We encourage you to join the WNAA in supporting Mona And David Walk Wales. Follow their four month trek beginning March 1, 2014, around the Welsh coastal path as they raise funds and awareness for cancer research in the US, Canada and Wales. You can follow their
progress on this 1400km walk and interact through their www.madwalking.com website blog.
| Only Men Aloud ~ this newly
re-formed premiere men's group from Wales brings a fresh look and sound
from Welsh male musicians. Directed by Tim Rhys Evans MBE.
|| Make your reservations now for 2014 NAFOW at Headquarters Hotel Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis
MN and be in the center of festivities.
|| NWAF Awards Gala
|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 2014 National
Welsh American Foundation Award winner Mary Morris Mergenthal, with performances by the 2013 National Eisteddfod Blue Riband winner Joshua Owen Mills.
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 .
Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu, literally a "song gathering" held
Sunday afternoon and evening, congregational hymn singing in
both Welsh and English [see 2014 hymn list] Led by Meirwyn I. Walters, Esq.
||Seminars, Workshops & more
part of the festival, we will be running two tours on Thursday and Monday, allowing
participants to get a feel for the local area. Explore the Twin
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 language, music,
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
more. See full schedule for more details...
|Opening Ceremony ~ featuring the Apollo Male Chorus . |
Marketplace & Tea Room
~ purchase Welsh souvenirs and speak to representatives of Welsh
groups in the Marketplace, meet friends for a cup of tea and
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.
The Affiliated Welsh Organizations Roundtable ~ This annual meeting is your chance to meet with other local Welsh representatives.
Informal 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 yourself for
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.|
|The 2014 North American Festival of Wales is sponsored by the Welsh North American Association |
with support from the Minnesota Welsh Association and the St. David's Society of Minnesota.