Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and is bordered by England to its east and the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea to its west. Wales has over 1,200 km (746 mi) of coastline, including its offshore islands; the largest, Anglesey, is also the largest island in the Irish Sea.
Wales is often referred to as “the land of song,” and is notable for its harpists, male choirs, and solo artists. Traditional instruments of Wales include telyn deires (triple harp), fiddle crwth, pibgorn (hornpipe) and others. Dance as a pastime is a popular hobby in Wales, while the country's traditional dance lie in folk dancing and clog dancing. The Welsh Folk Dance Society was founded in 1949, and it supports a network of national amateur dance teams and publishes support material.