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NINNAU & Y Drych strives to provide a comprehensive calendar of Welsh events in the United States and Canada, as well as special events in Wales and elsewhere which are of interest to the North American Welsh. If your event is not listed, see Submit an Event for details on how to ensure that your events are listed in the future.

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April 2014

Edmonton, Alberta
April 25 - St. David's Welsh Society of Edmonton Annual General Meeting, 7:00 pm. Park Towers, 9908 114th St. Info:

Niagara Falls, Ontario
April 25-27 - 53rd Ontario Welsh Festival, Marriott Gateway on the Falls Hotel. Celebration of all things Welsh. Highlights include concert by guest choir Bois Y Castell, from LLandeilo, Wales, led by conductor and musical director, Nia Clwyd. Sunday Cymanfaoedd Canu led by Nia Clwyd with accompanist, Alan Thomas. Noson Lawen, Children's Hour led by Hefina Phillips, Banquet and Gold Award presentation, and much more. Info and registration: or

Vancouver, BC
April 26 - Vancouver Welsh Society Grand Spring Sale, 10am to 2pm, The Cambrian Hall, 215 East 17th Ave. This is the Society's biggest fundraiser. Info:,, or 604-876-2815.

May 2014

New York, NY
May 2 - "Dylan Live: A Tribute to Dylan Thomas," 8:00 pm, The New School: The Auditorium at West 12th Street, 66 West 12th St. Commissioned and produced by Literature Wales, "Dylan Live" is a special tribute night tracing Dylan Thomas' trip to New York through jazz, beat poetry, hip-hop, spoken word and film. The show features poets Martin Daws, Zaru Jonson and Aneirin Karadog; award-winning beat-boxer Ed Holden; musician Huw V Williams and lecturer Daniel Williams. American poet Paul Muldoon will join the show as a special guest in New York. Tickets: $20/$15 PEN Members and students with valid ID. Info:

Portage, WI
May 2-4 Wythfed Penwythnos Cymreig i Bawb/ Eighth Welsh Weekend for Everyone.
May 2: Pub Night, at 205 Vino, 5:00 pm, 205 DeWitt St. Fellowship and singing.
May 3: Workshops (genealogy, Cymraeg, Ysgol Gan, etc.), displays, te bach, supper, Eisteddfod competition and awarding of chair, noson lawen. Events begin at 12:30 pm at Portage Presbyterian Church, 120 West Pleasant St.
May 4: 82nd Annual State Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, at Portage Presbyterian Church, 120 West Pleasant St. Trefor Williams, Milwaukee, WI, will be the director. Te bach follows the singing. Info:

New York, NY
May 3 - Monthly meeting of The Women's Welsh Club of New York, 1:30 pm, Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St, (just west of Broadway). Info:

Delta, PA
May 4 - Spring Cymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Rehoboth Welsh Church, corner of Main and Pendyrus Sts. Conductor Mari Morgan with the music of Rehoboth Welsh Choir. Info: 717-456-5762 or

Minneapolis, MN
May 4 - Spring Gymanfa Ganu, 2:00-4:00 pm, Westminster Presbyterian Chapel, 1200 Marquette Ave. S. Sara Birkeland, director; Ryan Jones, accompanist. Sponsored by the St. David's Society of Minnesota. Info: Mary Morris Mergenthal, 651-644-1650 or or

Utica, NY
May 4 - Spring Gymanfa Ganu, 3:00 pm at Sauquoit Valley United Methodist Church, corner Mohawk St. & Pinnacle Rd. Conductor will be Jay G. Williams III, Organist James Hanosh, Pianist Jeanne Jones. Te Bach following in church social rooms. Info: Janet Bennett, (315) 737-5840 or David Dudgeon, (315) 866-7578.

Fair Hill, MD
May 17 - Colonial Highland Gathering, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Fair Hill Race Track. Welsh Society of Delaware will have a booth. Info:

New York, NY
May 11 - Monthly Worship Service of the Welsh Congregation of New York City, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St, (just west of Broadway). Info:

Glastonbury, CT
May 17 - Welsh Genealogy Group of the Welsh Society of Western New England meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. Meets 10:00am-5:00pm. Bring your Welsh Family tree and a lunch dish to share. Info and RSVP:

Rio Grande, OH
May 17-18 - Welsh Heritage Days at Bob Evans Farm, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, the Bob Evans Farm, State Route 588, Bidwell, OH. Welsh gifts, food, open stage, crafts and demonstrations, exhibitions, kids' activities, and more. Plus, Eisteddfod competitions for youth and adults in vocal music, visual arts, literature, and theatre recitation. Entry forms and fee deadline is April 1. Folk Music Concert featuring Moch Pryderi, Saturday, 6:00-7:30 pm. Winner's Concert, Sunday, featuring Eisteddfod winners, Gymanfa Ganu, and Welshman Bryan Jones. Sponsored by The Madog Center for Welsh Studies and the Bob Evans Farm, Inc. Seeking food, craft, and other vendors with Welsh products to sell. Info: OR Madog Center for Welsh Studies,, 800-994-3276, 800-282-7201 ext 7186.

Glastonbury, CT
May 24 - Join us for a Welsh Afternoon Tea and Welsh movie: "Passport to Adventure: The Magical Country of Wales." Follow along with a map of Wales. Bring a tea item to share. Sponsored by the Welsh Society of Western New England. Info and RSVP:

June 2014

Edmonton, Alberta
June TBA - St. David's Welsh Society of Edmonton / Strathcona Druids Rugby Event, Lynn Davies Field, 524 A Highway 14X, Sherwood Park. Info:

Windsor, CT
June 1 - Welsh Society of Western New England's Family Picnic and BBQ, 3:30 pm. Everyone welcome. $10 adults, $5 kids, bring side dish or dessert to share. Info:

New York, NY
June 7 - Monthly meeting of The Women's Welsh Club of New York, 1:30 pm, Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St, (just west of Broadway). Info:

New York, NY
June 8 - Monthly Worship Service of the Welsh Congregation of New York City, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd St, (just west of Broadway). Info:

Rewey, WI
June 8 - Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, at Carmel-Peniel Presbyterian Church, Peniel Road. Singing Session followed by te bach. Info and directions:

Glastonbury, CT
June 18 - Welsh Genealogy Group of the Welsh Society of Western New England meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. Meets 10:00am-5:00pm. Bring your Welsh Family tree and a lunch dish to share. Info and RSVP:

Beavercreek, OR
June 22 - 79th Annual Gymanfa Ganu, 1:45 and 6:00 pm sessions, Bryn Seion Welsh Church, 22132 S. Kamrath Rd. Director Eryl Aynsley from northern California. Welsh Tea between sessions at 4:00 pm. Info: Janet Figini, or 503-630-5317.

Malad, ID
June 26-29 - 10th annual Malad Valley Welsh Festival, celebrating 150 years of Malad history. Presentations on Welsh culture and history, displays on Malad pioneers, music concerts, heritage games, Celtic dancers and musicians, original musical for Malad's sesquicentennial, community meals, wagon rides to historic sites, home craft and food vendors. Info: or call 208-766-4010.

July 2014

Columbus, OH
July 19 - Welsh Society of Central Ohio Potluck Picnic. Blendon Woods Metro Park, 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd./Old State Rte. 161, Westerville, 11:30am-4pm. Info: 614-500-7998, or

Redgranite, WI
July 20 - Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 887 Bonnell Ave., just south of Highway 21. Mr. Trefor Williams, conducting. Church is fully accessible and air conditioned. Info:

Three Lakes, WI
July 27 - Gymanfa Ganu at Union Congregational Church, 6:00 pm, United Church of Christ, corner of Forest St. and Highway 45. Rev. Joe Corbin directing. Info:

St. Catharines, ON
July 20-27 - Cwrs y Rhaeadrau (Course at the Waterfalls) - 38th annual Cwrs Cymraeg, or Welsh-language course, sponsored by Cymdeithas Madog, the Welsh Studies Institute of North America, Inc. Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. All levels are welcome - complete beginner to advanced. Experienced Welsh teachers from Wales and North America, 5 hours of daily language instruction, plus singing, dancing, Welsh films and games, a Noson Lawen and Niagara Falls! Info and registration: or

Kingston, ON
July 23-25 - International Conference on Welsh Studies 2014 (NAASWCH), Royal Military College of Canada. Info:

Nant Gwrtheyrn, Wales
July 27-August 10 - Welsh Heritage Week is going to Wales for two weeks. Itinerary includes a week of Welsh immersion classes at Nant Gwrtheyrn Language Center with lessons in language, music, harp, and dance. Followed by a week touring North and South Wales. Highlights include Bardsley Island, Harlech, and the National Eisteddfod. Info and registration:

August 2014

Edmonton, Alberta
August 2-4 - Heritage Festival at William Hawrelak Park. Info:

Youngstown, OH
August 23 - St. David's Society Picnic (catered), 4:30 pm, Stacey Pavilion (air-conditioned), Austintown Twp. Park, 6000 Kirk Road, Austintown, OH. Info: or 724-981-3071.

Pickett, WI
August 24 - 92nd Annual Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Peniel/Pickett, on County FF, 1/2 mile west of Hwy 26, north of Rosendale. Director: Rev. Joe Corbin, Reedsburg; Reed Organist: Tom White; Pianist: Sarah Conrad. Contact: Rev. Tom White, 920-922-9424 or

Minneapolis, MN
August 28-31 - North American Festival of Wales. Watch for details over the coming months. 83rd Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu on Sunday with sessions at 2:00 and 7:00 pm, Westminster Presbyterian Church. Conductor Meirwyn Walters; Accompanist Steve Jensen. Info: The Welsh North American Association

September 2014

Venedocia, OH
September 7 - Gymanfa Ganu, 5:00 pm, Salem Presbyterian Church, 15240 Main St. Info: 419-667-4142, 419-238-9378 or 877-989-2282.

Nelson, NY
September 14 - Annual Gymanfa Ganu, 7:00 pm, Peniel Congregational Church. Conductor retired Madison County Judge Hugh Humphreys. Info: Tom Davies, 315-655-2667,,

Owain Glyndwr Day
September 16 - Anniversary of the crowning of Owain Glyndwr as Prince of Wales in 1400. Glyndwr was the last native Welshman to hold the title. He also created the first Welsh parliament at Machynlleth in 1404.

Mankato, MN
September 28 - Minnesota State Welsh Hymn Festival. Rev Joe Corbin, directing; Karen Jones Wojahn, organist.

Oak Hill, OH
September 28 - 142nd Annual Gymanfa, 10:30 am, Welsh-American Heritage Museum (former Welsh Congregational Church). Sponsored by the Central Southeast Ohio Association of Welsh Congregational Churches. Info: Jeanne Jones Jindra, Director, Madog Center for Welsh Studies, PO Box 500 University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College, Rio Grande, Ohio 45674, 800-282-7201 ext 7186.

October 2014

Holyoke MA
October 4 - Fall Gathering of the Welsh Society of Western New England with Welsh themed presentation. Info:

Gomer, OH
October 5 - Gymanfa Ganu, 7:00 pm, Gomer Congregational Church. Info: or

Cambria, WI
October 12 - 70th Annual Gymanfa Ganu at Cambria First Presbyterian Church, 121 West Florence St. (corner of Florence and Towyn). Sessions at 2:30 and 6:00 pm with supper served between sessions. Director: Betty Cullingworth, Toronto, Ontario. Organist: Steve Jensen, Milwaukee. Church is fully accessible. Contact: Neal Lloyd at 920-348-5657.

Westerville, OH
October 19 - Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Central College Church, 975 South Sunbury Road. Te Bach following. Sponsored by the Welsh Society of Central Ohio. Info: or

November 2014

Rosendale, WI
November 9 - Christmas Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Peace Lutheran Church, 124 S. Main St. Mr. Christopher Guy conducting. Info: Mary Williams-Norton, or

Philadelphia, PA
November 23 - The 2014 Annual Thanksgiving Gymanfa Ganu, 3:30 pm, Arch Street Presbyterian Church, 1724 Arch Street. Conductor: Trefor Williams; Organist: Jack Williams. Special Music to be announced. Te Bach to follow. Info: Marcia Steinhart, 215-561-6247.

December 2014


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