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


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Celebrating the life of Betty Davies

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

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

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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These lovely dancing shoes belonged to the late Betty Davies. The family wish us to share funeral details: @1pm 26-01-23 St. Martin’s Church, Wrexham. Further details: She is fondly remembered and thank you for a lifetime's contribution to Welsh folk dance DawnsioGwerin photo
Y diweddar Betty Davies oedd perchennog yr esgidiau dawnsio hyfryd hyn. Dymuna’r teulu i ni rannu manylion ei hangladd ar 26-01-23 am 1pm, Eglwys Sant Martin, Wrecsam. Gwybodaeth bellach yma:
Coffa da amdani a diolch am ei chyfraniad oes i’r ddawns werin
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Meddwl cystadlu ar y dawnsio/stepio yn @EisteddfodUrdd 2023? Mae fideos arddangos ar gael isod! Diolch i @talogwerin am eu help 🙌🏻
Videos available to help you learn the folk dances for the 2023 Urdd Eisteddfod here:
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