POULTNEY - Sunday, Feb. 28: St. David's Day Gathering of Welsh clans of Vermont and New York. Luncheon to be held in Granville, N.Y., at 12:30 p.m. Registration is required.
Poultney Area St. David's Society's 22nd anniversary year Gathering of the Clans in celebration of St. David's Day for members and guests. To register, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sunday, Feb. 28: St. David's Day worship service, 10 a.m. at Poultney Welsh Presbyterian Church, Grove Street (Route 30), Poultney. Sunday Pastor Rev. Donald Pepper. Following the service, there will be a coffee hour downstairs in St. David's Hall. Contact: Rev. Pepper, 518-642-1542.
Expatriates everywhere remind the pastor of your church that St. David's Day is approaching and invite them to include Welsh hymns in their services commemorating St. David. Many Welsh hymns can be found in the various denominational hymnals. The Sunday is also Welsh Heritage Sunday founded and promoted by the National Welsh American Foundation.
Monday, March 1: St. David's Day, the Welsh around the world celebrate the day honoring Dewi Sant, patron Christian saint of Wales. For information about Welsh activities check the calendar at www.ninnau.com and www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pasds/.
WVNR/WNYV (Pine Tree Broadcasting Company, Poultney) includes Welsh music selections and history about Welsh heritage: FM (94.1)/AM (1340) range.
Monday, March 1: St. David's Day, 4 p.m. opening with buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Back to Vermont pub, Main Street, Poultney. The buffet will feature special Welsh traditional delicacies in honor of St. David's Day. Cash event sponsored by Back to Vermont with a portion of the proceeds to be given to local charities. For details, call Bob West, Back To Vermont, 802-287-4064.
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Monday, March 9-12: C r y Mynydd Glas (Green Mountain College Choir) North Wales performance tour. The Green Mountain College Choir returns to Wales for its fourth concert tour since 1998. As the only college choir in the United States that maintains a Welsh and Welsh-American music repertoire, the choir reflects the rich Welsh heritage of the College's location in Vermont's Slate Valley. The 2010 concert tour will highlight works that were associated with the Welsh-American eisteddfod of the nineteenth century.
The choir's director, Dr. James P. Cassarino, has pursued extensive research in music at the University of Wales-Bangor where he has been making annual trips since 2005. Through his research he has become well-known as an authority on the hymn singing traditions of the Welsh-American community from the colonial period to the present. He has presented lectures in Wales and in many Welsh-American communities where he is also frequently invited to conduct cymanfa ganu festivals.
March 9: Informal Concert with Adlais Choir at Tafarn y Rhos in Rhostrehwfa.
March 10: Concert with C r Meibion y at Foel Tre-Ysgawen Hall Country House Hotel, Anglesey.
March 11: Concert with C r Ruthun Evening concert at Tabernacle Chapel, Ruthin.
March 12: Concert with C r Penrhyn at St Marys & Christ Church, Llanfairfechan.
For details, contact Cassarino at firstname.lastname@example.org. All concerts start at 7:30 p.m.