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Stairway To Snowdonia: at the Ottawa Jazz Festival?


Join the Ottawa Welsh at the Ottawa Jazz Festival 2011. Robert Plant will be playing on Thursday June 23 at Confederation Park, Ottawa. For more details and tickets, visit http://ottawajazzfestival.com/ Welsh mythology also forms a basis of Plant’s interest in mystical lyrics. He grew up close to the Welsh border and would often take summer […]

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Pontrhydyfen man’s adoption shock at 66 – His Mother found in Ottawa..


A PENSIONER did not discover he was adopted until he was 66 – even though his children and fellow villagers long suspected it. Desmond Williams never had any idea he might not be related to the loving parents who had brought him up. But in a recent row with his wife she blurted out: “You […]

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Musical: Home Child coming to Ottawa!


Hello All, I was reminded this morning that the musical Home Child is coming to Ottawa at the end of the month.  I believe I mentioned this at a committee meeting last fall after seeing an ad in a theatre program. The musical is based on the story of a Welsh family who had three or […]

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New Books about Wales!


The Welsh in an Australian Gold Town, Ballarat, Victoria 1850-1900 (University of Wales Press) By Robert Llewellyn Tyler. This book provides an analysis of the Welsh immigrant community in the Ballarat/Sebastopol gold mining district of Victoria during the second half of the nineteeth century. The author was born in Newport in SE Wales and read […]

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Russian-born pianist Xenia Pestova is leaving Ottawa for Wales…!


Music for Piano and Toy Piano Russian-born pianist Xenia Pestova fell in love with the sound of the Schoenhut toy piano in 2008, when she heard a recording by Isabel Ettanauer of Karlheinz Essl’s Kalimba. Pestova loved the piece and the sound, and she immediately ordered a Schoenhut baby grand. Since then, she’s premiered several […]

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Lluniau Dydd Gwyl Dewi / St.David’s Day Pictures


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Ottawa Citizen: A Welsh Widow in the King of Siam


West meets East in terrific King and I From left to right are Matt Farrell as The King of Siam with Rachael McAuley as Anna Leonowens/ The King and I–Earl of March Secondary school Cappies–Anna, a Welsh widow, travels to Bangkok to teach the king’s children about Western culture. Although she immediately butts heads with […]

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Llwyddiant Gwledd Gwyl Dewi 2011 / St. David’s Day lunch is a hit!


Rhai o luniau o’r dydd / some pictures of our St. David’s Day lunch

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Protected: Croeso i wefan newydd Cymdeithas Cymry Ottawa!


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