May 18 2017

Video: Lost Bardic Chairs

Published by at 7:05 am under Poetry,Videos

The Welsh have a tradition of honoring the winner of their National Eisteddfod poetry competitions with with a custom made chair. These chairs are works of art, many of them, thrones dedicated to their great poets.

Several known chairs from the last century and a half have gone missing, however. This is a fascinating half-hour documentary of one poet’s search for those lost chairs, especially for the chairs awarded to Dewi Emrys, the only poet to have been awarded four chairs.

The video is in the Welsh language, with English subtitles, making it that much more of a cultural adventure.

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2 Responses to “Video: Lost Bardic Chairs”

  1. Christineon 18 May 2017 at 11:19 am

    Fascinating indeed! Was surprised to see there was a connection to the Druids – ? I really don’t know my history very well… But watching this prompted me to do a Google search and start informing myself 🙂 Thanks for the post! (and video 🙂

  2. David Owenon 16 Dec 2019 at 12:59 pm

    But where is the chair sent from Canada ?

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