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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 ninnau@hotmail.com

2015
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2016

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May 2015

Pittsburg, PA
May 7-August 2 - Art Exhibit from Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales, Frick Art and Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St. "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: http://www.rollinghillsfrick.org/

Chicago, IL
May 16 - The Women's Welsh Club of Illinois annual Spring Luncheon, Stimac's Restaurant, 4843 Butterfield Rd., Hillside. Come at noon to visit with friends. Luncheon will be served at 12:30. Details about menu choices, cost, and program will be announced later. Luncheon reservations will be required. Info: chicagowelshcambrian.org Click on link for Welsh Club.

Glastonbury, CT
May 16 - 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

New York, NY
May 29 - "Something Old - Something New" Trumpet Concert and Whisky Tasting, 7:00 pm, Salmagundi Art Gallery, 47 5th Ave. (btwn 11th & 12th Sts.). Featuring concert by Phillipe Schartz, trumpet, and Chris Williams, piano. Sponsored by St. David's Society of the State of New York. Donations support the Society's Scholarship Program. The program will be followed by a Whisky tasting reception sponsored by Penderyn Welsh Whisky Company. Info and RSVP: stdavidsny.org

Windsor, CT
May 31 - Welsh Society of Western New England Family Picnic and BBQ, 11:30 am-2:30 pm, Northwest Park, 145 Lang Rd. Welsh-themed games and fun for the family including the infamous "Wellie Wangle." We'll provide the burgers, sausages and veggie burgers, fixings and paper goods. Tickets: Adults $10, kids aged 6-17 $5, under 6 free. Shelters and bathrooms on site. Ticket info and RSVP: WelshWNE@gmail.com

June 2015

Pittsburg, PA
Through August 2 - Art Exhibit from Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales, Frick Art and Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St. "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: http://www.rollinghillsfrick.org/

Sarasota, FL
June 2 - Reception in honor of Olwen Hughes, 5:30 pm, Visitor Center, Historic Spanish Point, 337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL. Event will celebrate the framing and display of Olwen's drawings of all the Historic Spanish Point buildings which she presented in 2012 to Historic Spanish Point as a gift from the Gulf Coast St. David's Welsh Society. Free event.

Pewaukee, WI
June 6 - Welsh Club of the Milwaukee Area Luncheon and Program and Memorial Service. Get-together 11:30AM; lunch 12:30PM, at Kirkland Crossings. Info and reservations: Beryl Sekaran, 262-389-4428.

Glastonbury, CT
June 13 - 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

New York, NY
June 14 - Monthly Worship Service of Welsh Congregation of NYC, 3:00 pm, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, 236 West 73rd St. (just west of Broadway). Dr. Philip R. Newell, pastor; Mary Nelson, director of music. Te bach follows. Info: info@nycwelsh.org or www.nycwelsh.org

Rewey, WI
June 14 - Gymanfa Ganu 2:30 pm, Carmel-Peniel Presbyterian Church on Peniel Road. Geraint Wilkes, director, and Barbara Brown, pianist. Te bach follows the singing session. Info and directions: wggaw.org

Llansteffan, Wales
June 19-23 - Five-day Dylan Thomas event. Includes lodging in a Victorian villa, breakfasts, dinners, walks, discussions, readings, boat trip to Laugharne and recitals led by poets. Cost is £390. Info: Lance Burns, lanceburns2014@yahoo.co.uk, www.hillhouseretreats.co.uk

Kansas City, MO
June 21 - "Sounds of a Sacred Land: The Music of Paul Mealor," sponsored by the St. David's Welsh Society of Greater Kansas City, 2:00 pm, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral. Matthew Chistopher Shepard directing. Admission: $10. Info: www.kcwelsh.com or Evan Ash, 913-768-7006, evanash@mycci.net.

Malad City, ID
June 26-27 - Malad Valley Welsh Festival, all day, Malad City Park, 20 South 100 West. Presentations on Welsh culture and history, four concerts, all-day Celtic musical performances, community breakfast and lunch, pioneer games, family history displays, exhibits about Welsh food and dress, wagon rides to historic places, home craft and food booths. All events free except community meals. Info: Jean Thomas, Festival Chair, 208-766-4010, thomjea2@isu.edu; Susan Wittman, maladcity@hotmail.com; www.welshfestival.com.

July 2015

Pittsburg, PA
Through August 2 - Art Exhibit from Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales, Frick Art and Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St. "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: http://www.rollinghillsfrick.org/

Columbus, OH
July 18 - Potluck Picnic, 11:30am-4pm, Blendon Woods Metro Park, Westerville. Bring your own beverage and table service and a dish to share. Sponsored by the Welsh Society of Central Ohio. Info: info@welshsocietyofcentralohio.org, 614-500-7998, or www.welshsocietyofcentralohio.org.

Boston, MA
July 19-26 - Welsh Heritage Week 2015, annual week-long Welsh immersion course sponsored by the Welsh Harp & Heritage Society of North America, Inc. Week includes Welsh lessons, hymn singing, folk music, folk dance, and good fun! There will be a tour of the Boston area on Saturday, July 18th before the week starts. College location TBA. Info: welshheritageweek.org or contact Beth Landmesser, hwyl@ptd.net or 570-814-7689.

Portland, OR
July 19-26 - Cwrs Cymraeg at Lewis & CLark College, 39th annual week-long Welsh course, presented by Cymdethas Madog, the Welsh Studies Institute of North America, Inc. Cwrs y Darganfod - the Course of Discovery - will feature 5 hours of daily language instruction taught by experienced Welsh teachers from Wales and North America. Also singing, dancing, a pub quiz night, Welsh films and games, an eisteddfod, noson lawen (talent night) and field trip to a place of local interest. All learners are welcome - complete beginner to advanced. Info, registration, and scholarship info: www.madog.org. Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/cymdeithasmadog or email secretary@madog.org.

Redgranite, WI
July 19 - Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, First Congregational Church/United Church of Christ, 887 Bonnell Ave. Mr. Trefor Williams from Milwaukee will be conducting; Rev. Thomas White of North Fond du Lac will be the organist. Te bach follows the singing session. Info and directions: wggaw.org

August 2015

Pittsburg, PA
Through August 2 - Art Exhibit from Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales, Frick Art and Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St. "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: http://www.rollinghillsfrick.org/

Three Lakes, WI
August 9 - Gymanfa Ganu, 7:00 pm, Union Congregational United Church of Christ, 6993 Forest St. Rev. Joe Corbin of Reedsburg, director, and Lori Hunter of Eagle River, organist. Info and directions: wggaw.org

Eldorado, WI
August 22-23 - Peniel Welsh Weekend at Peniel Welsh Chapel, W9644 Zoar Road, Oshkosh (7 miles north of Rosendale on Hwy 26 then 0.5 mile west on County Hwy FF). August 22 - Welsh cemetery walk, 2:00 pm; Welsh meal, 5:00 pm; Peniel Men's Quartet, 6:00 pm. August 23 - Annual Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm. Director: Diane Michaels, Rock Springs, WI. Reed Organist: Tom White, N. Fond du Lac. Pianist: Sarah Conrad, Eldorado. Te bach follows the singing session. Info: Rev. Tom White, 920-822-9424, tjwhite65@charter.net or wggaw.org

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

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

Vermont / New York Slate Valley
September 1-2 - "Gathering of the Clans," hosted by Poultney Area St. David's Society. 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. Hosted by the Poultney Area St. David's Society, Inc. Ticket prices: $35, $30, $25 and $15. To reserve tickets, contact Poultney Area St. David's Society, Inc. Info: 802-287-5744, pasds88@yahoo.com, or 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

Hartford, CT
September 19 - Welsh Society of Western New England's presentation and afternoon tea: "The Work of Dylan Thomas" presented by visiting Welsh poet Tony Curtis. Tony Curtis was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2001. He is Emeritus Professor of Poetry at the University of South Wales (Glamorgan). 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

Glastonbury, CT
September 26 - 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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

 



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