Posted: Thu 12th May 2022

400 years celebration of Welsh poet held as part of Wrexham City of Culture 2025 for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Residents in The Ceiriog Valley have joined with Llansilin to remember Huw Morus who was known by his bardic name “Eos Ceiriog”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Over 30 people retraced the bard’s footsteps over the mountain from Pontymeibion in the Ceiriog Valley to Llansilin Church, a journey of six miles he completed each Sunday in the 17th Century. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The event was held as part of the Wrecsam 2025 City of Culture programme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There was also an evening celebrating his works with singing by choirs from Glyn Ceiriog & Llansilin, harp and violin music and narration of his work by Eurig Salisbury of Aberystwyth University. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​


It was held at historic Ceiriog Memorial Institute, which boasts numerous stained glass windows commemorating the lives of Huw Morus, John Ceiriog Hughes, Robert Ellis, Ann Griffiths, Sir Thomas Middleton and Mary Jones. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Institute also houses a museum with exhibits of local and national interest with exhibits relating to Lloyd George, Thomas Jefferson, Dr Robert Jones one of the founders of the Orthopaedic at Gobowen. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There is also a painting of St David one quarter size of the original hanging in the House of Commons. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​


There was also a special service at Llansilin Church, where Huw entered by the side door and because of his standing in the community he was actually allowed to walk in front of the vicar. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The event was supported by a Wrecsam 2025 City of Culture grant and further events are planned in Glyn Ceiriog with the Daisy Belles VE Day celebration on 14 May and John ac Alun in Concert on May 21. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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