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 & 4th Tues  -- 

Apr 24th / May 8th & 22nd / Jun 12th & 26th / Jul 10th  Gower Acoustic Sessions 7.30pm  3rd Thurs. The Commercial Inn, Killay –  Apr 19th / May 17th / Jun 21st  Check with Roland 07811 358475 www.gowerbluegrass.co.uk 

 

Tŷ tawe, Christina St. Swansea Welsh music sessions 2nd Friday each month. Door open 8.30pm Start 9pm http://www.sesiwn.cymru/

 

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

 

2018

 

APRIL

 

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

                                                Winter Wilson

Thu Apr 12th                           Newport Folk Club, Newport Fugitives Athletics Club, Rogerstone Paul Walker & Karen

                                               Pfeiffer

Thu Apr 12th   6.30pm            At Man Engine Event  Hafod-Morfa Copperworks, Swansea Carole Etherton & Andrew

                                               Mckay https://www.swansea.gov.uk/article/39838/Man-Engine-in-Swansea

Fri Apr 13th                              Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Ian Cal Ford & The Preacher

Fri Apr 13th                              Acapella Studio, Pentyrch, Cardiff Holy Moly & The Crackers

Sat Apr 14th  £10  7.30pm       St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Bleddfa The Village Quire – When Adam Delved + Afternoon

                                                Singing Workshop £14 (Both £22) 01547 550377 sara@bleddfacentre.org

Sat Apr 14th                             The Royal George, Solva Irish Music Night

Sun Apr 15th    7.30pm             Rhosygilwen Manor, Cilgerran, Pembs Topette (Anglo-Breton)

Sun Apr 15th                            Forest Folk Club, , Orepool Inn, Sling, Coleford GL 16 8LH Pete Morton

Sun Apr 15th                            Loughor Boating Club Keith Christmas

Sun Apr 15th                            Phoenix Theatre, Ross on Wye keith James – The songs of Nick Drake

Sun Apr 15th                            Riverside Folk Club, Loughor Boating Club Keith Christmas and The Eclectic Shed

                                                Experience

Tue Apr 17th                            St David’s Hall, Cardiff Kris Drever

Tue Apr 17th                            Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon Jon Boden

Tue Apr 17th                            Storytelling at Milgi’s Yurt, 103 City Road, Cardiff  Guto Dafis & Danny Kilbride

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

                                                John Connolly

Thu Apr 19th            8pm         Pontardawe Inn, Pontardawe Chris Ronald

Fri Apr 20th                              (Pontardawe)Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais Fake Thackray

Fri Apr 20th   7.30pm £5          Rhys Pritchard Hall, Llandovery SA20 0DD Chris Yemm International Circle Dancing

Fri Apr 20th   £19                     Taliesin Theatre, Swansea Jon Boden

Sat Apr 21st                             Theatr Hafran, Newtown Calan

Sat Apr 21st                             The Lyric, King St. Carmarthen  The Dublin Legends

Sun Apr 22nd   7.30pm            Rhosygilwen Manor, Cilgerran, Pembs Kongero (Swedish acapela)

Thu Apr 26th 7pm Am ddim     SESH SŴN Tafarn Y Brit, London Row, Cwmafan Dewch ag offeryn.Sesiwn Werin

                                                Gymreig

Thu Apr 26th                            Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells Hazel O’Connor & Cormac de Bara

Fri Apr 27th                              Pontardawe Arts Centre Martin Simpson

Fri Apr 27th                              Pavilion Mid Wales, Llandrindod Wells Jamie Smith’s Mabon

Fri Apr 27th                              Acapella Studio, Pentyrch, Cardiff Los Pacaminos

Fri Apr 27th                              Maesteg Town Hall Eric Bibb

Fri Apr 27th                              Y Parlwr, Splott, Cardiff The Trials of Cato  and  Morfa

Sat Apr 28th                             Miners’ Theatre, Ammanford Sarah McQuaid

Sun Apr 29th                             Acapella Studio, Pentyrch Cardiff Keith James “The music of Yusuf”

Sun Apr 29th   7pm                   Barry Island Sports & Social Club CF62 5TT Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman and

                                                Sunjay

Mon Apr 30th  8pm                  Manorbier Youth Hostel, Skrinkle Road, Manorbier,Molly Tuttle & Rachel Baiman

 

MAY

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

Tue May 1st   7.30 – 10pm      Acoustic Tuesday South Riverside Community Development Centre, Brunel St Cardiff

                                                Resident Singers and guests

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

                                                Sadie & Jay

Wed May 2nd  7.30pm             Folk at the Owl’s Nest, Gwdihw Café Bar Cardiff Jack Hopkinson and Alex Lipinski &

                                                Ben Tajima

Thu May 3rd                             St David’s Hall, Cardiff Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

Thu May 3rd                             Cuffern Manor, Haverfordwest, Pembs Joe Topping & Scott Poley

Fri May 4th                               Pentreffest, St Fagans Village Hall, Crofft-Y-Genau Road, St Fagans, Cardiff CF5 6DU

                                                Brigitte Kloareg

Fri 4th – Sun 6th May               NARBERTH A CAPPELLA VOICE FESTIVAL www.navf.co.uk 01834 869323

Sat May 5th                              Acapella Studio, Pentyrch, Cardiff Gigspanner

Sat May 5th                              The Narth Village Hall, Monmouthshire Jamie Smith’s Mabon

Sun May 6th 7.30pm £14/16   The Millenium Hall, Laugharne Gigspanner 07810106292

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/gigspannerinlaugharne/141564/

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

Wed May 16th                          St David’s Hall, Cardiff Sharon Shannon

Wed May 16th                          Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Daoiri Farrell

Thurs May 17th                       Llandeilo Acoustic, The Angel, Llandeilo Daoiri Farrell info@llandeiloacoustic.com

Fri May 18th                             (Pontardawe)Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais BouZaTina

Fri May 18th  £19                     Taliesin Theatre, Swansea Catrin Finch & Sekou Keita

Fri May 18th 7.30pm  £5          Llanwrda Hall, Llandovery SA19 8HD Keith Lascelles – Folk Dancing 01550 720483

                                                www.llandoveryfolkdancing.co.uk

Sun May 20th                           Forest Folk Club, Orepool Inn, Sling, Coleford GL 16 8LH Phil Hare 01594 833883

Wed May 23rd                         Acapella Studio, Pentyrch Cardiff Fairport Convention

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

                                                Newport NP20 5PJ Jeff Warner

Fri May 25th Am ddim  8pm    Tyrfe Tawe, Tŷ Tawe, Abertawe DnA

Sat May 26th                            Borough Theatre, Abergavenny Calan

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

                                                James Hickman & Dan Cassidy

Thu May 31st                           The Brunswick, Swansea Old Strafford

 

JUNE

Fri Jun 1st                                Pentreffest, St Fagans Village Hall, Crofft-Y-Genau Road, St Fagans, Cardiff CF5 6DU The

                                                Andro Sisters

Fri 1st – Sun 3rd Jun                FIRE IN THE MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL Aberystwyth area.

Fri 1st – Sun 3rd Jun                LAZZMATAZZ FESTIVAL Castle Hotel, Llandovery Live music & poetry

                                               mtyremanw@gmail.com 

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

                                                Brookes Williams (USA)

Wed Jun 6th                             Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Kyle Carey

Wed Jun 6th  7.30pm              Pontardawe Arts Centre Fairport Convention

Fri 8th – Sun 10th Jun             GOWER FOLK FESTIVAL Weobley Castle, Llanrhidian,Gower SA3 1HB

                                                http://www.gowerfolkfestival.co.uk/artistes-2017/

Fri Jun 8th                                Pontardawe Arts Centre Rory McLeod

Sat 9th – Sun 10th Jun             BEYOND THE BORDER Wales Storytelling Festival, St Donat’s Castle, Vale of Glamorgan

Tue Jun 12th                            St David’s Hall, Cardiff Gretchen Peters

Tue Jun 12th  8pm                   The Druidstone, Haverfordwest, Pembs The Rubber Wellies

Fri Jun 15th 7.30pm £8/6         Myddfai Community Hall, Myddfai Midsummer Twmpath with Crannog 01550 720483

                                                www.llandoveryfolkdancing.co.uk Bring & Share Food.

Sat Jun 16th                             Llanbedr Village Hall, nr Crickhowell Jamie Smith’s Mabon

Sun Jun 17th                            Forest Folk Club, Orepool Inn, Sling, Coleford GL 16 8LH Morai 01594 833883

Sun Jun 17th                            Victoria Hall, Llanwrtyd Wells, Jamie Smith’s Mabon

Tue Jun 19th                           Storytelling at Milgi’s Yurt, 103 City Road, Cardiff  Tbc + DnA

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

                                               Tommy Sands

Thu Jun 21st                            Pontardawe Arts Centre Alaw

Fri Jun 22nd                             (Pontardawe)Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais 

                                                The Eclectics  and Jackdawgs (4th Fri)

Fri Jun 22nd                            Llandeilo Acoustic, The Angel, Llandeilo Lowri Evans & Lee Mason

                                                info@llandeiloacoustic.com

Fri Jun 22nd                             Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Ralph McTell & Wizz Jones

Fri Jun 22nd                             Rudry Parish Hall, nr Caerphilly  Gaz Brookfield  07740 192879

Wed Jun 27th                           Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Midnight Skyracer

Thu Jun 28th                                  Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport

                                                NP20 5PJ.    Midnight Skyracer

Fri Jun 29th  Am ddim  8pm    Tyrfe Tawe, Tŷ Tawe, Abertawe Lowri Evans

Fri Jun 29th – Sun 1st Jul         UKULELE FESTIVAL OF WALES Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill, Gower

Thu Jun 28th                            Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport

                                                NP20 5PJ. Midnight Skyracer

Fri Jun 29th                              (Pontardawe)Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais Open Night with

Showcase from Triantán

Sat Jun 30th                             Brecon Folk & More Club, The Muse, Old Museum, Brecon Show of Hands

Sat Jun 30th  £22+50p             Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon Show of Hands 01874 611 622

https://theatrbrycheiniog.ticketsolve.com/shows/873587305?locale=en-GB 

Sat Jun 30th – Sun Jul 1st       BRECON FOLK & MORE MIDSUMER FESTIVAL Theatr Brycheiniog and The Muse, Brecon

Sat Jun 30th – Sun Jul 1st       TAFWYL Cardiff Castle http://tafwyl.org/en/tafwyl17-general-info/

 

JULY

Sun Jul 1st                               Rhosygilwen Manor, Cilgerran, Pembs Nancy Kerr

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

                                                Molly Evans & Jack Rutter

Fri Jul 6th                                 Pentreffest, St Fagans Village Hall, Crofft-Y-Genau Road, St Fagans, Cardiff CF5 6DU

                                                Summer BBQ

Thu Jul 12th                             Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport

                                                NP20 5PJ.Jezz Lowe

Thu Jul 12th                             Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Vera Van Heeringen Trio

Fri 13th- Sat 14th Jul                RUDRY MUSIC FESTIVAL: OFF THE BEATEN TRACK www.rudrymusicfestival.org

Sun Jul 15th                             Forest Folk Club, Orepool Inn, Sling, Coleford GL 16 8LH Ian Bruce 01594 833883

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

                                                Nick Dow

Fri Jul 20th                               (Pontardawe)Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais John

                                                Alderslade

Fri Jul 20th   7.30pm £5           Rhys Pritchard Hall, nr Llandovery SA20 0DD Peter Brock – Playford Dancing 01550

                                                720483 www.llandoveryfolkdancing.co.uk

Mon Jul 23rd                            Folk Prom, St David’s Hall, Cardiff Calan

Fri Jul 27th Am ddim  8pm       Tyrfe Tawe, Tŷ Tawe, Abertawe Sorela

Tue Jul 31st                             Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Gordie MacKeeman & his Rhythm Boys

 

AUGUST

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

                                                Barker

Thu Aug 9th                             Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport

                                                NP20 5PJ. The Trials of Cato

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

                                               Wood

Thu Aug 16th                           The Brunswick, Swansea The Philanderers

Sun Aug 19th   10.45am          GELLIONNEN CHAPEL FOLK SERVICE Mynnydd Gellionnen, above Pontardawe.

                                               Input from Valley Folk Club & Chapel members  A warm welcome to people of all faiths or

                                               none.

Sun Aug 19th  2 – 5pm Free   PONTARDAWE RUGBY CLUB Valley Folk Club Showcase (MC – Lynne Gent)

Wed Aug 29th                          Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                WÖR

 

SEPTEMBER

Wed Sep 5th                            Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH Reg

                                                Meuross

Wed Sep 5th                            Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Magna Carta

Fri Sep 7th                              Pentreffest, St Fagans Village Hall, Crofft-Y-Genau Road, St Fagans, Cardiff CF5 6DU tba

Fri Sep 7th                               Llandeilo Acoustic, The Angel, Llandeilo Mark Flannagan (guitarist Jools Holland Rhythm

                                               & Blues Orchestra)  info@llandeiloacoustic.com

Fri 7th – Sun 9th Sep                GOWER BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill,

Sun Sep 9th                             Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff The Gentle Good (Gareth Bonello)

Fri Sep 14th                             (Pontardawe)Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais DnA (Delyth &

                                                Angharad)

Sun Sep 16th                           Forest Folk Club, Orepool Inn, Sling, Coleford GL 16 8LH Craig & Willoughby

                                                01594 833883

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

                                     Guto Dafis & Danny Kilbride

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

                                                Colum Sands

Fri Sep 21st   7.30pm              Penarth Acoustic Club, Penarth Conservative Club, Stanwell Rd The Rumblestrutters

Wed Sep 26th                          Pontardawe Arts Centre BLOWZABELLA !

Fri Sep 28th Am ddim  8pm     Tyrfe Tawe, Tŷ Tawe, Abertawe Elin Fflur

 

OCTOBER

Wed Oct 3rd                             Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                Chris Foster

Thu Oct 4th                              Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport

                                                NP20 5PJ.    Zoe Mulford & Tom Kitching

Fri Oct 5th                                Pentreffest, St Fagans Village Hall, Crofft-Y-Genau Road, St Fagans, Cardiff CF5 6DU Steve

                                                Turner & Helena Torpy

Sun Oct 7th                              Forest Folk Club, Orepool Inn, Sling, Coleford GL 16 8LH Huw Williams 01594 833883

Wed Oct 10th                           Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Rob Harbron & Emma Reid

Fri Oct 12th                              Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Cara Dillon

Wed Oct 17th                           Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

Wed Oct 17th                           Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

Fri Oct 19th                              (Pontardawe) Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais  Keith

                                                Christmas

Wed Oct 24th                           Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH The

                                                Carrivick Sisters

Fri Oct 26th Am ddim  8pm    Tyrfe Tawe, Tŷ Tawe, Abertawe Catrin O’Neill

Fri Oct 26th                              Rhosygilwen Manor, Cilgerran, Pembs DnA (Delyth & Angharad Jenkins)

Sat Oct 27th                             RUFF Ceilidh, Sports & Social Club, University Hospital of Wales Bristol Ceilidh Quartet

                                                with Hannah Moore

NOVEMBER

Thu Nov 1st                             Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Danny Barnes Trio

Sun Nov 4th                             Pontardawe Arts Centre Wishbone Ash

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

                                                Sarah McQuaid

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

                                                NP20 5PJ Anthony John Clarke

Fri Nov 9th                               (Pontardawe) Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais Janie Meneely

                                                & Rob van Sante

Fri Nov 9th                               Pontardawe Arts Centre Martyn Joseph

Thu Nov 15th                           Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Jaywalkers

Fri Nov 16th                             St David’s Hall, Cardiff Show of Hands

Sat Nov 17th                            RUFF Ceilidh, Sports & Social Club, University Hospital of Wales Threepenny Bit with Ian

                                               Nichols

Sun Nov 18th                           Forest Folk Club, Orepool Inn, Sling, Coleford GL 16 8LH Steve Tilston 01594 833883

Fri Nov 30th    8pm                 (Pontardawe) Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais Ian Bruce

Fri Nov 30th Am ddim  8pm     Tyrfe Tawe, Tŷ Tawe, Abertawe Gwenan Gibbard

 

DECEMBER

Sun Dec 2nd                            Forest Folk Club, Orepool Inn, Sling, Coleford GL 16 8LH Chris & Wendy Morton

                                               01594 833883

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

Xmas Party No 1

Fri Dec 14th                             (Pontardawe) Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais Xmas Party

                                                with Rocky  Road

Sat Dec 15th                            RUFF Ceilidh, Sports & Social Club, University Hospital of Wales Juice with Dave Parsons

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

                                                Xmas Party No 2 – Belshazzar’s Feast

2019

 

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

                                                Rumblestrutters

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

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

                                               Judy Cook

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