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Gareth Gravell
08/26/12 05:06:34PM
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What’s happening to all the Welsh societies in America??

Promoting Wales in the USA

Hi Doug,

Sad to hear of the demise of some of the Welsh Societies over there. I happen to play in a Welsh Folk band called Jac y Do (name taken from Jackdaw) and we are quite busy here in South Wales. We have released 4 CDs of traditional and original music. Not Choir music but up tempo folk/rock! Two fiddlers, two guitars, banjo,bass,keys and drumsWe also specialise in holding a "Twmpath" which is a Welsh folk dancing evening. We perform at Weddings and Birthday parties and have performed on numerous ocassions in the National Eisteddfod. We have performed in Mineapolis in the shopping mall there a few years agowith the Welsh Tourist Board where Wales was "put on show" so to speak. We have also performed in Toronto in the Welsh caravan festival where we won theBand of the Festival award. We've also played in Spain, Hungary, France, Brittany, Ireland and Belgium in major festivals.

Good luck with your work over there Doug. Hope you can get those Welsh Societies moving again. All the very best.