Thursday, February 15, 2007

National St. David's Day Parade

Will You Be There? This is a much welcome event and should be a good day out. It's time we started celebrating our Welshness - why should the Brits have all the best parades?


This will be the 4th Parade and promises to be bigger and better than ever before, with more people, more colour, and much more music. This is your chance to celebrate our culture, our heritage, and our identity ; your chance to declare before the world, 'We're still here!'

On the Parade this year will be:
  • BAGAD BRO MORGANNWG : a pipe and drum band from Glamorgan
  • THE WELSH HORSE : from Carmarthenshire
  • THE CAMBRIA DRUM BAND : from Flintshire.
  • BAGAD PENHARS : (a pipe and drum band, from Kemper /Quimper, Brittany). Our special guests, since according to Breton tradition, St David himself was born in Brittany, and Non, his mother, buried there.
  • ADAMANT : Closer to home, the legendary Cardiff New Orleans-style Jazz band.
  • LOCAL SCHOOLS : a number of local schools will be taking part in the Parade.
  • THE LORD MAYOR OF CARDIFF, Councillor Gareth Neale
The Parade will muster at 1.30pm and set out at 2pm from Sophia Close (near the 'Mochyn Du' pub), Thursday, March 1.

The Parade will finish with a Closing Ceremony in front of the National Museum of Wales, with an address by Mererid Hopwood (Crowned Bard and last year's National Children's Poet), and

The Right Rev.Daniel Mullins (former Catholic Bishop of Menevia), to be preceded by the children of 'Ysgol Treganna' singing 'Ring out the Bells for Dewi!' (a song written specially for the occasion), and ending with the singing of the National Anthem. To be followed by 'cawl' and entertainment late into the evening at the 'Mochyn Du' public house.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The opening round of Six Nations fixtures certainly didn’t disappoint. We had a tense thriller (Ireland 16 – 11 Italy), a shocking upset (England 19 – 26 Wales) - which must have cost the bookies in Wales a few quid, seen as though the Welsh were massive underdogs and not to mention the Taffies like a bit of Rugby Betting UK. Then there were the brave Scots; who went down 27-6 to France. So many parts of Scotland’s game were working well and all three of the French tries came from schoolboy errors by the Scots... I hope their confidence is still in tact because they actually played really well.