Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


What are the folk clubs like in Wales?

Sweetfia 11 Nov 04 - 09:58 AM
Paco Rabanne 11 Nov 04 - 10:11 AM
GUEST,Jim 11 Nov 04 - 10:30 AM
GUEST,noddy 11 Nov 04 - 10:49 AM
GUEST,Boyo 11 Nov 04 - 10:54 AM
Dave Bryant 11 Nov 04 - 10:55 AM
GUEST,Jim 11 Nov 04 - 10:55 AM
Sttaw Legend 11 Nov 04 - 11:43 AM
Big Al Whittle 11 Nov 04 - 12:04 PM
Dead Horse 11 Nov 04 - 12:11 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 11 Nov 04 - 12:55 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 11 Nov 04 - 12:58 PM
Zany Mouse 11 Nov 04 - 01:08 PM
Scooby Doo 11 Nov 04 - 01:17 PM
treewind 11 Nov 04 - 01:39 PM
Crane Driver 11 Nov 04 - 03:43 PM
GUEST,Besotted 11 Nov 04 - 03:59 PM
sian, west wales 11 Nov 04 - 04:32 PM
Zany Mouse 11 Nov 04 - 05:03 PM
Charley Noble 11 Nov 04 - 05:26 PM
Mr Happy 11 Nov 04 - 08:18 PM
John Robinson (aka Cittern) 12 Nov 04 - 10:02 AM
Sweetfia 12 Nov 04 - 02:04 PM
BB 12 Nov 04 - 03:04 PM
harvey andrews 12 Nov 04 - 06:17 PM
Splott Man 15 Nov 04 - 03:41 AM
Paco Rabanne 15 Nov 04 - 06:23 AM
BanjoRay 15 Nov 04 - 07:13 AM
Splott Man 15 Nov 04 - 07:17 AM
Cats at Work 15 Nov 04 - 08:57 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 16 Nov 04 - 10:03 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:







Subject: Folk clubs in Wales?
From: Sweetfia
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 09:58 AM

Hello all!

Next summer I am hopefully moving up to Wales as that is where I would like to go to University. But I must know one thing...are there any folk clubs up in Wales? And what are they like? It's a pretty vague question I know but I have no knowlege about the folk scene in Wales so any information will be helpful and greatly appreciated.

Cheers, Sophia x


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 10:11 AM

Your grandad has bombed North Wales in his RAF days. Don't tell them though, they might not have been too happy about it!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 10:30 AM

Try this site:
http://www.folkandroots.co.uk/Venues_Wales.html


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 10:49 AM

north or south?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: GUEST,Boyo
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 10:54 AM

So long as you wear a Welsh rugby shirt, carry a leek and know the words to all Max Boyce's greatest hits, you'll be fine. Just don't try to follow John Redwood in singing the Welsh anthem though!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 10:55 AM

If you're going to be in South Wales, do try and get to Miskin Festival at Easter.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 10:55 AM

Juat a thought - if you've still not decided on which University, and you're especially interested in finding THE BEST folk clubs and acoustic music scene in the country, then take a look at Sheffield.

BE WARNED - students coming to Sheffield Universities often stay FOR LIFE!!!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 11:43 AM

Ull UniverZity

The true path


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 12:04 PM

its not true that they all stop singing when you walk in - the ones I've been to were fine


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: Dead Horse
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 12:11 PM

(They do tend to sing in Welsh behind your back, tho)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 12:55 PM

Quoute="waht are the folk clubs like in Wale?"

there full of welsh people.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 12:58 PM

anyway =from hull, on the map, wales is down not up!

quoute="i thinking of moving up to wales"


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 01:08 PM

Kiveton Park Folk Club is excellent and situated in Wales.

Sadly the Wales referred to is a tiny ex-mining village in South Yorkshire. (You could get to it easily if you went to Sheffield University). Good luck with your seach.

Rhiannon


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 01:17 PM

Try www.folkwales.org.uk, if you look hard enough you will find folk clubs throughout Wales.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: treewind
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 01:39 PM

I've heard excellent reports about the Valley Folk Club in Pontardawe.

Anahata


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: Crane Driver
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 03:43 PM

Assuming you're coming to Welsh Wales, not that small village in Yorkshire, you'll find the folk clubs much like their English counterparts. Where in Wales? Bear in mind that, generally speaking, the further west and north you go, the more you will meet people for whom Welsh is the first language. In South Wales, we have a club on the Gower peninsula (near Swansea) on Sundays, with a guest night once a month (Johnny Collins and Martin Carthy - not together - are coming soon) - other Sundays are singarounds, mostly English language - in fact, mostly populated by English ex-pats! Scooby Doo and friends have an excellent Wednesday night club at Llantrisant, just off the M4 between Swansea and Cardiff. Newport and Cardiff in the South East have clubs, as do Fishguard and Aberystwyth in the West. The main folk music magazine in Wales is called Taplas, they have a website imaginatively located at www.taplas.co.uk - if you can get hold of a copy, that will give you an idea of what is going on, folkwise, in the principality.

All the best,

Andrew


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: GUEST,Besotted
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 03:59 PM

Oh Sophia....you are really moving to Wales...how could you...how could we do without you. I will miss you so much. I have loved your posts on the mudcat...please keep in touch. You are everything any man could want in a woman. I will sure miss you. You are so beautiful
all the best.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: sian, west wales
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 04:32 PM

And you can subscribe to Ontrac (free) at www.trac-cymru.org. It's more a report on Welsh trad 'other' activity, not folk clubs (which are covered by Taplas) but there's usually info on various workshops.

As said previously, it depends on where you're going ... There are good sessions in various parts of Wales - north,mid and south - and tune clubs and day schools are growing in popularity.

siân


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 05:03 PM

You could listen to Celtic Heartbeat on BBC Radio Wales, Saturday at 23.00. It's also available online. Frank Henessey, the presenter, would probably answer an email about this and he can be contacted through the BBC website.

Rhiannon


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 05:26 PM

Andrew-

Thanks for the information you posted. We're thinking about visiting Wales next year and a list of folk clubs and sessions will make it more interesting.

Charley Noble


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 08:18 PM

'ave a look by 'ere http://www25.brinkster.com/folkorbit/

If you're goin uni in wales, then is it Bangor or Aberystwyth or where ?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: John Robinson (aka Cittern)
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 10:02 AM

If its the North then I can recommend Conwy Folk Club and I am told that Rhyl Folk Club is just as good.

Best regards
John Robinson
Acoustyistics Ltd
http://www.JulieEllison.co.uk


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: Sweetfia
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 02:04 PM

Thanks to everyone who has posted. It sounds like i'm gunna have a lot of fun! Mr Happy, I want to go to Aberystwyth, I've been told it's really good for drama/theatre studies courses which is what i'm hoping to do.

Thanks for all the blueclicky things too!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: BB
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 03:04 PM

Sir John said 'They're full of Welsh people'. Oh, no, they're not! We were at Conwy FC recently, and discovered that there was precisely one Welsh person in the audience! I have to say that it was a bit unexpected.

Barbara


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: harvey andrews
Date: 12 Nov 04 - 06:17 PM

I did a concert in Llandridod Wells, full house...two Welsh.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: Splott Man
Date: 15 Nov 04 - 03:41 AM

The Welsh go to other countries for their folk music.

Check any audience and you'll find the majority are incomers.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 15 Nov 04 - 06:23 AM

Stay in sunny Hull chuck, and get a proper job!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: BanjoRay
Date: 15 Nov 04 - 07:13 AM

I went to Aberystwyth in the sixties. What a superb place for a University, between the sea and the country, with the University being given the prominence it deserves. I had some of the best music sessions in my life there (till lately) - I don't suppose it's changed too much - you'll love it.
Ray


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: Splott Man
Date: 15 Nov 04 - 07:17 AM

The Coopers Arms is THE session pub in Aberwristwatch.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: Cats at Work
Date: 15 Nov 04 - 08:57 AM

Whenever we go back to Wales we are welcomed with open arms. There's none of this 'You're English' - it's like being with old friends again. Llantrisant is always a good one, Conwy has a good club opposite the railway station and Newport is excellent as well. But remember to come to Miskin Festival at Easter. That's one not to be missed. Go and enjoy yourself.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: What are the folk clubs like in Wales?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 16 Nov 04 - 10:03 AM


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 12 November 4:17 PM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.