About (Pontardawe) 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 £6 - £8 and this will be posted on the diary listing when decided


Evenings usually start at 8pm. 


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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

Due to our venue being unavailable for December we are in The Welfare, Ystradgynlais. See below


OPEN NIGHT December 1st  £2

CAPTAIN CAT & THE SAILORS   (Xmas Party)  December 8th  £8


Formed for a talent contest in late 2008, Captain Cat and the Sailors are a Swansea based folk outfit who perform with verve.  Playing a range of styles including traditional, contemporary and shanties, their performances are rarely forgotten. Whether singing ballads, telling stories or playing their own creations they are sure to entertain.

Jon Matthews – founder of the band (ukulele, concertina, guitar, spoons, vocals)

Ben Evans (guitar, violin, vocals)

Sara Porter (flute, vocal harmonies)

Becky Matthews  (vocals)

Nigel Mason (pipes, bones, bodhran and random instruments)

Dan Evans (cajon, perussion)

Our usual venue is unavailable for this night and we will be hosted in 

The Lesser Hall, The Welfare, Brecon Rd. Ystradgynlais SA9 1JJ


PAT SMITH & NED CLAMP  January 5th    £8

OPEN NIGHT January 19th £2

OPEN NIGHT February 2nd   £2

SEB STONE February 16th   £8