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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

2014
September | October | November | December

2015
January | February | March |

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September 2014

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.

Glastonbury, CT
September 20 - Welsh Genealogy Group 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: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

Albany, NY
September 21 - The St. David's Welsh Society of the Capital District annual "Pub Night" in honor of Owain Glyndwr, 4:00 pm, Peint o Gwrw Tafarn in Chatham, NY. A slide presentation featuring historic sites in Wales is planned. Meet at the tavern at 4 pm and order off the menu.

Los Angeles, CA
September 27 - Gymanfa Ganu sponsored by the Welsh League of Southern California, 1:00-3:00 pm, at the former Welsh Presbyterian Church, 1153 Valencia St. Enjoy traditional Welsh festival of songs, followed y a te bach. Info: www.facebook.com/WelshLeagueofSouthernCalifornia

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, Welsh-American Heritage Museum (former Welsh Congregational Church). Morning session at 10:30 am; afternoon session at 1:00 pm. Sponsored by the Central Southeast Ohio Association of Welsh Congregational Churches. Info: Madog Center for Welsh Studies, 800-282-7201 ext 7186.

Sarasota, FL
September 28 - September Brunch of the Gulf Coast St. David's Welsh Society, 1:00 pm, Turtle's Restaurant on Little Sarasota Bay, 8875 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key, 941-346-2207. Dress is casual. All Turtles' brunch dishes are $9.99+tax. See menu. RSVP by September 25: rcrain61@verizon.net, 941-922-4801. Info: www.sarasotawelsh.com

October 2014

New England
October 4-19 - Siân Phillips Exchange with New England Musicians. Workshops, lessons, and concerts featuring Welsh fiddler Siân Phillips. Sponsored by Woodbury Strings and the Vermont Fiddle Orchestra. For further details or to register for workshops or lessons, see: www.woodburystrings.com

Gomer, OH
October 5 - Gymanfa Ganu, 7:00 pm, Gomer Congregational Church, 7350 Gomer Rd. Free and open to the public. Info: secretary@gomercc.org or www.gomercc.org

Utica, NY
October 5 - St. David's Society of Utica, NY will host their Fall Gymnafa Ganu, 3:00 pm, New Hartford Presbyterian Church. Conductor will be Iwan Edwards of Canada. Soloist will be Danan Tsan of Syracuse, NY. Jim Hanosh will be at the organ and Jeanne Jones at the piano. Info: David Dudgeon 315-866-7578 or ddudgeon@twcny.rr.com

Randolph, VT
October 11 - "Siân Phillips and Friends," concert featuring Welsh fiddler Siân Phillips along with local musicians Iain Mac Harg, John Mowad, and Sarah Hotchkiss, 7:30 pm, Chandler Music Hall Upper Gallery. Adults $16 advance/$19 day of show; Students $10. Info: www.chandler-arts.org

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.

Delta, PA
October 12 - Fall Cymanfa, 2:30 pm, Rehoboth Welsh Church, 1029 Atom Road. Edward Morus Jones from Llandegfan, Anglesey, Wales will be Director.

Granby, CT
October 12 - a casual Welsh lunch at beautiful Salmonbrook Park, noon to 4:00 pm. Bring a Welsh dish to share. Suggestions for Welsh fare & Welsh recipes will be posted soon at WelshWNE.org such as: Welsh Cakes, Seed Cake, Monmouth Pudding, Potato Cheese Cakes, Apple Cakes, Roast Potatoes and Bacon, Bara Brith, Angelsey Cake. Autumn games and Welsh ghost stories and myths. Members $6, non-members $7, children under 6 free. Info and RSVP: WelshWNE.org

Poultney, VT
October 18 - Welsh Heritage Festival at Green Mountain College. "Siân Phillips and Friends," concert featuring Welsh fiddler Siân Phillips along with local musicians Iain Mac Harg, John Mowad, and Sarah Hotchkiss, 7:30 pm, Ackley Auditorium. Tickets available at the door. Info: www.woodburystrings.com

Albany, NY
October 19 - The St. David's Welsh Society of the Capital District annual Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church on Western Avenue in Guilderland, NY. Interdenominational service followed by a te bach. 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. The conductress will be Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher, DMus, and the accompanist Charlotte Palmeri.

Burlington, VT
October 19 - "From Wales to Vermont: Siân Phillips and Friends," concert featuring Welsh fiddler Siân Phillips along with local musicians David Kaynor, Iain Mac Harg, John Mowad, Sarah Hotchkiss, Susan Reid, and others. Concert will also include youth fiddlers, Vermont Fiddle Orchestra members, and others who took lessons or workshops with Siân during her visit to Vermont. Clogger Ann Whiting will demonstrate the unique style of Welsh clogging during the performance. Rehearsal at 5:00 pm; with performance at 7:00 pm, at the North End Studios, Studio A at 294 No. Winooski. Info: www.woodburystrings.com

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: info@welshsocietyofcentralohio.org or welshsocietyofcentralohio.org.

Salt Lake City UT
October 20-24 - 14th annual British Institute sponsored by the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History. "Welsh Family History Made Simple" with Darris Williams, AG, is a five day course with classroom instruction each morning and afternoon research with the instructor at the world's largest family history library in Salt Lake City. Info and reservations: www.isbgfh.org

Lincoln, NE
October 26 - All Hallow's Noson Lawen hosted by St. David's Welsh Society of Nebraska, 3:00-4:30 pm, St Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2325 S. 24th St. Music by Butch and Lucy Krause; soloist Gwenith Closs Colgrove; spoken word by Kathy Disney and Lori McAlister. Seasonal fare reception. Donation. Info: www.mathiaslink.com/welsh or Lori McAlister, 402-742-0477, mcalisters@windstream.net

Sarasota, FL
October 26 - Annual Picnic of the Gulf Coast St. David's Welsh Society, 1:00 pm, Turtle Beach Pavilion, south Siesta Key, just past Turtles Restaurant. Bring a dish to share. Info: www.sarasotawelsh.com

Glastonbury, CT
October 29 - Welsh Genealogy Group 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: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

November 2014

Glastonbury, CT
November 2 - Welsh Film and Afternoon Tea. Email WelshWNE@gmail.com for film details. 3:00 pm tea, 3:30 pm movie. Bring a tea item (Welsh Cakes, scones, Jam, cream) to share.

Rosendale, WI
November 9 - Christmas Gymanfa Ganu, 2:30 pm, Peace Lutheran Church, 124 S. Main St. Mr. Christopher Guy, conducting and Rev. Thomas White, organist. Info: wggaw.org

Glastonbury, CT
November 22 - Welsh Genealogy Group 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: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

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

Sarasota, FL
December 2 - Concert by the Bois Afan Male Voice Choir from Port Talbot in South Wales, First United Methodist Church, 104 South Pineapple St. Sponsored by the Gulf Coast St. David's Welsh Society. Further details TBA. Info: www.sarasotawelsh.com

Holyoke, MA.
December 6 - A festive luncheon, Yankee Pedlar Inn, complete with decorations and Christmas crackers. Dylan Thomas presentation and Welsh carol singing led by several of our WSWNE members. Raffle of Welsh basket of goodies and Welsh photo note cards available. Info and furthr details: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

January 2015

Lincoln, NE
January 4 - 12th Night Revel "Welsh Fables & Fairies" hosted by St. David's Welsh Society of Nebraska, 3:00-4:30 pm, St Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2325 S. 24th St. Mummer's play by the Weinert Family. Organist C. Richard Morris; soloist Gwenith Closs Colgrove; spoken word by Kathy Disney and Lori McAlister. Seasonal fare reception. Donation. Info: www.mathiaslink.com/welsh or Lori McAlister, 402-742-0477, mcalisters@windstream.net

Glastonbury, CT
January 10 - Welsh Genealogy Group 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: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

Sarasota, FL
January 17 - Gymanfa Ganu, Lunch, and Annual Meeting of the Gulf Coast St. David's Welsh Society, at The Glenridge. Details TBA. Info: www.sarasotawelsh.com

Glastonbury, CT
January 18 - Welsh Film and Afternoon Tea. Email WelshWNE@gmail.com for film details. 3:00 pm tea, 3:30 pm movie. Bring a tea item (Welsh Cakes, scones, Jam, cream) to share.

February 2015

Glastonbury, CT
February 7 - Welsh Genealogy Group 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: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

March 2015

Glastonbury, CT
March 1 - Celebrate St. David's Day with a Welsh Film and Afternoon Tea. Email WelshWNE@gmail.com for film details. 3:00 pm tea, 3:30 pm movie. Bring a tea item (Welsh Cakes, scones, Jam, cream) to share.

Sarasota, FL
March 1 - St. David's Day Celebration of the Gulf Coast St. David's Welsh Society, at Heritage Oaks Golf and Country Club. Details TBA. Info: www.sarasotawelsh.com

East Windsor, CT
March 7 - Celebrate everything Welsh at our St. David's Day Luncheon at the Nutmeg Restaurant. A Welsh themed lunch, presentation on St. David, the Patron Saint of Wales, a presentation about Harlech Castle together with the singing of the "Men of Harlech." Welsh logo clothing and Welsh photo note cards will be available to purchase as well as a Welsh "Tea Cup" Auction. We will close with the singing of the National Anthem. Info: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

Glastonbury, CT
March 14 - Welsh Genealogy Group 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: WelshWNE.org or email WelshWNE@gmail.com

Rockmart, GA
March 14 - Save the date for WELSHfest 2015. The annual festival features Welsh and local entertainment, fun and educational events, a vendors' village and is fun for the whole family. Info: welshfest.vpweb.com

 



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