Friday Live

Fri 26 Apr 2019

Teddy Hunter, Beresford/Hammond, Peiriant, Jenn Kirby - HAY NAWR

Join us for the first NAWR Experimental Music Night in Hay!

Teddy Hunter's work focuses on the relationship between sound, architecture and environment. A combination of sound, film and photography are used throughout her practice to create audio-visual artworks and installations.

Cardiff based sound artist working in electronic music and soundscapes. With a background in sonic arts and a large interest in ambisonics, environmental and special sound, Teddy Hunter's music takes you through an immersive ambient journey. Each song allows you to fall into a daydream whilst the music builds up of looped, ethereal vocals and a gentle fluxus of synthesized melodies. Teddy Hunter also runs a local electronic music night called Electric Soup and is studying a Masters in Creative Music Practice.

Charlie Beresford: Acoustic guitar/piano Sonia Hammond: Cello

Acoustic improvising duo Charlie Beresford (acoustic guitar/piano) and Sonia Hammond (cello) are both based in the Welsh Marches and they met whilst working with the Radnor Improvisers, an improvising group which they are founding members of. Their first album 'The Science of Snow' was born when the two found themselves at a loose end due to a cancelled studio session and used the opportunity to record some duo improvisations together just to see where it would go.

Peiriant are an experimental duo performing with electric guitar, violin and found objects. The mood ranges from minimalism, drone, post-rock to soundscape, spoken word and noise. Rose Pearl and Dan Linn are Swansea-born musicians who have performed and composed music together for over a decade. Their style takes influences from folk, minimalism, classical, sound art and rock. Their eponymously titled debut album has recently been released through Bandcamp.

Dr Jenn Kirby is a composer, performer, lecturer and music technologist. She teaches music technology and composition at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Her output includes contemporary instrumental composition, electroacoustic music, sound art, noise music, laptop orchestra performance, musical theatre and solo live electronics. Jenn is very active in the performance of electronic music as a performer and a software developer. She builds software and re-purposes games controllers as musical interfaces to create and perform theatrical live electronic music.


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, Dan Linn-Pearl, Daryl Feehely and Ioan Humphries.

“The aim is to offer an open and reflective space for an audience to experience new music in a welcoming and intimate setting."

7:30 DOORS / £5 cash only

Community event 7.30pm
Fri 3 May 2019

Let's Get Quizzical!

Monthly quiz night.

£2 entry per person. Winner takes the pot! 

Free chips at half time!

Community event 8.00pm
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Fri 10 May 2019

Friday Night Comedy!

Friday Night Comedy!

May's Lineup:

Opener: Cal Stewart

"Funny but looks dodgy!" Evening Post. John has been perfroming for 7 years now and the hightlight so far has been doing a gig with Tinky Winky 

Headliner: Jon Wagstaffe

A simple country lad from Tewkesbury Jon Wagstaffe burst onto the scene in 2011 and has propelled himself quickly into being a well know act on the comedy circuit. His mix of high energy and clever writing make audiences warm to him instantly.

'Off beat and high paced, Jon has a unique style and delivers big laughs, a mix of sharp gags and stories makes him one to watch'- Geoff whiting – Mirth Control.
“He is amazing. He manages to make the audience jump out of their seats two minutes into his act. After that he goes at about 300mph. The gags come thick and fast and are very strong”- BBC Gloucestershire

Plus appearance from Alice Campion, Ali Hancock and James Ryan

 MC Stefan Evans

Tickets £8 - cash only ! 

Doors open 8pm for 8:30pm start

Community event 8.00pm
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Fri 17 May 2019

Friday Live: Jack Blackman

Jack Blackman is fast developing into one the most accomplished and exciting young performers on the roots scene today. 
Jack’s guitar playing has been described as 'exceptional' by Whispering Bob Harris. He has performed his songs all across the country and as far as the Mississippi Delta. Having cut his teeth in his teens trading licks with such luminaries as Paul Jones and The Blues Band, more recently with Tony Joe White and receiving accolades from Martin Simpson who marvelled, ‘At last! A brilliant young guitarist coming through’, Jack is no stranger to blues and folk. On his latest album, he fuses this with country, rock and pop with a voice that has been described as sounding 'older and more careworn than his tender years should allow' (Acoustic Magazine).
 Jack is an artist not to be missed.
Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Fri 24 May 2019

Shuhari Sound Collective

Born and bred in Hay-on-Wye; this now Bristol based collective aims to showcase some of the areas most promising musicians and artists. Shuhari Collective’s 4 night residency of the Globe at Hay is set to be a special occasion featuring: Tailored Sound, Sutty, SteelBerg, Bean, D/D/R/A/Y and Loch; Spinning, singing and performing their way through huge range of genres from Roots, Dub and Soul to Disco, Techno, Garage & Hip-Hop to name just a few.

Community event 9.30pm
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Fri 7 Jun 2019

Friday Night Comedy!

Friday Night Comedy!

June's Lineup:

Opener: James Dunn

James Dunn has been performing stand up for 4 years on the South Wales and for a brief spell in Liverpool. Tells stories of a young boy struggling to adapt to an adult world. He tries his best. 

"James Dunn has a likeable stage presence and a style of delivery so natural that you start to wonder whether you were watching him do comedy and he joined you for a drink or you went for a drink with him and he started doing comedy. A funny, friendly, furry engaging performer whose endearing naiveity belies a comedic wisdom beyond his years." -Rob Hughes, Comedian

" unn sucks you into a world he barely understands which is quite possibly why it's so funny" -Scott T Fitzgerald, Cardiff Comedy Festival.

Headliner: Dan Thomas

"A barnstorming frenetic bastard after my own heart. Quality." Russell Kane 

"Dynamic, dramatic, and funny. If you want comedy this guy is for real. Catch him while you can!" The Glee Club

"Leading the next generation of Welsh comedy" 24/7 Magazine 

"Dan Thomas shone brightest... The crowd approves." Buzz Magazine
"... Some great observations delivered with a confidence and stagecraft that only comes from years of experience, A good addition to any bill" Henry Widdicombe, Green Man.

With appearances from Carl Jono Morgan, Daf Rhys and Rebekah Louise

MC Sarah Bridgeman

Tickets £8 - cash only!

Doors open 8pm for 8:30pm start

Community event 8.00pm
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Fri 14 Jun 2019

Friday Live: Shop Front Heroes & INCLINES

Bringing you a night of local Indie and Rock bands with a double headliner from Inclines and Shop Front Heroes.

Shop Front Heroes are a five piece, original rock band from Mid-Wales. Described as an "intelligent bombast" by Adam Walton on BBC Radio Wales, their style hits you with elements of rock, pop, classic rock and alternative indie, with a taste for the epic and grandiose. 

Recent success includes a sold out show, supporting Mississippi rockers The Weeks at The Louisiana, Bristol accompanied by regular airplay on BBC Wales, BBC Shropshire and BBC Introducing in Hereford and Worcester, including a live session at HopFest, Kidderminster:

“Shop Front Heroes played the festival set of the weekend. They absolutely smashed it with a raw energy and passion that left the audience transfixed” – Andrew Marston – BBC Introducing 


Hay’s indie-rockers INCLINES are gonna blow you away.

2018 was the breakthrough year with stellar performances at How The Light Gets In 2018 and Lakefest 2018 for BBC Introducing. Their debut single ‘Rich Kid’ landed with those in the know taking a keen interest. Hunt it down on digital platforms and YouTube. 2019 starts with new tunes bustling next to their signature songs of melody, bounce, subtlety and crunch

INCLINES are on an upward trajectory. Join in.


Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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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 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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