WELCOME TO THE CASBAR
South Wales FOLK MUSIC related web site
I have lived in South Wales for nearly 40 years and was actively involved with Pontardawe Festival for 30 years. I ran the Valley Folk Club, Pontardawe for several years and currently do their web site and publicity. I still go to various festivals at which I have minor roles. I attend several folk clubs and still travel to gigs a fair distance from home. As a previous organiser it had become of great concern to me that many gigs were badly attended because of lack of publicity in the right places. I started to email a small group of friends with a list of folk music related events I knew about in the South Wales area. This grew and I am now in contact with a large number of people by email and the information on the list is often used by Frank Hennessy on his Celtic Heartbeat BBC Radio Wales programme, Folkwales on line magazine and many other on line listings. I am happy to say that the mailing list has helped to increase audience size at many venues and because of this success it seemed a logical step to publish the information on this web site. I hope you find it useful.