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 Jan 7th / 28th, Feb 11th / 25th, 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 Jan 22nd / Feb 5th / Mar 4th / Apr 1st / May 13th / Jun 3rd  / Jul 1st / *  Gower Acoustic Sessions 7.30pm  usually 3rd Thurs. The Commercial Inn, Killay -- 2019   Dec 19th 2020 Jan 16th / Feb 20th / 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.

 

2019

DEC

Sat Dec 14th  7.30pm £10       St Mary’s Church, Pembridge HR6 9EA The Village Quire “Lanterns Across The Snow”

                                                01544 388279/ 01544 340381 Glass wine + mince pie included.

Sat Dec 14th                            RUFF Ceilidh,  St Mary’s Hall, Talbot St. Cardiff Juice & Dave Parsons

Sundays 15th 22nd 12.30 – 2.30 CASTLE CAROLS The Three Tuns, Salop St. Bishop’s Castle SY9 5BW “The old

                                               Carols sung for the joy of it!!”

Sun Dec 15th                           Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff  Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys

Mon Dec 16th   8pm                Riverside Folk Club, Loughor Boating Club SA4 6TW Xmas Party & Buffet

Tue Dec 17th  7.30pm             Y Gwachel (Pontardawe Inn) Pontardawe Sesh Sŵn Nadolig Welsh traditional session.

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

                                                Xmas Party -Carolling & Crumpets” with John Kirkpatrick.

Fri Dec 20th                             Ystradgynlais The Mari Lwyd will be out and about on the streets raising money for local

                                                charities.

Fri Dec 20th   £5 7.30pm         Llandovery Folk Dancing, Rhys Pritchard Hall, LlandoverySA20 0DD “From The Floor” (A

                                               chance to call dances yourself. Email danceyfenni@gmail.com beforehand) 01150 720483

Fri Dec 20th  7.30pm £10        The Globe, Hay on Wye HR3 3BG The Village Quire “Lanterns Across The Snow”

                                                01497 821134 www.globeathay.org

Sat Dec 21st 7.30pm  £10       Glasbury Methodist Church, Cwmbach, HR3 5LR The Village Quire “Lanterns Across The Snow”     01497 847676 quintet@villagequire.org.uk Seasonal refreshments served.

Mon Dec 23rd 7.30pm             The Cricketers, cathedral Rd. Cardiff Velindre Charity Fundraiser “A Celtic Christmas

                                                Evening” with Cat’s Claw Band & guests. Support from 2nd Tuesday Club, Whitchurch 

Boxing Day 1.30 – 3.30pm     CASTLE CAROLS The Three Tuns, Salop St. Bishop’s Castle SY9 5BW After dancing from

                                                Shropshire Bedlams and  Marth Roden’s Tuppeny Dish

Sat Dec 28th CONFIRMED     Pentreffest JINGLBAL.St Fagans Village Hall, Cardiff CF5 6DU  Afternoon workshops. Bring & Share supper before the Masked Ball with Kantref https://www.pentreffest.org.uk/joomla/index.php

Tue Dec 31st  5pm                  Llangiwg Church, Pontardawe Welcome in the Old New Year with the Ystradgynlais  Mari Lwyd parti

 

2020

JANUARY

Wed Jan 1st   7pm                   Red Kite, Ammanford Padraig Lalor & Gillian O’Shea

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

                                               & guests   http://acoustictuesdaycardiff.uk/

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

NP20 5PJ    Spotlight on Tomorrow Bird

Fri Jan 10th                              Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Luke Jackson

Sat Jan 11th  6pm-ish              WASSAIL at Longtown Village Hall, Hereforshire Foxwhelp Morris

Sat 11th – Sun 12th Jan           GOWER WASSAIL & MARI LWYD FESTIVAL Gower heritage centre, Parkmill

Sun Jan 12th  10.45am            Gellionnen Chapel, Mynydd Gellionnen, above Pontardawe – Welcome in the Old New Year with the Ystradgynlais  Mari Lwyd parti

Sun Jan 12th    3pm                 Red Lion, Sennybridge Welcome in the Old New Year with the Ystradgynlais  Mari Lwyd parti

Fri Jan 17th                              (Pontardawe) Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais  Reg Meuross

Fri Jan 17th  7.30pm                Llandovery Folk Dancing, Llanwrda Hall, Nr Llandovery SA19 8HD Cat’s Claw Bring food to share 01550 720483 www.llandoveryfolkdancing.co.uk

Sat Jan 18th 12md–11.59pm   BRECON WASSAIL In and around the town

Sat Jan 18th                             Acapela Studios, Pentyrch The East Pointers

Wed Jan 22nd                          Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH Showcase with Dragon’s Breath

Fri Jan 24th £5  7.30pm           Pontardawe Arts Centre (in The Studio) Friends Fundraiser Folk Night with Old Strafford, The Armadillos and MariYstrad

Sat Jan 25th                             Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Merry Hell

Sat Jan 25th                             RUFF Ceilidh St Mary’s Hall, Talbot St. Cardiff Cat’s Claw with Mic Spenceley

Sun Jan 26th                            Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells Martyn Joseph

Tue Jan 28th                            Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon Catrin Finch & Cimarrón 

                                                               

Tue Jan 28th                            St David’s Hall, Cardiff Martyn Joseph

Thu Jan 30th                            Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport

NP20 5PJ Tom McConville & Michael Biggins

Fri Jan 31st                              (Pontardawe) Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais  Tom

                                               McConville & Michael Biggins

Fri Jan 31st  £20 / 18               Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea Catrin Finch & Cimarrón

FEBRUARY

Mon Feb 3rd                             St David’s Hall, Cardiff Catrin Finch & Cimarrón

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

Whiskey River Trio

Thu Feb 13th                           Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport

                                               NP20 5PJ Vicki Swann & Jonny Dyer

Fri Feb 14th                           (Pontardawe) Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais  Jez Lowe

Sat Feb 15th                            RUFF Ceilidh St Mary’s Hall, Talbot St. Cardiff Junction 24 with Rhodri Davies

Sun Feb 16th                           Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Maz O’Connor

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

                                                Showcase Phil Thomas

Sat Feb 22nd  £23                    The Ffwrnes, Llanelli The Furys

Tue Feb 25th                           Pontardawe Arts Centre Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle

Tue Feb 25th                           St David’s Hall, Cardiff Breabach

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

Wed Feb 26th                          Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon The Levellers

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

MARCH

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

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

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

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

Sun Mar 15th                            Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff  Faeland

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)

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

                                                NP20 5PJ Judy Cook

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

                                               James

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

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

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

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

Sat Apr 4th                               Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea Calan

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

                                                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

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

                                                Show Band

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

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                               The Gate, Cardiff Calan

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

Fri 8th - Sun 10th May              TREDEGAR HOUSE FOLK FESTIVAL Newport http://www.tredegarhousefestival.org.uk/ Fri 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                            St David’s Hall, Cardiff Jamie Smith’s Mabon

25th – 30th May                        EISTEDDFOD GENEDLAETHOL YR URDD Fferm Kilford, Dinby

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

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

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

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

                                               Hannah James & Toby Kuhn

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

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

JULY

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

                                     Brooks Williams & Boo Hewerdine

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

Aug 1st - 8th                             EISTEDDFOD GENEDLAETHOL Tregaron, Ceredigion

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

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

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

                                                Daoiri Farrell

NOVEMBER

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.

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

 

DECEMBER

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