Two poems to St David now published Iolo Goch, Mawl i Ddewi Sant This long cywydd by one of the foremost poets of the fourteenth century is a clear indication of the national importance of the cult of St David. Iolo Goch was a poet from north-east Wales, and in stating his intention to undertake … Continue reading Poems in praise of St David
This is ‘Canu i Gadfan’ (a song for Cadfan), an extensive poem (178 lines) sung by Llywelyn Fardd about 1150. It is the earliest of three poems composed by twelfth-century Welsh poets to the saints: ’Canu Tylisio’ by Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr and ‘Canu i Ddewi’ by Gwynfardd Brycheiniog will appear shortly on the website. ‘Canu … Continue reading Our first text is published online!
At the colloquium on 20 October 2018 Martin Crampin will give a paper on ‘The Imaging of Saints in Medieval Wales’, and Ann Parry Owen will deliver a Keynote Lecture on ‘Cain awen gan awel bylgaint – Canu Beirdd y Tywysogion i Gadfan, Tysilio a Dewi’ [Fine poetic inspiration brought by the dawn breeze: the Poets of … Continue reading Ninth Bangor Colloquium of Medieval Wales
Just back from giving a paper on ‘Mapping the Cult of Saints in Wales’ to the 38th Annual Celtic Conference of the University of California, held at UCLA, March 10-12. I set out my favourite example of St Cynog of Brycheiniog – in extended form and for the last time! – discussing the different elements that make up the … Continue reading The Saints and Los Angeles
Had a great afternoon of talks at Bangor Cathedral. Good to welcome Professor Barry back from Dublin. A warm welcome from the Archdeacon of Bangor Paul Davies: many thanks to him and his colleagues. After talks in the Diocesan Centre we moved to the Cathedral and Martin Crampin guided us round the saints in stained glass … Continue reading Bangor Cathedral
Medieval Saints in Gwynedd Saturday 12 September 2015, 2.00–5.00 The Diocesan Centre, The Cathedral Close, Bangor Bangor Talks PDF Medieval Saints in Glamorgan Saturday 7 November 2015, 2.00–5.00 Church of St Illtud, Llantwit Major Llantwit Fawr Talks PDF