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Dawns 2020 – call for articles

Dear member / s, It’s a difficult time for us all but the Welsh Folk Dance Society is keen to help us as members stay connected. We plan to publish the 2020 edition of ‘Dawns’ (although it may be a little later than usual). So how about it …? Share your stories with us! Have

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WFDS Grant Reminder!

by Dawnsio

  For the second year running, the Welsh Folk Dance Society are promoting our dance traditions with a grant of up to £500! Please contact secretary@dawnsio.cymru for further details or click here for a application form.

Urdd 2020 Folk Dances

by Dawnsio

Spring is nearing and with it comes eisteddfod season for many schools and Urdd clubs in Wales. If you’re thinking about teaching a folk dancing group to compete in this year’s National Urdd Eisteddfod well, the Welsh Folk Dance Society is here to help! Once again, a YouTube channel has been set up to showcase

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Platinum Party

by Dawnsio

PARTI PLATINWM/ PLATINUM PARTY The platinum party celebrations were a special event in our society’s history. During the weekend of October 25th to 27th, there was an opportunity to enjoy a quiz night; massed dancing at the newly refurbished St. Fagan National Museum of History;  socialise at the gala dinner and ‘twmpath’ and lastly, on

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Dathlu 70

by Dawnsio

CYMDEITHAS DDAWNS WERIN CYMRU WELSH FOLK DANCE SOCIETY DATHLU 70 Gyfeillion dyma’ch cyfle i ddathlu penblwydd ein Cymdeithas yn 70. Friends, here’s your chance to celebrate 70 years of our Society Ni biau hon – dewch i ni ymfalchio ynddi! Dyma sut y gallwch CHI DDATHLU. It belongs to us – let’s show how proud

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Tribute to Ruth Agg

by Dawnsio

We have recently received the very sad news that Ruth Agg, a former member of Gwerinwyr Gwent has passed away after a period of illness. Ruth and her husband Rob were keen members for many years. As well as being an enthusiastic dancer, Ruth was also the team’s Publicity Officer. I would also like to

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Amserlen Tŷ Gwerin Timetable

by Dawnsio

If you visit this year’s National Eisteddfod and are interested in all things folk then Tŷ Gwerin is the place for you! Tŷ Gwerin hosts all folk and traditional events on the Maes and the Welsh Folk Dance Society are proud to be one of the project’s partners. Amongst this year’s highlights are the two Twmpath

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Dai Williams (Tawerin)

by Dawnsio

By Mavis Williams Roberts Dai Williams was a founder member of Dawnswyr Tawerin and the anchor of the team. If Dai was there, everyone was comfortable. Not only a dancer, Dai was motivator, organiser and counsellor to the team. He smoothed ruffled feather and encouraged the hesitant. He and Ann were the threads that kept

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