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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.

Dawns articles – by May

by Dawnsio

It is time to think about articles for Dawns 2024. We welcome articles about anything of interest to other dancers, eg news, festivals, history, dances. Will you please send articles to Dafydd Evans ffynnonlwyd@outlook.com by the end of May at the latest.

New for 2024 – Costume Grant

by Dawnsio

Over the years, the Society has received a number of applications for grants for costumes, and the Executive Committee revisited the matter before Christmas – and decided that WFDS will now consider awarding a Costume Grant to teams that are members of the Society. Follow the link for more information and conditions: dawnsio.cymru/costume-grant

2023 National Eisteddfod

by Dawnsio

Llŷn ac Eifionydd National Eisteddfod, 5-12 August 2023 We look forward to a busy week of Folk Dancing performances and competitions at the National Eisteddfod. The timetables have now been published – click here for a full list of all Folk Dancing events at the Eisteddfod. Ymlaen â’r ddawns!

Gŵyl Ifan

by Dawnsio

Gŵyl Ifan festival returns to the Cardiff area this year – continue reading for all the latest details… On Friday, 23 June, there will be an evening gathering in the Llandaff Institute from 7.30pm until late and a finger buffet will be available. On Saturday, we will begin, as last year, by raising the pole

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Celebrating the life of Betty Davies

by Dawnsio

2023 has brought sad news to the Welsh Folk Dance Society.  One of our oldest and most faithful life members, known to most of us as “Betty” has passed away. In the photograph she is seen adjudicating the dance competitions at the Aberystwyth Eisteddfod with John Idris Jones and the late Geoff Jenkins. (This information

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Urdd 2023 Folk Dances

by Dawnsio

It’s the beginning of a new year 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

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Fond memories of Rhiannon

by Dawnsio

Rhiannon Jenkins (1946 -2022) Rhiannon was born and raised in Mold. After going to university in Bangor studying music under the leadership of William Mathias, and short periods living in Cefn Meiriadog and Rhydymwyn, she returned to live in Mold. Dawnswyr Delyn was founded in 1987 by Geoff Jenkins and by his side our accompanist

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Grant to support and develop

by Dawnsio

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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by Dawnsio

With more musicians than you could count on both hands and a foot, and over 60 dancers, Dawnswyr Gwerin Pen-y-Fai (Pen-y-Fai Welsh Folk Dancers) celebrated their 50thanniversary with a magnificent dinner dance at the Heronston Hotel, Bridgend on Saturday June 11th. And thanks to the National Lottery Community fund they were able to celebrate in

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