I just spent a wonderful day at the National Folk Festival here in Canberra. Aren't these Welsh folk dance costumes divine! This group came up from the Hunter Valley to dance for us and taught two dances as well, lots of fun. I especially loved the coloured 'jackets with tails' that the ladies wore. Features included generous pleats at the back topped with large matching buttons, large black buttons down the shaped front which was cut right back almost to the side seams to flow when dancing, and dark ribbon around the base of the short sleeves. They were all wearing dark skirts, stockings and shoes, with white aprons, blouses, lace shawls and caps, and different coloured jackets. Beautiful.
5 days ago