I have lived in South Wales for 45 years or so and was actively involved with Pontardawe Festival for 32 years. I attend various folk clubs and festivals and travel to gigs a fair distance from home. As a previous organiser it had become of great concern to me that many gigs were badly attended because of lack of publicity in the right places. I started to email a small group of friends with a list of folk music related events I knew about in the South Wales area. This grew and I am now in contact with a large number of people by email. The information from the list is used by Frank Hennessy on his BBC Radio Wales programme, Celtic Heartbeat, Folkwales on line magazine and many other listings. I am happy to say that the mailing list has helped to increase audience size at many venues and because of this success it seemed a logical step to publish the information on this web site. I hope you find it useful. I have also included 2 pages of clubs, festivals, poetry and venue addresses.

If you would like your folk related gig, venue or link included please contact me at

Cas Smith