SOUTH WALES' FOLK RELATED GIG LIST
 SOUTH WALES' FOLK RELATED GIG LIST

Pontardawe VALLEY FOLK CLUB

 

About VALLEY FOLK CLUB

Valley Folk Club meets in Glais on various Fridays every month. We try to use the 1st Friday each month for Open Nights and the 3rd (and 5th) Friday for Guest Nights. These sometimes move to accommodate the guest or other events at the Rugby Club. Please check the diary regularly. We also offer monthly FREE ZOOM NIGHTS.  See dates below.

 

On OPEN NIGHTS a warm welcome is extended to everyone to sing, play, recite or just enjoy. We sometimes allow a short set showcasing visiting performers. (Please make contact to arrange this) Dates on the flyer to the left of page. Open nights are £2 (to cover room charge) .

 

GUEST NIGHTS Usally 2 x 40/45 minute sets with floor spots before the first set. (These should be pre-arranged as time is limited.) Occasional "50/50 NIGHTS" often feature local talent when 2 acts do one set each. Guest and special nights can vary from £5 - £8 and this will be posted on the diary listing when decided

 

Evenings usually start at 8pm. 

 

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Email address to contact the club:- PontyVFC@casbar.co.uk 

For contacts please see the Folk Clubs page.

START TIME - 8pm   Guest Nights £ see below  Open Nights £2

 

All club nights are held in Glais Rugby Football Club, 

609, Birchgrove Rd. Glais, nr Clydach, Swansea SA7 9EN

Our popular PEARSHAPED ZOOM SESSIONS will continue, monthly on 4th Friday each month. (There are exceptions)

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 Oct 29th (5th Fri) Nov 26th , Dec 17th (3rd Fri). Jan 28, Feb 25

Open 8.15pm for 8.30pm start. MC Heather Pudner

WE HAVE GONE LIVE AGAIN!

AUTUMN 2021 GUESTS:- Dates may change again if the need arises.

To RESERVE TICKETS email:-  cas@casbar.co.uk

​OPEN NIGHT November 5th  £2)

Nov 19th JEZ LOWE (£8) 

Sad Songs, Funny Song, Lyrical Songs.

Jez Lowe has long been one of the UK’s busiest folk performers, playing for audiences the world over, with guitar, cittern and harmonica accompaniment.  8pm start

PLEASE BOOK AHEAD cas@casbar.co.uk 

NO OPEN NIGHT in December 3rd Room not available.

Dec 10th LES BARKER (£8)

Masterful wordsmith and genius of comic rhyme. Scintillating daftness. Absurdity run amok.

 

XMAS PARTY NIGHT      8pm start

There will be no buffet this year but we do have sweeties, poppers and balloons.

                                                    ​PLEASE BOOK AHEAD cas@casbar.co.uk 

 

​OPEN NIGHT January 7th 2022 £2)

2022

Jan 21st OLD STRAFFORD  (£5)

Robert Strafford, Phil Andrew and David Jones meet regularly to further a repertoire of Blues, Folk, Gospel and Americana. In fact they play anything which might pass for Roots Music and also a bit that would not. Just as the repertoire expands so does Old Strafford's reputation for delivering a performance combining great music, harmony and some laughs.

​OPEN NIGHT February 4th  £2)

Feb 18th THE CALENNIG CONCERT BAND (£6)

For more than 40 years, Calennig have been one of south Wales’ leading dance bands. Specialising in Welsh dance music, they have played twmpaths world wide, for experts and novices alike. And now they are a concert band!

With the voices of Pat Smith (plus concertina, spoons, harmonica) and Ned Clamp (guitar, harmonica), and the expert musicianship of Iolo Jones (fiddle) and Jem Randles (bass, whistle, bodhran), they guarantee a night of thoughtful                                                              and entertaining songs from, of, and about Wales, plus a fair smattering of                                                                    Welsh tunes, from delicate airs to foot-stomping jigs.

Apr    15th   MARTIN CARTHY (£8)

 

"Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, 
collector and editor of them all"  Q Magazine

 

8pm start

 

May 20th ANDY IRVINE

ANDY IRVINE is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as "a tradition in himself".

Musician, singer, songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his over 50-year career. Andy has been at the helm of legendary bands like Sweeney’s Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s, and then Patrick Street, Mozaik, LAPD and recently Usher’s Island. Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians. As a soloist, Andy fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie. To quote the Irish Times, "Often copied, never equalled", his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dance tunes and a compelling canon of his own

                                             self-penned songs. Just wonderful!

We hope to be able to re-book the following after their gigs were cancelled. HUT PEOPLE, MIKE & DYLAN JAMES. ROBIN HUW BOWEN. JOHN JAMES.

PONTARDAWE

The next Valley Folk Club ZOOM is Friday October 29th.

You could use this link to go straight there 

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