Welsh Connections A-M

02/13/16 02:44:43AM
( reproduced with kind permission from the Chicago Tafia website )

Welsh Connections in the United States

The following is a list of Welsh and Welsh-American businesses, shops, pubs, wineries, churches, societies and musicians that we are aware of in the United States.

This directory is a work in progress, if you see any errors or would like to add any listings please contact us at: WelshChicago (at) gmail.com


The Alabama Welsh Association
Website: www.alabamawelsh.com
Website: www.myspace.com/AlabamaWelshAssn

Wales West R.V. Resort & Railway Park
The park features the only authentic Welsh Victorian two foot narrow gauge railway in the Americas!
13670 Smiley Street
Silverhill, Alabama 36576
Phone: (888) 569-5337
Fax (251) 988-1950
Website: www.waleswest.com

Gower Paints Plus
Paint & Home Accessories
5375 Boiling Springs Road
Ohatchee, Alabama 36271
Phone: 256-892-0019


No known Welsh groups.


The Welsh League of Arizona
Website: www.welshleagueofarizona.org

Tramor (Overseas)
Arizona based Welsh band.
Phone: 623-939-0209
Website: www.tramormusic.com

Jude Johnson
Welsh-American author of ‘Dragon & Hawk’ and ‘Celtic Fire, Desert Rain’.
Website: www.scorchedhawkpress.com


No known Welsh groups.


Welsh American Society of Central California
6333 Pacific Avenue, #346
Stockton, CA  95207
Phone: 209-951-3551

Welsh American Society of Northern California
Website: www.wasnc.org

The Sacramento Welsh Circle
9657 Allegheny Drive, Sacramento CA 95827
Contact: John Ward
Phone: (916) 363 9518

The Welsh Baker
Phone: (877) 935-7422
Proper Welsh cakes made by a girl from Usk living in California! Follow on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/WelshBaker or visit the ole website at: www.welshbaker.com

Welsh Presbyterian Church
1153 Valencia St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: 818-783-2917

Ambyth Estate Winery
510 Sequoia Lane
Templeton, CA  93465
Phone: 805-305-9497
Website: www.ambythestate.com

Cambria Winery
5475 Chardonnary Lane
Santa Maria, CA
Phone: 805-937 8091
Website: www.cambriawine.com

Thames America Trading
The US importers of Felinfoel ales.
3100 Gravenstein Hwy. N.
Sebastopol, California 95472
Phone: 707 829-1101
Website: www.thamesamerica.com

Rhys Bowen
Welsh author of the award winning Evan Evans mystery series set in Snowdonia.
Website: www.rhysbowen.com

Keltic Designs
Original Celtic artwork by Welsh artist Jen Delyth
540 Balboa Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone (415) 668-0204
Fax (415) 668-2321
Website: www.kelticdesigns.com

Stained Glass by Fran
Welsh artist living in Grass Valley, California
Website: www.stainedglassbyfran.com

The Welsh Touch
Sonoma, California
Phone: 707-938-3439
Website: www.thewelshtouch.com

Cambrian Home Care
A Welsh owned homecare company with 5 locations in California.
5199 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 100
Long Beach, CA 90804
Phone: 562-498-1800
Website: http://cambrianhomecare.com

Hereford Imports
101 Kalmus Dr.
Costa Mesa,  CA  92626
Phone: 714-434-8440
Website: www.herefordimports.com

Hart’s Rugs and Carpets
101 Kalmus Dr.
Costa Mesa,  CA  92626
Phone: 714-434-8440
Website: www.hartsrugs.com

Cymru Trading, Inc.
Hereford Imports
101 Kalmus Dr.
Costa Mesa,  CA  92626
Phone: 714-434-8440

Tom Jones Enterprises LLC
1801 Avenue of the Stars
Suite #200
Los Angeles CA 90067
Phone: 310 552 0044

Welsh Choir of Southern California/Côr Cymraeg De Califfornia
Phone: 562-209-8184
Website: www.welshchoir.com

Judith Owen
Welsh singer based in California
Website: www.judithowen.net

Courgette Records
California record label owned by Welsh expat Judith Owen.
Website: www.courgetterecords.com

Noelle Hughes
Welsh-American folk/pop performer based in California
Sunnyvale, California
Website: www.reverbnation.com/noellehughes

Music label owned by Welsh American performer Noelle Hughes
Sunnyvale, California
Website: www.auryaun.com

Cariad Communications
6444 Spring Street #313
Long Beach, California 90815
Phone: 562-209-8184

Documentary and feature film Production Company.
1370 Sanchez Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
Phone: 415-641-1166
Website: http://cymrufilms.net

CYMRY Communication
P.O. Box 4731
Whittier, California, 90607
Phone: 562-692-5717
Website: www.cymry.biz

Wales North America Business Chamber
Howard Thomas, Director
532 Pine Wood Court
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Phone: 408-421-6839
Website: www.wnabc.com

Griffith Quarry Museum
Corner of Taylor Rd & Rock Springs Road
Penryn, California
Phone: (916) 663-1837
Website: www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Facility/Museums/LocalMuseums/quarry.aspx
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penryn,_California
The Griffith Quarry Museum was the office of the Penryn Granite Works, which was established by Welsh Immigrant Griffith Griffith in 1864.

Royal Welch Fusiliers in America
Captain Ferguson Company – California
Website: www.rwfia.org/Ferguson’s%20Company.htm


Colorado Welsh Society
Website: www.coloradowelshsociety.org

Canyon City Colorado Welsh Society
c/o Linny Carlson
1151 Park Avenue
Canon City, Colorado 81212

The Celtic Tavern
1801 Blake St
Denver, Colorado
Phone: 303-308-1795
Website: www.celtictavern.com
Welsh owned pub in Colorado.

The Celtic Tavern
2620 W Belleview Ave
Littleton, Colorado
Phone: 303-795-0709
Website: www.celtictavern.com
Welsh owned pub in Colorado.

Delaney’s Bar
1805 Blake St
Denver, Colorado
Phone: 303-308-1795
Website: www.celtictavern.com
Welsh owned pub in Colorado.

Cano’s Collection and Welsh Dragon Tea Shoppe
235 Fillmore Street
Denver, CO
Phone: 303-322-0654

Kathleen Guler
Colorado based Welsh-American author of The Macsen’s Treasure Series.
Website: www.kathleenguler.com


The Welsh Society of Western New England
Website: www.welshwne.org

The Tom Jones Fan Club
411 Coram Avenue
Shelton, CT 06484 USA
Website: www.tjfanclub.com

Jones Family Farms
606 Walnut Tree Hill Road
Shelton, CT 06484
Phone: 203-929-8425
Website: www.jonesfamilyfarm.com

Royal Welch Fusiliers in America
Colonel’s Company – Connecticut
Website: www.rwfia.org/Colonel_AC_Vivian.htm

Royal Welch Fusiliers in America
Grenadier Company – Connecticut
Website: www.rwfia.org/Grenadier%20Company.htm


The Welsh Society of Delaware
211 Murray Road
Newark, De 19711
Phone: 302 368 4927
Website: www.Celticinfo.com

Pencader Presbyterian Church
2303 Glasgow Ave
Newark, Delaware 19702
Phone: 302-368-4565
Website: http://wikimapia.org/6800539/Pencader-Presbyterian-Church-and-Cemetery

Sian Frick
Welsh Folk Dance workshops, a Taste of Wales presentations, & Mid-Atlantic Welsh culture.
953 Devon Drive
Newark, DE 19711
Phone: 302-368-2318

District of Columbia (Washington DC)

American Friends of St. David’s Cathedral
5150 Macomb Street
Washington DC 20016
Website: www.afsdc.org

St. David’s Welsh-American Society of Washington DC
Website: http://washingtondcwelsh.org/


The Gulf Coast St. David’s Welsh Society
Website: www.sarasotawelsh.com

St. David’s Welsh Society of St. Petersburgh & the Suncoast
Website: www.welshsocietyofthesuncoast.org

The Moon Under Water Restaurant
332 Beach Dr NE
St Petersburg, Florida 33701
Phone: 727-896-6160

4425 US Highway 1 South,
Ste #603,
St. Augustine, Florida 32086
Phone: 954-495-8224
Website: www.cymro-jewelworks.com

Pembroke Trading International Inc.
Specialized Procurement of Materials
4545 Kincardine Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32257
Phone: 904-733-8784
Website: www.pembroketrading.com

Wales North America Business Chamber
John L. Thomas, Director
1114 Howell Creek Drive
Winter Springs, Florida
Phone: 407-699-4821
Website: www.wnabc.com

Wales North America Business Chamber
Nicolas J. Watkins, Director
Howe, Robinson & Watkins, LLP
501 Brickell Key Drive, Suite 504
Miami, Florida 33131
Phone: 305-377-1274
Website: www.wnabc.com

Bryn Yemm International
Welsh singers residing in Florida.
PO Box 5476
Titusville, Florida
Phone/Fax: 321-383-0308
Website: www.brynyemm.com / www.dustinyemm.com

Sharon & Lyn Clarke
Welsh authors living in Florida
Phone: 941-779-0500
Website: www.clarkebooks.com

Regal Properties International, Inc.
1938 Auburn Lakes Drive
Rockledge, Florida 32955
Phone: 321-722-2143
Fax: 888-552-5157
Website: www.theregalway.com

Villa Cymru
Welsh owned villa located within the gated Emerald Island Resort, just 3 miles from Disneyworld.
Phone: (from USA/Overseas) +44 1656 773973
Website: www.orlandohomes2rent.com

Allegheny Mountain Dulcimer Players
Welsh-American Musicians based in Florida.
Phone: 716-676-2260


The St. David’s Welsh Society of Georgia
Website: www.stdavidsga-cymru.org


No known Welsh groups.


The Malad Valley Welsh Society
Website: www.welshfestival.com

The Idaho Welsh Society
Website: www.idahowelshsociety.org


The Chicago Tafia Welsh Society
Website: www.chicagotafia.com
Website: www.youtube.com/chicagotafia
Website: www.facebook.com/chicagotafia
Website: www.twitter.com/chicagotafia
Website: www.myspace.com/chicagotafia

The Cambrian Benevolent Society
Website: www.chicagowelshcambrian.com

The Welsh Women’s Club of Illinois
Website: www.chicagowelshcambrian.com/pages/welshwomensclub.htm

Cornish – Welsh Heritage Society of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois
c/o Gwen Foulkes
826 30th Street
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
Phone: 563-370-3430

Jon Langford
Welsh musician residing in Chicago.
Website: www.myspace.com/jdfanglord
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Langford

The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir
A Chicago band fronted by Welshmun Elia Einhorn.
Website: www.bloodshotrecords.com/album/scotlandyardgospelchoir/316
Website: www.myspace.com/scotlandyardgospelchoir

Pretty Lethal Designs
Welsh graphic design company based in Naperville, Illinois. Web, print, apparel and event design to help develop your brand and promote your business.
Phone: 630-995-5719
Website: www.prettylethaldesigns.com

Brian Geen Photography
Welsh wedding photographer with 20 years experience in 3 countries, mix of candid and traditional photography with emphasis on having a fun day with wedding couples.
Evergreen Park, Illinois
Phone: 773-858-6226
Website: www.studio-one.com/email/staff/brian/brian/index.html

Wales North America Business Chamber
Pat Jones
The Marketing Guy
6N338 Keeney Rd
Roselle Illinois 60172
Phone: 630-894-3299
Website: www.wnabc.com

St. David’s Episcopal Church
701 N. Randall Rd.
Aurora, IL  60506
Phone: 630-896-7229
Website: www.stdavidsofaurora.com

St. David’s Episcopal Church
2410 Glenview Rd
Glenview, IL 60025
Phone: 847-724-1351
Website: www.stdavidsglenview.com

Team Cymru
Specialized Internet security research firm.
16W361 S. Frontage Road
Suite 100
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Phone: 312 924 4000
Website: www.team-cymru.org

Pro-Motion Physical Therapy
1010 S. Ridge Road
Minooka, IL 60447
Phone: 815-521-4400
Website: www.pro-motionphysicaltherapy.com

Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
931 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
Phone: 708-848-1976
Website: www.gowright.org

Y Ddraig Goch Welsh Dancers
Batavia, Illinois
Website: http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/welsh/

Steve Evans
Welsh-American Jazz singer.
2315 N. Kedzie Ave
Chicago IL 60647
Website: www.steve-evans.com

Carl & Mona Johnson
Welsh-American harpist’s located in Evanston.
Phone: (630) 673-3308
Website: www.weddingusa.com/st/il/carljohnson

Marguerite Lynn Williams
Welsh-American harpist based in Chicago.
Phone: 773-791-7520
Website: www.mlwharp.com

Cardiff, Illinois
Cardiff is a ghost town in Livingston County, Illinois, United States. Founded as a coal mining town in 1899, it boomed in its first few years. Rapid growth ceased after accidents in the mines in 1903, and the closure of the mines in 1912 soon led to the community’s demise.  An official state historical marker has been created on the site of the town, paver bricks that can be engraved with names of the donors are still available for purchase for $75 and are installed pretty quickly into the memorial patio at the marker site.
Website: http://www.herscher.net/historicalSociety/cardiffMarker.asp


J. Jay Brook
Welsh musician and entertainer living in Porter, Indiana.
Website: www.myspace.com/jjaybrookentertainer

The Thomas Family Winery (Gales Welsh style cider)
208 East Second Street
Madison, Indiana
Phone: 812-273-3755
Website: www.thomasfamilywinery.us

Rhosyn Gwyllt Farm
620 W. Porter Ridge Rd.
Spencer, Indiana 47460
Phone: 812-876-9193

Royal Welch Fusiliers in America
Captain Grey Grove’s Company – Indiana
Website: www.rwfia.org/Captain%20Grey%20Groves.htm


Iowa Welsh Society/Cymdeithas Gymreig Iowa

Phone: 515-232-0608

Monarchs Restaurant
The Royal Amsterdam Hotel
705 East 1st Street
Pella, Iowa 50219
Phone: 641-628-1633
Website: www.monarchsofpella.com

Welsh Settlers In Johnson & Iowa Counties, Iowa (Genealogy)
Website: http://wia.leafglow.com


St. David’s Society of the state of Kansas
918 Neosho Street
Emporia Kansas 66801

Llywelyns Pub
6995 W 151st
Overland Park, KS 66223
Phone: 913-402-0333
Website: www.llywelynspubkc.com


Evan Williams Distilling Co.
Bardstown, Kentucky
A true Kentucky Bourbon with some roots in Wales.
Website: www.evanwilliams.com/history_article.shtml


No known Welsh groups.


The Celtic Cottage Maine
A Welsh owned Bed & Breakfast in Portland, Maine.
1433 Westbrook Street
Portland, ME 04102
Phone: (207) 773-6072
Email: www.celticcottagemaine.com


Royal Welch Fusiliers in America
Grenadier Company – Maryland
Website: www.rwfia.org/Grenadier%20Company.htm


The Boston Cymrodorion
Website: www.freewebs.com/cymrodorion

The Welsh Society of Western New England
Website: www.welshwne.org

Jennifer Evans
Welsh-American Folk Singer & Guitarist
Danvers, Massachusetts
Website: www.jennifer-evans.com

Hiraeth Celtic Goods
77 Cranberry Drive
Duxbury, Massachusetts 02332
Phone: 781-585-6592
Website: www.hiraethcelticgoods.com

First Baptist Church of Swansea
21 Baptist Street
Swansea, Massachusetts
Phone: 508-379-9728
Website: www.firstbaptistinswansea.org

Royal Welch Fusiliers in America
Website: www.rwfia.org


St. David’s Welsh Society of Michigan (Unsure if this group is still active?)
4360, Sunderland Way
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-9459
Website: http://2wales.tripod.com

The Infamous Welsh Cookie Company
614 1/2 E. Superior St.
Alma, Michigan 48801
Phone: 989-463-4609
Website: http://ukmarket.samsbiz.com

Here Be Dragons Farm
23399 CR 375
Mattawan, Michigan 49071
Phone: 269-668-3588
Website: www.herebeponies.com

North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History
Department of History
University of Michigan
Flint, MI 48502
Phone: 810-762-3366
Website: http://spruce.flint.umich.edu/~ellisjs/naaswch.html

Royal Welch Fusiliers in America
Captain Grey Grove’s Company – Michigan
Website: www.rwfia.org/Captain%20Grey%20Groves.htm


St. David’s Society of Minnesota
Website: www.stdavidsofmn.org

Minnesota Gymanfa Ganu Association
31704 E. State Hwy 112
LeSueur MN 56058

Merlins Rest Pub
A Welsh owned pub in Minneapolis.
3601 E. Lake Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Phone: 612 216 2419
Website: www.merlinsrest.com

Bill Watkins
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Welsh Author, Storryteller, Poet, Musician, Historian & Folklorist.
Website: www.keltcom.com

Welsh Heritage Farms
A Welsh owned farm & orchard in Minnesota for 3 generations!
20758 528th Avenue
Lake Crystal, Minnesota
Phone: (507) 726-6562
Website: www.welshheritagefarm.com

Traed y Ddraig (The Dragon’s Feet)
Traditional Welsh dance group and lessons. Contact: Laurel Bradshaw
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Phone: 952-466-2284

Cambria USA
Suite 220
11000 West 78th Street
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Phone: 866-226-2742
Website: www.cambriausa.com


No known Welsh groups.


Saint David’s Society of Greater St. Louis
Website: www.stdavidssocietyofgreaterstlouis.com
Website: www.MySpace.com/StLouisWelsh

St. David Society of Greater Kansas City
Website: www.welshkc.org

The North American Welsh Choir
P.O. Box 1622
Columbia, Missouri
Website: www.nawr.com/corcymry

Dressel’s Pub
419 N Euclid Ave
St Louis, Missouri
Phone: 314-361-1060
Website: www.dresselspublichouse.com

Llywelyns Pub
4747 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri
Phone: 314-361-3003
Website: www.llywelynspub.com

Llywelyns Pub
1732 9th Street,
St. Louis, Missouri
Phone: 314-436-3255
Website: www.llywelynspub.com

Llywelyns Pub
100 North Main,
St. Charles, Missouri
Phone: 636 724 6823
Website: www.llywelynspub.com

Llywelyns Pub
17 Moody
Webster Groves, Missouri
Phone: 314-962-1515
Website: www.llywelynspub.com


No known Welsh groups.