The official website of the Welsh Folk Dance Society

An organisation which supports, maintains and extends Welsh traditional dancing
throughout Wales and the world


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DAWNS 2021

REQUEST FOR ARTICLES (etc.) FOR ‘DAWNS’. A request for articles, etc. for the next issue of ‘DAWNS’ (e.g. biography, new dance, highlighting dances no longer displayed, publishing your research… ). A brief account of your team’s activities (or otherwise) during this last year (e.g. response to lockdown) is also accepted, snippets of news (eg hatches, matches and despatches). 300 word maximum for these

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Mari Lwyd 2021

Wales has a plethora of traditions linked to the Christmas season and the New Year: from visiting church for the Plygain, collecting Calennig and of course the antics of Mari Lwyd and her followers. Further details on some of these traditions can be found here: In the meantime, we wish you all a Happy New Year

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Composing a Dance – Competition Results

The composing a dance competition results are in! Thank you to all who competed and of course to Bethanne and Idwal Williams for adjudicating. Congratulations to Alison Allen the winner, and all the runners up. You can read the full adjudication below and we look forward to being able to give the dances a go

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3 weeks ago
Dawns 2021 : Cais am gyfraniadau - A request for contributions!
Manylion llawn sut i gyfrannu yma - Full details on contributing here: #traddodiadbyw #dawnsio #folk #gwerin #dance
DawnsioGwerin photo
1 month ago
Dydd Santes Dwynwen Hapus - Happy St. Dwynwen’s Day! 💗🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 #SantesDwynwen #Cymru #Wales #cariad #love DawnsioGwerin photo
2 months ago
Mari Lwyd 2021 - penillion amserol iawn diolch i @dawnswyr_cdydd 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 For more details on Mari Lwyd and other seasonal Welsh traditions, visit our website: #MariLwyd #calan #traddodiadbyw #Wales #Cymru DawnsioGwerin photo