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: Apr 23, May 7, 21, Jun 4, 18, Jul 9, 23, Aug 6,20, Sep 3, 17, Oct 8, 22, Nov 5, 19, Dec 3, 17. 

Acoustic Sessions The Commercial Inn, Killay – Thursdays 2024  Apr 18, May 2, 16, Jun 6, 20, Jul 4, 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

 

APRIL

Fri Apr 12th                              Pontardawe Arts Centre Chris Helme

Fri Apr 12th                              Theatr Chiswell,Ysgol Gymraeg, Ystalyfera  Noson Werin – Gwŷr Y Stac, Côr Ysgol

                                Gymraeg Ystalyfera

Sat Apr 13th                             Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Old Spot

Sun Apr 14th   12 – 8.30pm     ONE DAY IN SPRING Newport Folk Club Event Rogerstone NP10 9AE           

Wed Apr 17th                           Acapela Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Ranagri

Thu Apr 18th            1st night   Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Oysterband –“Decades” (The 80s & 90s)

Fri Apr 19th              2nd night Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Oysterband –“Decades” (Into a New Millenium))

Fri Apr 19th                              Valley Folk Club, Pontardawe Heritage & Visitor Centre, The Old Stables, Herbert St

                                                SA8 4EB Seb Stone

Fri Apr 19th                             The Welfare, Ystradgynlais  Suntou Sosso          

Fri Apr 19th                              Pontardawe Arts Centre Made in Tennessee

Sat Apr 20th                             Hybrid Arts Café, Castell-Nedd (Neath) Lowri Evans

Sat Apr 20th   6pm                   The Welfare, Ystradgynlais Twmpath Fundraiser – Medical Aid for Gaza.

Sat Apr 20th                             Ferryside Boat Club Captain Cat & The Sailors

Sun Apr 21st  1.30 – 5pm        Brymill Scout & Guide HQ Hall, Bryn Rd. Swansea Ceilidh Fundraiser (Soil & Seeds

                                                Programme) With Rough Edge

Sun Apr 21st                            Forest Folk Club, Orepool Inn, Sling, Forest of Dean Craig & Willoughby

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

                                     Tom McConille & Michael Biggins

Wed Apr 24th                           Acapela Studios, Pentyrch Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Wed Apr 24th                          Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Leveret

Thu Apr 25th                            Pontardawe Arts Centre Leveret

Thu Apr 25th                            Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport NP20 5PJ

                                      Jackdawgs

Thu Apr 25th            7pm         The Welsh House, Neath Noson Gymreig / Welsh Night – Gwŷr Y Stac

Thu Apr 25th                            Princess Royal Theatre, Port Talbot Irish Annie’s

Fri Apr 26th                              Rhosygilwen Manor, Pembs SA43 2TW Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Sat Apr 27th                             Taliesin Arts Centre , Swansea  Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Sun Apr 28th                            The Welfare, Ystradgynlais Daoiri Farrell

Sun Apr 28th  4- 8pm              Parish Hall, Hay on Wye Black Mountain Balfolk Spring Bal

Sun Apr 28th                            Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Edwina Hayes

MAY

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

Alistair Anderson

Thu May 2nd                            Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport NP20 5PJ

                                                Spotlight on Andrew McKay & Carole Etherton

Thu May 2nd                            Newport Folk Club  Fugitives Athletics Club, Highcross Rd. Caffrey, McGurk,Madge 

Fri May 3rd                             Valley Folk Club, Pontardawe Heritage & Visitor Centre, The Old Stables, Herbert Street

                                               SA8 4EB Alistair Anderson Brin Your Own refreshments. Reserve tickets cas@casbar.co.uk

Sun May 5th                             Forest Folk Club, Orepool Inn, Sling, Forest of Dean Katie Grace Harris with Mike Weaver

Tue May 7th                             Borough Theatre, Abergavenny Lady Maisery

Fri 10th – Sun 12th May           TREDEGAR HOUSE FOLK FESTIVAL www.tredegarhousefestival.org.uk

Sat May 11th                            Pontardawe Arts Centre Lindisfarne

Sat May11th                            RUFF CEILIDH Fairwater Conservative Club, 61 Ely Rd. Cardiff CF5 2BY This Way Up with

                                Nicola Scott

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

                                     John Prior Showcase............"Lockdown Lampoon" - A gentle satirical look back at the

                                               Covid 19 Lockdown of 2019-20.  Written for a fundraiser for Insole Court.

Thu May 16th                           Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Granny’s Attic

Thu May 16th                           Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Blair Dunlop

Fri 17th – Sun 19th May           GWŶL UILLEANN GLANFFERI / FERRYSIDE UILLEANN PIPES FESTIVAL

                                 Gala Concrt Sat 18th May

Sun May 19th                           Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Jacob & Drinkwater

Wed May 22nd                         Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun CF72 9EH

The Gentle Good (Gareth Bonello)

Thu May 23rd                           Pontardawe Arts Centre Sarah McQuaid

Thu May 23rd                           Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport NP20 5PJ

                                Wynford Jones & Geoff Cripps

Fri May 24th                             Pontardawe Arts Centre The Irish House Party

Fri 24th – Sun 26th May           FISHGUARD FOLK FESTIVAL (Breabach & Merry Hell confirmed) https://www.fishfolkfest.co.uk/

                                      Line up now complete http://www.fishfolkfest.co.uk/lineup

Sat May 25th                            Taliesin Arts Centre , Swansea  Cara Dillon

Wed May 29th                          Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Chris Newman & Maire Ni Cathasaigh

Thu May 30th                           Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Martin Taylor

Fri May 31st                             Valley Folk Club, Pontardawe Heritage & Visitor Centre, The Old Stables, Herbert Street

                                                SA8 4EB  A 50/50 Night Broadoak + Greg Rowlands 

JUNE

Sat 1st & Sun 2nd Jun Free     FESTIVAL OF THE SEA. Barry Island Gardens & Promenade Sea Shanties & Family Fun

Sun Jun 2nd                             Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff VRï

Sun Jun 2nd                             Forest Folk Club, Orepool Inn, Sling, Forest of Dean LocTup Together

Mon Jun 3rd                             Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders

Tue Jun 4th                                   Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders

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

                                      Fundraiser fo Parkinson’s with Eirwen Malin, Phil Thomas & SParky Samba Band

Thu Jun 6th                              Newport Folk Club  Fugitives Athletics Club, Highcross Rd. Janice Burns & John Doran

Fri 7th - Sun 9th Jun          GOWER FOLK FESTIVAL  

Sun Jun 9th                              Rhosygilwen Manor, Pembs SA43 2TW Blowzabella

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

                                      Frank Hennessy

Thu Jun 13th                            Elysium, High St. Swansea Up The Creek and Jim Fox

Sat 15th June                           Cubanas Live Music Venue, Barry Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow

Fri Jun 21st                              Rhosygilwen Manor, Pembs SA43 2TW Julie Murphy & Ceri Rhys Matthews

Wed Jun 25th                           Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Charm of Finches

Wed Jun 26th                           Burnett’s Hill Chapel, Martletwy Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern

Thu Jun 27th                            The Welfare, Ystradgynlais Ustad Noor Bakhsh

Thu Jun 27th                            Lyceum Folk Club, Crindau Constitutional Club 45 Malpas Road Newport NP20 5PJ

                                Dave Gibb

Fri Jun 28th                              The Welfare, Ystradgynlais Black Umfalosi

JULY

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

Wed Jul 3rd                              Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Catrin Finch & Aoife Ni Bhriain

Thu Jul 4th    2nd night              Acapella Studios, Pentyrch, Cardiff Catrin Finch & Aoife Ni Bhriain

Thu Jul 11th                             Newport Folk Club  Fugitives Athletics Club, Highcross Rd. Hilary Spencer

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

                                      Pete Morton

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

                                      Rattle on the Stovepipe

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

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

Wed Jul 24th                            Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon Tam Lin Retold

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

AUGUST

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

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

                                      Wynnford Jones & Geoff Cripps Showcase

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

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 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                             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

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

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

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

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 Wynnford Jones & Geoff Cripps + another guest tbc.

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

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

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

                                                SA8 4EB Xmas Party with Whiskey River Trio

2025

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

                                      Karen Pfeiffer & Paul Walker

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

                                     Cohen Braithwaite Kilcoyne

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

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