Welsh author Eirian Jones.
Welsh author Eirian Jones.

Eirian Jones, editor of a recently launched book on the history of Mynydd Bach in Wales, called Mynydd Bach, Ei Hanes, will be the speaker at the annual St. David’s Day luncheon on Saturday, March 1, 2014. The event will take place at the Oak Hill Presbyterian Church beginning at 1PM with a catered luncheon. Special music will be provided by Madog’s Youth Choir under the direction of Lisa Jones, who will also lead the singing of Welsh hymns.

A mountain of research has gone into Eirian Jones’ book exploring the rich history of Mynydd Bach. She is from Llangeitho, but grew up in Mynydd Bach, where so many of the Welsh immigrants left in the 1840’s to settle in southern Ohio. Prior to working as a book editor, Eirian was a teacher and former Wimbledon tennis umpire. She is also a keen traveler. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience some of the flavor of the vistas, geography, and history of this beautiful area of central Ceredigion.

Tickets for the luncheon are $16 for adults, $8 for children 8-12, and no charge for children 7 and under. Tickets must be paid for in advance by the deadline of 2-24-14, so contact the Madog Center for Welsh Studies for information or download the reservation form at http://www.rio.edu/madog/calendar/9757.