L/R Preselli Hills, Coastal view, Goodwick Moor

Fishguard Folk Festival The Fishguard session Around & about

Folk festival ticketed concert timings announced
Saturday 23rd May
Les Barker 
Quarto 
4 pm  Ffwrn
£8
Saturday 23rd May
The Urban Folk Quartet 
Ninebarrow 
7.30 pm Theatr Gwaun 
£10

Sunday 24th May 
Elbow Jane
Kevin Dempsey & Rosie Carson
7.30 pm  Ffwrn 
£10

Monday 25th May 
Calan
The Hut People
12 noon Theatr Gwaun 
£10
Tickets on sale now! See festival page
Provisional festival programme here
Have a great 4 days, nearly 40 concerts free!!!
Sessions, pub or otherwise

Please, please, always check that an event we list here is actually happening at the time and place listed.
Mistakes happen, events get cancelled etc, so it's always wise to check first. You have been warned.

The Fishguard Session.
Now at The Coach House, 75(ish) yards from Market Square toward Haverfordwest .
Tuesday evenings throughout the year 8pm. The session is informal and features folk and traditional performers, shanties, Welsh songs, Irish jigs and reels, singer/songwriters, and more. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in or just listen. 
Contact 07934 418186 or email storesman@gmail.com. (please, no festival enquiries, see the festival page)

If you would like to receive a not too frequent Fishguard folk festival newsletter, please let me know here

Flying Boat session Pembroke Dock.
Please note the changes for the Flying Boat Club:
now at the The Welshmans Arms, London Road,
Pembroke Dock and club nights now on the 2nd - 3rd - 4th Friday of each month

Please come and join us from 8pm onwards. For more info, phone 01646 681723

Music at the Brewery' Pontfaen. Session every Saturday till further notice. Contact Sarah on 01348 881304,
or email: admin@gwaunvalleybrewery.co.uk
Gwaun Valley Brewery, Kilkiffeth Farm, Pontfaen, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, SA65 9TP.
7pm to midnight for a fun night of good music & good beer

Ye Old Inn, Camrose
Haverfordwest
SA62 6HY


Third Friday of the month. 01437 710293
Tufton Arms
SA63 4TU

Blue
Grass
Pembrokeshire
Pickers

The bluegrass sessions have been moving about and seem to have settled fairly centrally at The Tufton Arms, Tufton. No phone in the pub I'm reliably informed, don't believe the web.
More info here - Pembrokeshire Pickers - A group for interested like minders to know about venues and picking opportunities. Locating and playing in somebodies local, for nothing but the craic. Facebook page here
Please, please, always check that an event we list here is actually happening at the time and place listed.
Mistakes happen, events get cancelled etc, so it's always wise to check first. You have been warned.


Searching further afield? Check out the Casbar.
South Wales folk music related web site

Please, please, always check that an event we list here is actually happening at the time and place listed.
Mistakes happen, events get cancelled etc, so it's always wise to check first. You have been warned.

Live performances
CALAN MAI
A FREE FESTIVAL!

May 1st - 4th CALAN MAI
We’re kick-starting the summer at Wales Millennium Centre with the return of Calan Mai, our annual free folk music festival. This year’s Calan Mai brings together the very best folk musicians from Wales and beyond in four days of music, dancing and festivities.Following a free folk session in Cardiff city centre on Friday night, Saturday is all about families. Alongside free performances from established folk artists, we’ll be hosting a variety of workshops and activities, as well as a family friendly Twmpath (the Welsh equivalent of the Gaelic Ceilidh).With another day of free folk performances, Sunday sees Patagonian folk singer René Griffiths joining us with a showcase of music from our South American compatriots, commemorating Patagonia 150 and celebrating 150 years of the Welsh settlement across the Atlantic.
As well as Sunday’s very special concert Beyond the MarchesCalan Mai will wrap up with a trio of free folk performances on Monday. But if you can't make it down here, our Calan Mai events will also be streamed live on our website: wmc.org.uk/connected. More details here...




Burnett's Hill Chapel
Martletwy
Pembrokeshire
SA67 9AX

Tuesday 2nd June - RAYNA GELLERT. Old-time American fiddle player and singer from North Carolina. Tickets £10 each. 7.30
Thursday 3rd September - SHEESHAM & LOTUS & SON. New kings of old-time from Canada. Tickets £10 each. 7.30pm.
Thursday 15th October - CORN POTATO STRING BAND. 7.30
Tuesday 3rd November - CORY SEZNEC BAND. Former frontman of Groanbox, now with a new French band touring Britain for the first time. Tickets £10 each. 7.30
Main Street Music, 44 Main Street, Pembroke SA71 4NP is selling tickets for Burnett's Hill concerts. Telephone 01646-621530. You can also reserve tickets by phoning 01646-651725.

Theatr Mwldan
Thursday 30th April - CARA DILLON. Support LOWRI EVANS
Thursday 14th May - GORDIE MACKEEMAN & HIS RHYTHM BOYS 2015.
Sunday 17th May - EDDI READER
SATURDAY 25th JULY
CARDIGAN CASTLE OFFICIAL OPENING CONCERT
FEATURING BELLOWHEAD & 9BACH
£20. Doors Open 6.45
A ​Theatr ​Mwldan - Castell ​Aberteifi Co-Promotion
Cuffern Manor
Roch
01437 710071

Acoustic Music Evenings are held (usually, but not always, please check) on the first
Thursday of every month, with some of the finest musicians from Pembrokeshire and beyond.
May 7th - REG MEUROSS £8
June 6th - GREN BARTLEY BAND £10
September 10th - VIN GARBUTT, support BRENIG
Oct Ist - BLAIR DUNLOP
Nov 5th - TANIA OPLAND and MIKE FREEMAN support PAUL HAYES
Dec 3rd - CALAN  (tbc)

Concerts featuring internationally touring roots musicians in smaller cozy settings

Who, When, and Where
Saturday April 25th - SARAH McQUAID. St Ishmael's Sport & Social Club SA62 3TB. 01646 636444
Tuesday May 19th - LAURA CORTESE & THE  DANCE CARDS. The Cross Inn, Clarbeston Road
SA63 4UL. 01437 731506
Tuesday July 14th - BEATA BERMUDA. Venue TBC

September - PETUNIA & THE VIPERS. Date & venue TBC
Sunday 25th Oct, RED DIRT SKINNERS. Venue TBC
The music starts at 8.00, is in two parts, finishing at 10.30. Tickets are £10 paid in advance,
or £12 on the door. Please telephone to pay in advance with a card, or just pop by.
Advance payers get seats reserved; though it’s first come first serve as to which seat exactly
Skiddle.com is an official ticket outlet for these events. All credit card purchases are encrypted
through their Secure Server Technology. You can also purchase by calling 0844 884 2920.

Rhosygilwen
Mansion

01239 841 387 

Upcoming Events
Sunday June 28th - SATISH KUMAR - SUNJAY 8:00 pm
Friday August 21st - FOLKTONE BANDA 7:30 pm

 


Please, please, always check that an event we list here is actually happening at the time and place listed.
Mistakes happen, events get cancelled etc, so it's always wise to check first. You have been warned.


Mondays
Scottish Country Dance - Burton Memorial Hall, Houghton 7.30. 01437_-741644.

Singing for Fun The Welsh branch of Singing for Fun   An ever-growing group (there are now over thirty singers) that meets on the second Monday morning of the month. All are welcome to join. Dates 2015: April 13 & 27, May 11 (NOT Bank Holiday 25th), June 1 (1st Monday), 8 & 23.
Charges: £18.00 per term (6 sessions). Memorial Hall on Station Road in Letterston. There is plenty of parking in the grounds and refreshments are provided.
Tuesdays.
International Dance - Woodstock Community Hall  Eve Brennan. 01239_ 831404

Appalachian Dance - Narberth Old Grove House, 95 Hill Street, Haverfordwest, 7.30. 

Border Morris - Heb Enw Morris - Llanfallteg Village Hall 7.30. Llanfallteg is near Clunderwen, about 2 miles north of Llanddewi Velfrey and only 20 minutes drive from Haverfordwest. Give it a try!
Contact Sheila 01239_ 831517 sheila@hebenw.org.uk
Wednesdays.

Welsh Border Morris - Abercych Village Hall  7.00 pm.  01994 419779

Singing workshops with tutor Sarah Harmon, SPAN Arts building in Narberth. Singing workshops are monthly on the third Wednesday of each month, 7.15pm to 9.15pm. Please feel welcome to come and give voice, you don`t need any experience to enjoy singing in good company. We especially welcome young singers.
Contact details Donna 01834 869323 www.span-arts.org.uk/

Thursdays.

Welsh music club - Fishguard & Goodwick Railwaymen's Club 7.30. All players interested in playing Welsh traditional music welcome, including beginners. Ring John or Joyce Price. Tel: 01348_ 874433
e-mail: J.Price4@btinternet.com

Scottish Country and Ceilidh Dance - Robeston Wathen Hall.  7.30 01994 419505

Fridays.
American Square Dance - Rudbaxton Hall 8p.m 01437 766371

Llandovery Folk Dancing Meet regularly on the third Friday of the month (except August) with only an occasional variation. Dancing is usually of a British origin, (Welsh, English, or Scottish) with a variation of any of these on occasions, for example: Cornish or Manx. Dancing starts around 7.30pm, with the Rhys Prichard Hall sessions finishing at about 10.30pm and the larger events continuing until later. Telephone: 01550 720483
Alternate Telephone: 01550 750232 E-mail: kim@llandoveryfolkdancing.co.uk

Please, please, always check that an event we list here is actually happening at the time and place listed.
Mistakes happen, events get cancelled etc, so it's always wise to check first. You have been warned.
Sign up for the festival newsletter here!
Email Address



Free Stuff 
website kindly hosted by