Tuesday, 3 April 2007

Gŵyl y Cenhedloedd Bychain - Small Nations Festival

Come and join us at the Small Nations Festival - a celebration of the music of Wales and other small nations. Here you will find the best of Welsh and International music in all its wonderful variety, all packed into one week-end in the most idyllic setting. This is, and will remain, a small festival with a total capacity of 1500.

Glangwenlais Farm half mile from Cilycwm in the upper Towy Valley, Cilycwm, Wales Cost : Early Bird week-end ticket £40

Gŵyl y Cenhedloedd Bychain - Small Nations Festival - Gorffenaf 13 - 15 July 2007
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A celebration of the music of Wales and other small nations. Early Bird week-end ticket £40 Youth week-end ticket £35 Week-end ticket £50 Friday 16 Saturday all day £28 Saturday evening £16 Sunday £16 Cars £5 Campers £10 Caravans £15 Information Line: 01558 650127

Featured guests include the Bard of Ely 14 Jul 2007, 23:00

Bard of Ely

Also enjoy: Boys from the Hill -- Swanea favourites 'The Boys' are one of the most innovative bands to emerge from an increasingly confident Welsh traditional music scene. They have developed their own innovative brand of Welsh Urban Folk, combining many influences, musical, social and political to create new acoustic music relevant to their time and place.

Boys from the Hill

Dom Duff (Brittany) -- Pagan Pop/Folk Guitarist, singer, songwriter from Brittany, "when Dom sings his native langage, it sounds like an international one". Rock'nFolk Magazine.

Dom was raised in a farming district by the sea and says, "those little farms by the sea were my entire life, the language and local songs were in my ears everyday". He has plays in Breton bands for 15 years, being the driving force behind the famous fest-noz band 'Diwall', which toured Europe and far beyond. Dom is no stranger to Welsh audiences, and has even learnt some Welsh!

Dom Duff (Brittany)

Eleanor McEvoy (Ireland) -- A return visit for one of the best singer songwriters ever! Eleanor McEvoy achieved star status in Ireland in 1992 when her song "Only A Woman's Heart" inspired the title for and appeared on, the "A Woman's Heart" anthology album. It has since become the best selling album in Irish history, even eclipsing records by such legendary Irish artists as Van Morrison and U2. "A Woman's Heart" stayed in the Top 10 for over a year.

Eleanor McEvoy (Ireland)

Fraser Fifield (Scotland) The steadily growing overlap between the Scottish folk and jazz scenes has been a rich source of invention in recent years, but even in this context, multi-instrumentalist Fraser Fifield has emerged as one of today's outstanding talents. His mastery of the soprano saxophone, compositional gifts and fluency in both traditional and jazz idioms have prompted comparisons with Norwegian legend Jan Garbarek. Fifield,
though, is also a brilliant exponent of the low whistle and the Scottish smallpipes, and will be playing here with his regular band.

Fraser Fifield (Scotland)

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