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Ysgrifennydd/Secretary: Gethin Roberts:

Llwyn Helyg, Rhydyfelin, ABERYSTWYTH, Ceredigion SY23 4PU

01970 623590


Y Pwyllgor Gwaith 2017-18

The Executive Committee 2017-18

Llywydd/President: Mrs Marion Owen

Cadeirydd/Chair: Dr John Idris Jones

Is-gadeirydd/Vice-chair: Mr Dafydd Evans

Ysgrifennydd/Secretary: Mr Gethin Roberts

Trysorydd/Treasurer: Mr Idwal Williams

Golygydd – DAWNS – Editor: Swydd Wag/Empty Post.

Gwefeistr – Webmaster: Mr Luke James Evans.

Swyddog Cyhoeddusrwydd/Publicity Officer: Mr Ceri Morgan

Golygydd Cyhoeddiadau/Publications Editor: Dr. Prydwen Elfed Owens

Pwyllgor Gwaith – Executive Committee

Mrs Sarah Hopkin, Mrs Dilys Lewis, Mrs Nerys Defis

Mrs Frances Jones, Mrs Eirlys Phillips, Mrs Anne Hughes,

Aelod Cyfetholedig – Co-opted Member – Mr Rhodri Jones

Sylwch bod angen Golygydd DAWNS arnom gan bod Mr. Dafydd Evans, cyn-olygydd, wedi’i ethol fel Is-gadeirydd. Byddwn yn hapus i dderbyn unrhyw enwebiadau.

Note that a new editor for DAWNS is required since Mr Dafydd Evans the previous Editor has been elected Vice Chair. We look forward to receiving any nominations.

Grant to support and develop

The Welsh Folk Dance Society are keen to support all traditional folk dance groups and help ensure our traditions continue to thrive. One means of doing so is by offering a support and development grant. Further details and guidance are available below. If the details apply to your team please e-mail secretary@dawnsio.cymru to obtain the

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Gŵyl Tredegar House Folk Festival

by Dawnsio

Tredegar House Folk Festival is almost here! The weekend of May 6-8th will be full to the brim of folk festivities with plenty of folk dancing groups included on the line-up.  Alongside international groups from Latvia and Bulgaria there will be a variety of other dance styles to be seen, and amongst them are Welsh

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Gŵyl Ifan

by Dawnsio

The intention is, if the rules allow, to hold the Gŵyl Ifan festival on Saturday, June 25 in 2022. So, keep the date, so we may meet once again to dance under the Summer Pole (and the sun?!).

Calling all dancers… please share your opinion

by Dawnsio

Dear fellow-dancer, Menter Iaith Maldwyn, the National Eisteddfod and other partners are presenting an application to the Arts Council of Wales for a project to promote Traditional Dance in Wales. We need your help. There are two questionnaires below – one for dance groups and one for individuals who dance. We need to collect evidence

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Eisteddfod “AmGen” National Eisteddfod

by Dawnsio

We may not be able to visit any eisteddfod field this summer again, but the virtual national eisteddfod – “AmGen” is here to entertain us. The full timetable is available below (Welsh medium) and a synopsis of the traditional dance activities and competitions. Enjoy! 1-8-2021 @12:20 Tudur Phillips performing with Gwilym Bowen Rhys and Irfan Rais

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Dawns y Cyfnod Clo – Lockdown Dance

by Dawnsio

In December 2020, Alison Allen was announced as the winner of the composing a dance competition. With dance teams beginning to meet up once more, we are able to share an electronic copy of the dance with you. The dance is now called ‘Dawns y Swigen – The Bubble’ and enables six dancers from four

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Update – Eisteddfod AmGen

by Dawnsio

Please see the following update from National Eisteddfod in relation to an extended closing date for group competitions: “With COVID restrictions starting to relax here in Wales, and more people allowed to meet up, we’ve decided to extend the closing date for this year’s group competitions. Some of you have been in touch to say

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Closing Dates for ‘Eisteddfod AmGen’ 2021

by Dawnsio

Reminder The closing date for undividual, duet or trio competitions for the alternative National Eisteddfod, AmGen 2021 is @17:00 on 17/5/2021. Closing date for group competitions 1/6/2021. Click on the link for bilingual guidance: https://mailchi.mp/eisteddfod/cystadlaethau_dawns Good luck all!