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AGM cancelled

In line with the advice from the Scottish Governmentwe have decided to cancel the AGM which was to have been held on Thursday 23 April. Not all our members have internet access, so please do pass on the message.

However, this doesn’t mean that we have stopped planning and preparing for our next season, when we will celebrate the Society’s centenary. Particularly as there will be no meeting, we need you to share your ideas, though this will have to be done by phone or e-mail. Please don’t be shy about this, but phone Jennifer or any other member of the committee!

Date changes

Just in case you miss other mentions, our St David’s Day dinner is on Saturday 29 February at 7 for 7.30 – details at this link, and you need to have booked by Monday 24 February at the absolute latest – and our Mini Gymanfa Ganu led by Huw Thomas is at 3.00pm on Sunday 1 March. For the latter, you don’t need to book – just bring your best singing voice as well as a daffodil or leek!

2020 St David’s Day dinner

Our St David’s Day dinner will be held at 7.00 for 7.30pm on Saturday 29 February at Mortonhall Golf Club, 231 Braid Rd, Edinburgh EH10 6PB.

We are delighted that our Gwr Gwadd this year will be Professor Wayne Powell, Principal of SRUC. “Wayne Powell is a native of Abercraf, Sir Frycheiniog and is a passionate follower of rugby. His personal research interests are at the interface of plant genetics, genome science, plant breeding and conservation of genetic resources, with a strong emphasis on the delivery of ‘public good’ outcomes.”

The cost is £27 a head and we need numbers and menu choices as soon as possible, but by Monday 24 February at the absolute latest. Contact us at moc.liamgnull@dccswe, or phone Jennifer Welsher on 0131 335 3161.

The menu choices are:

Cawl  or
Smoked salmon with oatcakes  or
Melon with orange coulis

Roast lamb with mint sauce  or
Sea bass with lemon and herb butter  or
Carrot and cashew nut Wellington (to be confirmed!)
all served with roast and dauphinoise potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Rhubarb crumble with custard  or
Fruit salad and cream  or
Cheese platter

Tea or coffee and mints

Solomon and Gaenor

While our society is in Edinburgh, a Welsh language film is sometimes worth travelling for!

Solomon and Gaenor is shot in Welsh, English and Yiddish and stars Ioan Gruffudd, Nia Roberts and Maureen Lipman. Set in 1911 in the Welsh Valleys, against the backdrop of anti-semitic riots, it tells a Romeo and Juliet tale of a Jewish lad falling in love with a local girl. It is a glorious film; beautifully shot, utterly heartbreaking, and it’s playing in Glasgow on Sunday 10 November at 5.00pm at the Glasgow Film Theatre as part of a series of countrywide screenings to celebrate the film’s 20th birthday.

To book tickets and to see the film’s trailer, please go to

Vron in Edinburgh

There’s a rare chance to hear the Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir in Edinburgh coming very soon! The Fron are singing at 7.30pm next Monday (28 October) at the CCE King’s Hall, 41a South Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9NZ.

You’ll know all about the choir anyway – for example, Male Voice Champions at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in 2018 – but there’s more at this link. Or short-circuit the process, and go straight to this link for your tickets – the choir would love to have one or two of you in the audience.

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