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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.

NOTE: Although every effort is made to ensure accuracy, NINNAU & Y Drych is not responsible for errors or omissions. Please confirm all information before acting upon it. Please send corrections to ninnaupublications@gmail.com

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August 2015

Salt Lake City, UT
August 27-December 13 - Art Exhibit from Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, The University of Utah, 410 Campus Center Dr. "Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape," explores the art of the British landscape over four centuries. It comprises over 80 paintings, drawings and photographs, selected entirely from Wales's national art collection and mostly never seen in the USA before. Organized by Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales in partnership with the American Federation of Arts (AFA). Info: umfa.utah.edu or www.afaweb.org/exhibitions/BritishLandscape.php

Washington, DC
August 27 - Concert by Côr y Penrhyn, Penrhyn Welsh Male Voice Choir, 7:00 pm, National Cathedral.

Sarasota, FL
August 30 - The Gulf Coast St. David's Welsh Society Sunday Brunch, Turtles Restaurant, south end of Midnight Pass on Siesta Key. $9.99 per person. Info and reservations (by August 28): www.sarasotawelsh.com or Ronnie Crain, rcrain61@verizon.net or 941-922-4801.

September 2015

Salt Lake City, UT
Through December 13 - Art Exhibit from Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, The University of Utah, 410 Campus Center Dr. "Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape," explores the art of the British landscape over four centuries. It comprises over 80 paintings, drawings and photographs, selected entirely from Wales's national art collection and mostly never seen in the USA before. Organized by Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales in partnership with the American Federation of Arts (AFA). Info: umfa.utah.edu or www.afaweb.org/exhibitions/BritishLandscape.php

Poultney, VT
September 1-2 - "Gathering of the Clans," hosted by Poultney Area St. David's Society.
September 1 - "Welcome Back to the Slate Valley" Day, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, historic Main Street and additional nearby locations. Featuring Welcome Ceremony, Artisans/Authors Market, A Taste of Vermont, Bluegrass Sit-in at Taps Tavern, Welsh Market at Williams Hardware, Music and concerts at American Music Theater. Info: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtpasds

Queensbury, NY
September 2 - Concert by Côr y Penrhyn (from Bethesda, Wales), 7:00 pm, Queensbury Union High School, Aviation Rd. Also featuring the Choir's Musical Director Owain Arwel Davies, Accompanist Frances Davies, Harpist Glain Dafydd, and John Ogwen, Actor, Writer and Presenter. Hosted by the Poultney Area St. David's Society and additional sponsors. Tickets: $35, $30, $25 and $15. Info/tickets: Poultney Area Area St. David's Society, Inc., 60 Norton Avenue, Poultney, VT 05764-1029, 802-287-5744, www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtpasds

Columbus, OH
September 3-6 - North American Festival of Wales. Four days of Welsh events and activities including seminars, eisteddfod, films, children's activities, tours, marketplace, concerts, dinners, and more. Special appearances by Penrhyn Male Voice Choir, Calan fiddle band, and more. Capped off with the 84th Welsh National Gymanafa Ganu on Sunday. Sponsored by the Welsh North American Association. Info and registration: wngga.org

Columbus, OH
September 5 - NAFOW Eisteddfod, Hyatt Regency Hotel. Six competitions in singing and poetic recitation. Deadline for competition entry is AUgust 20, 2015. Info and entry form: www.nafow.org/WNAA_NAFOW/PDFs/Forms/forms2015/eisteddfod_entry_2015.pdf. Questions may be directed to: eisteddfod@nafow.org

Albany, NY
September 13 - The St. David's Welsh Society of the Capital District (Albany, NY) annual "pub night" in honor of Owain Glyndŵr, 4:00 pm, the Peint o Gwrw Tafarn, Chatham, NY. Meet at the tavern at 4 pm and order off the menu. Date may change depending on the program which is yet to be set. Info and update: Darhon, harp@nycap.rr.com

Largo, FL
September 15 - St. David's Welsh Society of St. Petersburg and the Suncoast Summer Early Bird Dinner, 5:00 pm, Alfano's Restaurant. Info: www.welshsocietyofthesuncoast.org or Nancy Mellican, 727-726-3125.

Calgary, Alberta
September 19 - Calgary Welsh Society Annual Members Afternoon Tea, "Celebrating Seniors," 2:00-5:00 pm, Richmond Community Hall, 2433-26th Avenue S.W. Info: calgarywelshsociety.com

Hartford, CT
September 19 - Welsh Society of Western New England's presentation: "A Welsh Poet and the Ghost of Dylan Thomas" presented by visiting Welsh poet Tony Curtis. Tony Curtis was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2001. Presentation at 2:00 pm followed by a light Wlesh afternoon tea at 3:30 pm in the Meeting Room of the Unitarian Society of Hartford, 50 Bloomfield Avenue. Info: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

Wild Rose, WI
September 20 - Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Wild Rose Presbyterian Church, 501 Jackson St. Director: Ann E. Lemmenes from Waupun. Reed Organist: Rev. Tom White, North Fond du Lac. Te bach follows the singing session. Info and directions: wggaw.org

Hartford, CT
September 26 - "Pipes in the Valley" Celtic Music Festival, 11:00 am to 10:30 pm, Mortensen's Riverfront Plaza, 300 Columbus Blvd. Celtic music, foods, entertainment. 5th annual Highlander Classic Games begin at 9:00 am. Free admission. Info: pipesinthevalley.com

Mankato, MN
September 27 - Minnesota State Gymanfa. Details forthcoming.

Rio Grande, OH
September 27 - The 143rd Gymanfa of the Central Southeast Ohio Association of Welsh Congregational Churches at Tyn Rhos Congregational church. Morning session begins at 10:30AM, lunch in the shelter house at noon, afternoon session begins at 1PM. Moderator is Evan E. Davis. Info: 740-245-7186 or welsh@rio.edu.

Sarasota, FL
September 27 - The Gulf Coast St. David's Welsh Society Sunday Brunch. Time and location to be announced. Info: www.sarasotawelsh.com or Ronnie Crain, rcrain61@verizon.net or 941-922-4801.

October 2015

Salt Lake City, UT
Through December 13 - Art Exhibit from Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, The University of Utah, 410 Campus Center Dr. "Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape," explores the art of the British landscape over four centuries. It comprises over 80 paintings, drawings and photographs, selected entirely from Wales's national art collection and mostly never seen in the USA before. Organized by Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales in partnership with the American Federation of Arts (AFA). Info: umfa.utah.edu or www.afaweb.org/exhibitions/BritishLandscape.php

Cambria, WI
October 11 - 71st Annual Gymanfa Ganu at Cambria First Presbyterian Church, corner of Florence and Towyn streets (121 West Florence St.). Sessions at 2:30 and 6:00 p.m. with supper served between sessions. Director: Ann Lemmenes,, Waupun, WI . Organist: Marilyn Schrader, Milwaukee. Info: Neal Lloyd, 920-348-5657 or wggaw.org

Pittsburgh, PA
October 11 - Gymanfa Ganu, 3:00 pm, Calvary Methodist Church, 971 Beech Avenue, Pittsburgh PA (North Side). Tim Slater will be conducting. Parking available in the lots of Pittsburgh Presbytery across the street and next to the church. Te Bach to follow in the church social room. Info and directions: dewi58dewi@yahoo.com

Glastonbury, CT
October 17 - Welsh Society of Western New England's Genealogy Group meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. Meets 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Bring your Welsh family tree and a lunch dish to share. Info: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

Albany, NY
October 18 - The St. David's Welsh Society of the Capital District (Albany, NY) annual "Gymanfa Ganu," 2:30 pm, Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church, Western Avenue, Guilderland, NY. Non-denominational service and hymn sing, followed by a te bach in the fellowship hall. All are welcome. If you have a WNGGA hymnal, bring it along and be prepared to sing the beloved Welsh hymns in both Welsh and English. Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher, DMus, conductress; and Charlotte Palmeri, accompanist. Info: harp@nycap.rr.com

New York, NY
October 19 - Iris Williams sings at famed Birdland Jazz Club. Info: www.birdlandjazz.com

Sarasota, FL
October 25 - The Gulf Coast St. David's Welsh Society Annual Picnic, 1:30-3:30 pm, Turtle Beach Pavilion, Midnight Pass, Siesta Key. Free for dues-paying members; $5 for other adults; children are free and are very welcome. Games for children, and we are hoping the famous Red Dragon will put in another appearance. Bring favorite dish to share and non-alcoholic beverages; the Welsh Society provides place settings and grilled meats prepared by our accomplished grill masters. Info: www.sarasotawelsh.com.

November 2015

Salt Lake City, UT
Through December 13 - Art Exhibit from Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, The University of Utah, 410 Campus Center Dr. "Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape," explores the art of the British landscape over four centuries. It comprises over 80 paintings, drawings and photographs, selected entirely from Wales's national art collection and mostly never seen in the USA before. Organized by Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales in partnership with the American Federation of Arts (AFA). Info: umfa.utah.edu or www.afaweb.org/exhibitions/BritishLandscape.php

Calgary, Alberta
November 7 - Calgary Welsh Society Noson Lawen, Christ Church, 3602 8th Street S.W. Details to be Announced. Info: calgarywelshsociety.com

Racine, WI
November 8 - Christmas Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 40 Ohio Street. Director: Rev. Joe Corbin from Reedsburg. Info: wggaw.org

Glastonbury, CT
November 14 - Welsh Society of Western New England's Genealogy Group meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots. Meets 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Bring your Welsh family tree and a lunch dish to share. Info: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

Glastonbury, CT
November 22 - Welsh Society of Western New England's film and afternoon tea with Portmeirion pottery, 3:00 pm. "Travel to Portmeirion," photos and film clips set in, or about, Portmeirion, the quaint Italianate village in north-west Wales. Bring a tea item (Welsh Cakes, scones, Bara brith, etc.) to share. Info and RSVP, email: WelshWNE@gmail.com

December 2015

Salt Lake City, UT
Through December 13 - Art Exhibit from Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, The University of Utah, 410 Campus Center Dr. "Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape," explores the art of the British landscape over four centuries. It comprises over 80 paintings, drawings and photographs, selected entirely from Wales's national art collection and mostly never seen in the USA before. Organized by Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales in partnership with the American Federation of Arts (AFA). Info: umfa.utah.edu or www.afaweb.org/exhibitions/BritishLandscape.php

Calgary, Alberta
December - Calgary Welsh Society Annual Christmas Brunch, Royal Executive Inn, 2828 23rd Street. N.E. Info: calgarywelshsociety.com

Holyoke, MA
December 5 - Welsh Society of Western New England's annual Christmas Luncheon. Social hour with hors d'oeuvres 11 am - 12 noon followed by a festive luncheon at the Yankee Pedlar Inn complete with Christmas decorations and the popping of British Christmas crackers. A presentation on "Perlau Llanfihangel-ar-Arth" by Hugh James, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Norwich, CT. He was Vicar of Llanfihangel-ar-Arth, Pencader and Capel Dewi in West Wales from 1992 until 2004. He will share stories from those parishes' history, bring to life some of the characters who lived there, and talk about research into parish records for those wanting to trace their family history. We will also have a "Tea Cup Auction" featuring Welsh items, plus Welsh photo note cards and logo clothing which make great Christmas gifts. Info and tickets: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

2016

Princeton, NJ
January 23-April 24 - Art Exhibit from Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales, Princeton University Art Museum, McCormick Hall, Princeton University. "Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape," explores the art of the British landscape over four centuries. It comprises over 80 paintings, drawings and photographs, selected entirely from Wales's national art collection and mostly never seen in the USA before. Organized by Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales in partnership with the American Federation of Arts (AFA). Info: artmuseum.princeton.edu or www.afaweb.org/exhibitions/BritishLandscape.php

Ottawa, ONT
April 22-24 - Ontario Welsh Festival in Ottawa. A weekend celebrating our Welsh heritage, music and culture, featuring special guest artists, Côrdydd choir from Cardiff and The Three Welsh Tenors. Also enjoy Welsh tea with harp entertainment, noson lawen, children's activities, seminars, banquet with a presentation of the annual Gold Award, grand concert by our guest artists, concert afterglow and two glorious hymn singing sessions on the Sunday. Info: www.ontariowelshfestival.ca, www.facebook.com/ontario.welsh.festival or contact Donna Morris, 416-756 1249, president@ontariowelshfestival.ca

 



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