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

Thursday 1 June 7.30pm



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


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GOWER BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, 8th, 9th & 10th September, 2017


Here’s the line up for Gower Bluegrass XIII

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Murston Bapchild & the Braxton Hicks @ Coast ITALIA

MB&BH poster front

We have Murston Bapchild & the Braxton Hicks on the horizon! 


The Yorkshire based band made a great impression at last years Gower Bluegrass Festival with their entertaining repertoire and superb musicianship. 

We’ll be hosting our gig at a new venue in the centre of Swansea  :-




To ‘kick off’ the evening, support will be provide by our local bluegrass band ‘The Creeky Bottom Boys’ 

Parking may be an issue to some, however there would be free parking in the Park Tawe car park (Staples, Homebase) and there’s access to the Coast in High Street via King’s Lane (5 minute walk).


To book your tickets, text me on 07811358475.

Hope you can make the date next Friday 17th February.

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SPECIAL CONSENSUS @ Taliesin Arts Centre – Friday 27th January

The Special Consensus

Taliesin Arts Centre – Friday 27th January 7:30 p.m.

Special Consensus are a Grammy nominated Bluegrass band, formed in the Chicago area in 1975 and led for forty years by Greg Cahill. They recently won the IBMA Recorded Performance of the Year Award for “Fireball” from their new album “Long I Ride”

Their acoustic bluegrass repertoire features traditional bluegrass standards, original compositions by band members ,  and songs from other musical genres performed in the bluegrass style. The band has released eighteen albums and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including The Nashville Network and the Grand Ole Opry. International tours have brought the band to Australia, Canada, Europe, South America, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

With spotless vocals and playing as shiny as a newly minted penny, music like this is the reason people come to love bluegrass. Special Consensus approaches this form with boundless energy and an aesthetic reverence that tickles the ribs, tugs at the heart, and puts a restless two-step in boots and bare feet…

Featuring :-

Greg Cahill banjo / vocals, Rick Faris guitar / vocals

Dan Eubanks bass / vocals, Nick Dumas mandolin / vocals


To Book Tickets :-

On Line –  taliesinartscentre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873567991/events/128013216

Box Office – -1792 602060

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HARMONY WORKSHOP : Saturday 28th January


¨ An introduction to 2 & 3 part harmony singing. 

¨ No previous experience necessary

¨ Harmony, tone, intonation, range, phrasing and timing

¨ An easy way to enjoy singing by ear, no notation,

¨ Just listen & learn to sing harmony intuitively!

¨ Exploring finer points of harmony blending & phrasing.

¨ …’An Introduction to Folk & Bluegrass Harmony’ 

¨ 3 CDs demonstrating vocal parts & styles.

¨ COST: £10 For the whole day including  materials. 


For more information  or to register a place

Contact :-   07811358475

or email ssru1@hotmail.com




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Bluegrass Picking Session @ Loughor Boating Club : Wednesday 23rd November


Our next session at the Loughor Boating Club will be:-

 Wednesday 23rd November.

7:30 – Meet and Greet & tune up.

8:00 – Pick & Play.

Songs selected from :-

Can’t You Hear me Calling
Columbus Stockade Blues
Country Roads
Crazy Heart
Folsom Prison Blues
Honey You Don’t Know my Mind
I’m Blue, I’m Lonesome
Lonesome Road Blues
Nine Pound Hammer
Red Clay Halo
Old Home Place
Sunny Side of the Mountain
Take This hammer
Truck Driving Man
Up This Hill and Down
Walking the Dog
White Freightliner
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Worried Man Blues
You Ain’t Going Nowhere
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Gower Bluegrass Festival 9th – 11th September, 2016

Kentucky Cowtippers


Friday Night  10:00 p.m

Saturday Night 10:10 p.m.


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Murston Bapchild & the Braxton Hicks

Apperaring live on Saturday Night at Gower Heritage Centre !


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KENTUCKY COWTIPPERS: One of this year’s Headline Acts

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Gower B'Grass FLYER 2016 #2
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