Many thanks for supporting another successful festival

Here’s a great review of the 2017 festival as filmed by Anna Burton.

Many thanks to Anna for a great promotional video.

 

 

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Gower Bluegrass Festival 2017 – Opening Session

GOWER INN #1

To commence the festivities, we ill be holding our traditional pre-festival pickin’ session at

the Gower Inn, Parkmill, Swansea SA3 2EQ

tomorrow evening 7th Sept. at 8 p.m.

Good Food!

Good Ale!

Good Pickin’ !!!!!!

 

SEE Y’ALL THERE

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10 DAYS TO THE XIIIth GOWER BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

GOWER B'Grass A4  FLYER 2017

Here’s a taste of what’s to come on the weekend of 8th – 10th September.

For further details and tickets contact Gower Heritage Centre :

http://www.gowerheritagecentre.co.uk/

01792 371206

or by Email: reception@gowerheritagecentre.co.uk

https://youtu.be/1Qwtv63qAak

 

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24 days to our XIIIth Gower Bluegrass Festival

Here’s a preview of what’s happening at the Gower

 September Bluegrass Festivals  By Maria Wallace

“This summer has been a bit hit and miss weather-wise….let’s hope that things pick up as we head into September, a peak season for bluegrass festivals in the UK. As we all know, fine weather helps to make festivals that bit more special, and campground picking sessions are the best!

The quirky and welcoming Gower Bluegrass Festival kicks off the weekend of 8-10 September at an unique location – the Gower Heritage Centre, a rural life museum based around a historic water mill (www.gowerheritagecentre.co.uk). In a scenic part of South Wales, this friendly event boasts a strong line-up of bands including festival favourites Hot Rock Pilgrims, fine Americana duo Johns & Nowak, talented Cheshire trio Cousin Pearl and the soulful bluegrass/Americana six-piece The Reckless Abandoners. The festival also caters for workshops, picking sessions and a Sunday morning Gospel session. If you can spare the time, it’s definitely worthwhile to explore the glorious natural attractions nearby, including the spectacular Three Cliffs Bay.

Bluegrass festivals are a great way to spend a weekend, with masses of high quality live music, in friendly surroundings and usually at a very modest cost. We’ve only been able to include brief highlights here, so do check out the links for more information on locations, bands, ticket prices  and accommodation options.”

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XIIIth Gower Bluegrass Festival Friday 8th to Sunday 10th September, 2017

A sample of what’s to come – here are some highlights of last year’s festival, 2016.

(courtesy of AWJ – rocksteadyjones photography)

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XIIIth GOWER BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL – 8th – 10th September

GOWER B'Grass A4  FLYER 2017

ONLY 45 Days to go!!!!

Dim ond 45 dyddiau i fynd !!!!!!

Here’s a recent video from our headliners – The Hot Rock Pilgrims

 

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GWAUN VALLEY PICKING WEEKEND 21ST – 23RD JULY

GWAUN FLYER 2017
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Black Mountain Bluegrass Picking Weekend

BLACK MOUNTAIN

The Black Mountain Bluegrass Picking Weekend
Friday 9th – Sunday 11th June

at  Baskerville Hall Hotel,

Clyro Court,

HR3 5LE

Herefordshire

Tel.  01497 820033

Bluegrass picking weekend held in the grounds of Clyro Court

[ Baskerville Hall Hotel] nr Hay-on Wye, Powys

(not to be confused with Clyro’s local pub “The Baskerville Arms”)

– myriad picking spaces, inside and out – two bars, many other picking spaces.

Swimming pool!   Wye Valley Ales.   Good food (especially breakfast!!)

Camping and Caravanning welcome.

Hotel and bunkhouse accommodation also available – phone the venue on 01497 820033 for Hotel/bunkhouse booking mentioning the magic word “BLUEGRASS” for their special discounted rates,

Campers and caravanners go to reception on arrival.

Camping is £6 per night per person and the picking is all FREE.

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GOWER BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL 2017

GOWER B'Grass A4  FLYER 2017

JUST 94 DAYS TO GO!!!

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Evie Ladin & Keith Terry (USA) at Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea

Thursday 1 June 7.30pm

 

SPECIAL DISCOUNT for GOWER PICKERS – Tickets – £8

Taliesin Box Office/ticketing enquiries: 01792 60 20 60 office@taliesinartscentre.co.uk

Dynamic American roots music and dance

Based in Oakland, California, multi-talented singer, songwriter, clawhammer banjo player and step-dancer Evie Ladin grew up surrounded by traditional Appalachian music and dance, but also brings an urban edge and contemporary vision with her original songwriting and her work in percussive dance. A sensational live performer, Evie was formerly the driving force behind San Francisco stringband The Stairwell Sisters and since 2010 has released three albums under her own name.

Keith Terry takes care of percussive duties on double bass, cajon and more, and joins Evie in dance elements of the duo’s shows. Founder of the International Body Music festival and a skilled proponent of the art, Keith has performed at prestigious venues across the world. He and Evie met on the dance floor, and they live a double life between the folk/Americana circuit and the body music scene they helped create – both elements are beautifully integrated into their live show.

“Evie Ladin is a natural entertainer with a gift for infusing folk practices with contemporary verve.” San Francisco Chronicle

www.evieladin.com

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