Mae'n bont rhwng Llydaw (Plouie) a Chymru (Merthyr Tudful)/ A bridge between Brittany (Plouye) and Wales (Merthyr).

My co-ordinates

Pub/Bar info.

Degemer Mat, Bienvenu(e), Welcome, Croeso i Lydaw ag i 'Tavarn Ty Elise'. Ambiance positive acçeptée, ambiance negative rejetée.
An hent /Route de Collorec
Bro Gerne/Cornouaille
29690 Plouie/Plouye
Penn ar Bed/Finistere
Twinned with Carrog in North Wales
All times are negotiable between 6am. & 1am., but
generally is as follows:
Llun/Lun/Mon: Fermé
Maw/Meu/Mar/Tue: Fermé
Mer/Wed: 15h > 23h
Iau/Yaou/Jeu/Thu: 15h > 23h
Gwe/Ven/Fri: 15h > 23h
Sad/Sam/Sat: 12:30h > 23h
Sul/Sun/Dim: 12:30h > ?
(33)(0)229250115 (pub) leave message.
Mobile: 0699724935

A little bar lost in the Breton countryside with a clay floor, wood burner, an eclectic music collection, Welsh, Irish, Breton, World, & pop/rock we don't have hip-hop/rap/techno, no juke-box or pool table. We do have real ale, organic artisanal beers and local farm cider, malt whiskies(Scotch, Irish, Breton & Welsh) and bourbons. Priority given to live music; wifi.
Coreff Ambrée: Pint = 5 euros, demi = 2 euros 50
Coreff Blonde Bio: Pint = 5 euros, demi = 2,50e
Coreff Blanche: Pint = 5 euros, demi = 2,50e
Coreff I.P.A.: Pint = 5euros, demi = 2,50e
Coreff Stout: Pint = 5 euros, demi = 2,50e
Pint of cider = Pint = 4euros, demi= 2e
My photos of Brittany taken when I was out of work on sale for 2,50euros each.
T(ee)-shirts: 15e au bar; 20e p+p.
Bar games: draughts; chess; dominoes; cards; solitaire; backgammon. Extensive parking & large beer garden opposite.

PLOUIE/PLOUYE, Breizh/Llydaw/Brittany/Bretagne:

(The original premise: "Mainly banter, slightly rambling reminiscences, a little bit political, slightly cultural and a touch of publicity for my bar in Brittany".)

Ambiance positive acceptée, ambiance negative rejetée.
(Positive ambience accepted, negative ambience rejected).
Le mot clé est 'convivialité' - 'Conviviality' is the key word.
Degustation, appreciation, conversation, tout en écoutant la musique.

Up in smoke

Regrettably my Pub 'Tavarn Ty Elise', a little bar in the Breton countryside between Uhelgoad (Huelgoat) & Karaez (Carhaix), (Bro Gerne) Finistere, Breizh/Llydaw/Brittany/Bretagne burned down in the early hours of friday February 19, 2010. Thirty years of my life up in smoke, but in spite of that the phoenix has risen again and the red dragon is back.
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Friday 3 July 2009

Re: News from Wales and the World! July 2nd - 2009!

Editors notes: This week we have stories from Antartica, America, London, and Bae Ceredigion!??!!!!!!
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AmeriCymru Members, Please Help Us Clear the Final Hurdle!!!
As some of you will know, AmeriCymru is holding a major event in Portland, Oregon this year.
The Left Coast Eisteddfod on August 21st and August 22nd, 2009 will be a major
celebration of all things Welsh and the rich American-Welsh heritage.
There will be performances by BBC Radio Wales Chris Needs, tenor Bruce Anderson,
Here Be Dragons from Cardiff and Oceans Apart. Also appearing will be authors
Niall Griffiths and Chris Keil, lovespoon carver extraordinaire David Western and many more.
Please let us know if you have any Announcements/Up coming events/Press releases/Questions or Comments. It's always great to hear from our readers!!! E-mail: carwynedwards993@hotmail.com or cymru20012000@yahoo.com
Latest Welsh News - Newyddion Diweddaraf !
- Meriwether Lewis, American-Welsh frontiersman blew his brains out in a bar, or did he?  -  ON October 10, 1809, Meriwether Lewis a dashing US army captain whose family had emigrated from Pembrokeshire, rode up to a log cabin inn called Grinder's Stand in the Tennessee Mountains.
After taking a few drinks and saying "lovely evening ma'am" to a fellow customer, the 35-year-old American-Welsh frontiersman apparently blew his brains out with pistol.
- Ivor Novello: Last Great Romantic  - Born in Cardiff, Ivor Novello found fame as a writer of patriotic songs during the First World War such as Keep The Home Fires Burning.
His good looks helped him win acclaim as Britain's first movie idol, although he failed to make a break in Hollywood.
- 1,500-strong dolphin super pod spotted off Pembrokeshire   - ONE of the largest-ever groups of dolphins in British waters has been spotted off the Welsh coast.  Nature lovers went on a boat trip hoping to spot a dolphin or two – and were amazed to see 1,500 swimming in a "super pod".
- Aqueduct crowned world 'wonder'
  –  A 200-year-old aqueduct near Wrexham has been crowned as one of the heritage "wonders" of the world.
Pontcysyllte aqueduct was added to the list of World Heritage Sites by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).
- Scott of Antarctic hotel 'saved'  -  Scott held a fund-raising dinner there in 1910 before he sailed from Cardiff on the Terra Nova for the South Pole.
The hotel is now famous for that oak-panelled dining room which was named after Robert Falcon Scott.
- Road naming marks docks disaster
   -  A docks disaster 100 years ago that killed 39 men but saw the heroism of a teenage boy is being marked later.
A minute's silence at the port in Newport will be held to remember the moment when a new entrance lock to its North Dock collapsed on 2 July, 1909.
Tom Lewis, a 16-year-old newspaper boy, risked his life to enter the wreckage and to save a man trapped by timbers
- Dadorchuddio cofeb i Laura Ashley    - Cafodd Laura Ashley ei geni ym Merthyr Tudful cyn cychwyn ar gwmni dillad a deunyddiau byd enwog a oedd yn cael eu creu ym Mhowys.
Readers Comments - Geiriau gan yr darllenwyr!
Los Angeles Taffia
It's interesting to read of the 'taffia' in Los Angeles.
They may watch and support Welsh rugby in each others garages but do,
from what I can tell, nothing to enhance Wales or Welsh culture in Tinsel Town.
The Welsh Church has been a part of the Welsh scene in Los Angeles for 120 years
and is truly the very last vestige of Welsh culture in the whole of Southern California.
We are now reduced to maybe 10 people coming on Sunday. Our average age is above 65 years.
Twenty years ago our Gymanfa Ganu, held twice year at that time, saw up to 300 attendees, now we are very fortunate to see 150 people once a year. Our Saint David's Day celebration, where we often bring in artists from Wales, is similarly diminishing in attendance. I read sometime ago, and here I paraphrase, the Welsh celebrities in California tout their Welshness when it suits and benefits them and on days of international rugby. Hmm! I wonder.
Dafydd Evans,
Los Angeles
Did you know that the first American novel," The Journal of Penrose, Seaman " was  written by a Welshman?
Did you  proud Welsh people in America know that the  very first American novel ,  " The Journal of Penrose, Seaman " was  written by a Welshman? His name was William Williams.
First published in 1815, this current publication is edited by excellent , patriotic Welsh author , Mr Terry Breverton,of  St Athan, near Cardiff.
T D Breverton   has also written   first class, informative books such as  "The Book of Welsh Saints " ;    The Book of Welsh Pirates and Buccaneers  and books on  Welsh pirates, Sir  Henry Morgan and Bartholomew "Black Bart "Roberts.
I think that author  , Terry  Breverton is worthy of greater support from  Welsh folk across the world, so that he can carry on his invaluable work of documenting our history and place in the world.His latest book is about Owain Glyndwr.
Please tell your friends about his web-site  , www.glyndwrpublishing.co.uk  . Terry Breverton deserves the support of Welsh people and friends of Wales everywhere.
Diolch yn fawr iawn. Safwn yn y bwlch !
Lyn James Jenkins
Lyn Jenkins
Welsh Events in Chicago Summer 2009
It is shaping up to be another great summer of Welsh events in Chicago!  With concerts by Tom Jones, Paul Potts, Los Campesinos!, Bullet For My Valentine, The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir and The Waco Brothers, and a visit by Niall Griffiths the Welsh "Irving Welsh" Chicago is definitely the place to be!
Special thanks to Tafia member Samantha Everett for sorting us out with the new website:
it's much appreciated!
David Parry
Welsh events in Washington June 12 - July 5
If you want to experience the arts and culture of Wales in the USA,
come and join us in Washington! Wales is the featured nation at this year's Smithsonian
Folklife Festival on and around the National Mall (June 24 - July 5) which will feature singers,
musicians, poets, craftspeople, sustainable housing, natural remedies, Welsh food and a whole
host more. In addition, there will be ancillary Welsh events all over the city including film
screenings, theatre readings, lectures, afternoon teas, concerts and poetry slams.
Please follow this link
for a daily schedule called Washington DC Daily Planner to help you plan your Welsh days out in Washington.
Travel to Welsh Argentina this October with Mari Morgan
Journey to Welsh Patagonia
Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Trevelin, Esquel, Trelew, Puerto Madryn
October 22 – November 2, 2009 Mosaic Tours
For more info please contact:
Menter Iaith Patagonia
Mae Mentrau Iaith Cymru yn chwilio am grwpiau i deithio Patagonia i hyrwyddo
diwylliant cyfoes Cymraeg ymysg yr ifanc. Taith gigs a cynnal gweithdai
offerynnol fyddai'r prif ddyletswyddau. Mi fyddai'n help hefyd petaech yn
medru rhoi o leiaf 3 wythnos o'r neilltu yn yr hydref i fynd i Dde America .
i gofrestru eich diddordeb.
Arizona Highland Celtic Festival in Flagstaff on July 18th and 19th.
We will have a booth there and would welcome a visit from you.
If anyone can help out for a few hours either day please let
John Good know: 623-939-0209.  For more details regarding the festival
visit the web site:
Alabama Welsh
One of our projects for the summer months is for individuals or small groups of AWA members to attend events & festivals in your community, town, city or county & handout AWA leaflets. This is easily done as you will not have to set-up tents or canopies with tables, chairs or ice-cooler in tow.Just simply walk through the crowd at your chosen event & handout leaflets explaining who we are & that if their names are not on our list perhaps some of their families or friends names are & to please pass the leaflets on to them neighbors or co-workers. Simplier yet, is to just walk around in the parking lot of an event & place the leaflet under their vehicles wiperblade. You`ll be home in no time & AWA information will be in afew more people`s hands. Its not hard to do.
Also, never miss an opportunity to plug AWA in little local periodicals & newspapers, many have free sections just for this sort of thing.
Our next meeting is Saturday July 25th 5 PM at Paul`s Bar-b-que about 4 miles north of Pell City, Al. at the intersection of US Hwy. 231 N. & Hyw. 144. So please mark your calendars NOW. See all of you then.
Billy E. Price V.P.
Alabama Welsh Association
Welsh societies in California
I was referred to you by Eryl Aynsley after I contacted her asking if she knew of a Welsh Society close to me in San Luis Obispo county. She did not but suggested I contact you as someone who might know and if not, could possibly put a little announcement in your newsletter.
I was born in Birkenhead in Cheshire and lived from the age of six until nine in Dyserth in Wales before moving back to Birkenhead and later, Southampton.  I came to New York in 1966 and moved to california in 1972. All my family is still in the UK with a few of them living in North Wales and the rest in Hampshire and Cornwall.
Are Welsh roots were Jones and Lewis and on my mother's side: her grandmother did not even speak English, she told me.
I would appreciate hearing back from you.
Joie MacAdam
Films from Wales in Washington
I am organising the screenings of films from Wales in Washington to coincide with the
Smithsonian Festival.  I have attached the invitation in the hope you may be able to
email to your contacts in case anyone is in the area for the Festival and would like to attend?
Alternatively if you would help us raise the event profile with maybe a link to
It would be very much appreciated.
Diolch yn fawr iawn.
Cofion cynnes
Sarah Howells
Gregynog Festival
Please find attached details of Gregynog Festival's programme at the Goethe-Institut in Washington DC, 1-2 July, which I hope will be of interest to you and readers of News from Wales and the World.  We are the oldest classical music festival in Wales and have been invited to showcase our work as part of the ancillary cultural programme at this year's Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
I trust that our recitals will be of particular interest together with our presentation about Alec Templeton two days before the centenary of his birth.  All our artists are widely experienced in concert and broadcast work and the performance by the outstanding Moore - Crawford-Phillips piano duo will actually mark their Washington debut.
  The capacity for each of our events is 90 people so do please encourage members of your mailing to contact us asap and we shall gladly set tickets aside.  We shall be posting a downloadable PDF of our programme on the Festival website early next week, www.gwylgregynogfestival.org, but please also feel free to forward this attachment as you wish.
Llawer o ddiolch a chofion cynnes
Dr Rhian Davies
Cyfarwyddwraig Artistig / Artistic Director
Gwyl Gregynog Festival
Mae'r Cylych Dysgwyr Cymraeg Derby yn mynd i gynnal Ysgol Undydd Cymraeg Derby am y bumed tro eleni ar ddydd Sadwrn 3-10-09, mae'r manylion ar safle we
Jonathan Simcock
Ceri Rhys Matthews and Christine Cooper
On Wednesday 10th June fernhill's Ceri Rhys Matthews and Christine Cooper were guests on Radio 3's 'In Tune' along with poet and ballad singer Daniel Huws. The programme is available to listen to for another day http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00kstsp and their section begins the second hour of the two hour progamme. The main focus was the imminent release of ' Blodeugerdd: Song of the flowers, An anthology of Welsh music and song ' which Ceri has just produced for the Smithsonian Folkways label in Washington. More news on that to come..
' a wonderful project ' Verity Sharp BBC Radio 3
' extraordinary and so important, particularly in these days of mass communication where our entertainment seems to be more and more
passive. I think people forget that this life goes on all the time and is an underlying narrative and thread ' Sean Rafferty BBC Radio 3
Ceri Rhys Matthews and Christine Cooper / LIVE
' Terrific ' Sean Rafferty BBC Radio 3
24 Jun - 5 july 2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Washington DC
10 Sept 2009           Llanidloes Great oak bookshop
11 Sept 2009            Pwllheli Neuadd Dwyfor
12 sept 2009           Dolgellau Theatr fach
24 Sept 2009            Aberystwyth National Library
25 Sept 2009            Northwich Folk Club
26 Sept 2009            Holyhead Ucheldre
fernhill / LIVE
' Don't miss'  The observer
16th July  2009        Cwmparc Rhondda : Parc hall
18th Sept 2009        St Ives festival Cornwall
19th Sept 2009        Great torrington Plough arts centre Devon
09th Oct   2009        Bath Folk club
23rd Oct   2009        Mold Clwyd room Theatr Clwyd
25th Oct   2009        Musicport festival Bridlington
14th Nov  2009        Celtic Night festival Lommel Belgium
Undeb Cymru a'r Byd
Welsh and friends of Wales from overseas
This year's National Eisteddfod of Wales will be held from Saturday 1st August to Saturday 8th August at Bala, North Wales. The Gymanfa Ganu will be held on Sunday 2nd August in the main pavilion and will be televised by BBC/S4C.
The leader of the Welsh and friends of Wales from overseas will be Mrs Chrisitine Boomsma from Melbourne, Australia. She will be introduced to the congregation just prior to the Gymanfa on the Sunday night. The Welcome Ceremony will be held again this year on Wednesday afternoon prior to the Gorsedd Ceremony of awarding the Prose Medal. The International Reception will be held at "Capital Cuisine"  Restaurant on the Eisteddfod Maes at 3pm. I would greatly appreciate any information from those of you who intend coming to Bala and to the Reception as we are limited to no more 100. Our Annual lecture on Thursday morning will be given by Sir Emrys Jones-Parry who was the UK Representative at the UN until his retirement last year.
Undeb Cymru a'r Byd will as usual have a stand on the Maes and those of you coming from overseas are most welcome to call in and see our officials for a chat and cup of tea/coffee.
We are at present updating our web page. Will inform you when this is completed.
Carwyn llawer o ddiolch am y cylchlythyr.
Am y tro,
Yn ddifuant,
Oceans Apart
Hardest working Welsh band in North America!
Schedule for the rest of 2009
Colorado Welsh Society
The Colorado Welsh Society is pleased to present a program on the Colorado Welsh Miners in Boulder and Weld Counties, Colorado.  This program will be held on July 11, 2009, at the College Hill Library, 3705 W. 112th Avenue, Westminster, Colorado.  The program is from 3:00 to 4:45 PM.  Paul and Carol Lightsey will present this program on
The advent of coal mining in Colorado began concurrently with the gold rush of 1858-59 that essentially started the European migration into Colorado.  By 1870, coal mining was flourishing and the primary economic product of Boulder and Weld counties.  By 1900, nearly 2000 Welsh had moved to Colorado; some directly from Wales, but many emigrating first to the coal fields of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania first.  This presentation will describe the early history of the role of Welsh coal miners in Colorado and the "Lewis Home - Miner's Museum" in Lafayette, Colorado.
This program is free and open to the public.  After the program please join members of the Colorado Welsh Society at the Exchange Tavern, 11940 Bradburn Blvd. for dinner, drinks and socializing.  Bradburn is a short street running south of 120th Avenue just west of Lowell Street.  For more information contact Sam Kuntz, President, Colorado Welsh Society, 303.886.0632 or sam.kuntz@comcast.net.
The National Library of Wales visits Washington D.C.
As a part of this year's prestigious Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, genealogical experts from The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will be present to advise the visitors on their Welsh ancestry.  A special pavilion will be allocated for Welsh Roots where staff from the Library will be able to assist and advise researchers of the genealogical resources available. The Library has always been considered as the foremost resource for all Welsh genealogical research, and its reputation is unsurpassed as a treasure trove of Welsh culture, history and tradition.
For additional information concerning the Library and its resources visit our website:
Cyril Evans
Swyddog Hyrwyddo
Communications Officer
Welsh Battlefield Society
The programme for 2009 of the Welsh Battlefields Society is as follows:
16.08.2009 Meeting on Gowerton Common to commemorate the 12c battle of Gower- details later.
There is also a proposed trip to Raglan Castle in Gwent to investigate the seige of the castle in the 17c English Civil War.
Best wishes,
John H. Davies
The Eisteddfod Committee of the Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association (WNGGA) is thrilled to announce the sponsors for the competitions at the 2009 Festival of Wales Eisteddfod.  WNGGA is honoured to recognize all these wonderful people:
Hymn Singing Competition: The WNGGA Past Presidents' Award
Solo Voice Competition: Pacific Northwest Welsh Societies Award
Solo Voice Semi-Professional: The David G. Morris Memorial Award
Vocal Ensemble: The Edwin Thomas Batton Memorial Prize
Recitation: The Eisteddfod Committee Award
Youth Dance: The Ninnau/Y Drych Award
Adult Dance: The Cambrian Benevolent Society of Chicago Award
We deeply appreciate their devotion, individually and collectively, to the cultural heritage of Wales and their generosity in financing the awards.
The Eisteddfod is planned for Friday, September 4th 2009 and Saturday morning September 5th, if necessary, during the Festival at the Pittsburgh Hilton Hotel, in the heart of Pittsburgh, PA. Competitors (that means you, dear reader!) may download the information pack and entry form from the Festival website: www.nafow.org. It provides full information on age, entry and performance requirements, as well as entry fees and prizes for each competition.
Alternatively obtain the information from WNGGA International Headquarters, P.O. Box 410, Granville, OH 43023.  Telephone:  740-587-3936.   E-mail:  WNGGAHQ@gmail.com.  Entry forms and accompanying fees must be submitted to WNGGA International HQ by June 26th 2009.
Questions about the Eisteddfod and the competitions may be directed to:
Alan Upshall, Chair     Tel: 425-488-7288       E-mail: aupshall@upshall.net
Kathy Horstman          Tel: 724-774-5658     E-mail: contact2009eisteddfod@joimail.com
Sydney Welsh Choir
The Sydney Welsh Choir followed its four concerts in March with a busy April including a concert tour to the South Coast of NSW and Canberra over Easter.  The choir performed at Narooma Golf Club, at Wolumla Hall for the Sapphire Coast Music Society and in St Andrew's Church, Canberra with the Sing Australia Choir.  We also sang the Australian and Welsh national anthems on the marble staircase inside Parliament House, and performed In Flanders Fields and the Australian anthem at the Australian War Memorial.  On April 25 we will sing again at the Anzac Day service following the march at Sydney's Anzac Memorial.
The coming months have fewer concerts but engagements will increase sharply later in the year.
July 2009
Saturday 4 July at 8.00pm: Perform with the Tom Jones Experience at Canterbury-Hurlstone Pk Club.
Photos of the Easter tour and other choir activities can be seen on the choir website, www.swc.org.au - please check it out!
Kind regards,
Cymdeithas Madog: Winter Updates
Cwrs Goleuni'r Gogledd - The Northern Lights Course
July 19 - 26, 2009
Enlighten yourself by learning Welsh under the Northern Lights! Plans are shaping up for the 33rd annual Cwrs Cymraeg Welsh language week, to be held at the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus, in Camrose, Alberta.  The lead tutor will be longtime Cwrs teacher Hefina Phillips, a native Welsh speaker who now resides in Ontario, Canada.
Stay tuned for more updates by visiting the Cwrs 2009 page at:
If you would like to hold a place on Cwrs Cymraeg 2009, please mail a check or money order for $100, in US funds, to our course Registrar:
Shirley McKee
Registrar, Cwrs Cymraeg 2009
3033 Willowbrook Way
Beavercreek  OH  45431-7702
Wales International Business Wales, part of the Welsh Assembly Government, specializes in supporting companies
with their European expansion plans. Our aim…...to convince you that Wales is worthy of your
consideration as a place to locate, relocate or expand your business. For further information
please visit….. www.ibwales.com. If you would like a copy of our monthly newsletter 'Resource: Wales'
please contact Mel Hiscox at the Wales International Center in New York on
Cymry Llundain / London Welsh
Event Guide
For further info
please contact:
Theo Brueton
Wales in London
Cymru yn Llundain
If you have any interesting websites associated with Wales/North America and the rest of the world let us know we will give it a link on our next Newsletter!!!!
Welcome to Siaradcymraeg.com, a website which exists to help people to learn the Welsh language.
The People's Council For North Wales………………..Deffro'r Ddraig / Awaken the Dragon
NINNAU means "us" or "we also" and is pronounced "nin-eye." Answering the need for a stronger link between the many Welsh communities of North America. http://www.ninnau.com
Welsh recipe of the week! Any recipes your proud of please let us know and we will share it with the Welsh World!!!!
Chytni Ffa Dringo
Runner Bean Chutney
900ml vinegar
450g brown sugar
70g flour
70g mustard powder
1 tbsp celery salt
1 tbsp turmeric
675g runner beans
Combine 775ml of the vinegar with the brown sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil before taking off the heat. Meanwhile, mix the flour, mustard powder and turmeric in a bowl. Add the remainder of the vinegar to his and mix to a smooth paste.
Trim the runner bean pods and cut at a diagonal into 1cm pieces. Place these in a saucepan with some lightly-salted water and boil for about 20 minutes, or until just tender. Drain the beans then add to the pan with the vinegar along with the celery salt and the mustard paste. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 10 minutes then set aside to cool before bottling in jars that have been sterilized and baked in an oven pre-heated to 120°C for 10 minutes. Seal with vinegar-proof lids then store in a cool, dark, cupboard for at least three weeks to mature before using.
If you wish to discuss or debate everything about Wales and Welshness please join our Yahoo group. You don't have to be from Arizona or even Welsh to join. Just a healthy interest in the Welsh Current Affairs/Language and Culture -
Gwersi Cymraeg all over the world!!!!!!!!!!
The Welsh language class sponsored by The St. David's Society of Pittsburgh will begin again for this semester on Wednesday, March 18th and run until Wednesday, May 27th.The classes will be held in Room 1228 at the Cathedral of Learning on Pitt's main campusClasses will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. There will be a one time fee of $10 used for a gift for the instructor.You can contact me at Reddragondale@msn.com or 412-795-4050 for any additional information.
Diolch yn fawr iawn,
Dale P. Richards
Boston Welsh Lessons - Dysgwch Gymraeg yn Boston
Aled Llion Jones, currently teaching Welsh at Harvard University, is offering free evening classes in Cambridge. Classes for beginners meet on Wednesday evenings.
Further details:
Diolch yn fawr!
Derby Welsh Learners Circle website and the blog Cymry'r Canolbarth in your next World Wide Welsh News bulletin. The Urls are
Ontario Canada
Dewch ac ymunwch gyda ni i sgwrsio yn Gymraeg. 'Rydym yn dechrau grwp newydd sydd am gwrdd bob mis i ymarfer yr iaith wrth drafod bob math o bynciau.
LLE?   Tafarn Y Clock Tower, 575 Stryd Bank
PA AMSER?  7-9 p.m.
PA DDIWRNOD?  nos Lun olaf pob mis
Bydd croeso cynnes i bawb sydd yn siarad Cymraeg neu yn ei dysgu.
Mae'r cyfarfod cyntaf am saith o'r gloch, Nos Lun, Ionawr 26.
Ffoniwch Alison Lawson 613-725-2704 neu Glenson Jones 613-592-8957 am fwy o wybodaeth.
Come and join a new group which is being set up to give everyone the opportunity to speak Welsh on a regular basis. We will meet once a month, on the last Monday of each month from 7-9 p.m. at the Clock Tower Pub, 575 Bank Street. This pub is easily accessible from the Queensway in both directions. Everyone is welcome-please come and support us.
Our first meeting will be on Monday, January 26th.
Please phone Alison Lawson 725-2704 or Glenson Jones 592-8957 for more information.
Paul W. Birt, PhD
Chaire d'Études celtiques,
Université d'Ottawa,
70, rue Laurier,(131)
K1N 6N5
Tél. (613)562-5800(3767)
Téléc/Fax (613)562-5138.
Sut mae'r hwyl? We are just about to re-start our Welsh classes for 2008/9. The beginners' class starts Monday, 15th September, the advanced class begins on Tuesday, 16th September DYDD OWAIN GLYND^WR! These are both evening classes 7.00 - 9.00 in Keighley. There is also a fortnightly class on a Thursday afternoon, in the homes of the learners in rotation. This is in the North/West Bradford area. Lessons are from 2.00 - 4.00 followed by tea and buns! A monthly Welsh conversation group: Bradford Welsh Clwb Clebran, meets on the second Wednesday of every month from 7.00 onwards at a bar in central Bradford. Contact Eileen Walker
for further information: 01535 665829/07931 466810
Jim Walker
Colorado Welsh Society
Event date:  Sept. 30, 2008
Welsh Language Classes Start Sept. 30
The Colorado Welsh Society will offer another year of Welsh language classes, starting Sept. 30 and running through May.  Beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels will be taught.
Classes meet on the campus of the Archdiocese of Denver, at 1300 S. Steele St., conveniently located on Louisiana St. between University Blvd. and Colorado Blvd., a few blocks north of I-25.
Classes are free to members of CWS, and the Society is open to people from all backgrounds.
For more information on Welsh language classes,  contact Elis Owens 303-427-7188, elism@mindspring.com.
Dewi Sant Welsh United Church in Toronto,
This will be the 15th year for the classes.  For more information, students can go to the Dewi Sant Welsh United Church website
John Otley,
Tiwtor Cymraeg / Welsh Tutor
Welsh language lessons in the Minneapolis For Welsh language lessons in the Minneapolis areacontact Laurel Bradshaw at llawryf@yahoo.com . I havestudents at a variety of levels, so feel free to jumpin any time! Time and place is arranged among the students.Laurel Bradshaw llawryf@yahoo.com
Mellbourne, Awstralia
Come and join the Welsh Classes run by Tafod y Cymry. They are held in
the city centre at 7.00pm on a Tuesday night at the Celtic Club, 316-320
Queen St (Cnr Queen and La Trobe Sts). Come to the the Tara Bar for a
Welsh pint at around 8.45pm. Contact welshaustralian1@yahoo.com.au to
check term dates.
Sydney, Welsh Classes Learn Cymraeg (Welsh) at West Ryde on Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm (best to arrive at 6:30 pm to socialise with fellow class members beforehand). Easy walk from West Ryde railway station.
All levels catered for: beginners to advanced.
For information on language classes please contact Gary O'Shea:
Tel 02 9807 5265
Welsh League of Arizona hosts Welsh Classes all year round. For further information please contact them directly - tel: 623 939 0209 or e-mail: AZWELSH@aol.com. For further information about our activities please check out their website: www.welshleagueofarizona.org Want to learn the basics of Welsh check this section: http://www.welshleagueofarizona.org/cymraeg.html
Welsh Lessons in Chicago  Contact Winston Evans at winstone@sbcglobal.net for further details of times and locations of Welsh Lessons in the Chicago area.
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Dwedodd Dewi Sant/Saint David said
"Do the little things"
"Gwnewch y pethau bychain"
Carwyn Lloyd Edwards
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235 E Ray Rd :2100
Tel: 480 560 1577

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Jean-Claude Dreyfus, & Merzhin au bar Ty Elise

Post-cards sent to pub/bar

The discoloration on certain cards is from the cigarette smoke and open fire due to having been pinned to the ceiling for many years.

Bro Gozh ma Zadou

Meic Stevens - Rue St. Michel (leaning against my bar)

Glenn Devant le Pub/Bar Eté 2009

Those with an advanced musical aptitude who have trodden the clay floor

Jim O' Rourke; An Triskell; Glenmor; Youenn Gwernig; George Jouin; Liam Weldon; Jean-Yves le Roux; Alan Stivell: Dan ar Bras; Yann Tiersen; Davy Spillane; Meic Stevens; Paddy Keenan; Patrick Molard; Les Freres Morvan; Alan Simon; Tornaod; Lleuwen Steffan; Soig Siberil; Nolwenn Corbell; Steve Eaves (& Cerys Matthews, according to Steve's daughter Lleuwen Steffan); Gwennyn Mammen; Jackie Molard; Glenn le Merdy; Youenn Bihan; Twm Morris; Gilles le Bigot; Laurent Jouin; Eric Marchand; Pierre Crepillon; Les Freres Quere; Jean-Jacques Milteau; Rhys Harries(Trwynau Coch); Jean-Claude Dreyfuss (o.k. so he doesn't sing); Gweltaz ar Fur; Siân James; Derek Smith (Mabon); Gareth Westacott & Guy (Toreth); Plethyn; Yr Hwntws; Bernez Tangi; Gaby Kergoncuff; Louis (Lulu) Roujon; Louise Ebrell; Annie Ebrell; Jean-Claude Lalanne; Bernie Smyth; The Halby Brothers; Brian McNeill; Jamie McMenemy; Jean-Michel Veillon; Patrick LeFebvre; Fanch Landreau; Linda Thompson, from Fairport Convention; Mick Tems & Pat Smith; Peter Meazey, Susanne George and Stuart Brown (Mabsant); Dom Duff; Dedé Hellec; Michel Caous; Michel Clec'h; Ti Jaz; Anweledig; Kristen Nikolaz; Kern; Christian LeMaitre; Dezzie Wilkinson; Sean Corcoran; Jim Rowlands; Gazman; Maffia Mr Huws; Yvon Etienne; Iestyn ap Rhobert; Gafin Morgan; Côr Caron, Tregaron; Côr Seren Burma Star Choir, Abertawe/Swansea; Hastan; Fanch le Marrec; Katell Uguen; Katell Kloareg; Brigitte Kloareg; Fran May; Jamie Bevan; E.V.; Laurent Bigot; George Cadoudal; Re An Are; Mona Jaouen; Denez Abernot; Pat Kilbride; Aelodau'r Anweledig; Aelodau'r Mim Twm Llai; Aymeric; Matteo Cargnelutti; Jean Baron; Katelsong; Dik Banovich; not forgetting the Peruvian native American who made a point of calling in to play 'en route' to concerts in Paris, Berlin and London: Would those of you with better memories than myself please be kind enough to let me know who I've inadvertently left out.



Independence Cymru

Owain Glyndwr

Pan anwyd fi,

'Roedd gwyneb nef yn llawn o ffurfiau tanllyd,

A rhedai'r geifr o'r bryniau; a'r diadelloedd

Ddieithr frefent yn y meusydd dychrynadwy:

'R arwyddion hyn a'm hynodasant i,

A holl droellau'm bywyd a ddangosant

Fy mod uwchlaw cyffredin ddyn.

(Shakespeare: Henry IV)

Wales - W. Watkin Davies

Wales - W. Watkin Davies

Destiny of the Britons - Taliesin

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Wales United

"If they decide to unite," he said, "they would be completely invincible. This nation would be fortunate....if they could accept one prince, and he a good one." - Gerallt Cymro (Giraldus Cambrensis)
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The result was that the king, Henry II, with his mighty army, was forced to retreat, and in his anger he blinded his hostages and burned the churches.

Putting the Record Straight

At a time when the vast majority of the French abandoned their fate into the hands of Marshall Pétin, many Bretons chose, and that as early as 1940, to go to England to continue the fight. At the end of 1940 the Bretons made up 70% of the resistance while Brittany only comprises 7% of the French population. The resistance went on to attract more and more men and women, yet at the end of 1943, only six months before the Normandy landings, the Bretons still represented 40% of the Free French. This is not to forget the resistance in Brittany itself, a vast uprising of the whole people, which retained many German troops in the peninsula, for these, had they been allowed to reach the Normandy front, would have pushed the Allies back to sea. It is also thanks to the Bretons that France, whose authorities had massively collaborated with Nazi Germany from 1940 to 1944, could recover her honour. The brutal repression which was triggered after D-Day against all forms of Bretonness, seems all the more disgraceful. Bernard Le Nail

Bethesda Chapel, Georgetown, Merthyr Tydfil

Bethesda Chapel, Georgetown, Merthyr Tydfil
Joseph Parry worshipped in this chapel as a young boy before going "off to Philadelphia in the morning". One day I received a note from Margaret Roberts, Emrys's wife asking me to volunteer to help to clean it out, which I was happy to do. Later on John Jenkins had an office there and I used to go down to see him for a chat at lunch time."



Richard Trevithithick Commemorative Plate

Richard Trevithithick Commemorative Plate
2004 Bi- Centenary Limited Edition No. 110 out of 200, a gift to me from Llinos Davis representing the school

The first steam locomotive to run on rails in the world, Feb. 1804

The first steam locomotive to run on rails in the world, Feb. 1804
Designed by the children of Ysgol Santes Tudful, Merthyr Ty(u)dfi(u)l

Football Results, Surprise, Even The Welsh Championship

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Born Merthyr Tydfil, Cymru/Wales/Galles
Georgetown Infants,Queen's Rd.Infants, Penydarren Juniors, Cyfarthfa Grammar, Merthyr Tydfil
Sold ice-cream in Billy Smart's Circus, Merthyr Tydfil
Records clerk, Ebbw Vale Steelworks
Turner, Moss Gears, Merthyr Tydfil
Insurance salesman, Prudential, Merthyr Tydfil
Handyman, Castle Hotel, Merthyr Tydfil
Asst. Costermonger around the streets of Rhymni, Merthyr & Cwm Cynon Valley
Industrial painter, Mid-Glam C.C.
Storeman;night watchman;refuse collector;street cleaner;toilet attendant;brickie's,plasterer's,fitter's,
roofer's mate;Town Hall caretaker;General handyman, Rhydycar Leisure Centre,all with Merthyr Borough Council
Shop Steward;Political Ward Branch Secretary;Constituency Membership Secretary;National Delegate;Area Organiser Welsh Language;County Council Candidate;Election Agent, Borough Council;member of Merthyr Tydfil and Ebbw Vale Rugby Clubs;member of Gellifaelog Bowls Club;life-long supporter of Merthyr Tydfil F.C., founder member of extra mural Welsh classes; signed Merthyr's 'Visitors' Book' after Charles and Di; moved to Brittany in 1979, landlord of 'Tavarn Ty Elise';
voted in newspaper, person who comes to mind when one thinks of Brittany; more than one guide book refers to my Pub as an 'institution'; largest open air music festival in France conceived in my Bar. Helped to establish first 'Real Ale' micro-brewery in Brittany. Alan Stivell is my niece's godfather and my daughter's godmother is a daughter one of the 'Soeurs Gouadec';Yann Tiersen played in the pub;Jean-Claude Dreyfuss drank and acted in the pub for a video-clip.
For my Wedding, the Merthyr Express sent over its Chief Reporter Melanie Doel and her photographer boyfriend Robert Haines. Best Man to George & Marilyn Quirk; Usher to Mike & Rhiannon Jones. Pall-bearer to Erwan Kervella. Grandfather to Goulwen, Glen & Awena.