TOP USA BAND APPEARING AT GOWER 2018

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Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike

Roots Music

Americana, Bluegrass, Country & More

Will be appearing at this year’s Gower Bluegrass Festival on the weekend of  September 7th, 8th & 9th.

Valerie Smith

An award-winning Grassicana artist that mixes her style with bluegrass, country and Americana music. NPR radio host Dave Higgs, has noted, “She can be sassy, sultry, siren-like, sweet, smooth, soothing and smoldering—sometimes during the span of just one song!” 

Valerie’s show can be described as having non-stop energy, passion included with a tremendous love for her audience. The beat of the music inspires her to dance and move; Valerie has soul.

She has recorded a number of projects, performed around the world and can be heard on several radio and television shows. Valerie is a music instructor and offers educational programs about songwriting, voice, bluegrass history and performance techniques. Please spend some time with her on this web page to get to know more about Valerie Smith’s music.

Liberty Pike

 Liberty Pike is Valerie’s touring band. They are seasoned, talented musicians and have recorded several music projects of their own. The band offers an educational program and also enjoys reaching out to the fans. Members of Liberty Pike include Wally Hughes, Lisa Kay Howard Hughes, Joe Zauner and Tom Gray.

 

 

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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

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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

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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

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JUST 94 DAYS TO GO!!!

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