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Gymanfa Ganu (Cymanfa Ganu) in Oregon

Heard from a friend that Bryn Seion Welsh Church in Oregon is preparing for a-

Gymanfa Ganu, a magnificent Welsh singing festival with people coming for miles to sing hymns in four-part harmony.

"The hymns, in turn, became the folk songs of the country, and singing hymns became part of everyday life in such places as mines, pubs and rugby games."

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There is also a North American Gymanfa Ganu Festival. And many festivals in Wales.

Wish I could find a video example. Love Divine sung in Welsh to the melody Blaenwern is the closest I came.

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