Whats Happening at the Festival in Columbus!
See details about a chance to win a one of a kind lovespoon created especially for
2015 NAFOW designed and carved by Laura Jenkins Gorun and David Western.
Featuring Bethesda based Penrhyn Male Voice Choir ,
directed by Owain Arwel, guest soloist Gwawr Edwards and apperance by
Welsh actor John Ogwen. An evening not to be missed. Read more...
your reservations now for 2015
NAFOW at Headquarters Hotel Hyatt Regency in Columbus OH and be in the center of festivities. Read more...
Featuring Calan ~ this young vibrant 5 piece fiddle band brings traditional
Welsh folk music into the 21st century promises a fun-filled and
spirited evening. Read more...
Awards Banquet and Entertainment ~ Presentation of the
Welsh American Foundation Award winner AdaMae Lewis,
with performances by the 2014 National Eisteddfod Blue Riband winner Meinir Wyn Roberts. Read more...
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 details to enter competitions.
Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu, literally a "song gathering"
Sunday afternoon and evening , congregational hymn
both Welsh and English.
Held at the Southern Theatre. Singing will be led by Owain Arwel,
accompanist David Enlow. This event is included in a Festival
Pass or click here for Sunday Only (Gymanfa) Tickets.
Workshops & more
part of the festival, we will be running two tours on Thursday and Monday,
participants to get a feel for the local history, culture and natural
beauty of the area. Explore Granville, the Welsh Hills and Liking
County and experiance the Welsh Imprint on the Landscape of South
full tour description...
from Wales and North America on topics including Welsh
language, poetry, literature, music,
dance, films, customs, geneology, carving and spinning demonstrations, the150th anniversary of the Welsh colony in Patgonia, a
production of "That Was Bob" the Bob Evans Story, plus a "Say Something in Welsh" meet up and much
full schedule for more details...
|NAFOW Opening Ceremony ~ Thursday
September 3 at 4:00pm, NAFOW 2015 will officially open, featuring a
performance by acclaimed Welsh Tenor, Dafydd Edwards , to help Welcome
the festival to Columbus!
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. Lovespoon carving, rugby and spinning demonstrations are planned. Marketplace
and Advertising Forms for vendors interested in reserving a space or advertising
in the NAFOW 2015 Souvenir program.
Enter a drawing to win a Lovespoon carved by David Western
Say Something in Welsh Meet up
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
Columbus, Ohio known as the "biggest small town in America".
2015 North American Festival of Wales is sponsored by the Welsh North
with support from the Welsh Society of Central Ohio.