Saturday 19 October 2019, 10:30-3:30
Apples and Dance
Location: Daniel Owen Square, Mold CH7 1AP
Welcome back to our popular event APPLES AND DANCE
The opening event brings to life Victorian Mold with a unique combination of traditional dancing and apples in Daniel Owen Square from 10:30am to 3.30pm.
From 11:30 visitors will be able to watch glorious traditional Morris dancing which showcases the different dance styles practiced in Tegeingl (medieval kingdom of North East Wales) through a 500 year evolution to dancing of the Victorian period. Renowned local side Tegeingl Tanglers, will be joined by four other groups from inside and outside the region who have also been invited to dance on the Daniel Owen Square performance area, in what promises to be a visual feast of dance. If wet, the dancing will be at the Masonic Hall across the street.
At 1:30 the ever popular Cambria Band will bring their own stirring brand of Welsh marching music to add to the show!
Alongside the dance and beginning earlier at 10:30 will be another tradition from this area – apple pressing to make juice and all things appley. This stems from the former widespread orchards in the region, which were an important food supply in Daniel Owen’s time. It is hoped that by highlighting the tradition of apple pressing it will encourage the local community to use the many apples from trees still growing in Flintshire. At the Apples and Dance event people are invited to bring their own apples to be pressed into juice, instead of the fruits going to waste. North Wales Wildlife Trust will be in attendance to give a hand and publicise their activities
This event is part of Taste of Flintshire, a local food initiative with the objective of developing, promoting and increasing the use of local food.
The Festival is grateful to Mold’s Relish Club for taking a lead with this event. It promises to be very popular!