Do you like singing Welsh nursery rhymes? Or are you a parent or guardian to little children? A brand new app is being launched at the Urdd Eisteddfod which could be right up your street.
The Bys a Bawd App is based on Falyri Jenkins’ popular nursery rhyme publication issued by Mudiad Meithrin in 1991.
Playing Bys a Bawd on your phone or tablet will conjure up Bedo, a blue-coloured character, who sings well-known Welsh modern nursery rhymes – Ble mae Bawdyn, Troi ein Dwylo, Pen Ysgwyddau Coesau Traed and many more, as well as other unique animated characters in different rhymes. By directing your phone or tablet you can place Bedo (and other characters) to sing and dance around the room, via augmented reality.
Prominent folk artist, Gwilym Bowen Rhys is the voice you hear. The app itself was created by Galactig in partnership with Cered - Ceredigion’s Welsh Language Initiative, grant funded by the Welsh Government’s Cymraeg 2050 programme.
Councillor Catherine Hughes, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Children Services and Culture said, “It’s very exciting to see a Welsh medium app developed jointly between Cered and Galactig. This app will allow children and parents access to Welsh nursery rhymes wherever they may be.”
The app will be launched at the Mudiad Meithrin Pavilion at 3.00pm, Tuesday, 29 May, at the Urdd Eisteddfod, Royal Welsh showground in Builth Wells. You are very welcome to come along and meet and sing along with Bedo.
The Bys a Bawd app is currently available for free from the Apple App Store and is suitable for Apple systems IOS.9 and above.
For further information and developments, contact Llinos Hallgarth, Development Officer, Cered on 01545 572358, or you can visit Cered’s web page, who is a part of Ceredigion County Council.