Cantorion Gogledd Cymru concert

We’ve been asked to give you early warning that the Cantorion Gogledd Cymru Male Voice Choir will be appearing on stage at the Gardyne Theatre Dundee at 7.30pm on 28 February 2020. You can get details of the concert and book on-line at theatre’s web site and details about the Choir are at this link.

George Lander adds: “Of the 40 members travelling, 33 are Welsh speakers. If you could make it to the concert it would be great to have members of the audience with Welsh connections and you could even practice your Welsh with us.”

An opportunity to learn Welsh

The University of Edinburgh offer Welsh courses both for complete beginners and basic users of the language. The first of these runs throughout the autumn semester, from 6.30–8.20pm on Mondays, starting on 30 September. For this you need to have enrolled by 22 September. More details at this link.

The course tutor is Charles Wilson. Gogs please note that the course book (Elin Meek’s Cwrs Mynediad) is the South Wales version.

Brecon comes to Edinburgh

Not the market town, but a choir! Tomorrow night (Friday 14 June) Edinburgh choir Jubilo are being joined by members of the Brecon Singers in concert that includes a performance of the ever-popular Fauré Requiem at St Cuthbert’s Church on Lothian Road. The programme includes pieces by Brahms, Handel, Mendelssohn and Ireland.

Concert starts at 7.30 pm; tickets ( £12; £10 concessions) available on the door.

If you want to hear the two choirs in lighter mood, there will be a “pay at the door” 1-hour concert on the following evening, Saturday 15 June, at 6.00pm, in Inverleith St Serf’s Church, Ferry Road. Great value for a fiver!

2019 St David’s Day dinner

Our St David’s Day dinner will be held at 7.00 for 7.30pm on Friday 1 March at Mortonhall Golf Club, 231 Braid Rd, Edinburgh EH10 6PB.

We are thrilled that our Gwraeg Wadd will be Ann Evans, who was an active member of our Society until her recent move to North Wales. Ann served as President in 1979–80 and 2005–7, and she and Daniel have contributed hugely to the life of the Society over many decades. It will be lovely to welcome them back and hear all their news.

The cost is £26 a head and we need numbers and menu choices as soon as possible, but by Monday 25 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 mackerel pate with Melba toast  or
Melon with raspberry coulis

Roast lamb with mint sauce  or
Salmon with herb crust  or
Filo tartlet with chargrilled veg and mozzarella
each served with roast and dauphinoise potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Bramble and apple crumble with custard  or
Fruit salad and cream  or
Cheese platter

Tea or coffee and mints

Question Time comes to the Nant

Those members who have enjoyed the experience of learning Welsh at Nant Gwrtheyrn, the Welsh Language and Heritage Centre in Llithfaen, may be interested to listen to Radio 4’s Question Time at 8.00pm on Friday 15 February. Jonathan Dimbleby’s panel includes the journalist Liam Halligan, Deputy Leader of Welsh Labour Carolyn Harris MP, and the leader of Plaid Cymru Adam Price AM. Details (and listen for up to a month) at this link. Just a pity that it’s not television, so there won’t be any views!