<![CDATA[festivalofwales.org - NAFOW Blog]]>Thu, 01 Oct 2020 05:04:38 -0400Weebly<![CDATA[New York Welsh Pod Cast]]>Thu, 06 Aug 2020 17:50:54 GMThttp://festivalofwales.org/nafow-blog/new-york-welsh-pod-cast

Episode 28:
The First Virtual
North American Festival of Wales
~ Dr Megan Williams

On this episode, Gideon and Richard chat with Dr Megan Williams from the Welsh North American Association about the upcoming annual North American Festival of Wales, a weekend long event that includes performances, poetry, literature, singing, dancing, seminars, a marketplace and an Eisteddfod. Sadly, due to the ongoing corona virus threat, this year's entire event will be virtual, the first time in the festival's 91 year history. The good news is that anyone can now attend for free online when proceedings kick off on Sept 4th, or screen it at their own leisure through Sept 30 via their event page. During their conversation, Gideon and Richard speak with Megan about the importance of the festival to the Welsh North American community, the challenges of adapting to a virtual format and the history of the event and Welsh heritage in North America.