A LLANDYBIE-based folk dancing group has been celebrating their major successes at this year’s Eisteddfod Yr Urdd.

The event was held in Build Wells, during Whitsun week, and hundreds flocked to watch the annual event, where Llandybie’s Aelwyd Penrhyd stole the show.

Months of training for the group paid off as they grabbed a number of top three successes at the competition.

In total, Aelwyd Penrhyd danced their way to five first place positions, three second place positions and a third place finish, competing against other participants from right across Wales.

Under the guidance of the group’s leader, Jennifer Maloney, who gave up countless hours of her time to get the children ready for the competition, they performed outstandingly in the sunshine on the main stage of the pavilion.

The Under 10 Folk Dancing group, and the Under 12 Folk Dancing group both took first place in their categories.

The under 12 clog dancing group also finished first, taught by Karen Davies.

As did the Aml Gyfrwng and the Cân Actol.

The Aml Gyfrwng’s distinctive routine, devised by Clare Potter and Nia Rees Davies, was a take on Meirion Own’s ‘Quack Pack’ and drew particular adulation from the judges, who scored it a remarkable 100 per cent.

Second places were awarded to Noah Potter and Ava Walters for their individual clog dancing, and the under 25’s Folk Dancing group also took second place.

Aelwyd Penrhyd weren’t done yet however, as their under 25’s Clog Dancing group grabbed a deserved third place finish in their dance category.

Following the incredible success of the Eisteddfod Yr Urdd, the parents and the children of the group heaped praise on Jennifer Maloney and wished to thank her, the teachers and the musicians, for the opportunities and experiences they have received with Aelwyd Penrhyd.