Welsh diaspora will again gather in Hollywood, California this coming St David’s Day to celebrate the best of Welsh arts and culture.

Those with an interest or affinity with Wales will converge on the Cinefamily Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles for the second annual Los Angeles St David’s Day Festival.

Meinir Gwilym, Wales’s best-selling pop and folk artist, will be headlining the concert, taking centre stage during the afternoon’s festivities, along with a host of other musicians.

Harpist, Aedan MacDonnell, will open the concert, while accomplished harpsichordist, Christopher D. Lewis, from Rhiwbina, Cardiff, will also perform, along with the Welsh Choir of Southern California.

Meinir said: “I’m really looking forward to performing at this amazing festival. It’s going to be my first ever gig in the States, and I’m hoping to get the crowd singing along in Welsh by the end of the night.

“I’ll be performing my own songs of course, but also some of my favourite Welsh folk songs.

“I’m also very excited to be releasing an album while I am in the states called, Celt. This is an 18-track album that will only be available in North America.

“While I’m out there I’m really hoping it’s going to be sunny too!”

Included in the afternoon’s festivities will be a Welsh language workshop by Jason Shepherd of Swansea, Welsh food and gifts and a book release including artists from Wales and the US.

This Welsh festival has received generous support from stars like Michael Sheen, Ioan Gruffudd, Henry Thomas, and the Frank Lloyd Wright family.