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 (Aug – summer break) Sep 11th & 25th / Oct 9th & 23rd / Nov 13th & 27th / Dec 11th & (Wed) 26th 2019 Jan 8th & 29th / Feb 12th & 26th / Mar 12th & 26th / Apr 9th & 30th / May 7th & 21st / Jun 11th & 25th / Jul 9th  - - Gower Acoustic Sessions 7.30pm  usually 3rd Thurs. The Commercial Inn, Killay -- (Aug- summer break) Sep 20th / Oct 18th / Nov 8th & 22nd / Dec 20th 2019 Jan 17th / Feb 21st / Mar 21st / Apr 18th / May 16th / Jun 20th   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

 

AUGUST.

Thu 16th – Sun 19th Aug          PONTARDAWE SUMMER FESTIVAL OF MUSIC & DANCE

Thu Aug 16th                           The Pontardawe Inn, Pontardawe 7.30pm Jamie Nemeth & James Rees 8.30pm   

                                                Afternoon in Paris

Fri Aug 17th  7pm                    Pontardawe Arts Centre (Outside) The Backroom Bluegrass Band

Fri Aug 17th   7pm – late         Ivy Bush Hotel, Pontardawe Welsh Folk with Gwŷr y Stac

Sat Aug 18th                            Pontardawe Arts Centre Neck (London Irish PsychoCeilidh)

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)

Tue Aug 21st                           Milgi’s Yurt, City Rd. Cardiff Bring & Tell Night – Songs & Stories
Tue Aug 21st                           The Globe, Cardiff Hayseed Dixie

Wed Aug 29th CHANGE          Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun WÖR” HAVE CANCELLED Will be a singers night

Fri Aug 31st – Sun 2nd Sep      BETWEEN THE TREES FESTIVAL Candleston Campsite, Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend

                                                https://betweenthetreesfestival.co.uk/

 

SEPTEMBER

Tue Sep 4th   7.30 – 10pm      Acoustic Tuesday South Riverside Community Development Centre, Brunel St Cardiff

                                               Resident Singers and guests

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  £7/5  7pm             Pontypridd Museum, Pontypridd “Piping at the Old Bridge” (Mikie Smyth (Limerick) and

                                               Fionnán Mac Gabhann (Dublin) on Irish uilleann bagpipes, fiddler Mikey Kenney (Liverpool)

                                               and local traditional singer Edmund Duffy) And afterwards Free Irish Session at The

                                               Llanover Arms www.uilleann.wales

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 Sep 7th                               St David’s Hall, Cardiff “Seven Drunken Nights” – The story of the Dubliners

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

Sun Sep 9th 3.45pm  £5          Copper Folk cruise on ‘Copper Jack’ Cruise the River Tawe leaving Swansea Marina

                                                outside The National Waterfront Museum. Bring voices, instruments and all things traditional.

                                                £5. Booking essential.  http://copperfolk.wix.com/copperfolk 01792 386283

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

Thu Sep 13th                           Cuffern Manor, Roche, Haverfordwest Greg Russell & Cieran Algar

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

                                                Angharad)

Fri Sep 14th                             Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon  Allan Yn Y Fan

Sat Sep 15th 10 – 5pm            DAY OF TRADITIONAL STEP DANCE WORKSHOPS Powys Dance Centre, Arlais Rd.

                                                Llandrindod Wells. http://www.tradartsupport.org.uk/

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

Thu Sep 20th  8pm                  Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl The Rumblestrutters

Fri Sep 21st  £10 7.30pm        Aberaeron Memorial Hall, Ceredigion Irish Night with Padraig Lalor & Traditional Irish

                                                Band

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

Sat Sep 22nd                           Morganstown Village Hall, Cardiff - Ruff Ceilidh :Hairpin Bend with Dave Parsons

Sat Sep 22nd                           Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff Northern Flyway (Inge Thompson & Jenny

Sturgeon Scotland)    https://www.rwcmd.ac.uk/whats_on/events/northern_flyway.aspx

Sat Sep 22nd £10 inc wine      St Mary’s Church, New Radnor The Village Quire – “Songs for Silas”

                                                01544 350411 / 350352

Tue Sep 25th    £16/17            St David’s Hall, Cardiff Blowzabella

Wed Sep 26th £13.20 / £8.80  Pontardawe Arts Centre BLOWZABELLA 

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

Sat Sep 29th                            DAY OF EUROPEAN DANCE with Kantref – Workshops & Bal Powys Dance Centre,

                                               Arlais Rd. Llandrindod Wells. http://www.tradartsupport.org.uk/

Sat Sep 29th                            Victoria Hall, Lampeter Whitehall Parade

OCTOBER

Mon Oct 1st                             Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen Steeleye Span

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

Thu Oct 4th                              Cuffern Manor, Roche, Haverfordwest  Cosmotheka

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

                                                Turner & Helena Torpy

Fri Oct 5th                                The Ffwrnes, Llanelli Allan Yn Y Fan

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

Sun Oct 7th                              Acapella Studios, Pentyrch Blaire Dunlop

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

Thu Oct 11th                      Llandeilo Acoustic, The Angel, Llandeilo DnA and Vrï

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

Fri Oct 12th                              St David’s Hall, Cardiff Van Morrison

Sat Oct 13th                             The Function Room, Llanidloes Allan Yn Y Fan

Tue Oct 16th                            Burnet’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy  Rob Harbron & Emma Reid

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 Arts Centre Karine Polwart

Sat Oct 27th                             St David’s Hall, Cardiff Jamie Smith’s Mabon

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

                                                Carrivick Sisters

Fri Oct 26th                              (Pontardawe)Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais Geraint Roberts

                                                & Caradog Jones

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

Sat Oct 27th                             St David’s Hall, Cardiff Jamie Smith’s Mabon

Sat Oct 27th                             Abercych Twmpath with Carreg Bica

 

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  with Dave Pegg (Fairport)

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

Sat Nov 10th                            Gower Heritage centre, Parkmill Harmony Workshop www.gowerbluegrass.co.uk

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

Thu Nov 15th                           Newport Fugitives Athletic Club, High Cross Rd. Rogerstone Quicksilver

Fri Nov 16th                             Pontardawe Arts Centre Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

Fri Nov 16th                             Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Skerryvore

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

Fri Nov 16th                             The Welfare, Ystradgynlais Allan Yn Y Fan

Sat Nov 17th                            The Met, Abertillery Allan Yn Y Fan

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

Sun Nov 18th                           The Tramshed, Cardiff Seth Lakeman

Tue Nov 20th                           St David’s Hall, Cardiff Gwyneth Glyn

Wed Nov 21st                          Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun

                                               CF72 9EH  Cosmotheka         

Fri Nov 23rd                             Redwick Village Hall, nr caldicot Allan Yn Y Fan

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

Fri Nov 30th                             Pontardawe Arts Centre Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders

 

DECEMBER

Sat Dec 1st                              Market Theatre, Ledbury Allan Yn Y Fan

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

                                               01594 833883

Tue Dec 4th                             The Lyric, Carmarthen “A Celtic Christmas” with Calan

Thu Dec 6th                             Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport

                                                NP20 5PJ. The Trials of Cato

Sat Dec 8th                              The Lyric, Carmarthen Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders

Sun Dec 9th                             The Brunswick, Swansea Old Strafford

Sun Dec 9th                             The Tramshed, Cardiff Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders

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

Fri Dec 21st                             Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff  Los Pacaminos Xmas Party

 

2019

 

JAN

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

                                                Rumblestrutters

Tue Jan 15th                            St David’s Hall, Cardiff Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick

Fri Jan 18th                              Pontardawe Arts Centre Amy Wadge & Luke Jackson

Fri Jan 18th                                     Pontardawe) Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais  Keith Christmas

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

                                                NP20 5PJ. Edwina Hayes

Tue Jan 29th                            St David’s Hall, Cardiff Martyn Joseph

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

                                                Keith Donnelly

FEB

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

Tue Feb 19th                           St David’s Hall, Cardiff Jim Moray

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

                                                Solasta

Sat Feb 23rd  £42-67 7.30pm   St David’s Hall, Cardiff Joan Baez  “Fare Thee Well Tour”

 

MAR

Fri Mar 8th                               Pontardawe Arts Centre Jon Boden & The Remnant Strings

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

                                               Judy Cook

Tue Mar 5th                             St David’s Hall, Cardiff Juan Martin

Fri Mar 15th                             (Pontardawe)Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais Les Barker

Sun Mar 17th                            Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Phil Knight & John Spiers

Fri Mar 22nd                             Pontardawe Arts Centre DnA (Delyth & Angharad Jenkins)

Fri Mar 22nd                             Acapela Studio, Pentyrch, Cardiff 3 Daft Monkeys

Sat Mar 23rd    SOLD OUT                      Acapela Studio, Pentyrch, Cardiff Amy Wadge & Luke Jackson

Sun Mar 24th   SOLD OUT             Acapela Studio, Pentyrch, Cardiff Amy Wadge & Luke Jackson

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

                                                NP20 5PJ. Nick Dow

APR

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

Fishguard Singers (Pat’s Birthday Bash)

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

                                                Mairearad Green & Anna Massie

MAY

Sat May 4th – Sun May 5th      FESTIVAL OF THE CELTS Llandeilo (More later)

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

                                                Nick & Mally Dow

Sat May 11th                            Acapela Studio, Pentyrch, Cardiff Luke Jackson Trio

Wed May 22nd                         Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH The

                                                Hut People

Fri May 24th                             (Pontardawe)Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais Andy Cutting

Fri May 31th                             Acapela Studio, Pentyrch, Cardiff Fairport Convention

 

JUN

Thu Jun 6th                           Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road

                                                Newport NP20 5PJ. Pete Harris & Mick Ryan

Fri 14th – Sun 16th Jun            GOWER FOLK FESTIVAL Put it in your diary!

 

JUL

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

                                                Martin Curtis (New Zealand)

AUG

SEP

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

                                               Colum Sands

OCT

Thu Oct 17th                            Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport

                                                NP20 5PJ. Wildwood Jack

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

                                                Craig & Brian Willoughby

NOV

DEC

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