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Sat 21 Sep 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Dessie Magee

“Dessie Magee’s vocals were outstanding on ‘Maze'” – BBC Radio 1

Irish folk/rock singer-songwriter Dessie Magee draws influence from the likes of Hozier, Ben Howard, Nathaniel Rateliff andFink, though not leaving his heavy roots behind.

“…an energetic and powerful folk music that takes us from the first seconds of the song.” – Music For Your Heart 

Selling out headline shows across the UK and has appeared at Brighton Festival and Fringe Festival and had great success touring America the summer of 2017. His debut single ‘Maze’ was picked as BBC Radio 1’s ‘Track Of The Day’, The Unsigned Guide’s ‘Track Of The Month’, which spent over a month in the top five of the French charts and racked up over 100,000 video views. He has received support from BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 6, and BBC Radio Ulster.

 “Magee possesses that raw, poetic passion that few singer-songwriters can harness. His husky voice and powerful delivery and it’s absolutely addictive." -

“Amazing and powerful vocals” – Wolf in Suit


Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
Tue 24 Sep 2019

Open Mic

Our Open Mic nights attract a wealth of talent. We see a variety of performances, including spoken word, poetry, comedy and all types of music. Come along to enjoy the night as an audience member or sign up with Chris to perform on the night!

Community event 8.00pm
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Fri 27 Sep 2019

Macmillan Coffee Morning at the globe

Come along to our Coffee Morning Friday 27th September 9:30am-12:00pm. 

Every penny we raise means Macmillan can help more people with cancer live life as fully as they can. 

Cakes, Cuppas and Cash at the ready!

Community event 9.30am
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Fri 27 Sep 2019

Bright Field

A new quarterly night celebrating the start of each season in music and spoken word from the borders and beyond, curated by Guardian/Observer/Radio 3 journalist and broadcaster Jude Rogers

The inaugural Autumn edition presents Sam Lee ("Britain's most inventive folk singer" - Songlines), in advance of his new Bernard Butler-produced third album, psych-folk band Alula Down and Radnorshire's Richard King, author of the critically-acclaimed book about landscape and music, The Lark Ascending (Faber & Faber). DJs come from the fantastic local Weirdshire Collective. 

More info here

Book now

Community event 7.00pm
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Sat 28 Sep 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: The Butcher's Dog Show!


The Sundown Jazz SocietyJakey Boy Hughes and your hosts The Butcher’s Dogs!

‘The Butcher’s Dog Show’ is BACK organised by the quirky ol’ Butcher’s Dogs band personnel - for the purposes of - reasons to be cheerful in the dreary Shires, - the dance floor jumpin’ about committee - and by order of the singalong. Giving opportunities to aspiring song-and-dance people, open mic sensations and the occasional bona fide legend the whole of the Herefordshire & Powys county over!

An alternative to the local open mic homogeny.

Tickets are £3 advance and £5 on the door - CASH ONLY! 

Community event 8.00pm
Sun 29 Sep 2019

Hay Wedding Fair

We have selected some of the regions finest wedding suppliers, to help inspire and plan your perfect day. There will be everything from boutique dresses to bridal jewellery, handmade party favours to beautiful stationery, live music to scrumptious cakes.

FREE fizz on arrival AND a goodie bag for all brides to be.

For more information please email
Or call us on 01497 821 762

Community event 11.00am
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Thu 3 Oct 2019

Greenpeace Talk

Informal meeting of local activists and supporters to discuss campaigns and how we can get involved in bringing about major environmental victories. Anyone who cares about the natural world and our future is welcome.

For more info, please email


Community event 7.00pm
Fri 4 Oct 2019


Hay NAWR #3
Angharad Davies
C. Joynes
newCELF : FLUXUS2019
Y Pregethwr
DJ: Lief van der Baan

Drwsiau / Doors 7.30PM - £5 (Cash only, tickets available on the door)


NAWR (meaning NOW in Welsh) is a new multidisciplinary concert series in Swansea of experimental music,
free improvisation, film, lo-fi, free jazz, sound art, alternative folk and new music, which is convened by
Rhodri Davies, Jenn Kirby, Rose Linn-Pearl and Dan Linn-Pearl and Daryl Feehely.
“The aim is to offer an open and reflective space for an audience to experience new music
in a welcoming and intimate setting."

Mae NAWR yn gyfres o gyngherddau amlddisgyblaeth yn Abertawe o gerddoriaeth arbrofol, byrfyfyr rhydd,
ffilm, lo-fi, jazz rhydd, celf sain, cerddoriaeth werin a cherddoriaeth newydd, a gynullir gan Rhodri Davies,
Jenn Kirby, Rose Linn-Pearl and Dan Linn-Pearl, a Daryl Feehely.
"Y nod yw cynnig lle agored a myfyriol i gynulleidfa brofi cerddoriaeth newydd mewn lleoliad croesawgar ac

Angharad Davies
Angharad Davies is a Welsh violinist working with free-improvisation, compositions and performance. Her
approach to sound involves attentive listening and exploring beyond the sonic confines of her instrument, her
classical training and performance expectation.
She has released records on Absinth Records, Another Timbre, Potlatch and Confrontrecords. Her album
Ffansion | Fancies was voted in the top 12 albums for Radio 3's Late Junction.

C. Joynes
Over the last decade, C Joynes has ploughed a singular furrow through solo guitar, with a body of work
incorporating English folk-tunes alongside North & West African music, and lifting proto-minimalist and
improvised techniques from the European classical tradition.
“As much Conlon Nancarrow and Ali Farka Toure as Blind Lemon Jefferson, the compositional mind at work
here can take apparently disparate threads of modernism and ethnic tradition and treat them as though they
were all archaic blues styles learnt from dusty 78s.”

newCELF : FLUXUS 2019
newCELF are a Cardiff-based multidisciplinary art events organisation who pair modern classics with new
commissions. During 2019 they have been championing the 1960s performance art Fluxus. Exploration of
early Fluxus works led to a call for works, the submissions of which will be toured around Wales in
September. The aim of the project is to highlight the legacy and continuing relevance of Fluxus in relation to
practising artists across a variety of fields.
newCELF will present a selection of works as part of their FLUXUS2019 project.

Y Pregethwr


Community event 7.00pm
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Sat 5 Oct 2019

Closed for a Private Wedding

The globe will be closed during the daytime due to a Private Wedding. 

Our unique space in the heart of Hay-on-Wye, within a beautiful converted chapel, is the perfect venue for a range of celebrations: from vintage style garden parties or magnificent weddings, to intimate drinks receptions or a sit-down meal, the globe can be adaptable to suit any occasion.

See more information on wedding options at the venue here
Community event 10.00am
Thu 10 Oct 2019

Black History Month Film Showcase

In celebration of Black History Month local Marva Lord (G-Riots) presents: 
Burning an Illusion by Menelik Shabazz. Screening followed by Q&A with the director
Opening with a short film called WAiTiNG, a black comedy about anxiety by HKB FiNN
WAiTiNG is black comedy about anxiety. Paul James is a successful man who works in the arts. He has everything but he also has a small problem with his own 'Anxiety'. Especially when waiting for some news from a new friend. Can he make it through the day without giving up? 
Running time: 6 mins
Written & Directed by HKB FiNN
Feature: Burning an Illusion
A young black woman in England becomes increasingly frustrated with her life with her lazy, demanding boyfriend, and with the help of friends seeks something better. (1981)
Running time:  107 mins
Director: Menelik Shabazz
Menelik Shabazz is an Award winning film director, producer, and writer – known as a key pioneer in the development of contemporary black British cinema. Born in St. John, Barbados, he has lived in the UK since the age of five.  Menelik is best known for the documentary The Story of Lovers Rock, and his acclaimed debut feature Burning An Illusion, which won the Grand Prix at the Amien International Film Festival in 1982. The film also won the lead actress, Cassie Macfarlane, the Evening Standard Award for ‘Promising Actress’(1982). Burning An Illusion is the second feature film by a black director produced in the UK. The film has become a cult classic.
Start time: 7:30 pm
Buy Tickets via Eventbrite by clicking here  
£4 advance / £5 on the door
Community event 7.00pm
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Fri 11 Oct 2019

Friday Live: Megan Dixon Hood

Combining haunting melodies with ethereal lead vocals through her piano folk-infused songs, delivering atmospheric melodies that are creative yet heartfelt, sounds of alternative art rock/folk in a fairytale world that hints at Florence + the Machine, Laura Marling and AURORA; this is Megan Dixon Hood.

“Megan Dixon Hood is well beyond her years in terms of lyrical prowess, song depth, and musicality and she weaves a mesmerising web of alternative folk warmth” - Atwood Magazine

Dixon Hood is "making waves" in the music scene - The Unsigned Guide - opening for Rag'N'Bone Man and performing at Nozstock, Great Escape Festival, Rock the Farm, Cornbury, Glass Butter Beach, Middlewich Folk Festival, and Sidmouth Fringe Festival.

Megan's new EP ‘Tales From The North’ is finally here, including two live bonus tracks with Manchester's The Untold Orchestra.

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Sat 12 Oct 2019

Little Green Refills Pop Up

Little Green Refills will be with us on Saturday 12th October with all of their lovely eco friendly products for you to come and chat with them about what they do and see what they have to offer.

100% Eco friendly, plant based, cruelty free household cleaning products, toiletries and extras delivered like a milkman in glass bottles that they collect and refill. If you'd like to pre order just visit their website and collect on the day.


Hello, we are Little Green Refills, two mums local to Abergavenny, who are passionate about reducing plastic waste. We are a refills delivery service.  We offer cleaning, household and toiletry products and many other bits and pieces, delivered straight to your door, reducing the number of single use plastic containers that households commonly dispose of. We work much like your milkman.  You put your empties out and we refill them! We also have a base in Abergavenny and Pontypool markets for those that might prefer to bring their empties to our refill station.  We have collection points in and around Abergavenny, Monmouth, Hereford and Newport, Cwmbran, Pontypool, Usk, Raglan and Brecon and many areas in between.  Please do contact us to find out more and if you know of somewhere that would be a great collection point for us, please do let us know.
We would love to help our area become plastic free. Thank you




Community event 10.00am
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Sat 12 Oct 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Bright Shiners

Bright Shiners are an acapella singing group from around Hebden Bridge in The heart of the Pennines, performing in a fantastically wide range of musical styles.  You’ll love their inimitable approach – gorgeous, rich harmonies performed with verve, and a relaxed vibe that belies their vocal precision.  They are a free-wheeling, fun-loving bunch, comfortable in any genre, and with a great rapport. They will showcase 20th Century American popular classics - Cole Porter,  George Gershwin and arrangements by Manhattan Transfer amongst others - alongside spirituals and folk based music. 


Characterised by beautifully blended voices and moving performances, Due Voci have appeared regularly at regional musical venues and events. They will share some of their gorgeous and witty repertoire and will perform a variety of Folk and Opera, including some lovely light hearted pieces by Rossini and Brahms.

‘They know how, not just to sing, but to reach out to  and embrace an audience and send them away warmed and rewarded'. Halifax Evening Courier.

 There will be an informal open mike session 10 – 11 pm after the main show.

 Tickets £8 adv available from Radnor House, Church Street, Hay-on-Wye by popping in, calling 01497 821180, or emailing  Doors open 7.30 pm, show starts 8 pm


Community event 8.00pm
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Fri 18 Oct 2019

Friday Live: The Spirit Wizard Show - Journey Beyond Imagination

***** "Don't miss this show" - Magic Bar Live 

A night of psychic phenomena, spirits and bizarre entertainment: presenting The Spirit Wizard Show - Journey Beyond Imagination.

The Spirit Wizard Show is a journey of mindful mind reading, psychic experiments and bizarre wonders of mysterious possibilities. The show promises to be inspiring, entertaining and breathtaking from laughter to sheer astonishment.  The show will empower you and your friends or party of guests to the wonders of your mind, dreams, goals, aims and the magical possibilities that life presents us. The show will leave you on a high note, motivated to live in the fullness of your own aims and goals.

As well as founding the School of Busking, Mario Morris has entertained international audiences for over two and half decades in his street performances and comedy shows.

“Mario Morris’s mastery of both indoor and outdoor Magic is really wonderful. I love his work.” - Eugene Burger, McBridge Magic & Mystery School, Las Vegas.



Book tickets £10.00 8.00pm
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Sat 19 Oct 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: The Luke Doherty Band

The Award-winning Luke Doherty Band continue their shows with a stop in Hay!

FORM UKBlues Awards - “Artist of the Year for Wales 2018” and Doc's - Best Male Artist 2015. 

Luke has played at many Festivals and Blues Clubs, including: Upton, Abertillery, Tenby, Colne, Mar­yport, Gloucester, Bentworth, Furnace, Green Valley, Doncaster, Norwich, Whitby, Blackburn, Frome, Radford Mill, Brecon Jazz, Upton Jazz, Llandeilo Jazz, Basingstoke Blues Club, Tubby’s Blues Club, Borough Blues Club, Blues Review, Blues At The Farm, Cambridge Rock Festival, and the 100 Club London, to name a few.

The band had the privileged to share the stage with Eric Bell, Kerk Fletcher, Ian Paker, Chantel McGregor, Laurence Jones and Mike Zito. 

2015 was an exciting year for Luke and the band. The release of their first all original album, Six Strings and a Stetson, which has had numerous air play, which has led to Luke winning Best Male Artist Award, and a track from the album being included in a list for one of best songs of 2015.

The band's new album "Night and Day” is available to stream now!

Book tickets £6.00 8.00pm
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Sun 20 Oct 2019

Lunchtime Jazz with The Jukes

The Jukes return to Hay after a very well received gig at the Globe in July. Based in South East London, this is a Golden-era jazz classics band. Usually to be found performing over Sunday lunch in the Greenwich area, they return this time with their singer Abby Harte.

Enjoy some chilled live Jazz vibes over Sunday Brunch - FREE ENTRY!

Start time: 2pm


Community event 2.00pm
Fri 25 Oct 2019

Friday Live: Ailsa Tully + support from GILLIE

Intricate melodies that weave over brooding basslines, Ailsa Tully is creating an ethereal world that is rooted in folk with darker undertones. Inspired by choral music, folk and indie her sound is haunting, tender and powerful. Her lyrics are both honest and poetic, often exploring feminism and her experiences of being female in her writing.

Ailsa has been featured on BBC Radio Wales many times, toured Italy, performed at festivals and venues throughout the country, including Greenman, Nozstock, The Big Cwtch and the legendary Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club.

‘I can’t tell you how excited I got when I heard this… inexplicable transcendental excellence’ – Adam Walton, BBC Introducing Wales

As a cellist Ailsa has a unique approach to song writing and arranging; originally she performed using the cello to accompany her voice but has now incorporated an electric bass into her shows to explore a different tone. Fronting an an all-female band which bring her song writing to life, expect modal harmonies and driving rhythms to tender emotive melody lines. 

Support comes from GILLIE. Her music centres around an experimental pop sound, with an undercurrent of folk influenced narrative. 


Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Sat 26 Oct 2019

Family Language Day!

A day to celebrate languages, diversity and unity! 

A chance to learn different languages through fun and interactive activities including making food, dance, craft and more! Languages will include Welsh, Spanish, Italian and even Sign Language. It is important we learn about other cultures and societies in this world and unite as one!

All ages welcome.

Workshops will run from 10am - 4pm


Community event 10.00am
Sat 26 Oct 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Hoodoo Blue

Formed in March 2018 by Missy Edwards and Jools Bath who had previously performed in Somerset’s alternative rock band 'Missart' and Bristol based alt rockers 'Treacle Eater'. Jools has a long history of musical performance having played guitar in West Country cajun folk rock band 'K-Passa' and he currently performs alongside Reef bassist Jack Bessant in his side project 'The Cheddar Experiment Band’ (Ched Ex). This is where he recruited the talents of Oli Lee (Bass) and Pibby (Drums) to join Missy (Vocals) and himself (Guitar) to form Hoodoo Blue. Their first gig was supporting the Ched Ex Band and this led to performances in venues and festivals across England and Wales in 2018 and 2019. Hoodoo Blue released their first EP (Break) in January 2019 and are excited to be going back into the studio in early October 2019 to record their first album.

In October 2019 they recorded their debut EP 'Break' in Orchard Recording Studios Somerset, which was then mastered by Matt Colton of Alchemy Studios in London. The title track 'Break' was released in January 2019 on all major digital download platforms, with its first airplay on Glastonbury FM. The other tracks 'Lost and Found' and 'Heal the Pain' will follow. A physical copy of their EP will be available to purchase on CD at live events.

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
Fri 1 Nov 2019

Nightingales Watch Present: Odette Michell

Hay-on-Wye and Bristol based duo Nightingales Watch - Thoughtful Folk for Troubled Times - (Joseph Emmett & Steffan Lewis) present and support Odette Michell. Odette has been described as “One of the brightest new names to have emerged full-grown on the country’s folk scene in recent years" - FOLK RADIO UK. Whilst FATEA MAGAZINE stated “Odette Michell has the potential to be one of this generation's comparison points..." "... An inspiration". She has been compared to Sandy Denny and Joni Mitchell. After Odette’s incredible summer tour and festival appearances, Nightingales Watch are delighted to invite her to the wonderful Globe@Hay. We really hope to see you all there.

Tickets are £5 advance / £7 on the door -CASH ONLY from the globe at hay. 

Community event 8.00pm
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Sat 2 Nov 2019

Closed for a Private Wedding

The globe will be closed during the daytime due to a Private Wedding. 

Our unique space in the heart of Hay-on-Wye, within a beautiful converted chapel, is the perfect venue for a range of celebrations: from vintage style garden parties or magnificent weddings, to intimate drinks receptions or a sit-down meal, the globe can be adaptable to suit any occasion.

See more information on wedding options at the venue here
Community event 9.00am
Thu 7 Nov 2019

Greenpeace Talk

Informal meeting of local activists and supporters to discuss campaigns and how we can get involved in bringing about major environmental victories. Anyone who cares about the natural world and our future is welcome.

For more info, please email


Community event 7.00pm
Fri 8 Nov 2019

Friday Live: Son of John & John Parker

Son Of John (Jacob Johnson) are back performing with renowned double bassist John Parker, of the band Nizlopi.

Last year the duo released their debut E.P “Live at Fieldgate Studio”. The duo takes Jacob’s own material as well as traditional songs from both sides of the Atlantic, to create intimate yet vibrant gigs.

With the mix of Jacob’s “husky drawl...and.. effortless picking” mixed with John’s ability “teasing the most amazing sounds, bowing, plucking, sawing and downright thrashing to remarkable effect”  FATEA Magazineout of his instrument, the duo wander from old timey foot stompers to slower more ambient songwriter ballads.

“..a series of intricately and sometimes delicately orchestrated, vignettes and ballads that switch in a heartbeat from reference points as diverse as Appalachian Bluegrass to the arid string patterns of the Maghreb.” Slap Magazine

“The pairing worked well, with Jacob’s husky vocals, and acoustic guitar, being poked and cajoled by the warm bass line stirred by JP.” – Rhythm & Booze 

 “As with his debut album, the playing is faultless, the original songs outstanding and, if anything, the intervening 2 years have rendered Jacob's voice even more distinctive.”Paul Jackson, FATEA Magazine

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
Sat 9 Nov 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: The Washboard Resonators

This duo of guitar, banjo and washboard play footstomping blues, ragtime, hokum, swing and folk like it was on the street corners of America in the 1920s, 30s & 40s. 
An evening of great fun for people all ages and musical tastes this one is not to be missed!

Doors open 8pm / Starts at 8:30pm.

Buy your tickets here

Community event 8.30pm
Fri 15 Nov 2019

Friday Live: Mark Harrison

There is no one in music quite like Mark Harrison. He is widely considered one of the most original and interesting artists in the UK. Described at BBC Radio 2 as ‘quirky’ and an artist who ‘makes you think afresh’, and by one eminent reviewer as ‘approaching national treasure status’, Mark is a totally original songwriter, a stunning guitarist, and a master storyteller. He takes elements of roots music, including folk, blues and gospel, to create something new that is very much his own genre. 

 His highly individual, all-original music goes down very well with audiences of all kinds, and it has taken him to some of the top venues and festivals in the UK, attracting acclaim wherever he goes. Recent appearances on BBC Radio 2, as a guest with Cerys Matthews and Anneka Rice, have further added to his growing reputation. 

‘He's kind of reinvented the blues in this country. What a glorious sound he makes’  - Frank Hennessey, BBC Radio 2

A thrilling, rhythmic, finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style. Mark tours extensively. He has appeared at top festivals such as Celtic Connections, Bearded Theory, The Great British Folk Festival, Lakefest and Jazz FM Love Supreme and at prestigious venues all over the UK. He has released six albums which have been unanimously acclaimed across a wide range of areas of the music world, receiving a very great deal of airplay and highly enthusiastic reviews in the UK, Europe and the US.

‘Mark Harrison keeps getting better‘ - Classic Rock Magazine

'singular lyrics …an original take on song writing' - Blues in Britain


Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
Sat 16 Nov 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Blackbeard's Tea Party 'Ten YAAR Anniversary Tour'

Blackbeard’s Tea Party’s bold and riotous modern folk rock is built for late nights and big stages. Traditional songs and tunes are given a heavy rock edge with earth shattering riffs, playful arrangements and driving dance rhythms. This is gutsy folk rock dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century.

The band celebrate a decade in music in 2019 and will commemorate this with their 'Ten YAAR Anniversary Tour' in the Autumn.

Blackbeard's Tea Party believe a live show should be a spectacle for the eyes as well as the ears. Outlandish outfits, costume changes, DIY props, unhinged stage antics and chaotic choreography all add up to an engaging, high-octane show that inevitably leaves audiences cheering for more.

Their most recent release, the 5-track EP ‘Leviathan!’, explores the romanticized glories and the full gruesome horrors of the 19th century whaling industry. The record brings with it a bigger, bolder sound and a revamped live show, employing a heftier rhythm section with their new double-Drum Kit set up.


‘Contemporary folk rock at its most infectious’ - R2


‘York’s answer to The Pogues, but with cleaner fingernails’ - The Telegraph


‘Blackbeard's Tea Party restored my faith in foot-tapping, fun, energy-packed music


recently. In short: they make shanties chic’ -Roger Crow, Huffington Post

‘Gloriously wild, gamely OTT and sharp. This is convincing and essential’ - fRoots 


‘Barnstorming buccaneers belting our riff-tastic folk rock’ - Songlines


Book tickets £9.00 8.00pm
Fri 22 Nov 2019

Friday Live: The Black Eyed Dogs feat. Ethan Johns

Join The Black Eyed Dogs for an intimate trio show at The Globe in Hay-on-Wye. Helmed by one of the fathers of Americana, Ethan Johns, Black Eyed Dogs have been receiving rave reviews for their compelling live performances.

Dedicated supporters of the independent music scene, The Dogs' latest record “Revelator” is a live album, currently only available on vinyl and made specifically for record store day. The band, including members Nick Pini (bass), Georgina Leach (fiddle), Zero Quixote (guitar), Dan See (drums) and Chris Hillman (pedal steel) are always on the road. Here are a few words from those who have seen and heard Black Eyed Dogs play:

“The other big performance on Friday was Black Eyed Dogs. You won't see a tighter band... their live version of 'Revelator' is possibly the most epic song currently being performed today. It ebbs and flows, hits breakneck jamming before slowing to a roll, quite honestly it's the song of the weekend.” - Digital fix (Black Deer Festival))

“Providing one of the festival’s highlights... the band challenged each other with swift musicianship, electric energy and a euphoric air of joy which was nothing short of intoxicating." - Line of best fit (Black Deer Festival)

“A trip through space and time via the folk roots of new world music.. the songs are incredible..” (Shindig)

Tickets are £10 - CASH ONLY. Available from the globe prior to the event and on the door. 

Community event 8.00pm
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Sat 23 Nov 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Kizzy Crawford

"A star in the making. Not only a great songwriter but also an experienced, polished performer." Stereoboard. 

A Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage, 23 year old Kizzy Crawford's solo career began just a few years ago. In that time, Kizzy has developed an increasing sophistication to her songwriting and performance, which is complimented by her soaring voice that boasts both range and charisma. Kizzy has played as support artist for Gruff Rhys, Newton Faulkner, Benjamin Francis Leftwich and has performed alongside Cerys Matthews at the House of Commons, Westminster. 

"Wonderful" Reverend Richard Coles, BBC Radio 4.

Her ambition as a black Welsh artist is to make her mark by fusing bilingual soul-folk jazz and she's already getting recognition for her work with airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru as well as live TV performances on S4C, Children in Need for BBC One and the Six Nations advert campaign. Kizzy won the 'Brwydr Y Bandiau' at the National Eisteddfod 2013. She also won a Welsh Singer-Songwriter competition receiving money to record her first EP 'Temporary Zone'  with Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran 'Thinking Out Loud' co-writer).

"She's overflowing with a comfortable self-confidence and has every right to be" Big Issue.

Kizzy has played many gigs including shows at the National Assembly for Wales during WOMEX, Glastonbury, London Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz, Hay Festival, Festival No 6, Dinefwr Festival, the Plaid Cymru Conference, Blissfields, Wakestock, Abergavenny Food Festival (where she performed her single Golden Brown live on BBC Radio 4) and the Prince Edward Island Festival, Canada. 

Kizzy is thrilled to be releasing her debut album in 2019. 

"Real talent" Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1.

"So good" Jo Wiley, BBC Radio 2.

Book tickets £8.00 8.00pm
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Fri 29 Nov 2019

Friday Live: Maz O'Connor

Maz spent her teenage years singing in folk clubs, and in 2014 was the recipient of a BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship (Adele was a previous recipient) which paired her as an emerging artist in residence with The English Folk Dance and Song Society. During this year she wrote, recorded and released her album ‘This Willowed Light’, which earned her a nomination for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Horizon Award and appearances at high profile festivals such as Cambridge Folk Festival, WOMAD and Glastonbury. The Guardian called it ‘folk album of the year thus far’. Maz began to explore her own songwriting further, addressing themes of Millennial angst in her second album ‘The Longing Kind’, about which Songlines wrote: 'There is an inquiring intelligence as well as an emotional sensibility at work here…she plays and sings beautifully *****'. She toured the U.K. and Europe, including opening for such artists as David Gray, Thomas Dybdahl and Rosanne Cash.

Her background in folk continues to inform her storytelling and feminist themes are a constant in her work: from the song ‘Derby Day’, which she was commissioned to write about Emily Wilding Davison and the feminist re-telling of the creation myth ‘Mississippi Woman’ (both on her first album ‘This Willowed Light’), to the songs giving voice to women in portraits who have been silenced as muses (on her second album ‘The Longing Kind’).

She considers new album ‘Chosen Daughter’ - a collection of darker, story songs - a bigger, more concentrated feminist statement. It is not protest music, but a very personal album which explores, and celebrates, the feminine.


Book tickets £8.00 8.00pm
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Thu 5 Dec 2019

Greenpeace Talk

Informal meeting of local activists and supporters to discuss campaigns and how we can get involved in bringing about major environmental victories. Anyone who cares about the natural world and our future is welcome.

For more info, please email


Community event 7.00pm
Sat 7 Dec 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Jack Mac's Funk Pack

Drawing influence from both New Orleans and traditional funk artists, Jack Mac’s Funk Pack is making a strong presence felt in the South Wales and South West England music scenes.  Featuring a line up of talented musicians, the music is an eclectic mixture of melodic tunes, grooving rhythms and soulful harmonies, which demonstrates the full capacity of the band’s abilities.  The Funk Pack is continuously looking to innovate and expand it’s repertoire and sound using both new and old sources of inspiration.
Book tickets £7.00 8.00pm
Sat 14 Dec 2019

Winter Wonderland

Come and walk into Hay's Winter Wonderland!

Saturday 14th December / 11AM til late

Local artisan stalls | Winter beverages | Perfect for gifts | Seasonal food | Live Music

If you are an artist/craftsperson/creative/supplier and are interested in becoming a stallholder at this year's event, do get in touch at




Community event 11.00am
Sat 14 Dec 2019

Saturday Shenanigans: Taynee Lord & The Crookes

Among the clan of electric guitars Taynee Lord sits upon her vocal thrown, producing a heady mix of anthemic hooks and commanding lyrics. Taynee claims to be “No queen bee” but prepare yourself for high octane country twang, walking bass and songs that tuck themselves into a bed of twisted pop.

At age 10 Taynee watched Dolly Parton live in Cardiff, this performance changed everything! It catapulted Taynee in to the world of Country music where she has firmly put down roots. In 2019 Taynee Lord and the Crookes were nominated for Artiste of the Year by British Country AirPlay.

Taynee Lord & The Crookes give you music for sunsets and highways from Bristol to Nashville.

The gig will follow on from The Winter Wonderland so be sure to make a night of it! 

Book tickets £6.00 8.00pm
Full Band SamJam
Tue 24 Dec 2019

Open Mic: Christmas Eve Special!

What better way to enjoy the Christmas spirit then with a local night of Open Mic talent? 

Play, listen and enjoy the festive atmosphere with friends, family and loved ones. 


Community event 8.00pm
open mic xmas
Fri 13 Mar 2020

Friday Live: Katy Hurt

Katy Hurt has rapidly become a leading light on the UK Country/Americana scene and all without having released a full length studio album. 2018 has seen her receive a nomination for “Best Country/Folk Act” at the Unsigned Music Awards as well as performing festival slots at Country 2 Country, BlackDeer, Rhythmtree, Cornbury and many more. Katy spent 2017 and 2018 performing at 100+ shows each year around the country since the launch of her EP “Pieces of Me” and highly praised singles from her recently released EP “Unfinished Business, with songs impressing fans by combining the honest lyrical content of country with riffs and haunting vocals.

BBC Radio 2’s Paul Sexton described Katy as “One of the most exciting prospects on the burgeoning country scene”, saying “Hurt's distinctive EP is the latest evidence of a career that's already produced an iTunes UK Country No. 1 in 'Love You More, she’s a vivacious and magnetic performer…Check her out now whilst you can still get to the front row”. Katy’s performance at The Pilton Party, highly praised by Michael Eavis, introduced crowds to her latest singles displaying great crossover potential into the rock, pop and blues genres. "Truly a diverse artist".

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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