Top names for Cwlwm Celtaidd announced

Cwlwm Celtaidd
Jamie Smith’s Mabon Photograph by Paul Michael Hughes

Bands Calan and Jamie Smith’s Mabon will join other artists to perform at Porthcawl’s Grand Pavilion on March 10-12th, 2017 in Cwlwm Celtaidd, the annual festival that celebrates music and dance from the Celtic nations.

For a whole weekend, visitors will be able to enjoy performances, workshops, street dancing as well as watch the Wales v Ireland 6 Nations rugby match live on a big screen – all for only £25.

Young Welsh folk band, Calan, have made a name for themselves in the British folk scene as well as abroad. They will begin their international tour promoting their new album Solomon soon. They will be performing a taste of their new material at Cwlwm Celtaidd on Saturday, March 11th. Angharad Jenkins, who plays fiddle for Calan, says;

“I’m really looking forward to play at Cwlwm Celtaidd once more this year. It’s a pleasure to be part of this Welsh festival that celebrates music and dance of all the Celtic nations. It’s also lovely to meet up with friends from the Isle of Man, Scotland and more, right on our door step. I’m sure a great big party will take place in Porthcawl over the weekend.”

On Friday, March 10th, Wales v Ireland 6 Nations clash will be shown live on the big screen with live music and dance and a special performance by Jamie Smith’s Mabon to close the evening.

Tickets for the evening concerts as well as weekend tickets are available on the Grand Pavilion’s website:

Calan: ‘The Dancing Stag’: