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Remembering Marion Owen

by Dawnsio

A Tribute to our Past President (2015-2018) Marion Owen, who preferred to be known officially as Mrs Bryn Owen. Sadly Marion “to her friends” passed away quietly on the 10th February 2020 following a short illness triggered by a fall at home, thus breaking her wrist and arm.  She was admitted to Shrewsbury hospital, but being

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An outline of the Society’s news…

by Dawnsio

Here’s a taste of some Welsh folk dance activities over the past few months… Llanelli Cerdd Dant Festival 2019: November 9th, 2019— the stage coverage for the dance competitions was excellent as the complete performance of each group was shown to allow TV viewers to decide for themselves where they placed each team! The dance

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Dawns 2020 – call for articles

by Dawnsio

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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Blwyddyn Newydd Dda / Happy New Year!

by Dawnsio

Best wishes to you all at the beginning of a new decade! You may have made a resolution to exercise more… wel remember that folk dancing is an excellent way to keep fit and it’s also a lovely way to make friends. Details of your local dance team can be found here: https://dawnsio.cymru/teams/ You will

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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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