15th FISHGUARD FOLK FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 23rd - MONDAY 26th MAY 2014
CONCERTS, CEILIDHS, WORKSHOPS, SINGAROUNDS, SESSIONS, 
FAMILY EVENTS
This is an amazing, mostly free festival, situated in one of Wales’ most scenic and historic spots. Established 1999

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The 2014 festival featured







Carwyn Tywyn
Mike Greenwood and friends

Dr Bobs Ceilidh Band
Plus many others

See what you missed, the 2014 festival programme here
Click here for a brief You tube video taster of the 2014 festival

Some of the many comments of the 2014 festival...
Dear Judy,
We have just arrived home after the best festival on our calendar. Many thanks for putting it all together and making so many people so happy.
Love from Gary and Helen

Dear Judy,
The reports in the press and in the emails have recognised what was evident at the time – that the Festival was a resounding success. It must be in the Premier League of Folk Festivals for its astonishing range of folk music together with workshops and opportunities to participate, all in a range of interesting venues. The 'feel-good' factor abounded and was due to your welcoming presence as well as months of meticulous planning which ensures there is continuous entertainment on offer.
Elizabeth

Dear Judy,
Just a short note to say that we had a great time at the festival recently and attended two sessions – Sunday night and Monday lunchtime, both were fantastic. We travelled from Wiltshire especially for the event and weren't disappointed. Many thanks for organising
such a successful event.
Kind regards,
Richard

Dear Judy,
We would just like to thank and congratulate you and your team for an excellent Festival. We have been attending now for four years and this was by far the best. You seem to be managing to improve year on year – don't know how because every year we think it can't get any better. The addition of Ffwrn as a venue has added a new dynamic and the quality of musical talent on display was superb.
We look forward to next year and wish you great success.
Well done Fishguard Folk Festival.
Colin and Sandy

Hi Judy,
Thank you, and all the team, for another great Fishguard Folk Festival. It was full of wonderful music; played, sung and shared in a wonderful spirit. Particular highlights for me were Monday's concert – Barrule were superb and for The Young 'Uns to follow that accoustically was terrific – Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar on Saturday and – as usual – Rapsquillion's concert and workshop. Also, lovely singarounds in the Ship, thanks to Rapsquillion (again!), Nine Tenths Below and Stan Zervas. I also enjoyed the Medieval Music workshop with Ian Pittaway (which I probably wouldn't have got to if it wasn't for hearing him as a late fill-in for the Urban Folk Quartet on Saturday – it's an ill wind! But, having said all that, it was all great! Thanks to everyone who organised anything, played, sung, danced, sold beer or just came and listened. See you next year.
All the best,
Jon

Dear Judith,
May I take this opportunity to thank you for organising another superb Folk Festival in Fishguard. My wife and I attended for the fourth year running, and I believe this year's was the finest I have ever attended. We stayed three nights at the Manor Townhouse Hotel in order to enjoy the full programme, and what a programme it was! Three days of great entertainment. I'm sure your sponsors/support/team have contributed in various ways, of which they can all be proud. Please pass on my thanks to your whole team for a job well done. We hope to return for next year's festival.
Regards,
Graham and Pat

Dear Judy,
I wanted to say how much we enjoyed the festival once more. You continue to innovate, which keeps thing fresh, yet the more familiar things – places and faces – also bring a sense of continuity, and a feeling of belonging. What I love most is the informality of the festival. There are always so many friendly people around, and there's a great sense of fun at every venue. The town, despite the disappearance of a number of shops over the years, continues to provide for all my needs over the weekend, and we both ate and drank well! FFF continues to prove over and over that you do not need big 'star names' to make a wonderful festival. It is more about the character and willingness of talented musicians to join in the spirit of the event. That has always been Fishguard's way, and long may it continue. I'll be back next year!
Phil


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