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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.


Upcoming Events

  • Just out!  New newsletter: Autumn 2020
  • Fall Happy Hours on Zoom: We'll gather on the 3rd Sunday each month from 3 - 5 pm for small and whole group conversations. September 20, October 18, and November 15.  See newsletter above for details.
  • Sgwrs Cymraeg, Welsh Conversation: Any learners or would-be learners welcome to any or all of these classes. ALL held via Zoom at 11 am on Saturdays. Contact conversation facilitator: Laurel Bradshaw, llawryf@yahoo.com for Zoom link.
  • Today's Harlech: Our member Ryan Evans is producing a video of Welsh-Minnesotans singing the folk song Tros Y Garreg (Over the Stone) set to his original electronic music accompaniment. The video will also include stories from Welsh-Americans about their cultural heritage. If you are interested in participating, you are invited to a Zoom gathering on September 26 from 12 - 1 pm to learn more about the project. Email Ryan at r.michael.evans@gmail. com for the Zoom link.
  • Well-Read Dragons Book Group: We will be discussing Broken Ghost, by Niall Griffiths over Zoom on Saturday, October 3. Welsh Arts Review just awarded it the Welsh Book of the Year Award in the fiction category. Go to What's On page for more details about the book and a list of the other books to be discussed this coming year.
  • North American Festival of Wales is going virtual -- Sept. 4 - 30.  Featuring many aspects of the NAFOW, Welsh music artists, a mini lecture series sponsored by the Welsh Government, recitation of the winning poems from the Eisteddfod poetry competition, and a preview of the program planned for the NAFOW in Ottawa 2021. For more information, visit: http://festivalofwales.org/index.html
  • 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.

Links to Enjoy

Just click on the title:
Triple Harp Concert in Wales (in lieu of the in-person Eisteddfod Genedlaethol [National Eisteddfod])
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

From April - June 2020, members met every week to discuss short stories from Celtic countries, and websites we had browsed on Welsh gardens, musicians, museums, and folk music.  Click on "Welsh Links" above to get the stories and links to the websites.

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