CAMPING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE GOWER BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL 2018

Parc le breos camp

We are pleased to announce that the Scouts association, in conjunction with Forestry Commission, have made the local Parc le Breos Site available for those Bluegrass fans with tents. Cost is £8 per person per night

Please message/text  to 07811358475 to book  and state :-

arrival time

length of stay

No. of people

Tickets for the Festival can be booked at the Gower Heritage Centre

Tel, 01792 371206

 

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Ticket Prices Gower Bluegrass Festival – 2018

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‘OFTEN HERD’ WIN BEST BAND @ LA ROCHE

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EXCITING NEWS for the forthcoming 14th Gower Bluegrass Festival, Sept. 2018

Gower Bluegrass is delighted to announce that members of one of our headline bands, ‘The Often Herd’ have just won the contest at the La Roche Bluegrass festival.

We’re really looking forward to  having the band at our annual Gower Bluegrass Festival – Friday 7th – Sunday 9th September.

They are an amazing group of talented young musicians who have worked tirelessly to promote Bluegrass music in the UK and Europe.

Come and support them at the festival, you’ll be enthralled!

Here’s a taste of their talents!

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‘PICKIN’ & SINGING WEEKEND

PICKING & SINGING WEEKEND 2018 #2

FRIDAY 27th  – SUNDAY 28th JULY

at Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill, Swansea SA3 2EH

JUST 9 DAYS BEFORE OUR 8TH ANNUAL PICKING WEEKEND at GOWER.
There a few spaces available for Caravans, M/Homes and Campervans. To book a pitch, TEXT me on 97811358475

 

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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

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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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Events & Sessions