Art, Music and Performance

Artists and photographers have been inspired by the seascapes. landscapes, wildlife and characters of Ceredigion. Take your own photos, find a short course to join, visit artists in their own studios, seek out a choir in concert or rehearsal, or spend a weekend at one or more of our festivals - there's a buzzing arts scene across Ceredigion.


Music and performance

Ceredigion is a musical county where music is created, performed and enjoyed in all kinds of venues, indoor and outdoors. There's barely a community that doesn't have a choir - Aberystwyth alone is home to a dozen choirs and musical ensembles.  You'll find live music, in pubs, village halls, a museum, a castle and a few fields - Ceredigion's music festivals take place in superb settings. There's plenty of choice - from folk to classical, rock and jazz to world music.

 

Music and performance


Ceredigion art and artists

An international collection of ceramic art, printworks and decorative art from the 15th to the 20th century, paintings by renowned Welsh artists are among the national and international art and craft collections at Aberystwyth. Across Ceredigion there are contemporary artists who work in a range of media - many open their studios and workshops or put on special exhibitions for the Ceredigion Art Trail. There are opportunities for you to make and create too.

Ceredigion art and artists


Eisteddfod in Ceredigion

It was the Lord Rhys, prince of Deheubarth, who held the first eisteddfod - a gathering of poets and musicians competing to be declared the best among their peers - at his new castle in Cardigan in 1176. Today, across Ceredigion, competitors of all ages from far and wide keep the eisteddfod alive and thriving.  

Eisteddfod in Ceredigion