Collecting the old and new at the National Eisteddfod
'Maes B' is the mischievous (but loveable) little brother to the main event, where the youth of Wales light camp fires, party, dance and rock, meet mates or even discover the love of their lives.
The Museum's Curator of Contemporary Life recorded the experiences and stories of 24 people for the Sound Archive of St Fagans: National History Museum, and commissioned Bwcibo.cyf to create a short film to be shown in Oriel 1, also at St Fagans.
This was an experiment in contemporary collecting — St Fagans is famous for recording oral histories of the past, but was it possible to record events as they were happening? Furthermore, was it possible to capture the atmosphere and energy of a rock concert, and convey that in a gallery or on a website?
You decide. After reading some of the quotes recorded on this page, and after viewing the short film, you can contribute by leaving a comment below.
What do you remember from past Eisteddfods?
What does the Eisteddfod mean to you?
Documentary music video 'Maes B 2007'
A record of a day at the official youth field in Flintshire and District National Eisteddfod, 2007.
Article Date: 1 July 2008
A Welsh festival of literature, music, and song.
The centre point of the Eisteddfod to the youth of Wales, giving the young people from across Wales the opportunity to socialise through the medium of Welsh.