Visitors from Australia
It seems Welsh traditional folk dancing has nurtured fans from across the world as we received visitors from the other side of the globe last month.
It seems Welsh traditional folk dancing has nurtured fans from across the world as we received visitors from the other side of the globe last month. On a Thursday at the end of September in 2016, CDWC was delighted to welcome a folk dancing team from Australia to Cardiff. As part of their Welsh overseas tour, the dancers had previously visited many teams from across the Principality before reaching the Llandaff Institute to revel in the relaxed and fun-filled twmpath we’d arranged for them. There were plenty of opportunities for the Antipodean and the Welsh dancers to perform various traditional numbers together, especially as the talented band were supported by so many of the local Penyfai and Gwerinwyr Gwent teams, who had also joined in with the celebrations.
Leading the Australian team was Ian Kendall, none other than the author of the favourite dance Pont y Bermo 30 or so years ago. It was CDWC’s privilege to perform the dance for him, accompanied by its composer Rhiain Bebb on the accordion, which was a very special moment. It was a pleasure to see them and to host such a warm, enjoyable evening.