Monday, 17 August 2009

American Eisteddfod kicks off at far left

OUR friends across the pond are hosting the Left Coast Eisteddfod, a Welsh-American Performing Arts festival in Portland, Oregon this weekend.

This year's event includes:
A separately ticketed Friday night rock concert feauturing local Portland bands, Jesus Presley, Western Aerial, Runaway Norm and the SlimJims, tickets from

A separately ticketed Saturday evening concert will be held on 22nd August 2009, with BBC Radio Wales' Chris Needs, acclaimed tenor Bruce Anderson, Portland singer-songwriter Tyler StensonOceans Apart, tickets again available from

Other events include a daytime Welsh Market on August 21 and 22, with entertainment and children's activities from 10am to 5pm; an afternoon literary salon with Welsh authors Niall Griffiths and Chris Keil; the US premeir of two films from Wales; a Welsh language seminar and much more.

To view a slideshow of the events, see the daily schedule here.

We at Welsh Icons regret we will not be able to make it to Oregon this time, but through the wonders of the Internet we will keep you posted on all events.


  1. Thank you so much! We wish you were coming, too! Maybe next year?

    By the way, the blog looks fantastically good!

    Gaabriel Becket
    AmeriCymru and the Left Coast Eisteddfod

  2. THanks Gaabriel, Speaking for myself, wish I was too - good fortune to yer and all you do. Colin, assistant editor.


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