Welsh Nationality Room Program
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE WELSH ROOM
Overview of the Welsh Nationality Room architecture
Jen Jones' collection of Welsh quilting. Her interest in quilts was triggered by quilts in her family home in Massachusetts and developed into a passion soon after 1971 when she arrived in Wales.
JESSICA DAVIES PRESENTS WELSH POETRY BY JOHN HUGHES
Jessica Davies- Vice Chair of the Welsh Nationality Room Committee recites Welsh poetry by John Hughes. Describes the Welsh tradition of poets taking on Bardic names. Poem in English is called "Mountain Stream."
BOB DAYTON PRESENTS WELSH POETRY AND THE STORY OF CADWALADER AND HIS GOATS
Robert Dayton, President of the St. David's Society of Pittsburgh, recites the poetry of renowned poet, R.S. Thomas. The poem by the Anglican priest is titled, "Welsh History." Bob also narrates the story of why there are so many sheep and not so many goats in Wales.
RUTHANNE ANKENY PRESENTS WELSH FOLKLORE, THE WELSH SEA SHANTY, AND OTHER TRADITIONS
Ruthanne Ankeny sings a traditional Welsh Sea Shanty- "Tommy's Gone Away," a New Year's Carol, and speaks about the traditions of May Day. Ruthanne also captivates us with her storytelling and singing.
JANE BLANK, WELSH AUTHOR
Author, Jane Blank, invites us into her 1830s Ceredigion home, and introduces her new novel, Nanteos: The Dipping Pool. Jane lives on the West Wales coast a mile from Cardigan Bay on the Irish Sea.