By invitation of the Welsh government, representatives of WSWNE attended a cocktail party and media breakfast in Newport, RI to celebrate the Volvo Ocean Race boats representing Wales that were being readied for the next leg of the race from Newport, RI to Cardiff, Wales.
The Welsh Society of Western New England celebrated St. David’s Day 2016. Everyone enjoyed Welsh music, culture, the Welsh language and very importantly each other’s company. Member Leslie Spencer gave a wonderful presentation of “Wales - Land of Song: A look at the choral tradition from yesteryear to today.”
The annual St. David’s Day Gathering of the Welsh Society of Western New England (WSWNE) was held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Nutmeg restaurant in East Windsor, CT where several of our members provided a program about a variety of things Welsh: red dragons, the anthem, leeks, daffodils, and the salmon.
Six European nations of Wales, England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy and France have played in the annual competition called the “6 Nations Cup” since it was formed (previously as 4 teams in the Home Nations Cup from 1881) in 2000. Wales has won the 6 Nations Cup 26 times since then and I remember Wales being such a strong and winning team in the 70’s.
On Saturday, December 7th, 2013 we reconvened at the Town and County Club in downtown Hartford for their winter gathering. Pamela Petro, a multi-talented artist and author of three works of travel literature addressed the group on the subject of hiraeth, reading passages from her new book provisionally titled, “Hiraeth In and Outside Wales.”