Answers to some questions about Eisteddfod-NY 2011.. Back
to Main Eisteddfod 2011 page.
- What kind of place is Hudson Valley Resort and Spa?
- What is a "workshop"?
- Do you have to go to all the activities?
- Can I come just for the day or part of the day? Do I have to stay at the Hotel?
- What about the performers?
- How do I get there from here?
- In there more information?
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What Kind of place is Hudson Valley Resort and Spa?It
is a full "Catskill" resort with a heated indoor pool, places to take
walks, and excellent accommodations. These are hotel rooms with a
private bath, and not the bunk bed setups you find at a summer camp.
Great Catskill hotel meals are included. The Hudson Valley Resort
and Spa (formerly called The Granite) differs from the older hotels in
that it was built in the late 1950s and was renovated about five years
ago. The rooms and facilities are all in very good condition. There is a spa with jacuzzi, exercise machines, massages, etc. (extra charges may apply)
word “Eisteddfod” is Welsh. It connotes a gathering of poets and
musicians, and there is a large Eisteddfod every year in Wales.
The name was adopted by Howard Glasser, the founder of this festival,
when he began these gatherings of singers and musicians four decades
ago. More background information
What is a "workshop"?Workshops
run from 45 to 75 minutes and are held in an informal setting (as
opposed to a concert). They may involve several performers
discussing and singing songs; or just one performer in a mini-concert
setting; or could be a teaching session on a particular instrument or
Do you have to go to all the activities?Go
to the ones that interest you. Many people spend more time jamming and singing with other participants or enjoying the hotel facilities than attending formal sessions.
Can I come just for the day or part of the day? Do I have to stay at the Hotel?
It's nice to stay at the hotel so you are right there at all
times but there are rates for admission only (no meals or lodging) for
the whole festival as well as rates for parts of the day. These
rates are on our main Eisteddfod-NY page.
What about the performers -- do they stay "backstage" while we are the audience? That's not the kind of festival this is. There is no seperate area for the performers to stay in. The workshops are informal, performers often go to the workshops the same as anyone else, and everyone dines together.
How do I get there from here? Directions are on the main web page. If you need a ride, our Transportation Coordinator will try to arrange one for you.
Is there more information?There is a page with general weekend information. If you need to contact someone during the weekend, call 917-279-7546