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 7 - 9pm 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/

OYSTERMOUTH RADIO   Wed & Fri 8pm Folk & Blues with John Davies www.oystermouthradio.com

 

Gower Bluegrass Acoustic Sessions Loughor Boating Club  – usually 2nd & 4th Tues  -- 2020 Mar 10th / 24th Apr 7th / 21st, May 5th / 19th, Jun 9th / 23rd, Jul 7th / * Bluegrass Instrumental Pickin’ Sessions, Loughor Boating Club – led by Will Pinnock – usually Wed  2020 Mar 4th / Apr 1st / May 13th / Jun 3rd  / Jul 1st / *  Gower Acoustic Sessions 7.30pm  usually 3rd Thurs. The Commercial Inn, Killay --  2020 Mar 19th / Apr 16th / May 14th / Jun 18th All sessions start at 7.30pm Check with Roland 07811 358475 www.gowerbluegrass.co.uk 

See Home Page for addresses.

 

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.

 

2020

 

FEBRUARY

Wed Feb 26th  CANCELLED   Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH Tim Edey Camcelled due to family emergency

Wed Feb 26th                          Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon The Levellers

Thu Feb 27th  £30.25              Princess Royal Theatre, Port Talbot The Levellers

Fri Feb 28th  £8  7.30pm         Llandinam Village Hall Ceilidh with Sir Dancelot & Di Esplin Fundraiser for the hall.

Sat Feb 29th                            The Lyric, Carmarthen Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog

Sat Feb 29th                            Uplands Tavern, Swansea Rag Foundation

Sat Feb 29th                            Snails Deli, Cardiff Meic Stevens

MARCH

Sun Mar 1st    3pm                  The Lion Hotel, nr Builth Bridge, Builth Wells CheerUsUp Folk Song & Tune Session

                                     Charity Fundraiser in aid of those flooded in Llanelwedd

Sun Mar 1st                             St David’s Hall, Cardiff CALAN + BBC NOW (Calan + BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales)

Sun Mar 1st 4 – 6.30pm £5     Calon lan Centre, Mynyddbach Chapel, Llangyfelach Fiddlesticks, The Meadows, The

                                                Welshcakes

Sun Mar 1st                             Rhosygilwen, Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire Alaw

Sun Mar 1st                             Clwb Rygbi Penalltau, Ystrad Mynach Twmpath Gŵyl Ddewi gyda Allan Yn Y Fan

                                                01443 820913

Tue Mar 3rd                             Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Tue Mar 3rd                             Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Carrivick & Towers

Tue Mar 3rd   7.30pm £5         7.30 – 10pm £5 Acoustic Tuesday, The Apothecary, 18 Llandaff Rd. Cardiff CF11 9NJ 

                                                Resident performers & guests   http://acoustictuesdaycardiff.uk/

Wed Mar 4th                            Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff The Magpies

Thu Mar 5th                             Borough Theatre, Abergavenny Jamie Smith’s Mabon “The Last Huzzah Tour”

Fri Mar 6th                               Penally Village Hall, Pembs Jamie Smith’s Mabon “The Last Huzzah Tour”

Fri 6th – Sun 8th Mar                CWLWM CELTAIDD Hi Tide Inn, Porthcawl http://www.cwlwmceltaidd.org/

Sat Mar 7th                              Cuffern Manor, Roch, Pembs Idiot & Friend (Les Barker with Keith Donnelly

Wed Mar 11th                          Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                     Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow

Fri Mar 13th                             (Pontardawe) Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais  Jack Rutter

Fri Mar 13th                             Pontardawe Arts Centre Powerhouse Gospel Choir perform “Amazing Grace”

Fri Mar 13th 6.30pm £14/6      The Hood Memorial Hall, Devauden Rd. Chepstow Pre St Patricks Day Irish Ceilidh –

                                               Henry Marten’s Ghost Inc. Irish Stew & Guinness Cake

                                               devaudengreenshop@hotmail.co.uk

Sat Mar 14th                            The Welfare, Ystradgynlais Rihab Azar & Luke Daniels – Oud, accordion, melodeon. (Food

                                                provided by local Syrian refugee families)

Sat Mar 14th                            The Welfare, Ystradgynlais Rihab Azar & Luke Daniels – Oud, accordion, melodeon. (Food

                                                provided by local Syrian refugee families)

Sun Mar 15th                            Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff  Faeland

Sun Mar 15th                           Forest Folk Club, Orepool Inn, Sling, Coleford Gerry Ffrench

Sun Mar 15th    7.30pm           Knighton Community Centre, Knighton, Powys Mike & Dylan James 01547 528 315

info@rhosorganic.co.uk

Mon Mar 16th  8pm                  The Duke’s Arms, Presteign, Powys Mike & Dylan James 01544 267 318  

                                                 maggiep@phonecoop.coop

Tue Mar 17th                           St David’s Hall, Cardiff Chris Wood

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

                                               Mike & Dylan James (Brittany)

Wed Mar 18th                          The Miners’ Theatre, Ammanford Lleuwen

Thu Mar 19th                           Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport

                                                NP20 5PJ Judy Cook

The Mar 19th                           Newport Folk Club, Newport Fugitives Athletic Club, High Cross Road, Rogerstone, NP10

                                               9AE Ian Bruce

Fri Mar 20th                             (Pontardawe) Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais  Mike & Dylan

                                                James

Fri Mar 20th                            Newport Memorial Hall, Pembs Georgia Ruth Album launch “Mai”

Sat Mar 21st  7.30pm              The International Welsh Rarebit Centre, Defynnog, nr Sennybridge Mike & Dylan james

 

                                                01874 636 843 the.rare.bit.centre@gmail.com

Sat Mar 21st                           RUFF Ceilidh St Mary’s Hall, Talbot St. Cardiff This Way Up with Ian Ludbrook

Sat Mar 21st                            The Gate, Cardiff Trials of Cato

Sat Mar 21st                            Pontardawe Arts Centre John Bramwell

Sun Mar 22nd                            St David’s Hall, Cardiff Clannad

Sun Mar 22nd                           Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Roving Crows

Wed Mar 25th                          Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Amadou Diagne & Cory Seznec (African/American roots

                                                fusion)

Thu Feb 27th 7.30pm £14/12  Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea Breabach

Tue Mar 31st                           The Moon, Cardiff Grace Petrie

Tue Mar 31st                           St David’s Hall, Cardiff Amy Wadge

APRIL

Wed Apr 1st   £3                      Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                Showcase with Julie Croad, Adam Jenkins & Friends Fundraiser for Macmillan Nurses

Thu Apr 2nd                             Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road

                                               Newport NP20 5PJ Dan McKinnon

Fri Apr 3rd                                Pontardawe Arts Centre Eliza Carthy – “Restitute Live”

Fri Apr 3rd                                LLANDEILO ACOUSTIC, The Angel, Llandeilo Vera van Heeringen Trio

Fri Apr 3rd                                The Gate, Cardiff Georgia Ruth

Sat Apr 4th                               Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea Calan

Sat Apr 4th                               Tudor Brewery, Llanhilleth, nr Abertillery The Meadows – Force of the Tide

Tue Apr 7th   7.30pm £5          7.30 – 10pm £5 Acoustic Tuesday, The Apothecary, 18 Llandaff Rd. Cardiff CF11 9NJ 

                                                Resident performers & guests   http://acoustictuesdaycardiff.uk/

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

                                                Jackie Oates & John Spiers.

Thu Apr 9th                              Cuffern Manor, Roch, Pembs  Jackie Oates & John Spiers

Wed Apr 15th                           Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Kizzy Crawford

Thu Apr 16th                            Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport  NP20 5PJ    Spotlight on Calennig

Thu Apr 16th                            Newport Folk Club, Newport Fugitives Athletic Club, High Cross Road, Rogerstone, NP10

                                               9AE Billy Mitchell & Bob Fox

Fri Apr 17th                              (Pontardawe) Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais  Calennig

                                                Show Band

Sat Apr 18th  8pm                   Rhosygilwen, Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire “Green Ribbons” Frankie Armstrong, Alastair

                                               Roberts Ben Wood & Debbie Armour

Sun Apr 19th                            Forest Folk Club, Orepool Inn, Sling, Coleford Steve & Julie Wigley

Sun Apr 19th                            St David’s Hall, Cardiff The Lost Words -Spell Songs

Wed Apr 22nd                          Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Sheelanagig

Wed Apr 22nd                          Span Arts, The Plas, Narberth Mairearad Green & Anna Massey

Thu Apr 23rd                            Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport

                                                NP20 5PJ Allan Taylor

Thu Arp 23rd  £7.50  7.30pm   Pontardawe arts Centre Polar Berries- (Friends of PAC fundraiser)

Fri Apr 24th                              Pontardawe Arts Centre Paul James & The Drowned Lovers

Fri Apr 24th                              Acapela Stdios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Los Pacaminos.

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

                                                Linda & Kristin Allen

Thu Apr 30th                            Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon Calan

MAY

Fri May 1st                               LLANDEILO ACOUSTIC, The Angel, Llandeilo Brooks Williams

Fri May 1st                               The Gate, Cardiff Calan

Sat May 2nd   7pm                   The Globe, Hay on Wye Many men Singing:- Hay Shantymen and Bellow Fellows

Sun May 3rd                            Forest Folk Club, Orepool Inn, Sling, Coleford Anthony John Clarke

Wed May 6th                            St David’s Hall, Cardiff “Seven Drunken Nights” - The Story of The Dubliners”

Wed May 6th                            St David’s Hall, Cardiff The Dublin Legends “Seven Drunken Nights”

Fri May 8th                               The Lyric, Carmarthen The Dublin Legends “Seven Drunken Nights”

Fri May 8th                               Wyeside Theatre, Buith Wells Jamie Smith’s Mabon “The Last Huzzah Tour”

Fri 8th - Sun 10th May              TREDEGAR HOUSE FOLK FESTIVAL Newport http://www.tredegarhousefestival.org.uk/ Fri Wed May 13th                          Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Tinc Y Tannau & Deb Winter “The Firemaker”Storytelling

                                                with music

May 15th                                  (Pontardawe) Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais  The Hut

                                                People

Fri 15th – Sat 16th May            ROATH FOLK FESTIVAL The Gate, Keppoch St Cardiff

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

                                                Nick & Mally Dow

Thu May 21st                           Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport

                                               NP20 5PJ Sally Ironmonger & Brian Carter

Fri May 22nd   8pm  £8            (Pontardawe) Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais  Martin

                                                Simpson Please reserve your seat info@pontardawefolkclub.co.uk

Fri May 22nd                            St David’s Hall, Cardiff Jamie Smith’s Mabon “The Last Huzzah Tour”

Fri May 22nd   7.30pm £29.15 Pontardawe Arts Centre Steeleye Span

Fri 22nd – Mon 25th May          FISHGUARD FOLK FESTIVAL

Sat May 23rd                           Rhosygilwen, Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire Peggy Seeger & Calum McColl

Sat May 23rd                            Pontardawe Arts Centre The Zombies
25th – 30th May                        EISTEDDFOD GENEDLAETHOL YR URDD Fferm Kilford, Dinby

Thu May 28th                           The Glee Club, Cardiff Grace Petrie   

Fri May 29th                             Rhosygilwen, Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire Julie Felix

Tue Jun 30th                            Pontardawe Arts Centre Midnight Skyracer 

JUNE

Mon 1st – Wed 3rd Jun            St David’s Hall, Cardiff Riverdance

Tue Jun 2nd                             Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Lau (unplugged)

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

                                               Geoff Lakeman & Rob Murch

Sun Jun 7th                              Forest Folk Club, Orepool Inn, Sling, Coleford Folklaw

Tue Jun 9th                              St David’s Hall, Cardiff Midnight Skyracer

Wed Jun 10th                           Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Red Wine Seranaders 20s ragtime & jugband blues from

                                                Italy

Thu Jun 11th                            Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport

                                                NP20 5PJ Frank Hennessy & Friends

Fri Jun 12th                              Pontardawe Arts Centre George Hinchcliffe’s Ukulele Orchstra of Great Britain

Fri 12th – Sun 14th Jun            GOWER FOLK FESTIVAL Weobley Castle, Llanrhidian

Sat Jun 13th   3 -  8pm Free   Pontardawe Arts Centre “Celebration of Voice” Choirs of the region

Sat Jun 13th                             Llanbedr, nr Crichowell Jamie Smith’s Mabon “The Last Huzzah Tour”

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

                                               Hannah James & Toby Kuhn

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

                                                Alderslade

Fri Jul 24th                               Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Budapest Café Orchestra

Thu Jun 25th                            Newport Folk Club, Newport Fugitives Athletic Club, High Cross Road, Rogerstone,

                                                NP10 9AE John Watterson (aka Fake Thackray)

Wed May 27th  8pm  £13/11   The Welfare, Ystradgynlais Grace Petrie

JULY

Sun Jul 5th                               Forest Folk Club, Orepool Inn, Sling, Coleford The Meadows Band

Wed Jul 8th                              Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Granny’s Attic

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

                                     Brooks Williams & Boo Hewerdine

Tue Jul 14th                             Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff FLOOK

Thu Jul 16th                             Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport

                                                NP20 5PJ Enda Kenny

Mon Jul 20th                            St David’s Hall, Cardiff Lady Maisery

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

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

                                               JackDawgs with Roland Emmanuel

AUGUST

Thu Aug 13th                           Newport Folk Club, Newport Fugitives Athletic Club, High Cross Road, Rogerstone, NP10

                                               9AE Sadie & Jay

Aug 1st - 8th                             EISTEDDFOD GENEDLAETHOL Tregaron, Ceredigion

Mon Aug 3rd                            Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Yves Lambert Trio (French Canadian)

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

                                               Sadie & Jay

Fri 28th – Sun 30th Aug            BETWEEN THE TREES FESTIVAL Candleston Castle, Meryr Mawr, South Wales

SEPTEMBER

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

                                               Hungrytown

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

                                                Llantrisant  Folk Club 40th Birthday Party (with buffet)

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

                                                Findlay Napier & Megan Henwood

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

                                                Newport NP20 5PJ. Maria Dunn & Shannon Johnson

Thu Sep 17th                           Newport Folk Club, Newport Fugitives Athletic Club, High Cross Road, Rogerstone, NP10

                                                9AE Jay Turner

Fri Sep 18th                             (Pontardawe) Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais  John James

Sun Sep 20th                           Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff  Julie July Band - The Fotheringay Tour – Songs from

                                                Sandy Denny

OCTOBER

Thu Oct 1st                                                 Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport

                                                NP20 5PJ Martin Carthy

Fri Oct 2nd                               (Pontardawe) Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais  Martin Carthy

Sat Oct 10th                             Acapela studio, Pentyrch, Cardiff Tir Na nOg

Thu Oct 15th                            Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport

NP20 5PJ Martin Carthy

Fri Oct 16th                              (Pontardawe) Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais  Martin Carthy

Sat Oct 17th                             RUFF Ceilidh St Mary’s Hall, Talbot St. Cardiff Out of Hand plus Caller tba

 

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

                                               CF72 9EH  Wiinter Wilson

Thu Oct 22nd                           Newport Folk Club, Newport Fugitives Athletic Club, High Cross Road, Rogerstone, NP10

                                               9AE Jack Rutter

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

                                                Daoiri Farrell

Fri Oct 30th                              (Pontardawe) Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais  Old Strafford

NOVEMBER

Tue Nov 3rd                             Rhosygilwen, Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire Martin & Eliza Carthy

Wed Nov 4th                            Acapela studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Martin & Eliza Carthy

Wed Nov 11th                          Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                               Jody Kruskal

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

                                                NP20 5PJ Alden, Patteron & Dashwood.

Thu Nov 12th                           Newport Folk Club, Newport Fugitives Athletic Club, High Cross Road, Rogerstone, NP10

                                               9AE Ruth Notman TBC

Fri Nov 13th                             (Pontardawe) Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais  Robin Huw  

                                                Bowen

Sat Nov 14th                            RUFF Ceilidh St Mary’s Hall, Talbot St. Cardiff Random with Mike Courthold

Sun Nov 15th                           Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Swansea Charlie Dore

DECEMBER

Thu Dec 3rd                             Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport

                                                NP20 5PJ Dave Gibb

Fri Dec 11th                              (Pontardawe) Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais  Xmas Party

                                                with Les Barker

Sat Dec 12th                            RUFF Ceilidh St Mary’s Hall, Talbot St. Cardiff Juice & Dave Parsons

2021

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

                                                Outside Track    

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

                                                 Williams

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

                                                Andy Irvine

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

                                                Ryan Young & Chris Amer

Fri Nov tbc                               (Pontardawe) Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais  Jez Lowe