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Celebrating St David's Day

The national anthem will be sung again in CJ's this year.
The national anthem will be sung again in CJ's this year. / T. BRYANT
  • The party will begin with the singing of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, the national anthem of Wales

. The Welsh Society Costa del Sol will be holding its annual St David's Day celebrations at CJ's Karaoke Bar in Benalmádena on Thursday, 1 March.

The Welsh Society began in 2011 and each year they donate the proceedings of their St David's day celebrations to a particular charity. This time they have chosen to support the Ty Olwen Hospice in Swansea.

More than 20 musicians will perform at the event, which will offer traditional Welsh food, like leek and potato soup, cawl, faggots and Welsh cakes. The food will be supplied by members of the Welsh Society and sold to raise money for the charity.

There will also be a fundraising auction offering various items, such as a signed Swansea City football shirt, and rugby boots signed by James Hook.

This is the sixth year that CJ's has hosted the event and, as is traditional, the party will begin with the singing of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, the national anthem of Wales. This will be followed by an afternoon of live entertainment, children's events and karaoke.

There will be shows by the Costa Soul Singers and the talented young performers of the Banana Studios, as well as a variety of musical genres from local favourites Laura Carter, Lenny Dee, Siobhan and Orla.

Other acts to appear at the party are Gary Benham, who performs a tribute to Welsh funny-man, Max Boyce; and Take That Tony. Also known as West Life Tony, this talented vocalist was once part of the Costa del Sol's Westlife tribute act. He now performs solo and his repertoire includes some of the most popular hits of the boy band era, as well as classics of the Rat Pack.

For more information, contact the Welsh Society's secretary, Debbie Benham, on 626292707.