At 11.15 am on Sunday morning, 2 August, over 200 children aged between 2 – 4 years old from cylchoedd meithrin (Welsh-medium playgroups), cylchoedd Ti a Fi (Welsh-medium parent/carer and toddler groups) and a day nursery in Montgomeryshire whrer all stars in the Pasiant Meithrin (Nursery Musical) hosted by Mudiad Meithrin on the main Eisteddfod stage at the National Eisteddfod in Meifod, Montgomeryshire. The Pasiant Meithrin is organised by Mudiad Meithrin.
This year's title of the Pasiant Meithrin is ‘Santes Melangell a’r Ysgyfarnog Fach’ (which translated means ‘Saint Melangell and the Little Hare’). The show follows the story of the little hare that was hunted by the nasty Prince Brochwel throughout the old county of Montgomeryshire, but will the hare be saved by Saint Melangell or will she need the help of the toddlers on stage and Dewin – Mudiad Meithrin’s much loved children’s character – to save the day?
The perfformance was led by the acclaimed folk singer Linda Griffiths (formerly of the popular folk group ‘Plethyn’) who is originally from the Meifod area, and it will feature several traditional children’s folk songs.
Following the performance on Sunday in the main Pavilion several parties where held at the Mudiad Meithrin’s stand for all the children who took part in the Pasiant and each one will be presented with a certificate to remind them of the special occasion.
Catherine Morris, Mudiad Meithrin’s Support Officer for North Powys is one of the Pasiant Meithrin’s organisers. Catherine said:
“We are extremely grateful to all involved for their co-operation enabling us to stage the Pasiant Meithrin this year, especially to Linda Griffiths who also helped to script the Pasiant Meithrin; to all the local cylchoedd meithrin leaders, to all the parents – and most of all to all the toddlers who will be the stars of the show! All the children have been absolutely brilliant, and although they are very young, the singing is excellent. ”