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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Saturday, 10 October 2009

Re: News from Wales and the World! October 6th - 2009!

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Date: 10/10/2009 04:46:22
Subject: News from Wales and the World! October 6th - 2009!
Editors notes: This week we have stories from Samoa, Canada, Australia and Snowdonia!!!!!
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Choice of commentary language, Welsh or English. The aim of the DVD is to unashamedly show off the beauty of Wales, whilst at the same time giving you an insight into some of our Treasures and Heroes.
Madog, Llywelyn,and The Gower amongst the themes explored, accompanied with hauntingly beautiful music.
"I have just watched it and it is wonderful. Thank you very much, I had goose bumps watching it."  Brian Thomas, Florida.
"I thought it was brilliant... you don't have to be Welsh to enjoy it. ... the narrating was easy to understand...the video footage was breathtaking.... didn't want to blink in case I missed anything. Every school in Wales should have one!" R.S. from Wales.
And "The Land of Your Fathers" is still available!
Both available in PAL and NTSC
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Millbrook Holiday Cottage
Visiting relatives? Exploring our beautiful homeland? Come and stay at Millbrook Cottage in the Brecon Beacons.
10% discount if you mention the Welsh League of Arizona while booking.
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We sell prints, canvas and framed images that can be used to decorate your home, work place or give to someone as a unique and memorable gift (especially as Christmas is around the corner!).  We ship our products around the world, but if you would like a digital copy of the image you like e-mailed to you, we can do that also.
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Latest Welsh News - Newyddion Diweddaraf !
- Honour bestowed on Wales 'lost Princess'  -  FOR decades, there has been a name missing from the peaks of a mountain range in the heart of Snowdonia.
But the lost Princess of Wales will finally have her name added to those of her family nearly 700 years after her death.
- Welsh expatriate shows some bottle and starts an Australian revolution  - In the tiny town of Bundanoon, Huw Kingston, who moved fron Wales in 1990, has launched the world's first successful bid to have bottled water banned in restaurants, shops, cafes and bars.
- Remembering the Welsh explorer who conquered Rocky mountains  -  Thompson was born Dafydd ap Thomas in 1770. His Welsh parents, David and Ann Thomas, had moved to the slums of London soon before his birth, although it remains unclear which part of Wales they were originally from.
- Rare mussels could be the jewel in a new gem industry for Wales   - THERE was a time when Welsh rivers were rich with natural pearls.
But in recent years illegal poaching, pollution and river engineering have made the freshwater gems a rarity.
Now research work by Swansea University aims to safeguard the most endangered and puzzling aquatic species, the freshwater pearl mussel
- Laura Ashley mansion up for sale    - The family of Laura Ashley are asking for £1.2m for the Victorian mansion which they called home for many years.
Rhydoldog House is set in 50 acres and is close to the fashion and furnishing empire's former base at Carno, Powys.
- Samoa: 'Y ddaear yn agor'    –  Mae Alice Lawrence o Lanbedrog yn ymchwilydd yn Adran Fywyd y Môr y llywodraeth yno.
Roedd hi'n paratoi i fynd i'r gwaith yn Pago Pago pan darodd y ddaeargryn.
Readers Comments - Geiriau gan yr darllenwyr!
Salt Lake City
Yes, we are always interested in Wales as our Mother, Olive D. Osmond and
her relatives came from Wales!
We are coming out with a litte booklet soon on Amazon.com called,
"Davis...The other Half of The Osmond Family!" Keep in touch with tha Osmonds at
Alan Osmond
Welshwoman visiting Patagonia
I noticed on your email there were messages from friends in Patagonia.
Do you have a contact for the Welsh Society in Patagonia.
I am planning on going there this December, and would love to chat with
to someone who stays there.
Thanks Sarah
Welshman Visiting Argentina
My wife and I will be in Buenos Aires for the month of January and then taking a cruise "around the Horn" from Buenos Aires Jan 31st., stopping at Puerto Madryn, Argentina on Feb 3rd. and ending up after a few more port visits (Stanley, Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, Puerto Chacabuco and Montt)  at Santiago, Chile on the 14th........
I know there is a rich Welsh history in this area (Patagonia) and would
appreciate hearing from area readers as to what we should definitely see during our
stay......and especially if there are Welsh related activities.
  best regards from Ontario, Canada
Malcolm Heaton (born and raised in Barry, Glamorganshire)
Grahame Davies will be visiting the United States for a two-centre tour from October 22-31. The visit, aided by Wales Arts International, will involve spending time in the Jim Thorpe, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre areas of Pennsylvania, and also in the Green Mountain area of Vermont. In both cases, he will be working with U.S. artists on collaborative projects relating to the psychogeography of areas of historic Welsh settlement.
On Thursday, October 22, he will be a guest of King's College, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania http://www.kings.edu/  and will be performing a reading for the college community in the evening at 7.30pm.
On the morning of Friday, October 23, he will be meeting with King's College's Short Story Writing Workshop and English Foundations Seminar.  In the evening, he will be performing a public reading at 7:30 p.m at Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, Scranton, free of charge, and sponsored by Mulberry Poets & Writers and St. David's Society, Scranton.
On Saturday, October 24 and Sunday October 25, he will be working with artist David Watkins Price in the Jim Thorpe area of Pennsylvania.
Between Monday October 26 and Thursday October 29, he will be in Vermont, working on an artistic collaboration and performing a reading at 7pm at The Gorge, Green Mountain College, Poultney on the 27th.
Grahame Davies
Rhys Meirion Patagonia Tour Itinerary Summary
Welsh Patagonia is a land of delights and surprises whose characteristics and highlights change with the seasons. The influence that Welsh people have had on everyday life and culture can be seen everywhere. The itinerary combines the annual Gwyl y Glaniad celebrations with all the concerts on Rhys Meirion's tour and provides access to all the events specially organised by the Welsh societies in Patagonia for Rhys' trip. These are then mixed with the best of Patagonian nature to give you a Welsh and Patagonian experience in this unique place.
This itinerary is led by local guides who speak English and Spanish in Buenos Aires, plus Welsh in Patagonia.
When: 21 July to 12 August 2010
Duration: 23 Days
Cities: Buenos Aires, Porth Madryn, Trelew, Gaiman, Esquel, San Carlos de Bariloche.
Welsh organizations already affiliated with the Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association (AWOs)
are asked to send their updated contact information, including mailing address,
email and website to WNGGA Headquarters, Dr. Stacy Evans, Executive Director, P.O. Box 410,
Granville, Ohio 43023, or email it to WNGGAHQ@gmail.com as soon as possible.
The list becomes outdated when there is a change in the local organization (new officers, etc.)
and mail can be returned or misdirected.
All Welsh organizations and societies are invited to become members of WNGGA, by completing the membership application, available on the WNGGA website, http://www.wngga.org/, and sending it in with a $50 one-time payment, which entitles the organization to a lifetime membership in WNGGA.  Member organizations receive the newsletter (HWYL) and are entitled to vote during the business meetings. Perhaps the most important benefit of joining WNGGA will be the opportunities for networking and sharing of ideas among member societies, both at the annual NAFOW (North American Festival of Wales) and throughout the year. By working together, we can all be better.
WNGGA works hard to support local Welsh societies and organizations. Won't you
support WNGGA by joining now?
Mona Everett
Chair, WNGGA Publicity and Marketing, WNGGA
Harp & Choir are helping the Llandaff Organ Appeal
Cardiff harpist Benjamin Creighton Griffiths & The Llandaff Cathedral Girl Choristers have recorded Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols. The CD is produced by the Cathedral School, Llandaff and all proceeds go to The Llandaff Cathedral Organ Appeal - Patron HRH The Prince of Wales. CD costs just £5.00 plus postage & packing. Further info & sound clips at:
Delta, Pennsylvania
Welsh Heritage Festival
Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11.  The Heritage Festival on Saturday will feature great food, crafts, local heritage exhibits, a slate-splitting demonstration, children's activities, etc.   It runs all day on the community center grounds behind Rehoboth Church.
Sunday's Gymanfa Ganu at Rehoboth Welsh Church, Delta, will begin at 2:30 p.m.  It will be directed by Donald Boothman, accompanied by organist Jeff Winfield and pianist Sally Kohlbus, and will feature the talents of harp soloist Lu Gerard and the choral singing of Cor Cymraeg Rehoboth (Rehoboth Welsh Choir).   Come and sing hymns the way they were meant to be sung!  All are invited to the Welsh Tea which will follow the singing.
See you in Delta this weekend!
Pob hwyl a phob bendith,
Dic Baskwill
2009 Gymanfa Ganu and Te Bach
The St. David's Society of Pittsburgh DEWilliams64@alumni.cmu.edu
Join us at the St. David's Society 2009 Gymanfa Ganu and Te Bach on Sunday, October 11, 2009!
It will be held at the Westminster Presbyterian Church on Route 19 in Upper St. Clair starting at 3:00 PM.  While a newsletter will be coming out shortly with more details, mark this date on your calendar now and plan to be there!!
Dave Williams
Hoffwn i gytuno gyda'r bobl sydd am foli'r cynhyrchiad arbennig hwn.
Fe'i  brynais wedi darllen amddano yn 'News from Wales and the World' yn ddiweddar.
Ar y foment mae'r DVD ar fenthyg gyda ffrind yma yng Nghaerdydd a dwi'n sicr o brynu chwaneg o gopiau fel anrhegion  cyn y Nadolig.
Gwaith allweddol a phenigamp!
Patrick (AKA: 'Barry') Tobin, Caerdydd, Cymru / Cardiff, Wales
Saint David's Day
time to start thinking about how you, your friends, schools and colleagues will be celebrating our Patron Saint's special day. Following the incredible success of 2009's civilian National Saint David's Day Parade (NSDDP) when over ten thousand enthusiastic participants and onlookers filled the streets of Cardiff, there are two things that can be transferred to anywhere in the whole world to help you feel part of this civilian event – singing the official song 'Cenwch y Clychau i Dewi' (Launched last year at the Assembly by the Presiding Officer, Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas and sung this year for the fourth consecutive year) and creating a banner similar to the incredibly beautiful and photogenic Pembrokeshire Banner which will soon be going to its permanent home in Saint David's Cathedral.
Copies of the song can be bought for Male Voice, Female Voice and Mixed Voice (SATB) choirs (Ideal for Welsh 'Gymanfa Ganu' singing festivals), schools and soloists and downloaded from www.ylolfa.com
See for yourself the beautiful Pembrokeshire Banner:
Gwenno Dafydd
Bangor University
Bangor to the Library of Congress – to study Welsh
Gwilym Morus, a PhD student in the School of Welsh, has been awarded a prestigious Library of Congress Scholarship which will enable him to spend an extended period of study in one of the world's most dynamic national libraries. Gwilym's field of study is medieval Welsh poetry, but his period in Washington's Library of Congress – between October and January – will be spent accessing comparative material relating to African and North American oral poetry and performance traditions. Gwilym's interests in such areas are not only academic. He is also a well-known performance artist whose songs are regularly heard on Radio Cymru and S4C.
Gwilym said this of his forthcoming trip: 'I'm looking forward to the opportunity to work in the Library of Congress,  not only because of the institution's history,  but because  of the wealth of specialist  research material there. Added to that, down the road are the Native Indian History Museum and the Exhibition of African Arts, the exact fields I'll be studying.  Few people have set Wales' medieval history in the context of native traditions world-wide, so I'll have  the amazing opportunity to compare the way our bards worked with those of the Native American and African tribes. It's a shame that I only have three month of study there!'
The Library of Congress Scholarship is a scheme run jointly between the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC). The scheme offers the chance for AHRC/ESRC funded doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and research assistants to access the internationally renowned research collection at Washington's Library of Congress. The scheme is not limited to those researching American studies. With more than 138 million items on 650 miles of bookshelves and 10,000 new items added each day, students are sure to find material relevant to diverse areas of research.
Elinor Elis-Williams
Press Officer
Corporate Communications
& Marketing Department
Bangor University
(01248) 383298
$2 person, $5 family
The society will provide hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages. Bring a dish to pass (salad, beans, dessert or whatever is your "must have at a picnic" food). We are expecting a visit from the Red Dragon and there will be old friends to greet and new friends to meet. And, of course there will be singing! The Siop Fach will be open to sell Gulf Coast Welsh t-shirts and other Welsh goodies.
Please make reservations by emailing us at
SarasotaWelsh@yahoo.com or call Muriel at 925-8481
Albany, New York
St. David's Welsh Society of the Capital District
Twmpath - Traditional Welsh Barn Dance
When: October 11, 2009 2:00 PM
Price: $10.00 per person
Hibernian Hall
375 Ontario St
Albany, NY 12208
Come join us for our second Welsh barn dance for the year.
Don't worry if you've never done a twmpath before.
Our caller Gail Griffith will teach you as she calls.
Also, we'll be dancing to live music!
Robert Joseph Jones
7:30 pm Wednesday, October 21st
The Ottawa Welsh Society is pleased to announce that we have been able to confirm with Lord Roberts of Llandudno that he will give a lecture for the Society during his stay in Ottawa this month.  As Rev. Roger Roberts, he was interim minister at Dewi Sant Welsh Church in Toronto prior to the arrival of Rev. Deian Evans.   Lord Roberts was appointed to the House of Lords in 2004, and is an active member of the House.
He is a most entertaining and informed speaker and we would encourage you ALL to give him a great Welsh welcome to Ottawa by attending what promises to be a fascinating evening.
Information  Alison Lawson, 613 725 2704 or alisonlawson@sympatico.ca
Burlington Welsh Male Choir
The now 70+ member Welsh Male Voice Choir choir in Burlingtin is thriving under the direction of Janice Beninger.
Fall events 2009:
Further Concerts:
Sun Oct 18, 2009 @ 7:00 PM
Church of the Transfiguration
St Catharines, Ontario
Sat Nov 7, 2009 @ 7:00 PM
St Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Campbellford, Ontario
Sat Nov 28, 2009 @ 7:30 PM
Paris Presbyterian Church
Paris, Ontario
Hong Kong Welsh
Choir Performance - 1 November 2009
Upcoming performance of the Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice Choir at the Academy for Performing Arts on 1 November 2009.  Tickets will be available generally from HKTicketing from the middle of October but members can contact Neil Drave at www.neildrave@netvigator.com or Simon Clennell at www.simon.clennell@hkjc.org.hk now to reserve tickets.
With kind regards,
Gareth Thomas
President, St. David's Society of Hong Kong
Côr Cymraeg De Califfornia
The Welsh Choir of Southern California
6444 Spring Street #313, Long Beach, California 90815
562.209.8184– Information
If you love to sing you and you know the power of music for ministry you are invited to join Côr Cymraeg De Califfornia (The Welsh Choir of Southern California) a 30 member, mixed-voice choir dedicated to bringing the glories of Welsh music to audiences worldwide through performance and recordings. The choir, under the directorship of Tony Davis, just celebrated its twelfth anniversary and is striving to double its membership.  Welsh language proficiency is not required as most of the choir are not native Welsh speakers.  Language tutoring is provided. The repertoire includes new music featuring contemporary Welsh poets and composers, as well as traditional hymns and folk songs.  Preparations are currently underway for concerts this Fall and next Spring around Saint David's Day (March 1) in 2010, as well as completing a second CD, and a tour to Portland, Oregon in the summer of 2010 for the Welsh National Festival.   The choir rehearses most Sunday
  afternoons in West Los Angeles, near LAX, with a break for a traditional Te Bach (tea time).
Cor Cymraeg De Califfornia
with Welsh Soprano Julia Bentham
Saturday, October 24, 2009 * 3 PM
Saint Cross Episcopal Church
1818 Monterey Boulevard
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
For additional information visit our website at www.welshchoir.com, or contact
Caroline at 562.209.8184 or at
Diolch yn fawr iawn/Thank you very much.
Auckland New Zealand
Saturday 10th October '09
4pm till late – The Irish Club, Rocky Nook Bowls
(Fowlds Park, Morningside, Mt Albert)
4:00 pm
In & Outdoor Team Games—Round Robin
Dinner ( Haggis Ceremony)
Leek & Potato Soup, Irish Stew, Haggis
8:00 pm
Live Entertainment
Welsh, Scottish, Irish Groups
Music/ Song /Storytelling
Irish, Highland & Scottish Dancing
Open Mic & Singalaong
Barrie (Wales) 836-0722 Sean (Ireland ) 636-9817
David ( Scotland) 276-7778 Janet (Irish/Scottish) 834-5351
New York City Welsh
New York City Welsh Congregational Church will hold its services on October 11, 2009. Pastor Philip Newell will be preaching, and David Enlow will add his outstanding musical talents to the service on the organ. The service will be followed by a Te Bach. The Church meets at Rutgers Church on West 73rd Street, just west of Broadway, at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome.
Services for the remainder of 2009 will be held on November 8, with a special Christmas service on December 13. Croeso i bawb.
Tegwen Epstein for the
NYC Welsh Church
St David's Society of Singapore
  Date: - Saturday 24th October
Time: - 11am-2pm (3 hours)
Location: - Punggol Marina (Marina Country Club)
Event: - Wakeboarding
Cost: - $70 for Society Members
$120 for Non-Society Members (so makes sense to become a member
Free for children under the age of 10 (please do let me know if you are bringing kids so that we can also
cater for them accordingly
To confirm and secure your space - please can you send payment to me by Friday 16th October
This is the deadline for this event
Please contact me directly on either j100lok@hotmail.com or jose.lok@futureelectronics.com for details on methods of payment and should you have any questions or queries and I will do my best to answer them
LAs Vegas - Welsh Rugby
Jared Zimmerman
Web Site Address: http://usasevens.com
Web Site Name: USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament
Comments:Hi everyone,<br>My name is Jared and I would like to invite all
of you to come and pull for the Welsh national sevens rugby squad at the
USA Sevens in Las Vegas on February 13th and 14th, 2010. Wales is one of
16 national teams that will compete in the 6th annual USA Sevens
and this will be our first year in Las Vegas. With the tournament
such a short distance away, I encourage all of you to take
the opportunity to see a sport you love and meet some of your countrymen.
If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask. My name is
Jared Zimmerman and I can be reached at
Thank you
Jared Zimmerman
Welsh Society, Sarasota, Florida
Gulfcoast Welsh Society, Sarasota, Florida:
Annual picnic November 1, 2009 at Turtle Beach Pavilion, Siesta Key.
Please contact Don Hughes for details: 941-374-1941.
Amy Ferrell
Welsh Battlefields Society:
Sunday 18th October 2009
The subsequent meeting will be on Sunday 18th October at 11.00 in the old quarry near the lime kiln SJ 263374 near Castle Mill bridge in the Ceiriog valley under Chirk [Y Waun] Castle, [right on the Border of Wales and England]. At the bridge SJ 263376, we will discuss the Battle of Crogan 1165, led by Deryn Poppitt and Mark Williams. We will and then explore the battle site. Lunch at the ancient Swan Inn at Pont Fadog - please could you let us know asap if you require lunch so that places can be booked at the Inn.
There are exciting developments regarding the cemmemoration of Welsh battles, see recent Western Mail article. CADW, RCAHMW and the ASSEMBLY are coordinating a project to identify and mark such sites.
Best wishes,
John H Davies
Ottawa Welsh Society
The committee has been working hard to organize the following
exciting and varied events for 2009-2010.
There is sure to besomething on the list that will interest you.
Please try to supportus as much as you can.Sunday,October 4th - Recital by the award winning young Welsh tenor, Aled Wyn Davies with Alan Thomas, pianoand organ. 3 p.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 470Roosevelt Ave- Adults $15, Students $5. For more infophone Alan Thomas, 613-829-2017.
Week of October 18-24 - a lecture by Lord Roger Robertsof Llandudno who is visiting Ottawa as part of a delegationfrom the UK. Exact date and details to be announced.
Saturday, November 14th - Faggots and Peas supper and Noson Lawen, Westminster Presbyterian Church. It isn'ttoo early to start thinking of how you can contribute to theNoson Lawen - perhaps by giving a recitation or tellingsome jokes, performing a dance, singing a song or playing an instrument.
Saturday, December 12th - a Mari Lwyd party for all ages.This ancient celebration promises to be fun! Details to beannounced.Sunday, December 13th - Christmas Carol Service,Westminster Presbyterian Church, 470 Roosevelt, 7 p.m.
Welsh Events in Chicago Summer/Autumn 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
Derby Welsh Learners Circle are  organising 3 Welsh language Workshops between now and Christmas at The Friends' Meeting House, ST.Helen's Street, Derby
The Dates are  Saturday 17th October,  Saturday 21st November and  Saturday19th December.
The workshops will start at 9.30am and finish at 12.30 midday.
Cost per workshop will be £5.50 and will include tea, coffee and biscuits
If you wish to attend please send a cheque, for £5.50 payable to Derby Welsh Learners Circle  for each of the Workshops you wish to attend.
Please include details of your name, address and contact details and also which Workshop you wish to attend.
Diolch yn fawr / Thank you
Jonathan Simcock
Mabon is off on The OK UK TOUR in October/November and the dates are listed below, so any of your readers who are on holiday in the UK, or who live here, can catch us near them. We're touring to promote our CD "OK Pewter", which has just been released nationally by Proper Distribution.
Finally, the dates for next year's CWLWM CELTAIDD, The Celtic Festival of Wales, are Friday 5th to Sunday 7th March. The festival is a packed weekend of concerts, dances, workshops and Parade of the Celts, in Porthcawl, S.Wales. The venue is the Grand Pavilion with 2 stages.
Cheers & keep up the good work!
Derek Smith
Ceri Rhys Matthews and Christine Cooper
Ceri Rhys Matthews and Christine Cooper / LIVE
' Terrific ' Sean Rafferty BBC Radio 3
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
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For further info
please contact:
Theo Brueton
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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!!!!
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Welsh League of Arizona is now on wikipedia check it out:
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Welsh recipe of the week! Any recipes your proud of please let us know and we will share it with the Welsh World!!!!
Baked Crab with Smoked Bacon
4 small prepared crabs, with their shells
225g of red Llyn cheese
225g smoked bacon
50g chives, finely chopped
275ml milk
50g butter
50g plain flour
salt and black pepper, to taste
Add a little oil to a frying pan and use this to fry the bacon until almost crisp. Remove from the heat then set aside to cool before chopping finely and reserving.
To make the Béchamel sauce heat the milk in a saucepan until almost boiling then (but not quite boiled). In the meantime, melt the butter in a separate pan and add the flour before combining the two thoroughly to form a smooth roux. Add the hot milk a little at a time to the roux before whisking in thoroughly to combine. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes before seasoning with salt and black pepper.
Meanwhile, add the crab meat to a bowl, along with the bacon, half the cheese, the chives then stir-in the béchamel sauce. Thoroughly mix the ingredients together before seasoning well.
Use the resulting mixture to fill the reserved crab shells then sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top. Transfer to an oven pre-heated to 180°C and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and is golden.
Serve immediately, accompanied by a green salad.
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!!!!!!!!!!
Now brace yourselves, I don't want to shock anyone, but you should not be disappointed if you find that you are actually able to converse in "the language of heaven" after just a short time in class. These classes aren't taught in a lecture style. Instead, you will be meeting new friends and sharing ideas with them from day 1 - all through the medium of one of the most beautiful languages in the world.
These beginning conversation classes will be taught in 4 week sessions with optional "field trip/activity based" practice sessions offered every other week. The first will start in mid September followed by various 1 day courses on specific topics which will be appropriate for Welsh speakers at all levels. So, if you already have some Welsh at your comand you will be very welcome to join in the adventures.
Right now classes are planned for San Francisco but other locations may be considered depending on student demographics. The day of the week/weekend is also flexible based on student needs.
Please call Diana Manzanilla for more information on how this new interesting scheme works!
  415-430-8536 or email me at
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
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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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.