Friday Live

Fri 21 Jun 2019

Hereford Gilbert and Sullivan Society - a 1940’s Concert Party Tribute

Making their first appearance in Hay-on-Wye following their 2019 production of “The Mikado” in March, Hereford Gilbert and Sullivan Operatic Society change gear to bring you a little nostalgia on their Summer Concert Tour.

Taking a trip down memory lane to the 1940’s, Hereford G&S’s ‘Concert Party’ presents a musical Tribute to D-Day, commemorating 75 years since the first Normandy landings with ‘songs that won the war’, including songs popularised by Dame Vera Lynn and the Andrews Sisters, some of Gilbert and Sullivan’s greatest hits, and music from one of the earliest Technicolor films on its 80th anniversary, ‘The Wizard Of Oz’.    

Tickets are £8 early bird price and can be purchased prior to the event from The Hereford Gilbert and Sullivan Society:

Tel: 01432 507483  Email:

Or from the globe at hay - CASH ONLY 

Tickets are £10 on the door / Doors open 7:00pm for an 8:00pm start 



Community event 8.00pm
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Fri 28 Jun 2019

Friday Live: Duncan McCorkindale + Support from Adam Thorn

Originally from Scotland, Duncan McCorkindale grew up in Manchester, immersed in music since before he can remember. He's taken time to learn and respect a wide range of genres, collecting more instruments than he can count along the way. Known for his blue Esky stompbox and laid back attitude, Duncan takes influence from his various guises over the years as a drummer, DJ, guitarist, producer and frontman, and puts it all together into a tight, lively spectacle full of fun and energy. Expect rhythmic acoustic guitar, kickbox, powerful vocals, lap slide, harmonica and loop pedal, with flavours of folk, dance, country, blues and more.

Support comes from local talent and favourite, singer/songwriter Adam Thorn, fresh from his recent tour to Denmark and gearing up for another festival-packed summer.

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Fri 5 Jul 2019

Friday Live: The Mike Ross Band

Uplifting intelligent americana with a bluesy bias & a soulful swing. Picture Marriott, Parsons and Stills down the local boozer and you'll get the idea.

This lad from the far North East has distilled the essence of the Deep South and West Coast of America - Blues In Britain Mike takes listeners on a uniquely detailed and image packed history tour of the history of the music of the music he loves to play, beginning in the Mississippi Delta at the beginning of the 20th century and finishing up right back in the present moment with his powerful emotive voice and intoxicating virtuosic guitar playing carrying you every inch of the way.

"Fuzzed up, fierce and full frontal fiery attack coupled with sexy, smooth slidin', southern soul!" - Mojo Magazine

Tickets £12 available from Mid Wales Rhythm and Blues Club

Community event 8.00pm
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Fri 12 Jul 2019

Friday Live: A Different Thread

British / American duo – A Different Thread, deliver an intoxicating mix of Beatlesque folk-rock meets Gillian Welch dark country.

It’s not every day that you meet someone in the street and decide to tour the world with them, yet, ‘A Different Thread’ has done just that. Traveling songwriters: Robert Jackson (Lichfield, Staffordshire) and Alicia Best (Durham, North Carolina) first sang
together in 2016 while busking in the streets of Galway, Ireland. Inspired by the folk songs that have criss-crossed the Atlantic over the generations in true folk fashion, they joined forces and went full throttle on a tour that spans across the UK, Europe and the US (and even down to Guatemala and back); living on the road, penning new songs and cultivating their own unique blend of folk, country and blues, or as they call it: British-Americana.

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Fri 19 Jul 2019

Friday Live: Lewis Barfoot

“Best known for the ethereal poise of her crystal singing voice” Folk and Honey. 

Described by Irish Radio International as a maker of “Delicious music: A massage of the heart, a whisper to the soul”. Anglo-Irish singer songwriter Lewis Barfoot works with an uncomplicated loveliness of sound, combining her ethereal, evocative vocals with original compositions and reinventions of traditional songs from Ireland and the UK. A gifted storyteller transporting the listener to strange, magical, otherworldly places.

There’s a timelessness about her work, and as a bearer of the old songs she keeps the legacy of trad music alive in her unique creations. Frequently compared to the likes of Lisa Hannigan, Ane Brun, and Joni Mitchell. Her first recording, the independently released EP “Catch Me” as heard on Johnny Coppin’s BBC Radio 2 Folk show was described by Invisible Filter as “Utterly brilliant”. She is currently recording her debut album “Folkalism” with Scottish Fiddler Essa Flett, Welsh Cellist Hannah Thomas and English Clarinetist Matt Dibble.

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Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Fri 26 Jul 2019


NAWR -  A night of experimental music and sound.
£5 on the door
Performances from: 
PAT MORGAN (Datblygu)

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 DaviesJenn KirbyRose 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."

sŵn / lo-fi / adlif / hapsŵn / celf sain / jas rhydd / electronig / grŵn-drôn / anghlasurol / ffilm arbrofol / gwerin amgen / recordio maes / gwrthrychau sain / barddoniaeth sain / cerddoriaeth gyfoes / cerddoriaeth digywair / cerddoriaeth fyrfyfyr-rhydd / cerddoriaeth gwrth-ddarluniol / cerddoriaeth anghynrychioladol table-top electronics / experimental music / free improvisation / alternative folk / maximinimalist / non-linear film / field recording / high life jitter / sound poetry / reductionism / dictaphonics / new music / vocal jaxx / sound art / free jazz / drone / glitch / noise / lo-fi

Community event 7.30pm
NAWR july web
Fri 30 Aug 2019

Friday Night Comedy!

The return of Friday Night Comedy!

We bring you more stand up comedy with a twist! Watch this space - Acts TBC. 

Tickets are £8 -CASH ONLY!  

Community event 8.00pm
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Fri 20 Sep 2019

Friday Live: The Songs of Nick Drake

A haunting and immaculately crafted concert - The Songs of Nick Drake by Keith James

This concert begins with an introductory set of timeless songs by brilliant songwriters – all contemporary with Nick Drake.

Richard Thompson, Roy Harper, Sandy Denny, Al Stewart, Vashti Bunyan, John Martyn and Bert Jansch.

Nick Drake is the most revered of all this country’s songwriters. He recorded three Albums 1969 - 1972 but was almost entirely unknown in his day. After his death in 1974, aged 26, his music almost disappeared into obscurity. Now, a massive resurgence of interest and a worldwide re-evaluation of his genius, Nick Drake has become a National treasure. 

A number of years have now passed since singer/guitarist Keith James paralysed the whole country with his stunningly beautiful series of concerts entitled The Songs of Nick Drake. Keith was the first artist ever to bring this fragile and intriguing music to theatres across the UK in its pure live concert form. The end result has been over a decade of highly acclaimed concerts amounting to thousands of shows in venues in the UK and across Europe including all of Nick’s Schools and Colleges – even Glastonbury Festival.

‘Meticulous dissection of Nick Drake’ idiosyncratic guitar techniques handled with surgical precision’ Northern Sky

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’  The Independent

‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’  Sunday Times 

Keith James’ website    

Book earlybird tickets £10.00 8.00pm
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