SOUTH WALES' FOLK RELATED GIG LIST
 SOUTH WALES' FOLK RELATED GIG LIST

Gig List

FOLK MUSIC RELATED GIGS in South Wales.

Check with the venue before you go.

Things change and people don't tell me.

 

This list is compiled from various sources. Please check with venue before you go.

The  gig list is available by email and may be even more up to date. To receive the list or to have your event included email me  - cas@casbar.co.uk

 

FOLKWALES ONLINE MAGAZINE www.folk.wales/ 

CELTIC HEARTBEAT Frank Hennessy BBC Radio Wales  Sundays 6 - 8pm Online too http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/radiowales/sites/celticheartbeat/

RADIO TIRCOED 106.5FM “All Folked Up” Thursdays 8-9pm http://www.radiotircoed.com/

 

Gower Bluegrass Acoustic  Sessions 7.30pm Loughor Boating Club  – usually 2nd Tues & 4th Weds  

-- Jun 28th  / Jul 11th & x /  Gower Acoustic Sessions 7.30pm  3rd Thurs – The Commercial Inn, Killay - Jun 22nd Check with Roland 07811 358475 www.gowerbluegrass.co.uk 

 

See the FOLK CLUBS page for CLUBS, REGULAR GATHERINGS, POETRY & FESTIVALS in South Wales. See the VENUES page for addresses of where folk happens.

 

2017

 

Men of Sweyn’s Ey dance out (Locally – Swansea) every Thursday See www.sweysey.co.uk to find where

 

JUNE

 

Thu 22nd June 7.45pm            King Arthur Hotel, Reynoldston & onwards to King Arthur’s Stone, Cefn Bryn at sunset Men

                                                of Sweyn’s Ey

Fri Jun 23rd                              Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea Terry Hetherington Young Writers Awards

                                     http://chevalwriters.org.uk/

Fri 23rd – Sun 25th Jun            THE UKULELE FESTIVAL OF WALES Gower Heritage Centre and Gower Inn, Parkmill,

Tue Jun 27th                            St David’s hall, Cardiff Rachel Newton Band

Wed Jun 28th                           Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                Sandy Brechin & Ewan Wilkinson

Thu Jun 29th  7.30pm  £10      Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Lowri Evans & Lee Mason

Fri Jun 30th  7.30pm  £10        Y Parlwr, Singleton Rd, Splott, Cardiff Patrobas  and Gwilym Bowen Rhys

 

JULY

 

Sat Jul 1st     10am                  Buskagynlais Ystradgynlais

Mon Jul 3rd  7.30pm  £18        Sin City, Swansea Hayseed Dixie supported by Up The Creek

Mon 3rd – Sun 9th Jul             LLANGOLLEN INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL EISTEDDFOD Llangollen (70th anniversary)

Tue Jul 4th   7.30pm  £5          Acoustic Tuesday, South Riverside Centre, Brunel St Cardiff CF11 6ES

Wed Jul 5th   8pm                    Waterfront, Laugharn Men of Sweyn’s Ey & Heb Enw Morris  dancing                            

Wed Jul 5th                              Folk in the Owl’s Nest, Gwdihŵ Café Bar, Cardiff Jinda, harry & The Gondolas, Los Feliz &

                                                more

Fri Jul 7th                                 Pentreffestnoz, St Fagan’s Village Hall, Crofft-Y-Genau Rd, St Fagan’s Cardiff CF5 6DU

                                               Barbecue and Open Stage

Fri Jul 7th 6.30pm                    Tŷ Tawe, Christina St. Swansea  (Welsh learners’) Pizza Night & International Music

Fri 7th – Sat 8th Jul                  BETWEEN THE TREES - RUDRY MUSIC FESTIVAL Rudry Parish Hall, nr Caerphilly

                                               07740 192879 http://rudryfestival.com/

Wed Jul 12th                            Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                na-mara

Wed Jul 12th    £20                  St David’s Hall, Cardiff The Spooky Men’s Chorale

Thu Jul 13th                             Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport NP20 5PJ

                                               Fake Thackeray

Thu 13th – Sun 16th Jul            FOLK ON THE LAWN Abbey Mill, Tintern http://folkonthelawn.com/folk-on-the-lawn-2017/

Fri Jul 14th                               Gigs Y Gwach, Pontardawe Inn, Pontardawe Elin Fflur a’r band

Fri Jul 14th                               Queen’s Hall, Narberth The Meadows

Sat Jul 15th                              Miners’ Theatre, Ammanford The Meadows

Sat Jul 15th  £25                      National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne Kate Rusby

Sun Jul 16th  5pm £13             1, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay CF10 5EE Karen Mueller with Holly Robinson & Bob

                                                Fish

Sun Jul 16th  8pm                    Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff The Meadows

Sun Jul 16th                            Uplands Tavern, Swansea The Philanderers

Sun Jul 16th                             Forest Folk Club, The Royal Oak, Parkhill, Lydney Ange Hardy & Lucas Drinkwater

Tue Jul 18th                             Storytelling at Milgi’s Yurt, 103 City Road, Cardiff  Francis Maxey + Mikey Price

Thu Jul 20th                             Newport Folk Club, Newport Fugitives Athletic Club, Highcross Rd Rogerstone NP10 9AD

                                                Greg Russel & Ciaran Algar

Thu Jul 20th £9.50   8pm         Acoustic Club, Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl A Parcel of Rogues

Fri Jul 21st  £5 7.30pm           Rhys Pritchard Hall, Llandovery SA20 0DD Peter Brock – Playford Dancing

                                     www.llandoveryfolkdancing.co.uk

Fri 21st – Sun 23rd Jul             PICKIN’ AWAY WEEKEND AT THE GWAUN Gwaun Brewery, Kilkiffeth Farm, Pontfaen,

                                               Fishguard, Pembs SA65 9TP Roland 07811 358475 Camping

                                               01348 881304 www.gowerbluegrass.co.uk 

Mon Jul 24th                            St David’s Hall, Cardiff Folk Prom – Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

Wed Jul 26th                            Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                Elfen

Wed Jul 26th  7.30pm  £10      Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Pagoda Project (folk / jazz fusion)

Fri Jul 28th  8pm Free             Tŷ Tawe, Christina St. Swansea Siân James

 

AUGUST

Wed Aug 2nd                           Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                               Jackie Oates, Megan Henwood & Pete Thomas

Thu 3rd – Sun 6th Aug              KAYA festival of world music & Arts Bridgen College – Pencoed Campus

                                                www.awen-wales.com

Fri Aug 4th – Sat 12th Aug       NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD OF WALES Bodedern, Anglesey LL65 3SS

                                               www.eisteddfod.org.uk/

Sat Aug 12th 3.30-11pm          BURNING LANTERN FAYRE St Fagan’s National Museum of History, Cardiff CF5 6XB

                                                Celebration of Welsh Culture

Tue Aug 15th                           Storytelling at Milgi’s Yurt, 103 City Road, Cardiff  Amanda Rackstraw + tbc

Wed Aug 16th                          Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                               Catherine Craig & Brian Willoughby

Thu 17th – Sun 20th Aug          PONTARDAWE TOWN FESTIVAL (Some folk events)

Sun Aug 20th   10.30am          FOLK SERVICE, Gellionnen Chapel, Mynydd Gellionnen, Pontardawe A welcome for those

                                               of all faiths and none. Sing, play, recite, listen, enjoy! Have a cuppa and a chat afterwards.

Sun Aug 20th  2-5pm  Free     VALLEY FOLK CLUB SHOWCASE Pontardawe Rugby Club, Pontardawe (programmed +

                                                MC)

Thu 17th – Sun 20th Aug          GREEN MAN FESTIVAL nr Crickhowell, http://www.greenman.net/  

Wed Aug 30th                          Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                               Eileen McGann (Canada)

 

SEPTEMBER

Fri Sep !st & Sat 2nd                LLANWDDYN FOLK & ACOUSTIC MUSIC W/E Llanwyddyn Village Hall Lake Vyrnwy,

                                                SY10 0LR Booking essential 01691 870501 www.llanwddynevents.co.uk + Sunday Folk

                                                Service

Sun Sep 3rd  12md – 11pm     THE PEOPLE’S FOLK DAY Newport Fugitive’s Athletic Club, High Cross Rd. Rogerstone

Sun Sep 3rd                             Forest Folk Club, The Royal Oak, Parkhill, Lydney Don’t Tell Johnny

Wed Sep 6th  7.30pm              Borough Theatre, Abergavenny Le Vent du Nord

Wed Sep 6th  7.30pm  £10      Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Hot Rocks Pilgrims (Old time & Bluegrass)

Thu Sep 7th                             Newport Folk Club, Newport Fugitives Athletic Club, Highcross Rd Rogerstone NP10 9AD     

                                                Ninebarrow

Fri 8th – Sun 10th Sep              GOWER BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill SA3 2EH

Fri Sep 15th                             (Pontardawe)Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais Morfa

Sat Sep 16th    9pm                 The White Horse, Llandeilo Old Strafford

Sat Sep 16th                            At Cowbridge Music Festival Jamie Smith’s Mabon

Tue Sep 19th                           Storytelling at Milgi’s Yurt, 103 City Road, Cardiff  Mary Medlicott + Pwngk

Tue Sep 19th                           St David’s Hall, Cardiff Martin Simpson

Thu Sep 21st                           Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport NP20 5PJ

                                               Maria Dunn with Shannon Johnson (Canada)

Fri Sep 22nd                             Valley Folk Club, Ivy Bush Hotel, Pontardawe Morfa

Wed 27th Sep                          Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Cory Seznec Band

Sat Sep 30th            £14          St Donat’s Castle, Atlantic College, Llantwit Major The Coal Porters

 

OCTOBER

Sun Oct 1st                              Forest Folk Club, The Royal Oak, Parkhill, Lydney Colum Sands

Wed Oct 4th                             Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                Andrew Sharpe & Amy Kakoura

Wed Oct 4th                             Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                Andrew Sharpe & Amy Kakoura

Thu Oct 5th                              Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport NP20 5PJ

                                                Wildwood Jack

Tue Oct 10th                            Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Front Country

Thu Oct 12th  8pm  £18           Maesteg Town Hall Los Pacaminos

Fri Oct 13th                              Llandeilo Acoustic, The Angel, Llandeilo Leon Hunt & Jason itley

Sat Oct 14th                             RUFF Ceilidh, Sports & Social Club, University Hospital of Wales Tickled Pink with guest

                                                callers

Sat Oct 14th                             Clŵb Ifor Bach, Cardiff Zervas & Pepper

Mon Oct 16th           7.30pm    Borough Theatre, Abergavenny The East Pointers and Kizzy Crawford

Tue Oct 17th  7.15pm              Memo Arts Centre, Barry The East Pointers (PEI-Canada)

Wed Oct 18th                           Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                               O’Hooley & Tidow

Wed Oct 18th  7.30pm  £10     Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Gordy MacKeeman & His Rhythm BoysB (Canada)

Thu Oct 19th                            Pontardawe Arts Centre The Kala Chetena Kathakali Company (Classical dance drama of

                                                Kerala)

Thu Oct 19th                            Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan Lankum (formerly Lynched)

 Fri Oct 27th New date              (Pontardawe)Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais Old Strafford

Fri Oct 20th   £12                     St Donat’s Castle, Atlantic College, Llantwit Major De Temps Antan

Fri Oct 27th                              Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan Hot Club of Cowtown

Fri Oct 27th  8pm Free            Tŷ Tawe, Christina St. Swansea Brigyn

 

NOVEMBER

Wed Nov 1st                            Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                               James Keelaghan & Hugh McMillan (Canada)

Wed Nov 2nd                           Lyceum Folk Club,Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport NP20 5PJ

                                                Pilgrims’ Way

Fri Nov 10th                             7.30pm    Borough Theatre, Abergavenny The Devil’s Violin

Sat Nov 11th  2.30 & 4pm       Tenby Blues Festival (Blues Trail), The Normandie Old Strafford

Sat Nov 11th                            Taliesin Theatre, Swansea Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita (Latin American, West African mix)

Sat Nov 11th  8pm £16.50+bf  Acapela Studio, Pentyrch, Cardiff Gordon Giltrap

Sun Nov 12th    8.30pm           The Brunswick, Swansea Old Strafford

Wed Nov 15th                          Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                               Moirai

Wed Nov 15th          7.30pm    Borough Theatre, Abergavenny Martin Simpson

Thu Nov 16th   £25.30             Tramshed, Clare Rd. Cardiff CF11 6OP Oysterband (40th Celebration Tour)

Thu Nov 16th                           Newport Folk Club, Newport Fugitives Athletic Club, Highcross Rd Rogerstone NP10 9AD

                                                Steve Tilston

Fri Nov 17th                             (Pontardawe)Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais Pete Kiddle

Sat Nov 18th                            RUFF Ceilidh, Sports & Social Club, University Hospital of Wales Jigfoot & Ian Nichols

Sat Nov 18th 7.30pm £29        Princess Royal Theatre, Port Talbot Joe Brown

Sun Nov 19th                           The Brunswick, Swansea Old Strafford

Sun Nov 19th   £25.30             Tramshed, Clare Rd. Cardiff CF11 6OP Billy Bragg

Mon Nov 20th  £66.50+bf        St David’s Hall, Cardiff Van Morrison

Tue Nov 21st   £21.45             Tramshed, Clare Rd. Cardiff CF11 6OP Lau

Tue Nov 21sr                          Storytelling at Milgi’s Yurt, 103 City Road, Cardiff  Bethan Mascarenhas

Wed Nov 22nd £27.50             Tramshed, Clare Rd. Cardiff CF11 6OP Afro Celt Sound System

Fri Nov 24th  8pm Free           Tŷ Tawe, Christina St. Swansea Gareth Bonello

Fri Nov 24th                             The Globe, Albany Rd. Cardiff Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings

                                                http://globecardiffmusic.com/

Tue Nov 28th   7.30pm            Borough Theatre, Abergavenny Steeleye Span

 

DECEMBER

Fri Dec 1st                               Pentreffestnoz, St Fagan’s Village Hall, Crofft-Y-Genau Rd, St Fagan’s Cardiff CF5 6DU

                                               Ravi Sawney & Anna Pack

Fri Dec 1st   7.30pm                 Borough Theatre, Abergavenny Andy Fairweather Low & The High Riders and The Low

                                                Riders

Sun Dec 3rd                             Uplands Tavern, Swansea The Philanderers

Sun Dec 3rd                             Forest Folk Club, The Royal Oak, Parkhill, Lydney Whiskey River

Wed Dec 6th                            Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH The

                                                Trials of Cato

Wed Dec 6th  £23.10               Tramshed, Clare Rd. Cardiff CF11 6OP Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band

Thu Dec 7th                             Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport NP20 5PJ

                                               The Rumblestrutters

Fri Dec 8th                              (Pontardawe)Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais Xmas Party

                                               with Baggy-Cringle

Fri Dec 8th                               Acapela Studio, Pentyrch, Cardiff Calan

Sat Dec 9th                           RUFF Ceilidh, Sports & Social Club, University Hospital of Wales Cat’s Claw & Mic

                                               Spencely

                                                Party

Wed Dec 13th                          Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                Xmas Party No 1        £4 including buffet

Tue Dec 19th                           Storytelling at Milgi’s Yurt, 103 City Road, Cardiff  Storyteller + Three-Legg’d Mare

Wed Dec 20th                          Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH The

                                                Village Quire – “Golden Gifts For All”

2018

 

Wed Jan 10th                           Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH Vrï

Tue Jan 16th                            St David’s Hall, Cardiff Martyn Joseph

Wed Jan 24th                           Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun

                                                CF72 9EH Cassie & Maggie McDonald (Nova Scotia)

Sat Jan 27th                             RUFF Ceilidh, Sports & Social Club, University Hospital of Wales Juice with Dave Parsons

Tue Jan 30th                            St David’s Hall, Cardiff Amy Wadge & Luke Jackson

Tue Feb 6th                             St David’s Hall, Cardiff Chris Wood

Wed Feb 7th                            Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH The

                                                Brother Brothers (USA)

Wed Feb 14th                          Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                               Rattle on the Stovepipe

Wed Mar 14th                          Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                Pilgrims’ Way

Wed Mar 21st                          Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                               Sarah Grey & Kieron Means

Wed Mar 21st                          Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy The Furrow Collective

Wed Apr 4th                             Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                Debra Cowan (USA)

Thu Apr 12th                            Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport NP20 5PJ

                                                Winter Wilson

Wed Apr 18th                           Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                John Connolly

Tue May 1st                             Gwerin Aber Folk, Four Seasons Hotel, Aberystwyth SY23 2DX Hungrytown

Fri 11th – Sun 13th May           TREDEGAR HOUSE FOLK FESTIVAL Newport NP10 8YW

                                                www.tredegarhousefestival.org.uk

Wed May 16th                          Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                Granny’s Attic

Thu May 24th                           Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road 

                                                Newport NP20 5PJ Jeff Warner

Wed May 30th                          Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                James Hickman & Dan Cassidy

Wed Jun 6th                             Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                Brookes Williams (USA)

Wed Jul 4th                              Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                Molly Evans & Jack Rutter

Wed Jul 18th                            Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                Nick Dow

Wed Aug 8th                            Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH Les

                                                Barker

Wed Aug 15th                          Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH Bob

                                               Wood

Wed Sep 19th                          Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                Colum Sands

Thu Sep 20th                           Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport NP20 5PJ

                                                Colum Sands

Thu Nov 8th                             Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport

                                                NP20 5PJ Anthony John Clarke

Wed Nov 20th                          Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                Sarah McQuaid

 

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