Whats Happening at the Festival!
Aloud ~ this newly
re-formed premiere men's group from Wales brings a fresh look
from Welsh male musicians. Directed by Tim Rhys Evans MBE.
*Buy tickets for Only Men Aloud Concert ONLY here.*
your reservations now for 2014
NAFOW at Headquarters Hotel Hyatt Regency in
MN and be in the center of festivities.
|Tramor [Overseas] ~ John
Good is a multi-instrumentalist, Welsh piper, singer,
songwriter, poet and storyteller. His ensemble of Billy Parker and John Piggott add
mandolin and harp to bring the flavor of tradional Welsh music to the
Awards Banquet and Entertainment ~ Presentation of the
Welsh American Foundation Award winner Mary Morris Mergenthal,
with performances by the 2013 National Eisteddfod Blue Riband winner Joshua
We encourage you to participate in this time honored tradition, enter
to compete in the NAFOW
Eisteddfod and show off your talents. Competitions
in singing and
recitation, for all ages and skill levels,
see entry form for
Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu, literally a "song gathering"
Sunday afternoon and evening, congregational hymn
both Welsh and English
[see 2014 hymn list]
Led by Meirwyn
I. Walters, Esq. Special music by Elinor Bennet, OBE.
Workshops & more
part of the festival, we will be running two tours on Thursday and Monday,
participants to get a feel for the local area. Explore the
Cities highlights: history, culture, natural beauty. The Minnesota
Landscape Arboretum, a boat ride on a city lake, the
architecture of Harry Wild Jones. Read
full tour description...
from Wales and North America on topics including Welsh
dance, films, customs, contemporary issues in Wales today, a
production of Dylan Thomas'
Under Milk Wood, an armchair tour of
Minnesota Welsh, a walking tour of downtown Minneapolis and much
full schedule for more details...
|Opening Ceremony ~ featuring
the Apollo Male
Marketplace & Tea Room
~ purchase Welsh souvenirs and speak to representatives of
groups in the Marketplace, meet friends for a cup of
Welsh cakes in the Tea Room. Marketplace
and Advertising Forms are now available
for vendors interested in reserving a space or advertising
in the NAFOW 2014 Souvenir program.
Welsh Organizations Roundtable ~ This
annual meeting is your chance to meet with other local Welsh
Singing ~ Finish every memorable evening singing
Welsh hymns and old favorites.
|The North American Festival
of Wales is held in a different location each year, in either the US or
Canada on the shared Labor Day holiday weekend. Prepare
four full days of song, merriment and camaraderie with old and new
friends, celebrating the life, heritage and culture of Wales in
Minneapolis, Minnesota known as the cultural capital of the Midwest.
2014 North American Festival of Wales is sponsored by the Welsh North
with support from the Minnesota
Welsh Association and the St. David's Society of Minnesota.