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Questions about the Group

  1. How do you pronounce the name Dawnswyr Delyn?

    Dounce-wirr Dellinn. The rr is rolled.

  2. What does it mean?

    Literally, Delyn Dancers. Delyn is the name of the former borough of North Wales in which Mold is situated. It was formed from the names of the two main rivers that flow through the area - the Dee and the Alyn. However, it also has a nice double-meaning in that Delyn also happens to be the Welsh word for Harp.

  3. Isn't Welsh Folk Dancing like Morris dancing?

    No, it couldn't be more different. There are certainly a small number of Welsh dances that can be classed as Morris, but generally Morris dancing is more common in England. Welsh Folk has more in common with Scottish Country dance, and even English folk dance although this is quite rare. Typically, Welsh Folk Dances consist of 'sets' of three or four male/female couples.

  4. How do I join your group?
    Where do you meet?
    How do I find out more information about you?

    You can contact us for more information. Also see the About us page for details of where and when we meet, or the Calendar page if you'd like to see us in performance.

  5. Do I need to be a good dancer to join in?

    No. We all have to start somewhere, most of us did not have a clue before starting. You don't need to have impressive skills in order to have fun. If you wish to eventually perform with us in public, we will gradually teach you all our dances. However, it does help to have a good sense of rhythm and a good eye for patterns.

  6. Do I need to be able to speak Welsh to join in?

    No. The official language of the group is certainly Welsh, however we do not exclude people on that basis. Dancing is for your feet not for your mouth! In reality, everyone speaks in the language most suitable for the situation and you'll find that our meetings are a complete mixture of English and Welsh. You'll inevitably pick up on common Welsh phrases anyway, and will certainly get to know the terms for various dance movements.

  7. I'm a musician not a dancer, can I fit in somewhere?

    You will be welcomed with open arms!

  8. How do I find out more information about Wales/the Welsh language/Welsh folk dancing in general?

    See the Links page for other web sites. Alternatively, use a search engine such as Google UK.

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  4. Can I link to your site from my site?

    Sure, no problem, but please link to the main page only as internal pages may change location or name in the future.

  5. Will you provide a link to my site?

    If it is relevant and is of good quality. Use the Contact page to send a request to the webmaster. However, links to other Welsh Folk Dance groups will not be provided if they are members of the Welsh Folk Dance Society, as the Society itself maintains a set of links.

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