Please Purchase tickets in advance as the audience is limited to 30
The Belated 'Fragments' Tour, Doors 8pm
Tickets £10 advance/£12 on the door
With numerous television, radio and festival appearances under his belt, alongside live shows in the UK, Europe and USA, Rhondda Valley musician and Climbing Trees frontman Matthew Frederick has racked up five albums, two EPs and sixteen singles to date across various projects in a career that has also seen him perform with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, record at London’s legendary Maida Vale Studios and gain BBC Introducing, Radio 1 and 6 Music airplay as well as a Welsh Music Prize nomination. Following the 2020 release of his critically-acclaimed debut solo studio album ‘Fragments’ (including the single ‘Hay-on-Wye’) via Staylittle Music, an eventful 2021 witnessed the return of the Trees with ‘Troubling Times’, their first studio release in five years, ahead of a spontaneous sixty-six day solo expedition which saw Frederick become the first man from Penygraig to walk the coast of Wales, before rounding the year off on keys for Martin Carr of The Boo Radleys, with a nineteen-date UK tour stopping off at a sold out Brixton Academy as part of The Charlatans’ 30th Anniversary Tour.
Click HERE for Matthew's single 'Hay-on-Wye' on Youtube
“So good… So beautiful… So pretty” Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
“Matthew Frederick should now be recognised as one of Wales’ finest songwriters and performers” New Sound Wales
“A cross between Bob Dylan’s 1960’s storytelling and Bruce Springsteen’s 1970’s rabble rousers" Buzz Magazine
“Little slices of perfect pop (albeit tinged with a folk and country flavour), chock-full of hooks and melodies destined to take up residence in the subconscious … a hugely enjoyable collection of beautiful songs” RnR Magazine
"As I sit back listening to Fragments, I am transported to another world ... this is a real guitar-playing showcase" Fresh On The Net
"It’s like the first rays of spring sunshine that’s endured a lot over the winter months" Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales
“A sheer delight ... if music pushes buttons, then this certainly pushes mine. Quite superb!" FATEA Magazine
“Fragments is one of the finest albums to come out of Wales in the last five years” From The Margins
Tickets £10 adv. / £12 OTD
“Genuinely the next big thing on the folk scene” - Andy O’Hare, BBC
Over ten years and evolving incarnations, award-winning Roving Crows have cultivated an arresting, singular sound that pushes the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre playing with passion, energy and soul. Vital and vibrant, they are a must-see live act who showcase a mix of fiery, celtic-inspired fiddle, conscious, intelligent lyrics, backed by solid, thumping rhythms and driving, innovative bass.
“Really individual Celtic folk rock group” - Mike Harding, BBC
“The next folk super group in waiting” - Nancy Dunham, folking.com
Tickets £10 advance/£12 on the door
Described by Folk Radio UK as ‘weaving an especially compelling magic’, and 'showing off British acoustic music in its best possible light', Northumbrian duo 'The Brothers Gillespie' sing songs of great lyrical power, animated by the sound of soaring sibling harmony, inspired guitar playing and a rich array of acoustic instruments. Their songs and performances have a rare, intimate energy that is both earthy and ethereal, romantic and radical. The release of their third album 'The Merciful Road' sees them embark on a UK wide tour in 2022.
“Imagine the guitar work of the early Nic Jones, the close harmony work of the Dransfields and the commitment and honesty of Bob Davenport rolled into two brothers and you'll get some idea. Their new album The Fell is totally brilliant”.-Mike Harding
“This is a moving and surprising album. Stunning songs beautifully sung and played.”- Northern Sky
Tickets £8 Earlybird / £10 Advance / £12 OTD
Monster Ceilidh Band Present: their ‘Electrofolk’ spectacular with award winning talents of Accordionist Amy Thatcher and the gifted young Teeside Violinist Grace Smith. Their powerful and uncompromising approach has brought them to the attention of many of the major UK Festivals; from Cambridge to Bestival, along with Tanz und Folkfest, Germany and Colours of Ostrava in the Czech Republic and soon to audiences across the world.
The 'Monsters' have been guided by bands like Shooglenifty, Martyn Bennet, and the Peatbog Faeries, continuing in the electronic-fusion genre with their self styled ElectroFolk.
D’n’B producer the Touch works together with electronic experimentalist and bassist David de la Haye to augment the compositions of Amy, Grace and Octave Mandolin player, Kieran Szifris. The result is a crucible for smelting riffs, massive chord progressions, intense electronics, folk tunes and a wide variety of styles from simply some of the UK’s finest folk musicians.
This is not a ceilidh, it’s electrofolkmaggeddon!
“Monster Ceilidh Band have the skills to create that instant party, with an infectious blend that fuses UK folk, with drum & bass." - Mike Green, London King’s Place, Wilderness Festival & London Folk Guild
“Young and sassy, innovative and skilful the Monsters effortlessly fuse the traditional with the contemporary” - Liz Holmes, Director Knockengorroch World Ceilidh