Gwerin Iau

Gwerin Iau (“Young Folk”) features singing, clogging and instruments with three experienced and popular tutors in the glorious setting of the Urdd centre at Glan Llyn near Bala in north Wales for 8-12 year olds. The course will run from the 30th of November to the 2nd of December 2018. This course is bilingual

The tutors for 2018 are:

Angharad Jenkins

Angharad plays the fiddle with the band Calan and in a duo with her mother, Delyth Jenkins, Delyth & Angharad. She is passionate about encouraging young people to play traditional Welsh music.

 

 

Mair Tomos Ifans

Mair is a folk singer who performs Welsh folk songs in a natural and traditional style and also composes original songs. She is a harpist and tells traditional Welsh tales and legends.

 

 

Tudur Phillips

Tudur is a champion Welsh clogs dancer and has held dance workshops all around Wales. His workshops are lively and energetic. There will be some clogs available to borrow during the workshops if you do not have your own.

 

 

All the tutors specialise in presenting music and folk dance to children of all ages. For the instrumental activities, it would help for the children to have some instrumental background as they will be learning tunes by ear, but for those who do not play there will be plenty of opportunities to sing and take part in step dance (clogging).

There will also be an opportunity to take part  in Glan-llyn’s exciting outdoor activities, from canoeing, high ropes, and climbing, to ten pin bowling and swimming.

To book tickets for this course contact Glan-llyn by calling 01678541000 during office hours or email glanllyn@urdd.org

http://www.urdd.cymru/en/residential-centres/glan-llyn/things-do/upcoming-courses/

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