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Eisteddfod yr Urdd

It was in the Carmarthen eisteddfod in 2006 that Bro Taf came of age. We competed and won. The Dance under 12, Singing and Cerdd Dant  and recitation groups,  and Trystag Griffiths a solo dancer also succeeded in coming 2nd. Since then we have bee regular winners on the Urdd and National stages. However the pinnacle of our competing life came in 2009. On the back of winning first prize for the Children’s Dance Competition at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod we won the World Folk Dance competition which is held bi-annually in Palma de Mallorca. World Champions!!!

Y dyn na’th ddwyn Nadolig

Y Dyn N’ath Ddwyn Nadolig was Bro Taf’s first production. Adapted from the musical film written by Caryl Parry Jones and Hywel Gwynfryn fir S4C it was an opportunity to involve every child in the workshop. It had to be adapted as we had an excellent pair of twins – Dafydd and Seth Griffiths - who we cast as Reggie and Ronnie Mordecai (originally one part played by Meic Povey in the film). Gwynfor Dafydd played Sam (Emyr Wyn in the original) while Siwan Evans a Josh Morgan a Charly Ann Brookman played the part of the three children who came to Cardiff seeking their fotune. (Rhian Morgan and Tony Llewelyn in the film). It tells of the three children befriending Sam who own a costume emporium. He is being bought out by the Mordecais who lay claim to the idea of Christmas and all its wealth. With the children’s help he succeeds in winning his battle and at the end of the play is transformed to Father Christmas. A wonderful children’s play with memorable songs. A DVD is available for only £10!!!

Gwyn

Gwyn is a play about friendship and helping each other. It is a short drama – about 45mins-  which uses the songs of the Beatles to help the narrative. It was first performed under the name of ‘Ian’ by the pupils of Ysgol Rhydfelen and scripted by John Owen with the songs adapted and translated by Sian Ellis. It tells of a young boy – Gwyn - who comes from a  very poor family and can’t afford ot go to Llangrannog with his classmates. They decide to hold a jumble sale and raise money for Gwyn to be able to go with them. Of course there is friction in the form of children from wealthy backgrounds who attend the school. We performed this originally in the Little Theatre on the National Eisteddfod Field in Ebbw Vale in 2010 and another performance will soon follow for those who failed to see it the first time. The details will follow on this web site.