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2015 FISHGUARD FOLK FESTIVAL DATES
FRIDAY 22nd - MONDAY 25th MAY 2015

Latest news...first artists confirmed for 2015, see
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Pembrokeshire Folk attempts to provide a reference for anyone in the area interested in the folk scene.

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.

Sessions, pub or otherwise

The Fishguard Session.
Change of venue,
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)

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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
BlueGrass session
Druidstone Hotel
Nr Broad Haven
Haverfordwest
SA62 3NE
01437 781221
Bluegrass Sessions are now held at The Druidstone Hotel in the bar on the last Friday of the month, Date list follows: 26th Sep OFF, 31st Oct YES, 28th Nov YES, 26th Dec OFF.

Rhosygilwen
folk club

Meets on third Thursday of each month at 7:30 for 8pm
Featuring - November 20th Fiddlebox.
Contact  www.jansteer.co.uk


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

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Burnett's Hill Chapel
Martletwy
Pembrokeshire
SA67 9AX

Thursday 30th October 2014 - The London Klezmer Quartet. Internationally acclaimed ensemble recently returned from a tour of Australia and with a new CD coming out any time soon. Eastern European and Yiddish songs and tunes played with flair and passion. Tickets £10 each. 7.30pm
Wednesday 12th November 2014 - Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra. Britain's finest purveyors of Western swing, country blues and ragtime. 
Wednesday 21st January 2015 - The Bully Wee Band with Phil Beer
. Celtic folk-rock legends of the 1970s and 1980s coming to the chapel as part of their annual reunion tour. Tickets £10 each. 7.30pm.
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

Friday 7th November - CELTIC GUITAR JOURNEYS
Three of Europe’s finest acoustic guitarists collaborate in an exciting celebration of their Celtic roots.
Soig Sibéril from Brittany, Ian Melrose from Scotland and Dylan Fowler from Wales are all international soloists, in their own right.  In this performance they showcase unique styles that draw on three distinct Celtic traditions and a world of musical experiences. Expect sublime music for trio, dazzling music for duo and scintillating solo performances, in this, their first tour of Wales. 

Friday 28th November - MARTIN SIMPSON. Nominated for Musician of the Year and for Best Album with ‘Vagrant Stanzas’ BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014
Tuesday 3rd February - KATHRYN ROBERTS AND SEAN LAKEMAN. Winner best duo BBC Radio 2 Folk awards 2013
Wednesday 15th April - THE FURYS. Legends of Irish music & song are coming back for their fifth visit in seven years.
Sunday 17th May - EDDI READER

Cuffen Manor
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. Starts at 7.30 p.m. For the time being we have discontinued our food option before the music nights.
Coming up: Oct 31st - From Canada, James Keelaghan £10

Nov 14 -15th - A weekend of fiddle workshops with tutors Mairi Campbell advanced and Anghared Jenkins Intermediate.The inclusive cost for residential participants is £226 and for non-residential £180. If you wish to bring a friend/partner then the cost is £145, and if they play then there will be opportunities to play in sessions. Deposits of £100 will secure your place – and there are ONLY 16 places available, send us your name and address with the deposit cheque or pay through paypal or BACS.
The cost of the weekend includes accommodation, food, workshops and the friday concert with
BRUCE MOLSKY - one of America’s greatest old-time fiddlers, star of theTransatlantic Sessions.

Americana
Celtic
Nu/Alt

 

Who, When, and Where.
Nov 14th (Friday) Bruce Molsky. Little Haven Village Hall, near car-park.
Nov 20th (Thursday) Sarah McQuaid - Druidstone,
SA62 3NE. 01437 781221.
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.

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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:
NB NOT 1st Monday in month Charges: autumn term: £21.00  (£21.30 if by cheque) spring term: £18.00 (£18.30 if by cheque) summer term: £15.00 (£15.30 if by cheque). 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 only 20 minutes drive from Haverfordwest near Clunderwen, about 2 miles north of Llanddewi Velfrey. 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

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