounding The French Republic : the defeats of the Welsh leaders and rebels of the medieval times with images either of their bards set free ( & to write freely wandering verse ) or the remaining lords bestowing gifts and charity freely & these ideas were conjoined in Dafydd ab Gwilym 's relationship with Ivor Hael = so ... at least partly what Iolo Morganwg was doing by using scraps of remaining poetry to expand into complete poems was to write what ought to have been written to propagandise his idea of Liberty as free love, charity and humanism as precursors or signs of revolution.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


No - I failed to be forward thinking : I am having a lousy year so far in 2018 ...

... 2017 ... 2016 ... 2015 ... 1964 ... 1963 ... 1962 ... began before I was born ...

... I think that I will just go up to the David Williams Memorial on my own ...

... in Caerphilly opposite the castle by the Gorsedd circle of stones - 8pm ? ...

... which probably means that five minutes later we will be in the nearby pub ...




... I would like to point out that the Internationale was not a " red " song ...

... the Marxists and Bakhunites destroyed the Internationale by competing to control it ...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. We did not go to the pub 5 minutes later.
The plan weas sing the Mayonaisse at the statue.
We got the phone, we got You-Tube
We got the words AND translation

But that video has 15 minutes of dum de dum intro

And even when we sang the song we couldn't go to the pub

Political correctness locked the gate from the statue to the pub so we had to take the short cut.

The wonder is that Tony Blair had not closed down the pub completely.

I would have done. If I were him.
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