St. David’s Day 2016

St. David's DaffodilsThe Welsh Society of Western New England celebrated St. David’s Day: Everyone enjoyed Welsh music, culture, the Welsh language and very importantly each other’s company.

Member Leslie Spencer gave a wonderful presentation of “Wales – Land of Song: A look at the choral tradition from yesteryear to today.” Beginning with a tribute to St. David, she reviewed events that have shaped the magnificent musical traditions of Wales, and included photos of her own travels in Wales, including a visit to a mine and how singing relieved the stresses of the harsh conditions. You can watch a video of her presentation on our website.

Revelers at St. David's DayWe listened to Carwyn Jones, the First Minister of Wales deliver his video message to us all, enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Nutmeg Restaurant in East Windsor, CT, shopped at the Welsh merchandize table, won baskets of Welsh goodies, sang the National Anthem and then found it hard to leave.

Susan Davies Sit