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  – Usually 2nd Tues & 4th Weds  --  May 9th & 24th / Jun 13th & 28th  / Jul 11th & x /  Gower Acoustic Sessions 7.30pm  3rd Thurs – last one at The Chattery - Mar 16th / New venue TBA  May 18th / Jun 22nd Check with Roland 07811 358475 www.gowerbluegrass.co.uk 

 

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

 

2017

 

Tue Apr 25th                            St David’s Hall, Cardiff  Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitors Band

Tue Apr 25th                            Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan The Furys

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

                                               Tania Opland & Mike Freeman

Wed Apr 26th                           Theatr Brycheiniog The Fureys

Thu Apr 27th                            Pontardawe Arts Centre Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Fri Apr 27th  £15+  8pm           Druidstone Hotel, Haverfordwest, Pembs SA62 3NE Martin Carthy 01437 781221

www.druidstone.co.uk

Thu Apr 27th £20.35                Tramshed, Cardiff Tinariwen

Fri Apr 28th                              Acapela Studio, Pentyrch, Cardiff Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

Fri Apr 28th                              The Gwyn Hall, Neath The Fureys

Fri Apr 28th                              Rhosygilwen Manor, Cilgerran, Pembs SA43 2TW Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Fri Apr 28th  £22                      Tramshed, Cardiff Alabama 3

Sat Apr 29th                             Queens Hall, Narberth Jamie Smith’s Mabon

Sat Apr 29th                             Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby St. Cardiff Rusty Shackle

Sat Apr 29th                             Welcome to Town, Llanrhidian, SA3 1EH Henry Marten’s Ghost

Sat Apr 29th  £22                     Tramshed, Cardiff The Unthanks

Sun Apr 30th                            Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan Rant (4 Scottish fiddlers – Reid, Reid, Summers, McColl)

 

MAY

Mon May 1st 12 – 4pm Free   National Waterfront Museum, Swansea Celebrate Calan Mai

Tue May 2nd 7pm Am ddim     Tafarn Y Gwachel (Pontardawe Inn), Pontardawe “Sesh Sŵn” Sesiwn Werin Gymreig /

                                               Traditional Welsh medium folk session

Tue May 2nd  7.30pm £5         Acoustic Tuesday, South Riverside Centre, Brunel St Cardiff CF11 6ES Brigitte Kloareg,

                                                Sianed Jones & Aiisa and Philippa Irving.

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

                                               (Showcase) Blanche Rowan & Mike Gulston

Wed May 3rd                           Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff Bob Dylan

Thu May 4th                             Cuffern Manor, Roch, Haverforwest Jess Morgan 01437 710071

Thu May 4th  £3       7.30pm    Poems & Pints, Cambrian Arms, Melyn, Neath Mike Jenkins and Red Poets

Tue May 9th  8pm £14             Cwtch Music Venue. 23 Dimond St. Pembroke Dock SA72 6BT  The Lowest Pair 01646

                                                687635

Fri May 5th                               Pentreffestnoz, St Fagan’s Village Hall, Crofft-Y-Genau Rd, St Fagan’s Cardiff CF5 6DU

                                                Brigitte Kloareg

Sat May 6th                              Rudry Parish Hall, nr Caerphilly Nick Harper 07740 192879

Sat May 6th                              Rhosygilwen Manor, Cilgerran, Pembs SA43 2TW May Ball with Robert & Hazel Moir

                                                + workshops

Sun May 7th 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 May 7th                             Forest Folk Club, The Royal Oak, Parkhill, Lydney Folklaw

Tue May 9th                             St David’s Hall, Cardiff Coope, Boyes & Simpson

Wed May 10th                          Norwegian Church, Harbour Drive, Cardiff Bay CF10 4PA 02920 877959 Philip Henry &

                                                Hannah Martin

Fri May 12th                             Pontardawe Arts Centre Dean Friedman

Wed May 10th                          Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                Cloudstreet

Tue May 9th                             Acapela Studio, Pentyrch, Cardiff Fairport Convention

Wed May 10th  7.30pm  £10   Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Benji Kirkpatrick

Thu May 11th  8pm  £3            “Upstairs At” The Unicorn, Pontypool Wildwood Jack

Fri May 12th                             Llandeilo Acoustic, The Angel, Llandeilo Vera Van Heeringan

Fri May 12th                             Acapela Studio, Pentyrch, Cardiff Pen - Turkish Festival (Erkan Daheen + Acapela House

                                                Band)

Fri 12th – Sun 14th May           TREDEGAR HOUSE 2017 FESTIVAL OF MUSIC & DANCE Newport

Mon May 15th                          Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan Jon Boden

Tue May 16th                           Pontardawe Arts Centre Jon Boden

Tue May 16th                           Storytelling at Milgi’s Yurt, 103 City Road, Cardiff  Anne Lister + Lynne Denman

Thu May 18th                           Taliesin Theatre, Swansea University Campus. Calan with support Gwilym Bowen Rhys

Thu May 18th                           Acapela Studio, Pentyrch, Cardiff Tia McGraff

Thu May 18th                           Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport NP20 5PJ

                                               Miranda Sykes (solo) 07966 754366

Fri May 19th                             Valley Folk Club, Ivy Bush Hotel, Pontardawe Les Barker

Fri May 19th                             Pontardawe Arts Centre Gimme Some Lovin’

Fri May 19th                             Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon Calan

Fri May 19th 7.30pm £5           Llanwrda Hall SA19 8AD Rose Matthews Folk Dancing Live music from DiEnw  

                                     www.llandoveryfolkdancing.co.uk

Sat May 20th                            Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan Calan

Sat May 20th   7pm                  Gellionnen Chapel, Nr Pontardawe Concert with The Eclectics + support.

Sat May 20th  3pm Free          Llangennech  Fund Raiser Garden Party for Teenage Cancer Unit, Cardiff The

                                                Bus Pass Cowboys (Some free Romanian plonk. Also BYO and Barbie Food)

Tue May 23rd                           The Welfare, Ystradgynlais Khamira (Welsh / Indian fusion)

Wed May 24t                                            Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                                Cloudstreet

Fri May 26th                             St David’s Hall, Cardiff African Children’s Choir

Fri 26th – Mon 29th May           FISHGUARD FOLK FESTIVAL Pembrokeshire judy.whitehouse@gmail.com

                                                http://www.pembrokeshire-folk-music.co.uk/Festival.htm  

Sat May 27th  £20.50 7.30pm Maesteg Town Hall Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders

Sun May 28th                           Rhosygilwen Manor, Cilgerran, Pembs SA43 2TW Moya Brennan (The voice of Clannad)Mon May 29th                          Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells Lady Maisery with Jack Harris

Mon 29th May – 3rd Jun           URDD NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD Pencoed, Bridgend CF35 5LG

                                                http://www.urdd.cymru/en/eisteddfod/

Tue May 30th                           Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan Lady Maisery with Jack Harris

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

                                                Tom McConville

 

JUNE

 

Thu Jun 1st                              Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport NP20 5PJ

                                                Tom McConville

Fri 2nd – Sun 4th June              FIRE IN THE MOUNTAIN / TÂN YN Y MYNYDD nr Aberystwyth

                                                www.fireinthemountain.co.uk/

Sun Jun 4th                              Forest Folk Club, The Royal Oak, Parkhill, Lydney Jez Lowe

Tue Jun 6th   7.30pm  £5         Acoustic Tuesday, South Riverside Centre, Brunel St Cardiff CF11 6ES

Tue Jun 6th   7.30pm  £10       Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Daniel & Emma Reid

Fri Jun 9th                                Pontardawe Arts Centre The East Pointers (Prince Edward Island, Canada)

Fri Jun 9th                                Rudry Parish Hall, nr Caerphilly Martyn Joseph 07740 192879

Fri 9th - Sun 11th Jun               Tin Shed Birthday Experience, Tin Shed Experience, Clifton St.  Laugharne SA33 0QG

Fri 9th – Sun 11th Jun              Baskerville Hall, Clyro Court, nr Hay-on-Wye Black Mountain Bluegrass Pickin’ Weekend

                                                https://www.facebook.com/Black-Mountain-Bluegrass-334043750042753/

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

                                                Andy May Trio

Thu Jun 15th                            Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport NP20 5PJ

                                                Dan Walsh

Fri Jun 16th                              Valley Folk Club, Ivy Bush Hotel, Pontardawe Pat Smith & Ned Clamp

Fri Jun 16th  £8/6                     Myddfai Hall, Myddfai SA20 0JD Twmpath with Crannog Live band   

                                                www.llandoveryfolkdancing.co.uk

Tue Jun 20th                            Storytelling at Milgi’s Yurt, 103 City Road, Cardiff  David Pitt + Tinc Y Tannau

Fri Jun 23rd                              Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea Terry Hetherington Young Writers Awards

                                     http://chevalwriters.org.uk/

Fri 23rd – Sun 25th Jun            THE UKULELE FESTIVAL OF WALES Gower Heritage Centre and Gower Inn, Parkmill,

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

                                                Sandy Brechin & Ewan Wilkinson

Thu Jun 29th  7.30pm  £10      Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Lowri Evans & Lee Mason

 

JULY

 

Mon 3rd – Sun 9th Jul             LLANGOLLEN INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL EISTEDDFOD Llangollen (70th anniversary)

Fri 7th – Sat 8th Jul                  BETWEEN THE TREES - RUDRY MUSIC FESTIVAL Rudry Parish Hall, nr Caerphilly

                                               07740 192879 http://rudryfestival.com/

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

                                                na-mara

Wed Jul 12th    £20                  St David’s Hall, Cardiff The Spooky Men’s Chorale

Thu Jul 13th                             Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport NP20 5PJ

                                               Fake Thackeray

Thu 13th – Sun 16th Jul            FOLK ON THE LAWN Abbey Mill, Tintern http://folkonthelawn.com/folk-on-the-lawn-2017/

Fri Jul 14th                               Queen’s Hall, Narberth The Meadows

Sat Jul 15th                              Miners’ Theatre, Ammanford The Meadows

Sun Jul 16th  8pm                    Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff The Meadows

Sun Jul 16th                           Uplands Tavern, Swansea The Philanderers

Sun Jul 16th                             Forest Folk Club, The Royal Oak, Parkhill, Lydney Ange Hardy & Lucas Drinkwater

Tue Jul 18th                             Storytelling at Milgi’s Yurt, 103 City Road, Cardiff  Francis Maxey + Mikey Price

Thu Jul 20th £9.50   8pm         Acoustic Club, Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl A Parcel of Rogues

Fri Jul 21st  £5 7.30pm         Rhys Pritchard Hall, Llandovery SA20 0DD Peter Brock – Playford Dancing

                                     www.llandoveryfolkdancing.co.uk

Fri 21st – Sun 23rd Jul             PICKIN’ AWAY WEEKEND AT THE GWAUN Gwaun Brewery, Kilkiffeth Farm, Pontfaen,

                                               Fishguard, Pembs SA65 9TP Roland 07811 358475 Camping

                                               01348 881304 www.gowerbluegrass.co.uk 

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

                                                Elfen

Wed Jul 26th  7.30pm  £10      Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Pagoda Project (folk / jazz fusion)

Fri Jul 28th  8pm Free             Tŷ Tawe, Christina St. Swansea Siân James

 

AUGUST

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

                                               Jackie Oates, Megan Henwood & Pete Thomas

Thu 3rd – Sun 6th Aug              KAYA festival of world music & Arts Bridgen College – Pencoed Campus

                                                www.awen-wales.com

Fri Aug 4th – Sat 12th Aug       NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD OF WALES Bodedern, Anglesey LL65 3SS

                                               www.eisteddfod.org.uk/

Tue Aug 15th                           Storytelling at Milgi’s Yurt, 103 City Road, Cardiff  Amanda Rackstraw + tbc

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

                                               Catherine Craig & Brian Willoughby

Thu 17th – Sun 20th Aug          PONTARDAWE TOWN FESTIVAL (Some folk events and Folk Service at Gellionnen.)

Thu 17th – Sun 20th Aug          GREEN MAN FESTIVAL nr Crickhowell, http://www.greenman.net/  

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

                                               Eileen McGann (Canada)

 

SEPTEMBER

Sun Sep 3rd  12md – 11pm     THE PEOPLE’S FOLK DAY Newport Fugitive’s Athletic Club, High Cross Rd. Rogerstone

Sun Sep 3rd                             Forest Folk Club, The Royal Oak, Parkhill, Lydney Don’t Tell Johnny

Wed Sep 6th  7.30pm  £10      Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Hot Rocks Pilgrims (Old time & Bluegrass)

Fri 8th – Sun 10th Sep              GOWER BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill SA3 2EH

Sat Sep 16th                            At Cowbridge Music Festival Jamie Smith’s Mabon

Tue Sep 19th                           Storytelling at Milgi’s Yurt, 103 City Road, Cardiff  Mary Medlicott + tbc

Thu Sep 21st                           Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport NP20 5PJ

                                               Maria Dunn with Shannon Johnson (Canada)

Fri Sep 22nd                             Valley Folk Club, Ivy Bush Hotel, Pontardawe Morfa

Tue 26th OR Wed 27th Sep     Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Cory Seznec Band

 

OCTOBER

Sun Oct 1st                              Forest Folk Club, The Royal Oak, Parkhill, Lydney Colum Sands

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

                                                Andrew Sharpe & Amy Kakoura

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

                                                Andrew Sharpe & Amy Kakoura

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

                                                Wildwood Jack

Thu Oct 12th  8pm  £18           Maesteg Town Hall Los Pacaminos

Fri Oct 13th                              Llandeilo Acoustic, The Angel, Llandeilo Leon Hunt & Jason itley

Sat Oct 14th                             RUFF Ceilidh, Sports & Social Club, University Hospital of Wales Tickled Pink with guest

                                                callers

Tue Oct 17th  7.15pm              Memo Arts Centre, Barry The East Pointers (PEI-Canada)

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

                                               O’Hooley & Tidow

Wed Oct 18th  7.30pm  £10     Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Gordy MacKeeman & His Rhythm BoysB (Canada)

Thu Oct 19th                            Pontardawe Arts Centre The Kala Chetena Kathakali Company (Classical dance drama of

                                                Kerala)

Thu Oct 19th                            Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan Lankum (formerly Lynched)

Fri Oct 27th                              Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan Hot Club of Cowtown

Fri Oct 27th  8pm Free            Tŷ Tawe, Christina St. Swansea Brigyn

 

NOVEMBER

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

                                               James Keelaghan & Hugh McMillan (Canada)

Wed Nov 2nd                           Lyceum Folk Club,Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport NP20 5PJ

                                                Pilgrims’ Way

Sat Nov 11th                            Taliesin Theatre, Swansea Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita (Latin American, West African mix)

Sat Nov 11th  8pm £16.50+bf  Acapela Studio, Pentyrch, Cardiff Gordon Giltrap

Thu Oct 12th  8pm  £18           Maesteg Town Hall Los Pacaminos

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

                                               Moirai

Thu Nov 16th   £25.30             Tramshed, Cardiff Oysterband (40th Celebration Tour)

Sat Nov 18th                            RUFF Ceilidh, Sports & Social Club, University Hospital of Wales Jigfoot & Ian Nichols

Sun Nov 19th                           The Brunswick, Swansea Old Strafford

Sun Nov 19th   £25.30             Tramshed, Cardiff Billy Bragg

Tue Nov 21st   £21.45             Tramshed, Cardiff Lau

Tue Nov 21sr                          Storytelling at Milgi’s Yurt, 103 City Road, Cardiff  Bethan Mascarenhas

Wed Nov 22nd £27.50             Tramshed, Cardiff Afro Celt Sound System

Fri Nov 24th  8pm Free           Tŷ Tawe, Christina St. Swansea Gareth Bonello

 

DECEMBER

Sun Dec 3rd                             Uplands Tavern, Swansea The Philanderers

Sun Dec 3rd                             Forest Folk Club, The Royal Oak, Parkhill, Lydney Whiskey River

Wed Dec 6th  £23.10               Tramshed, Cardiff Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band

Thu Dec 7th                             Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport NP20 5PJ

                                               The Rumblestrutters

Fri Dec 8th                               Acapela Studio, Pentyrch, Cardiff Calan

Sat Dec 9th                           RUFF Ceilidh, Sports & Social Club, University Hospital of Wales Cat’s Claw & Mic

                                               Spencely

Tue Dec 19th                           Storytelling at Milgi’s Yurt, 103 City Road, Cardiff  Storyteller + Three Legg’d Mare

2018

 

Wed Jan 24th                           Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun

                                                CF72 9EH Cassie & Maggie McDonald (Nova Scotia)

Sat Jan 27th                             RUFF Ceilidh, Sports & Social Club, University Hospital of Wales Juice with Dave Parsons

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

                                                Pilgrims’ Way

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

                                               Sarah Grey & Kieron Means

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

                                                Debra Cowan (USA)

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

                                                Winter Wilson

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

                                                John Connolly

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

                                                James Hickman & Dan Cassidy

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

                                                Brookes Williams (USA)

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

                                                Barker

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

                                               Wood

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

                                                Colum Sands

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

                                                Colum Sands

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