Llafar Gwlad Bibliography Launch

As part of the Access to Masters project in partnership between the School of Welsh, Bangor University and Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, student, Siôn Pennant Tomos has drawn up a bibliography for Llafar Gwlad - a quarterly magazine covering folklore, crafts, characters, colloquial language and humor.

The Llafar Gwlad Bibliography will be launched at 12.30 on Tuesday 7 August at the Bangor University stand at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, Vale of Glamorgan.

The work will be available electronically as a PDF file to download free of charge from Gwasg Carreg Gwalch’s website. So, no one will be expected to reach for their wallet or purse at the launch!

Myrddin ap Dafydd, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, said:

"The Llafar Gwlad magazine has grown from a community of people who share common interests, and in such an atmosphere, the informality is completely natural – sharing material and motivating others to reminisce, gather and share has been its aims. But sometimes, it is worth looking back over the work as well as moving on. Nearly thirty years of editions means that it’s hard to find that exact edition for reference or to confirm a story. Creating lists is not a part this magazine’s nature, and it was a blessing to have the thorough and useful labour of Siôn Pennant Tomos, whose contribution was to list each article and author's name. A huge accomplishment and a huge favour."

In addition to Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, the School of Welsh has created projects in conjunction with Antur Nantlle, Barn Cyf., National Slate Museum / Museum of Wales, Cae Gors Heritage Centre, Tŷ Newydd Writers' Centre/Literature of Wales, Cwmni Da Cyf., Welsh Books Council, Gwasg y Bwthyn, Rondo Media Cyf and Lolfa Cyf.

'Bangor University’s School of Welsh staff have always contributed to the cultural life of Wales and through cultural activities beyond the walls of College and University. The ATM and KESS projects allow us to collaborate with external partners in a more strategic way. They prove that employers see the benefit in collaboration with academia, and the subject of Welsh leads to great experiences for students in the workplace - this is a subject that transacts completely naturally between the student’s university experience and the world of work. Having the opportunity to work with Gwasg Carreg Gwalch on this project was a very rewarding experience for us as an academic department and for Sion." Said Professor Peredur Lynch, Head of the School of Welsh.

The Access to Masters and KESS projects allows students to work on MA and PhD projects in collaboration with companies or other organisations under the auspices of the ESF Convergence program for the Welsh Government.

Publication date: 2 August 2012