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

HOME PAGE & GIGS LIST

This web site exists to spread the word about folk music related gigs and events across South Wales and receives a huge amount of hits each month.

 

This web site now hosts information for Pontardawe's VALLEY FOLK CLUB.

 

I have also included pages listing folk clubs and festivals, regular happenings and venue addresses which I hope you will find useful.

 

The information on this site is kept as up to date as possible but it relies on people letting me know when things change. Please check that things are still happening before you travel to gigs

 

If you would like your event included please email me on cas@casbar.co.uk 

Cas Smith

 

SOUTH WALES GIGS LIST

 THE DATES I HAVE LISTED MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. YOU MAY HAVE TO BOOK. CHECK FOR YOURSELVES 

 

Gower Bluegrass Pickin’ Sessions  Loughor Boating Club in the Bar.Tuesdays 2024: Jul 23, Aug 6,20, Sep 3, 17, Oct 8, 22, Nov 5, 19, Dec 3, 17. 

Acoustic Sessions The Commercial Inn, Killay – Thursdays 2024  Jul 18, Aug 1, 15, Sep 5,19, Oct 3, 17, Nov 7, 21, Dec 5, 19.

 Check with Roland 07811 358475 www.gowerbluegrass.co.uk  

Sesiwn Werin Tŷ Tawe – Ail Nos Wener pob mis.

Sesiwn Werin Tŷ Tawe – 14.00 – 16.00 Ail Brynhawn Sul pob mis. Sesiwn werin i blant dan 16.

Links

FOLKWALES ONLINE MAGAZINE www.folk.wales/ 

CELTIC HEARTBEAT Frank Hennessy BBC Radio Wales  Sundays 8 - 10pm 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/

 

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

2024

 

JULY

Thu 11th – Sun 14th Jul            FOLK ON THE LAWN Abbey Mill Halt, Tintern (Pay what you can – proceeds to artists.)

Sun Jul 14th                             Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff “Those Were The Days” - Jessica Lee Morgan

Mon Jul 15th                            Folk Café at Bill’s Kitchen, Ludlow Assembly Rooms The Rotunda

Wed Jul 17th                            Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow Trio

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

                                Gerry Ffrench

Fri Jul 19th      7.30pm             Glowyr / Miners’ Theatre Ammanford VRï  (Phone venue for help with mobility problems)

Wed Jul 24th                            Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

                                      Truckstop Honeymoon

Wed Jul 24th                            Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon Tam Lin Retold

Fri Jul 26th                               Whitchurch Rugby Sports & Social Club, Cardiff CF14 2TH Folk & Country Night

                                 Fundraiser

Fri Jul 26th                               Ludlow Assembly Rooms Spooky Men’s Chorale

Sun Jul 28th                             Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Spooky Men’s Chorale

Sun Jul 28th                             Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon Zervas & Pepper – This Flight Tonight tribute to Joni Mitchell

Wed Jul 31st                            The Lyric, Carmarthen Spooky Men’s Chorale

AUGUST

Sat Aug 3rd                              Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Mei Gwynedd – Sesiynau Tŷ Potas

Sat Aug 3rd                              RUFF Ceilidh Bridgend Deaf Club, CF31 2AB Rough Edge Ceilidh Band & Nigel Haworth

3rd – 10th August                      EISTEDDFOD GENEDLAETHOL Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd.

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

                                                Les Barker Tribute Night

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

                                      Showcase Wynford Jones & Geoff Cripps

Fri Aug 16th   6.30pm              National Botanic Garden of Wales Twmpath with Jac Y Do

Sun Aug 18th  10.45am           GELLIONNEN FOLK SERVICE Gellionnen Chapel, on the mountain above Pontardawe

                        2 – 5pm           VALLEY FOLK CLUB SHOWCASE Pontardawe Heritage & Visitor Centre.

                                                See the web page www.casbar.co.uk/pontardawe-valley-folk-club/

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

                                      Gaudy Orde

Thu Aug 22nd                           Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport NP20 5PJ

                                                Pete Harris & Mick Ryan

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

                                      Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal

SEPTEMBER

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

                                                Party Night with  The Jake Leg Jug Band

Thu Sep 12th                           Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Paul Jones & Dave Kelly

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

                                      Huw Williams & Ben Tunnicliffe

Thu Sep 19th                           Newport Folk Club  Fugitives Athletics Club, Highcross Rd. Carrie Martin

Fri Sep 20th                             The Welfare, Ystradgynlais Jasdeep Singh Degun

Sun Sep 22nd                          Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon Keith James – The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Thu Sep 26th                           Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport NP20 5PJ

                                Tom McConville

Fri Sep 27th                             Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Zervas & Pepper – “This Flight Tonight” the songs

                                                of Joni Mitchell

OCTOBER

Wed Oct 2nd                            Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells (A rare opportunity to see) John Kirkpatrick & Sue 

                                Harris with support from Benji Kirkpatrick Fundraiser for the Arts Centre 

                                                      https://www.wyeside.co.uk/events-calendar Tickets available August 5th after 2pm.

Wed Oct 9th                             Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Steve Knightly

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

                                     Jack Rutter

Sat Oct 12th                             Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea Steeeye Span

Sat Oct 12th                             SwanseaArena Max Boyce

Wed Oct 16th                           Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Hannah Scott

Thu Oct 17th                             Newport Folk Club  Fugitives Athletics Club, Highcross Rd.Dan McKinnon

Fri Oct 18th                              Valley Folk Club, Pontardawe Heritage & Visitor Centre, The Old Stables, Herbert Street

                                                 SA8 4EB Hallowe’en Special with Andrew McKay & Carole Etherton

Fri Oct 18th                              Conquest Theatre, Bromyard Folk in the Foyer – Farefield

Sat Oct 19th                             The Welfare, Ystradgynlais Batsukh Dorj (Tuvan throat singer, Mongolia)

Sat Oct 19th                             Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Fairport Convention

Tue Oct 22nd                           Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Budapest Café Orchestra

Thu  24th Oct                           Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport NP20 5PJ

                                                 Bob Fox

Sun Oct 27th                            Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Budapest Café Orchestra

Mon Oct 28th                           Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff “Stolen From God” – Slave Trade song cycle from

                                Reg Meuross, Suntou Susso & Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcyne

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

                                                Showcase with Jeff Hankins

NOVEMBER

Wed Nov 6th                            Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Ellie Gowers

Thu Nov 7th                             The Gate, Cardiff Calan

Fri Nov 9th                               Borough Theatre, Abergavenny Calan

Sat Nov 10th                           Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Eleanor McEvoy

Thu Nov 14th                           Newport Folk Club  Fugitives Athletics Club, Highcross Rd. Hunter Muskett

Fri Nov 15th                             Valley Folk Club, Pontardawe Heritage & Visitor Centre, The Old Stables, Herbert Street

                                                SA8 4EB Lowri Evans & Lee Mason

Sat Nov 16th                            Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells Martin Simpson

Tue Nov 19th                           Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Andy Irvine

Wed Nov 20th                          Utilita Arena Cardiff Bellowhead

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

                                                Anthony John Clarke

Sat Nov 23rd                            Pontardawe Arts Centre Afternoon in Paris

Sun Nov 24th                           Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea Calan

Thu Nov 28th                           Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Pedair

Fri Nov 29th                             Valley Folk Club, Pontardawe Heritage & Visitor Centre, The Old Stables, Herbert Street

                                                 SA8 4EB A 50/50 Night Wynford Jones & Geoff Cripps + Paul Lloyd Nicholas

Sat Nov 30th                            Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Merry Hell

DECEMBER

Thu Dec 4th                             Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff The Furrow Collective – “We Know by the Moon”

                                Festive Special

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

                                                Jake Leg Jug Band

Fri Dec 6th                               Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Christmas Fun with Bronwen Lewis

Tue Dec 10th                           Glee Club, Cardiff Grace Petrie

Fri Dec 13th                             Valley Folk Club, Pontardawe Heritage & Visitor Centre, The Old Stables, Herbert Street

                                                SA8 4EB Xmas Party with Whiskey River Trio

Fri Dec 20th                             Pontardawe Arts Centre The Unthanks in Winter

2025

Sun Jan 19th   2pm                 Valley Folk Club, Pontardawe Heritage & Visitor Centre, The Old Stables, Herbert Street

                                                SA8 4EB Angharad Jenkins & Patrick Rimes

Fri Feb 7th                               The Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen Catherine & Lizzie Ward Thomas

Sun Feb 9th                             Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Geraint Watkins & The Mosquitos

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

                                      Karen Pfeiffer & Paul Walker

Sat Mar 1st                              Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Taff rapids String Band

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

                                     Cohen Braithwaite Kilcoyne

Wed Mar 5th                            Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Lady Maisery

Wed Mar 5th                            Pontardawe Arts Centre Katherine Priddy

Sun Mar 9th                             Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Juan Martin

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

Stone &Julie Wigley / Stonesthrow

Thu Apr 3rd                              Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport NP20 5PJ

                               Dan McKinnon

Thu May 1st                             Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Track Dogs

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

                                      Caffray/McGurk/Madge

Sun May 18th                           Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Martin Simpson

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

Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira

Fri 25th – Sun 27th Jul           FESTIVAL OF THE CELTS Pontardawe Playing Fields