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  – 2nd & 4th Tues  -- (Summer Break then) Sep 12th & 26th / Oct 10th & 24th / Nov 7th & 28th / Dec 12th & Wed 27th Jan 9th & 30th / Feb 13th & 27th / Mar 13th & 27th / Apr 10th & 24th / May 8th & 22nd / Jun 12th & 26th / Jul 10th  Gower Acoustic Sessions 7.30pm  3rd Thurs. The Commercial Inn, Killay – (Summer Break then) Sep 21st / Oct 19th / Nov 16th / Dec 21st / Jan 18th / Feb 22nd / Mar 22nd / Apr19th / May 17th / Jun 21st  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

 

AUGUST

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

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

                                               Catherine Craig & Brian Willoughby

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

 

 

Thu 17th – Sun 20th Aug          PONTARDAWE TOWN FESTIVAL Full programme here

http://www.pontardawe.org/web/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Pontardawe-Festival-2017-Programme.pdf

Fri Aug 18th  7 – 9pm Free      Outside Pontardawe Arts Centre NOSON GYMRAEG with Jac Y Do and Platform 21

Sat Aug 19th  1.30pm              Pontardawe, Church St. to Herbert St. DANCE PARADE

Sat Aug 19th  2 – 5pm             DANCE DISPLAYS Inside & Outside Pontardawe Arts Centre                           

Sat Aug 19th 7pm Free           Pontardawe Arts Centre (Outside stage if dry, inside if wet) Fromage en Feu (Faux-French

                                                Gypsy Band)  http://www.fromageenfeu.eu/Fromage_en_Feu/Home.html

Sun Aug 20th   10.30am          FOLK SERVICE, Gellionnen Chapel, Mynydd Gellionnen, Pontardawe A welcome for those

                                                of all faiths and none. Sing, play, recite, listen, enjoy! Have a cuppa and a chat afterwards.

Sun Aug 20th  2-5pm               VALLEY FOLK CLUB SHOWCASE Pontardawe Rugby Club, Pontardawe (programmed +

                                                MC)

 

Fri Aug 18th 6.30pm                Ynysybwl Constitutional Club, Rhondda Cynon Taf Henry Marten’s Ghost

Sat Aug 26th  8pm                   Star Hotel, Llanelli Rocky Road

Sun 27th – Mon 28th Aug         TALL TALES FROM THE TOWER (Story & Music Festival) Tretower Court, Crickhowell

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

                                               Eileen McGann (Canada)

 

SEPTEMBER

Fri Sep 1st 8pm £10                Halliwell Centre, Carmarthen Calan  in concert. Session to follow.

Fri 1st – Sun 3rd Sep                B.E.A.M. Folk Weekend Course, Carmarthen www.trac.cymru

Fri Sep !st & Sat 2nd                LLANWDDYN FOLK & ACOUSTIC MUSIC W/E Llanwyddyn Village Hall Lake Vyrnwy,

                                                SY10 0LR Booking essential 01691 870501 www.llanwddynevents.co.uk + Sunday Folk

                                                Service

Sat Sep 2nd   9pm                   Vivian Arms, Sketty, Swansea Rocky Road

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

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

Wed Sep 6th  7.30pm              Borough Theatre, Abergavenny Le Vent du Nord

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

Wed Sep 6th                            Folk in the Owl’s Nest, Gwdihw Café Bar, Cardiff Circe’s Diner, Ryan McMurty, Lewin

                                                Cantor

Thu Sep 7th                             Newport Folk Club, Newport Fugitives Athletic Club, Highcross Rd Rogerstone NP10 9AD     

                                                Ninebarrow

Fri Sep 8th                               Pontardawe Arts Centre Klezmer-ish

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

Sat Sep 9th                              Maesteg Town Hall “Johnny Cash Roadshow” with Clive John

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

Fri Sep 15th  7.30pm £5          Rhys Pritchard Hall, Llandovery SA20 0DD Kantref European dancing / twmpath dances

                                                (Live music) Session 1 - Includes food and drinks. www.llandoveryfolkdancing.co.uk Jean

                                                 01550 720483

Sat Sep 16th    9pm                 The White Horse, Llandeilo Old Strafford

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

Sat Sep 16th  8pm £5              Riverside Folk Club, Loughor Boating Club, Loughor Rocky Road (Tickets John 07584

                                                261250 or on the door)

Sat Sep 16th  7.30pm £7.50    The Royston Memorial Hall, Talgarth Rd. Bronllys, Brecon LD3 0LE   The Village Quire &

                                                Phil Smith “Precious Bane” 01874 711020 lesleyemerson@btinternet.com

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

Tue Sep 19th                           St David’s Hall, Cardiff Martin Simpson

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

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

Thu Sep 28th                           Porthcawl Grand Pavilion The Garth Mountain Boys  and Wildwood Jack

Fri Sep 29th  9pm                    Black Horse Inn, Pontardulais Rocky Road

Sat Sep 30th            £14          St Donat’s Castle, Atlantic College, Llantwit Major The Coal Porters

Sat Sep 30th            9pm         The Kinsale, Mumbles, Swansea Rocky Road

Sat Sep 30th   7.30pm             Parc & Dare Theatre, Treorchy Barbara Dickson

Sat Sep 30th 7.30pm £8          Maesyronnen Chapel, Glasbury on Wye HR3 5NJ The Village Quire & Phil Smith “Back to

                                                the Garden” 01497 847391 jrickettshein@gmail.com

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

Tue Oct 10th                            Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Front Country

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

                                                Rubber Wellies (Showcase)

Thu Oct 12th                            Pontardawe Arts Centre Luke Daniels

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

Sat Oct 14th                             Clŵb Ifor Bach, Cardiff Zervas & Pepper

Mon Oct 16th           7.30pm    Borough Theatre, Abergavenny The East Pointers and Kizzy Crawford

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

Tue Oct 17th                            Storytelling at Milgi’s Yurt, 103 City Road, Cardiff  Bevin Magama + Rob Nichols

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 20th   £12                     St Donat’s Castle, Atlantic College, Llantwit Major De Temps Antan

Fri Oct 20th  7.30pm £5           Rhys Pritchard Hall, Llandovery SA20 0DD Nigel Mason – Folk Dancing Includes food and

                                               drinks. www.llandoveryfolkdancing.co.uk Jean 01550 720483

Fri Oct 27th New date              (Pontardawe)Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais Old Strafford

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

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

Fri Oct 27th                              Y Parlwr, Old Library, Splott, Cardiff Foxglove Trio

 

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 4th                              Clwb Ifor Bach, Swansea Emily Barker

Wed Nov 8th                            Llandeilo Acoustic, The Angel, Llandeilo Doug MacLeod

Fri Nov 10th                             7.30pm    Borough Theatre, Abergavenny The Devil’s Violin

Sat Nov 11th  2.30 & 4pm       Tenby Blues Festival (Blues Trail), The Normandie Old Strafford

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

Sun Nov 12th    8.30pm           The Brunswick, Swansea Old Strafford

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

                                               Moirai

Wed Nov 15th          7.30pm    Borough Theatre, Abergavenny Martin Simpson

Wed Nov 15th                          Pontardawe Arts Centre The Devil’s Violin “Stolen”

Thu Nov 16th   £25.30             Tramshed, Clare Rd. Cardiff CF11 6OP Oysterband (40th Celebration Tour)

Thu Nov 16th                           Newport Folk Club, Newport Fugitives Athletic Club, Highcross Rd Rogerstone NP10 9AD

                                                Steve Tilston

Fri Nov 17th                             (Pontardawe)Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais Guto Dafis &

                                                Danny Kilbride

Fri Nov 17th  £8/6    7.30pm    Llanwrda Hall, nr Llandovery SA19 8AD Kantref European dancing / twmpath dances (live

                                               music) Bring finger food and drinks. www.llandoveryfolkdancing.co.uk  Jean 01550 720483

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

Sat Nov 18th            9pm         The Kinsale, Mumbles, Swansea Rocky Road

Sat Nov 18th 7.30pm £29        Princess Royal Theatre, Port Talbot Joe Brown

Sun Nov 19th                           The Brunswick, Swansea Old Strafford

Sun Nov 19th   £25.30             Tramshed, Clare Rd. Cardiff CF11 6OP Billy Bragg

Mon Nov 20th  £66.50+bf        St David’s Hall, Cardiff Van Morrison

Tue Nov 21st   £21.45             Tramshed, Clare Rd. Cardiff CF11 6OP Lau

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

Wed Nov 22nd £27.50             Tramshed, Clare Rd. Cardiff CF11 6OP Afro Celt Sound System

Thu Nov 23rd                           Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl Christopher Rees

Thu Nov 23rd 7.30pm              Princess Royal Theatre, Port Talbot Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders

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

Fri Nov 24th                             The Globe, Albany Rd. Cardiff Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings

                                                http://globecardiffmusic.com/

Fri Nov 24th                             Pontardawe Arts Centre Volosi

Tue Nov 28th   7.30pm            Borough Theatre, Abergavenny Steeleye Span

 

DECEMBER

Fri Dec 1st                               Pentreffestnoz, St Fagan’s Village Hall, Crofft-Y-Genau Rd, St Fagan’s Cardiff CF5 6DU

                                               Ravi Sawney & Anna Pack

Fri Dec 1st   7.30pm                 Borough Theatre, Abergavenny Andy Fairweather Low & The High Riders and The Low

                                                Riders

Sun Dec 3rd                             Uplands Tavern, Swansea The Philanderers

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

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

                                                Trials of Cato

Wed Dec 6th  £23.10               Tramshed, Clare Rd. Cardiff CF11 6OP 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                              (Pontardawe)Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais Xmas Party

                                               with Baggy-Cringle

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

                                                Party

Sat Dec 9th    9pm                   Vivian Arms, Sketty, Swansea Rocky Road

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

                                                Xmas Party No 1        £4 including buffet

Fri Dec 15th 7.30pm £5           Rhys Pritchard Hall, Llandovery SA20 0DD Festive Xmas Dancing with George Whitfield

                                                (live music) Includes food and drinks www.llandoveryfolkdancing.co.uk  Jean 01550 720483

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

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

                                                Village Quire – “Golden Gifts For All”

2018

 

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

Tue Jan 16th                            St David’s Hall, Cardiff Martyn Joseph

Fri Jan 19th                              (Pontardawe)Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais Captain Cat &

                                                The Sailors

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

Tue Jan 30th                            St David’s Hall, Cardiff Amy Wadge & Luke Jackson

Tue Feb 6th                             St David’s Hall, Cardiff Chris Wood

Wed Feb 7th                            Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH The

                                                Brother Brothers (USA)

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

                                               Rattle on the Stovepipe

Fri Feb 16th                             (Pontardawe)Valley Folk Club, Glais Rugby Club, 609 Birchgrove Rd. Glais Greg Rowlands

                                                supported by Huw Pudner & Bob Thomas

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

                                                Pilgrims’ Way

Fri Mar 16th                             Gwyn Hall, Neath Max Boyce

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

                                               Sarah Grey & Kieron Means

Wed Mar 21st                          Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy The Furrow Collective

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

Tue May 1st                             Gwerin Aber Folk, Four Seasons Hotel, Aberystwyth SY23 2DX Hungrytown

Fri 11th – Sun 13th May           TREDEGAR HOUSE FOLK FESTIVAL Newport NP10 8YW

                                                www.tredegarhousefestival.org.uk

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

                                                Granny’s Attic

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

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

                                                Newport NP20 5PJ Jeff Warner

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

                                                Molly Evans & Jack Rutter

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

                                                Nick Dow

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

                                                WÖR

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

                                                Meuross

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

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

                                                Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

Thu Nov 8th                             Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport

                                                NP20 5PJ Anthony John Clarke

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

                                                Sarah McQuaid

 

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