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/

 

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

2019  Apr 30th / May 7th & 21st / Jun 11th & 25th / Jul 9th  - - Gower Acoustic Sessions 7.30pm  usually 3rd Thurs. The Commercial Inn, Killay --  2019  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.

 

2019

 

APR

Thur Apr 25th                          Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport

                                                NP20 5PJ. Si Barron

 

Fri Apr 26th   8pm                     Insole Court, Llandaff , Cardiff “Bringing in the May”  Songs and stories for Summer.

                                                Blanche Rowen, Mike Gulston & Cath Little

                                                     https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/cardiff/insole-court-mansion

Sat Apr 27th                             The Brunswick, Swansea The Philanderers

Sat Apr 27th After 7.30pm       The Lion, Builth Wells “Wonderwool” Trad Session  CHECK before going

                                      01982 553132

Sat Apr 27th  7.30pm Free      The Old Mill, Llanidloes Folk Night & Ceilidh with Tir Gán, Rapsquillion & Brennig

Sat Apr 27th  £6.50 7pm          The Muse, Brecon Ceilidh  with Strayaway 01874 676155 Bar – bring snacks

Sat 27th April  8pm                  Acapella Studio, Pentyrch, Cardiff Sheelanagig

Mon Apr 29th                          Druidstone Hotel, Pembs Flook

Tue Apr 30th                            St David’s Hall, Cardiff Flook

Tue Apr 30th                            Pontardawe Arts Centre Topette

 

MAY

Wed May 1st                            Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff  Talisk

Thu May 2nd                            Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff  Gwilym Bowen Rhys

Thu May 2nd                            The Welfare, Ystradgynlais Talisk

Thu May 2nd                            Llandeilo Acoustic, The Angel Hotel, Llandeilo  Ron Block & Tony Furtado

Fri May 3rd                               Cwmafan RFC, Twmpath WITH y Daplas

Fri May 3rd                               St Fagan’s Village Hall  Crofft Y Genau Rd, CF5 6DU The Andro Sisters

Fri May 3rd                               Pennar Hall, Pembroke Dock SA72 6TA The Fretless

Sat May 4th    £10  7.30pm      St Clydawg’s Church, Clodock, Longtown,HR2 0PD The Village Quire “Songs for Silas”

                                     Glass of wine included. 01873 860685

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

Mon May 6th  7pm  £10           Crickhowell Music Festival, The Clarence Hall, Crickhowell Alaw

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

                                                John Doyle

Wed May 8th                            Pontardawe Arts Centre Sharon Shannon & Seckou Keita

Wed May 8th                            Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells, Powys Sam Lee’s “Singing with Nightingales”

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

                                                NP20 5PJ. John Connolly & Rob van Sante

Thu May 9th                             Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University John Reischman & The Jaybirds (Canada)

Fri May 10th                             Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Spiro

Fri 10th – Sun 12th May           TREDEGAR HOUSE FESTIVAL Newport NP10 8YW www.tredegarhousefestival.org.uk/

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

Wed May 15th                          Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy The Churchfitters

Fri May 17th                             The Gate, Cardiff Julie Murphy Support Ben Smith

Friday May 17th                       Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Thea Gilmore

Fri May 17th 7.30pm £5           Llanwrda Hall, Llandovery SA19 8HD Folk Dancing - Keith Lascelles

                                     llandoveryfolkdancing.co,uk Jean 01550 720483

Sat May 18th   £10  7.30pm    St Mary’s Church, Dymock GL18 2AO The Village Quire “Songs for Silas” Glass of wine /

                                               canapés Included. Donations drinks bar available. 01531 890676

Sun May 19th   8pm £15         Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Fara (Orkney)

Sun May 19th                           Forest Folk Club, Orepool Inn, Sling, Forest of Dean Kevin Dempsey

Mon May 20th                          St David’s Hall, Cardiff Alaw

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 24th                             Rhosygilwen Manor Cilgerran, Pemb Belshazzar’s Feast

Fri May 24th                             HOW TH LIGHT GETS IN FESTIVAL - Arena, Hay on Wye Donovan

Fri 24th -Mon 27th May             FISHGUARD FOLK FESTIVAL https://fishguard-folk-music.co.uk/fishguard-folk-festival.html

                                               Jim Moray, The Melrose Quartet, Alaw, Andy Cutting, Miranda Sykes

                                             The Trial Of Cato, Hannah James and more

Sun May 26th  11.30am          Fishguard Church, Delyth Jenkins Readings from her new book “That Would Be Telyn” &

performance on harp. (Part of Fishguard Folk Festival)

Wed May 29th                          Queen’s Hall Narberth Fairport Convention

Mon May 27th – Sat 1st Jun     EISTEDDFOD GENEDLAETHOL YR URDD Bae Caerdydd Am ddim

Thu May 30th                           Pontardawe Arts Centre Fairport Convention

Thu May 30th                           Newport Folk Club, Newport Fugitives Athletic Club, Rogerston Winter Wilson

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

Fri May 31st                             (Pontardawe)Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais 50/50 Night

                                                Graham Larkbey + Dave Illingworth

Larkbey + Dave Illingworth

Fri May 31st – Sun 2nd Jun      FIRE IN THE MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL nr Aberystwyth www.fireinthemountain.co.uk  

Fri 31st May – Sun 2nd Jun      LAZZMATAZ 2019 Castle Hotel, Llandovery

 

JUN

Tue Jun 4th                              Roots Unearthed, St David’s Hall, Cardiff Blair Dunlop

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

                                                Showcase – Jayne Williams & Friends (San Francisco)

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

                                                Newport NP20 5PJ. Pete Harris & Mick Ryan

Fri Jun 7th                                Llandeilo Acoustic, The Angel Hotel, Llandeilo Woody Mann

Fri Jun 7th                                St Fagan’s Village Hall  Crofft Y Genau Rd, CF5 6DU Mike Gulston & Blanche Rowen

Sun Jun 9th                              Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff  Gordon Giltrap

Wed Jun 12th  £5                     Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                Eirwen Malin – “Sorting the Sock Drawer” Showcase evening in aid of “Cure

                                                Parkinson’s Trust” and/or Parkinson’s UK

Wed Jun 12th                           Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Wheatley’s Arcadians

Fri 14th – Sun 16th Jun            GOWER FOLK FESTIVAL 2019 Full line up now on the web site. Tickets on sale in

                                                January  http://www.gowerfolkfestival.co.uk/

Sun Jun 16th                            Forest Folk Club, Orepool Inn, Sling, Forest of Dean Jinski

Tue Jun 18th                            Tramshed, Cardiff Eddie Reader

Fri Jun 21st                              (Pontardawe)Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais 50/50 Night -

                                                Barry 'Scouse'  and The Meadows

Fri Jun 21st  7.30pm £10/5      Llanwrda Hall, Llandovery SA19 8HD Midsummer Twmpath Live band Crannog

llandoveryfolkdancing.co,uk Jean 01550 720483 Bring food to share

Sun Jun 23rd                           Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells, Powys Close to Folk – Sinfonia Cymru & Kabantu

Thu Jun 27th                            The Brunswick, Swansea The Philanderers

Fri Jun 28th  £5                        Pontardawe Arts Centre Folk Music Night (Benefit fot for the Arts Centre)

Fri 28th – Sun 30th Jun            UKULELE FESTIVAL OF WALES Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill

 

JUL

Mon 1st – Sun 7th Jul               LLANGOLLEN INTERNATIONAL EISTEDDFOD. https://international-eisteddfod.co.uk/ Wed Jul 3rd                              Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                Martin Curtis (New Zealand)

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

                                                NP20 5PJ. State of the Union (Brooks Williams & Boo Hewardine)

Thu Jul 4th                               Newport Folk Club, Newport Fugitives Athletic Club, Rogerston Crows

Fri Jul 5th                                 (Pontardawe)Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais John Howes &

                                                 Friends

Fri Jul 5th                                 Llandeilo Acoustic, The Angel Hotel, Llandeilo Veronica Spergia & Max De Bernardi

Sat Jul 6th                                Barry West End Club, Barry Max De Bernardi & Veronica Spergia with The Bay Rum

                                                Hounds

Sun Jul 7th                               Forest Folk Club, Orepool Inn, Sling, Forest of Dean Merrymaker

Tue Jul 9th                               St David’s Hall, Cardiff Lleuwen

Wed Jul 10th                            Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Dan Cassidy & james Hickman

Thu 11th – Sun 14th Jul            NEATH MUSIC FESTIVAL 3 stages 100 hours eclectic musical mix

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

                                               Ackroyd

Thu Jul 18th 7pm  £10             Barry West End Club,CF62 6QY. Rory McLeod

Fri Jul 19th 7.30pm £5            Rhys Pritchard Hall, Llandovery, SA20 ODD Playford Dancing with Peter Brock

llandoveryfolkdancing.co,uk . Jean 01550 720483

Fri 19th – Sun 21st Jul              PICKIN’ & SINGING WEEKEND Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill, SA3 2EH Acoustic

                                                Pickin’ Sessions, Harmony  Workshops, Instrument & Harmony Workshops.

                                     www.gowerbluegrass.co.uk

Thu Jul 25th                             St David’s Hall, Cardiff Folk Prom - Spooky Men’s Chorale

Sat Jul 27th 11am – 10.30pm  Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Martyn Joseph Masterclass £50/30

https://www.acapela.co.uk/events/martyn-joseph-masterclass/

Wed Jul 31st                            Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                Matthew Byrne (Canada)

 

AUG

Fri 2nd  –  Sat 10th Aug            EISTEDDFOD GENEDLAETHOL Lanrwst, Conwy https://eisteddfod.wales/2019-eisteddfod

Sat Aug 3rd                              “A TRIBUTE TO DARRELL JENKINS” BARNDANCE, HOEDOWN & MUSIC Gower

                                                Heritage Centre, Parkmill SA3 5EH (Proceeds to Motor Neurone Disease Association)

Wed Aug 7th                            Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Faith i Branko

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

                                                Mike O’Connor & Barbara Griggs

Fri 30th Aug – Sun 1st Sep      BETWEEN THE TREES FESTIVAL, Candleston Castle Campsite, Merthyr Mawr,

                                               nr Bridgend

 

SEP

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

                                                Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente

Fri 6th – Sun 8th Sep                GOWER BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL Parkmill, Gower, Swansea

Sat Sep 7th                              St Fagan’s Village Hall  Crofft Y Genau Rd, CF5 6DU Trio Durand Millet Raillard

Fri 6th – Sun 8th Sep                GOWER BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL Parkmill, Gower, Swansea

Wed Sep 11th                          Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Lonesome Ace String Band

Sat 14th – Sun 15th Nov          FIDDLE FESTIVAL OF WALES Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill

Sun Sep 15th                           Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff  Gypsyfingers

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

                                               Colum Sands

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

                                                NP20 5PJ. Robin Laing (Scotland)

Fri Sep 20th                             (Pontardawe)Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais Andrew McKay

                                                & Carole Etherton

Fri Sep 20th                             Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff  Trials of Cato

Fri 20th – Sun 22nd Sep           BILLYFOLK FESTIVALThe Inn, Penallt, Mon.NP25 4SE

Sun Sep 22nd                          Rhosygilwen Manor Cilgerran, Pemb Kongero – Swedish Folk’apella

Sun Sep 22nd                          Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff  The Gentle Good (Gareth Bonello)

Fri Sep 27th                             Llandeilo Acoustic, Angel Hotel, Llandeilo Buttonsville (Best in the West series)

Fri Sep 27th – Sun 29th            The Red Lion, Sennybridge LD3 8PH  SONG & ALE WEEKEND

Sat 28th September                 Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells, Powys Jon Boden

Sat 28th Sep                            Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff  Cara Dillon

Sun Sep 29th                           Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff  Jon Boden

 

OCT

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

                                               Showcase with Bruce Watson (Australia)

Wed Oct 2nd                            Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Tell Tale Tusk

Fri Oct 4th                                Blues Dragon Rhythm & Blues Club, Cathays Cons Club, Wyverne Rd.CF24 4BH

                                               Whiskey River

Fri Oct 4th  7.30pm  £30.80     Pontardawe Arts Centre Max Boyce

Sat Oct 5th                               Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff  Zervas & Pepper

Sun Oct 6th                              Pontardawe Arts Centre Riccardo Tesi & Anne Niepold

Sun Oct 6th                              Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Heidi Talbot & Adam Holmes

Thu Oct 10th                            Pontardawe Arts Centre Focus

Thu Oct 10th                            Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Kris Drever

Tue Oct 15th                            Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Albert Lee (2nd gig as Oct 16th sold out)

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

                                                Craig & Brian Willoughby

Fri Oct 18th                              Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff  Rusty Shackle

Sat Oct 19th                             RUFF Ceilidh,  St Mary’s Hall, Talbot St. Cardiff  St Mary’s Hall, Talbot St. Cardiff

                                                Crannog & Mic Spenceley

Tue Oct 22nd                           Pontardawe Arts Centre Faustus

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

                                                NP20 5PJ. Wildwood Jack

Fri Oct 25th                              Pontardawe Arts Centre Andy Fairweather Low  & The Low Riders

Sun Oct 27th                            Acapela studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Richard Digance

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

                                                Hallowe’en Special with Andrew McKay & Carole Etherton

Wed Oct 30th                           The Tramshed, Cardiff Oysterband & June Tabor

 

NOV

Sat Nov 2nd                             Pontardawe Arts Centre Afternoon in Paris

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

McKinnon (Canada)

Thu Nov 7th                             Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport

                                               NP20 5PJ. Rosie Hood & Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne 

Thu Nov 7th                             Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff  Skerryvore

Fri Nov 8th                               Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff  Barbara Dickson with pianist Nick Holland

Mon Nov 11th                          St David’s Hall, Cardiff Celtic Women

Thu Nov 14th                           Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon Martin Simpson

Fri Nov 15th                             Acapela Studio, Pentyrch, Cardiff The Budapest Café Orchestra     

Sat Nov 16th                            RUFF Ceilidh, Sports & Social Club, University Hospital of Wales The Jam & Crumpet

                                                Band & Fee Lock

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

                                                Tommy Sands

Wed Nov 20th                          Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Will McNicol

Thu Nov 21st                           Newport Folk Club, Newport Fugitives Athletic Club, Rogerston The Hut People

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

                                                 (trio)

Fri Nov 29th                             Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff  3 Daft Monkeys

Sat Nov 30th                            Rhosygilwen Manor Cilgerran, Pemb Jim Causley’s Christmas

 

DEC

Wed 4th Dec                            Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff  St Agnes Fountain

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

NP20 5PJ Steve Tilston & Friends

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

Xmas Party #1

Fri Dec 13th                             (Pontardawe)Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais  XMAS PARTY

                                                “Carols & Crumpets” with John Kirkpatrick.

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

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

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

                                                Xmas Party -Carolling & Crumpets” with John Kirkpatrick.

2020

 

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

Brooks Williams & Sloan Wainwright

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

                                               NP20 5PJ Vicki Swann & Jonny Dyer

Sat Mar 15th                            Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff  Faeland

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

                                                NP20 5PJ Judy Cook

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

                                                NP20 5PJ Dan McKinnon

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

                                                Nick & Mally Dow

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

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

Aug 1st - 8th                             EISTEDDFOD GENEDLAETHOL Tregaron, Ceredigion

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

                                               Sadie & Jay

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

                                                Newport NP20 5PJ. Maria Dunn & Shannon Johnson

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

Winter Wilson