After a well deserved rest in August, September started with a bang! There has been a treasure hunt, a Clocs ffit session with Tudur Phillips and a visit from Ian Kendall and the Ceffyl Gwyn dancers all the way from Australia!
We must also congratulate Tudur and his new wife Anni on their marriage at the beginning of summer - best wishes to you both from all of the Dawnswyr Talog dancers.
Our next concert will be the National Cerdd Dant Festival Concert at Llandysul on November 4th.
2016 National Eisteddfod
Once again, Dawnswyr Talog dancers had a busy week at the National Eisteddfod, which was held this year in Abergavenny.
On the Monday we had the pleasure of entertaining along the festival field and taking part in a drama about the life of Lady Augusta Hall, one of the main patrons of Welsh culture in the nineteenth century. The rest of the week was taken up with various dance and stepping competitions. There were many successes and we must thank all our instructors, musicians and dancers for their hard work. It was certainly a memorable week!
Individual Girls Stepping Dance (under 16´s): Cadi Evans 1st
Individual Girls Stepping Dance (over 16´s): Mared Evans 1st
Folk Dance Group (under 25 years): Dawnswyr Talog 1st
Stepping Group for Duos, Trios or Quartets: Cadi Evans, Cerian Phillips, Lleucu Phillips, Mared Evans 2nd
Stepping Group: Dawnswyr Talog 1st
Lois Blake Memorial Trophy: Dawnswyr Talog Joint 1st
Composing a new folk dance: Eirlys Phillips 1st
It was a pleasure to join Côr Meibion Dyffryn Tywi male voice choir in their annual gala concert on 9th July. Performing alongside the choir were Trio, Joy Cornock and Dawnswyr Talog of course!
The National Eisteddfod in Meifod was our main event over the summer. Not only did we support all the dance competitions we also found time to perform on various stages around the eisteddfod field and dance in the Literature Ceremony dance. It involves a lot of hard work but it´s also a lot of fun! Well done one and all.
All the results and video clips can be seen on the BBC Cymru Fyw website:
It was also a pleasure to perform in the Hope for Children concert help on 14th August. The evening was arranged by Peter Gillibrand, one of our dancers, and raised over £700 - excellent work!
If you would like to invite Dawnswyr Talog to perform in a concert or charity event in your area you can find all our contact details on the Contacts section of our website. We look forward to hearing from you!
Eisteddfod 2015 Results:
Lois Blake Memorial Trophy: 1st
W.F.D.S. Trophy: 1st
Dance Group Under 25 years: 2nd
Stepping Group: 1st
Female Solo Stepping under 16 years: Cadi Evans 1st
Female Solo Stepping over 16 years: Cerian Phillips 1st
Male Solo Stepping over 16 years: Carwyn Jones 2nd