Welsh Culture

First Annual Noson Lawen

First Annual Noson Lawen

WSWNE held its first annual Noson Lawen - in Welsh tradition, an informal evening of our members, friends, and families sharing poems, songs, and stories with one another. This one was scheduled to celebrate the birth date of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.

St. David's Day 2016

St. David's Day 2016

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.”

Upstate New York & Vermont Trip in the "Spring" - a Slate Museum Visit

Upstate New York & Vermont Trip in the "Spring" - a Slate Museum Visit

WSWNE members travel to the Slate Valley Museum and visit a quarry in Granville, NY to learn about the historic and continuing role of Welsh people in the communities of the State Valley region of New York State and Vermont.

WSWNE celebrates St. David's Day!

WSWNE celebrates St. David's Day!

St. David’s Day 2015 was celebrated with gusto in East Windsor, Connecticut. The Nutmeg Restaurant was the lovely setting for the Welsh gathering, lunch, annual business meeting, and excellent talk and slide presentation on the history of Plaid Cymru by board member Shirley Gilmartin.  

Six Nations Cup - The Game of Rugby in Wales

Six Nations Cup - The Game of Rugby in Wales

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.