Andy Baker has retired from the side (though he may return in the future). He has been our squire for the past four years or more and has done a great job including organising our tours and, much against his nature, visiting pubs beforehand to warn them of our plans. We’ll miss him but hope to see him again soon. Meanwhile we have elected our youngest and springiest member, Ben James, as our new squire. Congratulations Ben and good luck.
We are able to meet up to practice again. For the time being, weather permitting, we shall be meeting on Thursday evenings in the car park of Pennard Community Hall (SA3 2AD) at 7.00 p.m. for an hour or so to remind ourselves of the dances we were practicing last summer with social distancing in effect.
Like everyone else we have missed our regular events during the Covid-19 pandemic but we hope to be able to get out dancing at some of our favourite pubs around Swansea and Gower during the summer.
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See our “Where and When” page for our full diary of events.
The side was founded in Llanmadoc in 1966 and was originally known as the “Mighty Men of Madoc”. We moved to Swansea in 1968.
We meet every Thursday evening throughout the year.
In summer we dance outdoors, giving displays at some of the many pubs from the Swansea Valley to the Gower Peninsula. In addition we dance at festivals, fetes and even weddings.
In winter we practice at the Sacred Heart Community Centre in Morriston.
At Christmas time we keep alive another old local tradition called Mumming. We perform the Gower mummer’s play and Crwmpyn John, a Swansea Valley play. We use this as an opportunity to collect for local charities.
New members are always welcome either as dancers or musicians.