Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi,
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri;
Ei gwrol ryfelwyr,
gwladgarwyr tra mâd,
Dros ryddid collasant eu gwaed.
Gwlad, gwlad, pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad,
Tra mor yn fur i'r bur hoff bau,
O budded i'r hen iaith barhau.
Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau
Land of My Fathers
The land in which poets and minstrels rejoice;
The land whose stern warriors were true to the core,
While bleeding for freedom of yore.
Wales, Wales, favorite land of Wales!
While sea her wall, may naught befall
To mar the old language of Wales.
Performed by Cardiff Arms Park Male Choir
The Gulf Coast Welsh Society
(Sarasota Welsh) is a not for profit
dedicated to the preservation of Welsh
heritage and culture.
Site Updated
20, 2018
Click on the 'Scholarship Fund'
button to see how many
students have benefited from
the fund.


Is there someone in your family attending or applying for
college or university?

If so, applications are now being accepted for consideration
for a Scholarship from this Society.

To find out more information and the criteria required to
apply, click on the 'Scholarship Fund' link on this site.
Click on 'Events' to
see everything we've
been up to in 2017!
correspondence to:
PO Box 19343
Gulf Gate Post Office
Sarasota, FL 34276
or e-mail:
To be born Welsh
is to be born privileged,
Not with a silver spoon in your mouth,
But music in your blood
and poetry in your soul ...
Look at the 'Board
Members' Page to find
contact numbers for our
Road Sign as you enter Wales
Old photograph of women in traditional
Welsh costume.  Is that a loaf of Bara
Brith I spot with their tea?
To view our handy BROCHURE
(Click Here)
Feel free to print and pass on to
anyone you think may be
interested in knowing more about
our wonderful Society
You may pay your dues @
$10 per adult at any time to:
Gulf Coast St David's Welsh Society
PO Box 19343
Sarasota, FL 34276
Checks should be made payable to:
Sarasota Welsh Society
ALSO ...
You may pay your dues when
any event or by
contacting one of our Officers

Click on the Board Member tab to
find out who's who.
Sarasota Welsh Society
Join us for our next
Sunday Lunch
June 24, 2018
1 p.m.

Beckhams on the Trail British Pub
8579 South Tamiami Trail
Situated at the corner of the Plaza at

Palmer Ranch
 near Havertys  

RSVP with the names of everyone in
your party by
June 22, 2018 to or leave a message
for our secretary,
Meg Larrabee - 941-923-2062
Outside dining at Beckham's
Our friendly dragon mascot is jaunty in
Herb's sun hat!  Whose hat will he
wear at Beckhams?
If you love Fish and Chips,
you'll love it at Beckham's

August 30 - September 2, 2018 -
National Festival of Wales
October 28, 2018 - Annual Picnic
January 2019 - Annual Meeting
March 1, 2019 - St David's Day Banquet

Look out for Summer Brunch Dates
June 24, 2018 - Sunday Brunch
Beckhams not only welcomes our Welsh Society to come
and eat, but they are happy to have us sing, which of
course we Welsh love to do.  If you would like to request
a special Welsh song let me know in advance to be sure
I bring the words for everyone to sing along, unless you
want to sing a solo!  Also bring any pictures or
experiences you'd like to share regarding your Welsh
heritage or travels.  You may bring Welsh memorabilia
you would like to donate for drawings.  
The North American Festival of Wales
The tradition began in 1929 when over 4,000 people gathered at Niagara Falls for the first
National Gymanfa Ganu. It became the largest gathering of the Welsh, descendants, and
friends in North America. While the gymanfa and Welsh singing tradition remain at the heart
of the weekend, in 2002 the National Gymanfa Ganu became the North American Festival of
Wales, reflecting the many aspects of Welsh culture, past and present. The festival is held in
a different location each year, in either the U.S. or Canada, and celebrated over the shared
Labor Day holiday weekend. Prepare yourself for four full days of song, merriment, and
camaraderie with old and new friends, celebrating the life, heritage, and culture of Wales in
Washington, D.C.
Festival Tickets and Registration for NAFOW
August 30–September 2, 2018
Alexandria, VA
Featuring the 87th
National Gymanfa Ganu

Hosted by the
Washington DC Welsh Society

Funded in part by the
Women’s Welsh Club of America

North America's Largest Gathering
of the Welsh and Friends
Some of our members
attending the Cleveland
Festival 2011
Pam in Welsh Costume with Rhianon
Orlando 2005
Jim & Jackie Fountaine learning Welsh Folk Dancing
Orlando 2005
That's a young
looking Don Hughes
with his Dragon friend!
Orlando 2005