Pembrokshire Party in Celebration of Pat Shaw

by Luke James Evans

During 2017 the Welsh National Folk Dance Society will be celebrating the Centenary of Patrick Noel Shuldham-Shaw 1917-1977. As part of its “Four Corners of Wales” festivities we, in Pembrokeshire, invite you to join us in honouring Padrig Farfog, to give his Bardic name, for his contribution to Folk Dancing in Wales. Click on the Read more…

R.I.P Robert Pyves

by Luke James Evans

Recently Robert Pyves passed away, one of the stalwarts of Dawnswyr Penyfai. Rob was always there to help out, to do a favour and was very faithful to the team. He leaves a huge gap in our lives. We send love and sympathy to his widow Ariadna and the rest of his family.

A tribute to Eddie Jones by Rhodri Jones

by Luke James Evans

Eddie Jones Eddie’s name resounded through the melodies of folk dancing for years before I met him. Indeed, I aske d for a few years “Who is Eddie Jones? The foolishness of youth and lack of knowledge about the giants amongst the early pioneers. It seems that Eddie heard of this and in the National Read more…

Judith Harding

by Dawnsio

We are so sorry to report the sudden and untimely death of Judith Harding, Dawnswyr Caernarfon at 58 years of age. She leaves a husband and three daughters. Sincere condolences to her family, friends and Dawnswyr Caernarfon.

Mrs Evelyn (Babs) Salter

by Dawnsio

We are sorry to hear of the death of Mrs Evelyn (Babs) Salter a Life Member of the Society, who died at the end of May aged 97. Her daughter Mrs Patricia Collins is also a Life Member.

GLYN T JONES – RHODRI JONES

by Dawnsio

Gentleman, friend, – gentleman, adjudicator, – gentleman, presenter, – gentleman, chairman, – gentleman, president. For me the above incorporates everything. It is difficult to deal with the loss. Glyn T was one of those rare people who could be called a renaissance man. His interests were legion, extending from the steam engine to chapel architecture Read more…

Sad News

by Dawnsio

To those who have not heard we are saddened to share the news of the sudden and unexpected death of Lowri Gruffydd, wife of Hefin Gruffydd of Dawnswyr Nantgarw and the mother of Trystan and Osian.

Another triumph for a folk dancer!

by Dawnsio

Jennifer Maloney wins the 2015 Sir T H Parry-Williams Memorial Medal Jennifer Maloney from Llandybie, Carmarthenshire, is the winner of this year’s Sir T H Parry-Williams Memorial Medal ar the National Eisteddfod this year. The Medal is presented annually to an individual who has contributed widely within their local community with a particular emphasis on Read more…

MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS for 2015-16

by Dawnsio

MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS for 2015-16 are now due.  Following a motion passed in the 2013/14 AGM the sums are generally slightly greater than last year. Direct Debit  –  The direct debit will be collected in the first fortnight of May. Individual Membership £16 Joint Membership £22 Overseas Members (includes £6 as the additional cost of postage) Read more…

Winner of the Bryn Terfel Urdd Scholarship award 2014

by Dawnsio

MANY CONGRATUALTIONS TO ENLLI PARRI Winner of the Bryn Terfel Urdd Scholarship award 2014 AND A HIGHLY TALENTED WELSH FOLK AND CLOG DANCER The 2014 Bryn Terfel Urdd Scholarship was held on Sunday 12 October in Aberystwyth Arts Centre. The Urdd Gobaith Cymru Bryn Terfel Scholarship is worth £4,000 to the most promising individual performer Read more…