Many WSWNE members drove to Boston in December to see the Christmas Revels, many of us for the first time. What a treat it was! The Revels at Christmastime are held at the Sanders Theatre at Harvard University, Boston.
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.”