Iolo's Great Welsh Parks - Netflix

Posted on Tue 25 June 2019 in netflix

Iolo Williams explores four historic estates in Wales, finding out what special places they are for wildlife. These parks are now open for everyone to enjoy but sometimes the wildlife goes unnoticed. Iolo meets with people who have inside knowledge to share, uses his expertise as a naturalist to track down wildlife and finds elusive night-time creatures.

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2013-01-06

Iolo's Great Welsh Parks - Eisteddfod - Netflix

In Welsh culture, an eisteddfod (Welsh: [ə(i)ˈstɛðvɔd], plural eisteddfodau Welsh: [ə(i)stɛðˈvɔda(ɨ)]) is a Welsh festival of literature, music and performance. The tradition of such a meeting of Welsh artists dates back to at least the 12th century, when a festival of poetry and music was held by Rhys ap Gruffydd of Deheubarth at his court in Cardigan in 1176, but the decline of the bardic tradition made it fall into abeyance. The current format owes much to an 18th-century revival arising out of a number of informal eisteddfodau. The closest English equivalent to eisteddfod is “session”; the word is formed from two Welsh morphemes: eistedd, meaning “sit”, and bod, meaning “be”. In some countries, the term eisteddfod is used for certain types of performing arts competitions that have nothing to do with Welsh culture.

Iolo's Great Welsh Parks - Other eisteddfodau in Wales - Netflix

Smaller-scale local eisteddfodau are held throughout Wales. One of the best known is the Maes Garmon Eisteddfod, Mold (Welsh: Eisteddfod Ysgol Maes Garmon, Wyddgrug). Schools hold eisteddfodau as competitions within the school: a popular date for this is Saint David's Day.

Iolo's Great Welsh Parks - References - Netflix