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NAFOW (North American Festival of Wales) will be held in Milwaukee August 29-September 1, 2019wnaa_logo


Each year the Welsh Gymanfa Ganu Association  of Wisconsin (WGGAW) sponsors or helps to support events, especially the cymanfaoedd canu held in Wisconsin and beyond. Below is the list of coming events as well as recent past events.


 Attention Historic book about the Oshkosh settlement is now available. 
See poster below for details:

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May 4 ,5 , and 6:  Welsh Weekend for Everyone (Penwythnos Cymreig i Bawb) with events to be held at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 1405 S. Milwaukee St., Plymouth, WI 53073  (except as noted)


Preliminary Weekend Schedulemore details will follow as arrangements are  confirmed
Recommended hotel accommodations:   Baymont Inn & Suites, 678 Walton Drive, Plymouth, Wisconsin 53073

Hotel accommodations  are also available at 52 Stafford, the site of the May 4 pub night gathering.  Call 1-800-421-4667 or 920-8931800.

May 4:  Pub night singing and socializing at 52 Stafford, at 52 Stafford St/ in downtown Plymouth, WI, 53073
May 5:  Workshops and Competitions at  First Congregational Church
1:30 p.m.
Welsh Cake Bakoff:  Competitors who have registered in advance with Bakeoff Organizer Kim Corbin will use the ingredients and recipes brought with them to create Welsh cakes (Pice ar y Maen).   Competitors will be asked to describe their recipes and techniques as they work and the audience observes.  The creator of thecakes judged best in bakeoff  will be awarded The Apron of victory.  After awarding of The Apron, everyone will be invited to sample the cakes during the afternoon’s te bach.
3:30 p.m. Kent Marsden of Milton, WI, will present a workshop on genealogy,
4:30 p.m. The North American Festival of Wales (NAFOW) will be held in Milwaukee in 2019.  Local committee members will preview the event  at this workshop.
5:30 p.m.  Supper
6:30 p.m.  Competition presentations, winners, and  recognitions:  In addition to the afternoon competition for The Apron  his  year’s Welsh Weekend  includes Eisteddfod competitions for The Chair in literary arts, The Crown in visual arts, and The Baton in musical performance.  Winners of The Chair and The Crown will be announced and competitors recognized for their contributions first.  Then the competitors for The Baton will perform. , 2:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church,  Plymouth, WI
May 6  Gymanfa Ganu  2:30 p.m. at First congregational Church.  Director will be Dr. Dulais Rhys and organist will be Mr. Steve Jensen of Milwaukee. Te Bach follows the singing.



June 10, 2018 2:30 Cymanfa Ganu at Peniel Presbyterian Church, Rewey WI  1449 Peniel Road, Mineral Point, WI 53565.  Director:   This is an old, quaint Welsh chapel in a beautiful setting.   Directions:  Take Hwy 151 southwest past Mineral Point to Cty A ( exit to the left from Hwy 151). Follow Cty A west to Jones Branch Road. Turn left and proceed to Peniel Road. Turn right onto Peniel Road.  Chapel is about 1 mile. Chapel is fully accessible.  Te bach follows the singing session
WGGAW Board meeting follows the te bach.


(Photo by Phillip White)

August 2018
Peniel/ Pickett  96th Annual Gymanfa Ganu at 2:30 PM   Te bach follows the singing session.
GPS location of (and standard directions to) the chapel:  W9644 Zoar Road, Oshkosh , WI  54904 (7 miles north of Rosendale on Hwy 26 then 0.5 mile west on County Hwy FF)


September, 2018  Gymanfa Ganu at 2:30 p.m. at Wild Rose Presbyterian Church, 501 Jackson St., Wild Rose, WI.    Te bach will follow the singing session.


October 13, 2018, Cambria, WI.  74th  Annual Gymanfa Ganu at Cambria First Presbyterian Church, corner of Florence and Towyn streets (121 West Florence St.). Sessions at 2:30 and 6:00 p.m. with supper served between sessions.  Church is fully accessible. 

For further information contact Mary Williams-Norton at   ssiwstardragon


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