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Fairport Convention

FAIRPORT CONVENTION takes the stage at St David’s Hall in Cardiff city centre for their self-styled “Wintour” this Sunday, January 31 at 7.30pm. Hailed as the originators of British folk-rock music, the five musicians have been one of Britain’s best-loved bands for nearly 50 years. The five musicians have been described by The Guardian as…

Brilliant originality – that’s Huw!

Huw Williams: Held the enchanted audience

HUW WILLIAMS:┬áLlantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, November 11, 2015 It was a full house for Huw Williams, and rightly so. The man is a brilliant songwriter, champion Eisteddfod clog-dancer, adventurous guitarist, bizarre storyteller, Welsh bagpiper, manager of Cool Cymru ambassadors Calan and erstwhile half of a duo with Tony Williams, who conquered the…

What a night! Eight musicians celebrate Welsh tradition, and how…

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  CYLCHCANU/SONGCHAIN 2 Roots Unearthed, Lefel 3 Lounge, St David’s Hall, Cardiff: October 14, 2015 Last year, we watched in total fascination as a new musical creation called Cylchcanu/Songchain toured theatres and concert halls around Wales; a meeting of musicians gathered together to explore the rich and magical Welsh folk culture, but a tradition that…

Bill Caddick and Baggyrinkle herald the final Halfpenny Folk Club

Bill Caddick

– or IS it the last? After more than 30 years of inspiring organising, warm memories, musical highlights, fabulous local beers from the pub micro-brewery and sheer artistic brilliance, the Halfpenny Folk Club closed its doors with a final flourish, delivered by the wonderful Bill Caddick and the stentorian voices of Swansea-based shantymen Baggyrinkle. The…

Harpeth Rising: September 2015

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Applause and cheers for Harpeth Rising   Harpeth Rising – three young women musicians from all over the North American Continent – brought the house down at Llantrisant Folk Club with a stunning array of cracking songs, intelligent humour, breathtaking arrangements and harmonies to die for. Violinist Jordana Greenberg really stood out with her sweet…