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Welsh Society of Oregon, Gymanfa Ganu 2017

  • Bryn Seion Welsh Church, Portland, Oregon
  • Bryn Seion Welsh Church, interior
  • Nerys Jones, Musical Director, Portland Gymanfa Ganu 2017
  • Bronn Journey at Bryn Seion Gymanfa Ganu 2017
  • Bronn Journey
  • Display in the Te Bach
  • Welsh in the Pacific Northwest
  • Welsh in America, Beavercreek, Oregon
  • Te Bot
  • Winding up the Te Bot
  • Te Bot in action
  • Nerys Jones with Te Bot
  • Mrs Burpee's Hat
  • Swansea Lane, Beavercreek, Oregon
  • Cymry Lane, Beavercreek, Oregon
  • Gymanfa Ganu Here!
  • Welsh Marketplace


Bryn Seion Welsh Church, Beavercreek, Oregon

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Bryn Seion (Mt Zion) was built in 1884, and is the last active Welsh church on the Pacific Coast. Visit the church website here: Bryn Seion Welsh Church

What Is A Gymanfa Ganu?

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From the Welsh Society of Oregon website:- "Gymanfa Ganu (guh-mahn-vah GAH-nee) is a magnificent Welsh hymn-singing festival and more! Literally meaning “sing gathering,” it is a tradition of song and worship that has been practiced in Wales for centuries. The songs are sung in English and Welsh in four-part harmonies. Bryn Seion Welsh Church, Beavercreek, Oregon, has carried on the Gymanfa Ganu tradition since 1935. You don’t need to know Welsh to make a joyful noise, so please join us.".....Read More

The Welsh In The Northwest

Many Welsh moved into Oregon and Washington Territory in the 1880's. When train travel opened up the west. They found that land was cheap and abundant. Compared with the Great Plains, the land was much morelike that of Wales.

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