Sunday, 3 February 2008

Saving the Patagonian Eisteddfod

Rhys Meirion on a Mission to Save Patagonian Eisteddfod‏
From Jeremy Wood
The Annual Welsh Eisteddfod in Trevelin in Patagonia, which has been going for over 80 years, is in danger of folding because of lack of funding. This year's festival in May may be the last.
Rhys Meirion, the world-class operatic tenor from North Wales has agreed to attend the Eisteddfod, conduct the Cymanfa Ganu and give concerts in each of the five major Welsh towns in Patagonia to help raise money to help save it. He will waive his normal concert fee and his expenses will be paid by the Argentinean Province of Chubut (where all the Welsh colonies are). The Welsh societies in the 5 towns where Rhys will be singing are vying with each other to give him and his family the best welcome, to show off their particular part of the world and to introduce Rhys to the Welsh people of the region. Supporters can take part in the tour and will be invited to all the same parties, receptions and barbecues to which Rhys is invited by the local communities.

2008 Welsh events in Patagonia:

"Remember the most important 2008 welsh events in Patagonia"
DEWI SANT NOSON LAWEN on Friday evening, 29th of February at the Old Bethel Chapel in Gaiman.

Dydd Gwyl Dewi - Saint David's Day
Mawrth 1af / March 1st
Semana Santa - Easter week - Y Pasg
In Gaiman, Chubut from april 1th to april 8 th 2008
Eisteddfod Trevelin
In Trevelin, Chubut from may 2 and 3 th 2008
Gwyl y Glaniad
In Porth Madryn, Gaiman, Trelew. from july 27 th to july 29 th 2008
Eisteddfod de la Juventud - Youth Eisteddfod - Eisteddfod y plant
In Gaiman, Chubut from september 11 th to september 14 th 2008
Eisteddfod del Chubut - Eisteddfod y Wladfa
In Trelew, Chubut from october 23 th to october 26 th 2008
You are Welcome!!
TRIP PATAGONIA : Hydref - Tachwedd , 2008
Gaiman, Porth Madryn, Trelew.
Also to visit Buenos Aires , Bariloche, Esquel, Trevelin, El Calafate Glaciers and Iguazú Falls
Diddordeb ? Interested?
For more information contact us:
"Ty ´r Haul Gaiman"
tourist office in Gaiman and Buenos Aires
Mirna Jones & Armando Ferreira

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