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St. David's Society of Minnesota

United to Celebrate and Explore Welsh Culture

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TRY YOUR HAND AT WELSH TRIVIA

Easy Welsh Quiz!

Or at least deemed Easy
by the quiz creators...

Hard Welsh Quiz!

See if you can answer any of theses hard questions from the North American Festival of Wales.

Here's another recent quiz from North Wales Live: 20 Questions To Test Your Knowledge about Wales

And another from Free Pub Quiz: Welsh Trivia Quiz Questions

Shared by a Member

Here's a tidbit shared by one of our board members, Robert Sherman, about a new word that has popped up in Wales:

"Scymraeg"
1. Scum Welsh, or nonsensical Welsh (noun)

There has been an outcry in Wales at the use of Welsh in "The Witcher", a fantasy book series and TV.  Welsh is portrayed as a secret tongue of witches, not a living language. It also refers to badly translated Welsh.

See the whole article here:

Brave New Word, by Lane Greene

 

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The St. David's Society of Minnesota was formed to celebrate the heritage and culture of the Welsh immigrants to Minnesota. To these ends, St. David's Society members celebrate and cultivate all things Welsh - in literature, history, music, dance, art or ideas, traditional and contemporary.

Visit our What's On? page to learn more about how to participate.


Links to Enjoy

Just click on the title:

Five Lyrics of Lermontov: Listen to Gregory Wiest perform the premiere of a song cycle composed by our own member David Evan Thomas, to open Wiest's Munich recital, Still on the Way. The cycle sets poems by the Russian Mikhail Lermontov (1814-41) in translations by Anatoly Liberman of the University of Miinnesota.
Poem, Solace, by Welsh poet Dafydd Davies-Hughes with video
We'll Meet Again for VE Day with Katherine Jenkins
Sir Bryn Terfel and BBC Now -- Welsh Heroes Day
Welsh National Opera Chorus singing the Welsh hymn Gwahoddiad
Karen Wojahn playing Rhosymedre on the harp

Short Stories of Welsh Culture Saturday Selections

Read or browse at your leisure:
4 April - Cornwall - "Flowers" by E. Timpany
11 April - Wales - "The Invisible" by J. Lloyd
18 April - Ireland - "First Confession" by F. O'Connor & "The Piano Teacher's Pupil" by W. Trevor
25 April - Scotland - "The Ministry of Whiskey" by V. McDermid & "My Daughter, the Fox" by J. Kay
2 May - Isle of Man - Fairy Tales
9 May - Wales - Fairy and Folk Tales
16 May - Wales - "Scream, Scream" by G. Beagan & "Jenny Brown's Point" by G. Mort
23 May - Ireland - "Color & Light" by S. Rooney
23 May - Ireland - "Even If You Beat Me" by S. Rooney
30 May - Wales - "The Dig" by C. Jones
6 June - National Museum Wales: Information on the Collections
13 June - Welsh Gardens: Powis Garden
13 June - Welsh Gardens: Bodnant Garden
13 June - National Botanic Garden of Wales: Guide to June's Wildflowers
13 June - Musician Gruff Rhys - Bae, Bae, Bae
20 June - St. Fagan's Museum - The Historic Buildings
20 June - The People's Collection - Blogs
20 June - The People's Collection - Learn
20 June - The Cofiwch Dryweryn
20 June - The Welsh Coracle
20 June - Welsh Folk Music

Upcoming Events

  • Hot off the press! Click here for June newsletter
  • Any ideas for a Zoom get-together? Since April, we have been meeting over Zoom from 11:45 - 1:00 pm every Saturday beginning at 11:45 am to share and discuss a topic related to Welsh culture or other Celtic countries. In our Short Stories of Welsh Culture Saturdays, we started with short stories and poems and moved on to Welsh museums, gardens, and music (see above). For the month of July, we've invited participants to discuss together the book A Simple Scale (see below).  But if you have an idea for another topic or just want a time to chat it up with other members during a Home-based Happy Hour, please contact Janice (janicegwb@yahoo.com) and we can set something up.
  • Sgwrs Cymraeg, Welsh Conversation, Conversation facilitator: Laurel Bradshaw, llawryf@yahoo.com. The group started meeting over Zoom on 3/22 due to contagion concerns. Contact Laurel for future meet-ups.
  • Well-Read Dragons Book Group: We will be discussing A Simple Scale, by David Llewellyn over Zoom on Saturdays in July, beginning Saturday, July 11. (The discussion of Flame in the Mountains, Williams Pantycelyn, Ann Griffith and the Welsh Hymns, H.A. Hodges, ed. E. Wyn James has been postponed.)
  • Annual Picnic and Society Annual Meeting. Postponed due to social distancing. 
  • Please consider joining the board.  (For now we are holding meetings over Zoom.)  If you would like to be our treasurer (Sally will be leaving that position no later than the end of 2020) or become a board member, please contact Janice at janicegwb@yahoo.com

Visit the What's On? page for more details of all these events.

 

Contact us at   mailto:stdavidsofmn@gmail.com  or visit and "like" our Facebook page to learn more about the Welsh and Wales at local, national, and international levels: Go to facebook