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Ontario Welsh Festival-Gwyl Gymreig Ontario, Ottawa, April 22-24, 2016

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By: AmeriCymru
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Ontario Welsh Festival 2016

Please join us in magnificent Ottawa, capital of Canada, for a very special weekend celebrating our Welsh heritage, music and culture.

We will enjoy a feast of music throughout the weekend. We are very honoured to have  the renowned Côrdydd , a prize winning mixed choir from Cardiff, Wales, together with extra-special guests, the world renowned Three Welsh Tenors , taking part in the festival, including  the Saturday evening concert.

In addition, we will have all your usual  favourites such as a welcome tea with harp entertainment on  Friday afternoon and  a traditional noson lawen with loads of talented participants on  Friday evening, followed by informal hymn singing. On Saturday there will be  children’s activities,  a lunch  banquet with a presentation of the annual Gold Award and the grand concert,  followed by a concert afterglow. On Sunday morning and afternoon there will be  two glorious hymn singing sessions.

There will also be two seminars on Saturday afternoon: Dr Paul Birt, Chair of the Celtic Studies Dept at Ottawa University, will talk about Patagonia and  Mary Muckle will give a hands on seminar about the harp with an opportunity for participants to learn how to playing.  There will be a tour of the National Art Gallery on Friday, focusing on pictures with Welsh connections.

The Festival headquarters, where many of the activities will take place, is the stately Lord Elgin Hotel , ideally located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, just steps away from many attractions including the National War Memorial, the beautiful walks along the Rideau Canal and Ottawa River, the impressive National Art Gallery and the splendid Parliament Buildings.

The Saturday night concert and the two Gymanfa sessions on Sunday will take place at

Dominion Chalmers United Church , a gracious old church with a magnificent interior and wonderful acoustics located just a 10 minute walk from The Lord Elgin Hotel. A bus will be available for those not wishing to or unable to walk.

Festival rates are  $147 Canadian per night.

Call now to secure your room – 1-800-267-4298 ; 613-235-3333

For more information please e-mail us at or phone Alison Lawson at 613-725-2704

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