Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi,
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o
Ei gwrol ryfelwyr,
gwladgarwyr tra mâd,
Dros ryddid collasant eu gwaed.
Gwlad, gwlad, pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad,
Tra mor yn fur i'r bur hoff bau,
O budded i'r hen iaith barhau.
Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau
Land of My Fathers
The land of my fathers, the land of my
The land in which poets and minstrels
The land whose stern warriors were
true to the core,
While bleeding for freedom of yore.
Wales, Wales, favorite land of Wales!
While sea her wall, may naught befall
To mar the old language of Wales.
Performed by Cardiff Arms Park Male Choir
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The Gulf Coast Welsh Society (Sarasota Welsh)
is a not for profit corporation
dedicated to the preservation of Welsh heritage
and culture.
To be born Welsh
is to be born privileged,
Not with a silver spoon in your
But music in your blood
and poetry in your soul ..."
Site Updated
ovember, 2015
Click on the 'Scholarship Fund' button to see how many students have benefited from the fund.

Saturday, December 5, 2015
Free Film
"A Child's Christmas in Wales"
by Dylan Thomas
a BBC production
at the
Gulf Gate Library
Beginning at 12 noon
This event is open to the public so is a gift
to the community from your Welsh Society
Please invite your friends
No reservations are necessary

Do you speak Welsh or do you know someone near Pompano Beach who does?  Would you like to help
this young lady with her pronunciation?  Please contact Emma if you are able to assist her daughter.  Here
is her letter:

"Bore da!  I found your Web page through Google, and thought that you may be able to help. I am
looking for a Welsh speaker who can assist my daughter with pronunciation of Welsh. I would like for her
to learn the songs 'Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn' or 'Dafydd y Garreg Wen'. I have the music and lyrics. We
will be performing the Benjamin Britten arrangement for voice and harp at a celebration of the life of
harpist Thomas Bryant in Efail Isaf, Wales this winter. My dad is Tom's grandson, and will be playing the
We live in Pompano Beach, Fl. Obviously, it would be fantastic if you could recommend someone in our
area to assist, but failing that, we could Skype, and I could come over to Sarasota for a session nearer
the time.

I eagerly await your reply. I do hope you can assist!
Our Scholarship Committee, consisting of David Rees, Meryl Fell and
Justin Rees, invites members in good standing of the Gulf Coast St.
David's Welsh Society to nominate a relative who is a college or
university student to apply for a Scholarship.  

We had four recipients last year (see below), all grandchildren of active

Please read the requirements on the Scholarship Fund page of the

All applications must be received before December 31 by mail or by
email with a photograph
2016 DUES:
You may pay your 2016 dues @ $10 per adult
at any time to:
Gulf Coast St David's Welsh Society
PO Box 19343
Sarasota, FL 34276
Please send checks/cash to our Treasurer
Checks should be made payable to:
Sarasota Welsh Society
Phone: 954-695-5166
Click on 'Events' to see
everything we've been
up to!
Brandon Patram
Grandson of Muriel Patram
University of Cincinnati
Abigail Sian Yeo
Granddaughter of Meryl & Bill Fell
Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK
Jessica Hogan
Granddaughter of David J Rees
City University of New York
Morganne Yewdall
Granddaughter of Bronwen Yewdell
University of Winnipeg
Coming up .....
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Holiday Lights Trolley
.30 pm

Meg Larrabee
Telephone: 941-923-2062.  
Mail your check to:
Sarasota Welsh Society
c/o Treasurer
Pam Edmund
844 Bird Bay Way, Venice, FL 34285
and made payable to 'Sarasota Welsh Society'
We will meet by 6
.15 pm in the Burlington lot -
Cattlemen and Bee Ridge Roads.  
Trolleys have open windows, so dress warmly and consider
bringing a cushion  
Bring your camera and caroling voice

Limited seats are available for this popular event so we suggest
you sign up as soon as possible to secure your place

Saturday, January 23, 2016:
Gymanfa (Welsh hymn singing)
11 a.m.
followed by
Lunch and Annual Meeting
at 12.30 pm
The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch
(More details to follow)

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
St. David’s Day Celebration
Heritage Oaks Golf and Country Club
beginning at 6 p.m.  

Dinner - Entertainment - Singing
affle for the Scholarship Fund
Discounted price for members
Volunteers are needed for planning, publicity, library displays,
invitations, programs, raffle for the
Scholarship Fund, greeting,
and decorating.  
Let me know how you will enjoy helping your Welsh Society.