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Porthcawl Interceltic Festival

Jamie Smith's Mabon

Jamie Smith's Mabon


Friday 1 - Sunday 3 March 2013, the Grand Pavilion once again plays host to this specatacular weekend of traditional dance, song and music from the Celtic countries, now in its 11th year. As one of the largest events of its type in Wales, the festival offers concerts, dances, sessions & workshops featuring some of the finest performers nationally and internationally. With March 1st falling on the Friday, this year, the festival opens with a special St David's Day Concert featuring BBC Wales personality Frank Hennessy with The Hennessys along with Bridgend Male Voice Choir and superb support. Saturday's headliners are the outstanding Welsh band Jamie Smith's Mabon, who have just released a well received CD. Amongst a host of others, Irish Dance will feature with the spectacular dance troupe Absolutely Legless & their musicians.Full details of all artists and programme can be found by visiting
www.cwlwmceltaidd.com or from 01656 766667


Porthcawl Interceltic Festival

Porthcawl Interceltic Festival

Porthcawl Interceltic Festival


Once again musicians, singers and dancers are descending on Porthcawl for another - The Cwlwm Celtaidd Celtic Festival of Wales with Celtic music, song and dance from Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man.
A weekend of non-stop concerts, dances, workshops, legendary sessions and Saturday's colourful "Parade of the Celts" through Porthcawl town centre finishing at the Grand Pavilion.
With our new base in the Grand Pavilion with two indoor stages under one roof on the town seafront, the festival is close to all the amenities associated with Porthcawl, one of Wales' premier seaside resorts, including the town centre, beaches, coastal paths & dunes, golf clubs & outdoor pursuit centres. A great weekend not to be missed with full details at www.cwlwmceltaidd.com
Weekend, Day and Evening tickets are available from the Box Office.
Ticket Office: 01656 815995


Join Derek Smith and friends at Bryngarw

Derek Smith

Derek Smith


Bryngarw has a series of fab free events on Sunday's in August, pay for car parking only. The 'Music in the Garden' event on the 21st August  stars one of Bridgend's most successful guitarists, Derek Smith performing live at Bryngarw Country Park in Brynmenyn, Bridgend from 2.30 - 4.30pm.
Derek will be joined by two of his Mabon musicians, Jasper Salmon on fiddle and Tim Orrell on wooden flute and whistles. Come and enjoy a family day out for an acoustic performance of the interceltic roots fusion music that is the trademark of this internationally successful band.
Join us and enjoy outdoor live music being performed upon the lawn in front of Bryngarw House, with this year's line-up offering sounds to suit everyone's taste:
 Sunday 21 August - Roots fusion with Derek Smith (Mabon) and friends
Sunday 28 August - Light classical with Absolute Zero Viola Quartet
Please note that there is no wet weather cover or seating provided, but you are welcome to bring your own chairs or picnic rugs. Due to this being an outdoor event; it is weather dependant, therefore we advise you to contact Bryngarw House on 01656 729009 prior to starting your journey.
 There will be children's entertainers including balloon modelling and stilt walking. Light snacks available at the park café.
 Admission is free with a car park charge of £2.50 for all events which are set on the beautiful lawns at the award-winning 113 acres of spectacular parkland that boasts Bridgend County Borough Council's largest picturesque landscape.
BryngarwCountryPark is part of the 'OneHistoricGarden' project linking heritage, gardens and opportunities acrossSouth Wales, and is part-funded by the EU's Convergence European Regional Development Fund through Visit Wales and the Welsh Government and supported by The Valleys Heart and Soul of Wales campaign.
For more information, contact Corporate Marketing Assistant Kelly Jones on (01656) 642094. Email: kelly.jones2@bridgend.gov.uk Website: www.bridgend.gov.uk