Programmes of Eisteddfodau, Singing Festivals, etc

Scope and Content

Eisteddfodau and singing festival programmes, 1911-1961, comprising Womens' Institute programmes, 1952-1960; Urdd Gobaith Cymru papers, 1950-1961; festival songs, 1948-1959; open programmes, 1951-1955; eisteddfodau papers, 1923-1960; dramas, 1953-1960; and miscellaneous papers, 1911-1961.

Administrative / Biographical History

Mr D. J. Evans, of Llanfachreth, Merionethshire, collected programmes and other material relating to arts and music competitions in Wales. The National Eisteddfod is held annually in August, but local eisteddfods are held throughout Wales during the year. Urdd Gobaith Cymru, or the Welsh League of Youth, organizes the 'Eisteddfod Yr Urdd', or the youth eisteddfod. Other festivals have been organised under the auspices of the Women's Institute.


Arranged into the following: Womens' Institute programmes; Urdd Gobaith Cymru papers; festival songs; open programmes; eisteddfodau papers; dramas; and miscellaneous.

Access Information

No restrictions.


Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (Dolgellau), Catalogue of Programmes of Eisteddfodau, Singing Festivals, etc; Stephens, Meic, The Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales (Oxford, 1986); Eisteddfod website ( viewed 11th Nov. 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives, the National Register of Archives and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright laws apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

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