Running order

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We have three ticketed concerts in Theatr Gwaun - everything else is free. In chronological order, the ticketed concerts are as follows.

- CONCERT 1 -

Saturday May 28th 2.30

The Shackleton Trio

Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll

The Shackleton Trio

The Shackleton Trio are Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin, banjo). Natural talents of the folk tradition, their self-penned material blends seamlessly with their imaginative yet authentic re-workings of traditional folk standards, influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from the group's native East Anglia. With a highly original and energetic musical style, the trio has been a tour de force on the UK and international folk scene over the last six years. They have been featured on Mark Radcliffe's BBC Radio 2 Folk Show and BBC Radio 4, with five star reviews, and an appearance on Cambridge Folk Festival's main stage alongside a host of UK and European festivals and international tours.

Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll


The musical partnership of Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll has its roots in the traditional music of South West England but explores a contemporary sound that draws on inspiration from across the globe.

Their latest album Cold Light bridges the gap between past and present with a mixture of traditional dance tunes, new compositions and self-penned songs.

- CONCERT 2 -

Saturday May 28th 7.30

The Jackie Oates Trio

Luke Daniels

The Jackie Oates Trio

(Jackie Oates, Mike Cosgrave, John Parker)

 

Jackie Oates is a central figure in the English traditional music scene that began in the early 2000s and continues to thrive. Her current focus is on collaborating with a diverse array of artists and commissions.

Jackie continues to perform concerts and make the solo records that regularly rack up glowing broadsheet reviews, and in addition of late, is focused on her work as a collaborator and contributor; finding new and surprising artistic corners to illuminate with her voice, research and musicianship. Following the death of her much-loved dad five days after the birth of her first child, Jackie’s 2018 album ‘The Joy Of Living’ reached beyond the past lives in folk song to the lived experience of all of us. The Guardian called it “utterly gorgeous… moving, depth-filled.” Since then, Jackie has released classic covers with Scritti Politti’s Rhodri Marsden, been Artist In Residence at the Twitter-famous Museum of English Rural Life, lent her voice and musicianship to CBeebies’ Nick Cope’s Popcast, and begun an ongoing mixed media work about the history of lace telling.

Luke Daniels

Luke Daniels emerged from lockdown with a degree in Computer Aided Draughting and Design, a reclaimed squash court now laid as solid wood flooring across most of his home and two pedigree Savannah cats. Time though, to return though to what he does best. A virtuoso musician and singer
who performs his own versions of classic and original folk songs alongside traditional tunes on the melodeon. Luke toured since the mid 1990’s as a session musician with Riverdance, De Dannan
and Cara Dillon but since 2012 has released eight critically acclaimed albums of his own songs and music.

 

“Invariably inventive and enthralling singer songwriter” Songlines Magazine
“A remarkable musician with the touch of the alchemist” Folk Radio UK

- CONCERT 3 -

Sunday May 29th 7.30

ALAW

ALAW

Nia Lyn - voice / harmonium
Oli Wilson-Dickson – fiddle / voice
Dylan Fowler – guitar / voice

“Welsh musicians don’t come more sensitive, accomplished and exploratory than this crew” fROOTS

Described by Songlines magazine as a “Welsh supergroup”, ALAW is three leading musicians who bring a wealth of experience to a shared passion - the traditional music of Wales. Nia Lynn's exceptional voice and harmonium dance with the dazzling fiddle of Oli Wilson-Dickson, interwoven with Dylan Fowler's sparkling guitar playing. Whether unearthing rare gems or reimagining a well loved song, they treat their music with a deftness and sensitivity that is thoroughly absorbing. Combined with powerful song writing and original tunes, this makes for a musical experience that will stay with the listener long after the performance ends.

The above acts are ticketed. From here

down, they're all free!

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Andrew McKay & Carole Etherton

Andrew and Carole live on the Gower Peninsula outside Swansea, South Wales. Both are accomplished singers and instrumentalists, Andrew having played the obscure Crane Duet concertina for more years than he cares to, or possibly can, remember.  Carole, who plays a range of early woodwind instruments, was also a resident singer at several folk clubs in her native Sussex.  Before joining forces, they performed solo and with different shanty groups at folk clubs and festivals in Britain, Continental Europe and the United States.

BouZaTina

Their name brings together their two main instruments, the bouzouki and the concertina.

Val has been singing in public since she was a teenager when she performed solo in folk clubs around London, Middlesex and Surrey. She was a resident musician at The Phoenix Folk Club, Staines and it was at this time Val took up the concertina and her love of Irish music and dance blossomed.

Keith was born of an Irish mother and was inspired by the Irish music revival of the mid 1970s with bands like Planxty and the Bothy Band. He picked up the mandolin whilst at University in North London when he frequented music venues and sessions in Kilburn, Archway and the Holloway Road.

Val and Keith have played music together since 1989 when they met in Sussex. Together they founded the traditional Irish band The Flying Toads performing regularly at folk festivals and clubs in England, Ireland and France.

Brig y Don

Brig y Don - meaning ‘crest of the wave’ - grew from Triskellion, a popular band based in West Wales but performing much more widely. Holly (violin) and Jess (harp, vocals, calling and guitar) were joined by Chris on melodeon to form the new band, who have been playing for twmpath/ceilidh dances since they formed at venues such as the magnificent Bluestone Resort and the Unearthed Festival.

Broadoak

Broadoak is a Pembrokeshire-based folk trio comprising Chris and Peter Kay and Wendy Lewis, all experienced musicians with backgrounds and interests in many sorts of folk music (and indeed many sorts of music generally). Chris sings and plays piano and whistle, Wendy plays fiddle and sings, Peter plays various fretted instruments and sings.​

Their speciality is that they don't specialise. They are just as likely to play traditional material as they are to play their own original pieces. They will switch from an intricate tune setting to a rousing singalong, then back to a haunting song performed a cappella with spine-tingling harmonies. Then they will make you laugh. The only predictable elements of a Broadoak performance are its unpredictability and its high standard.

Broadoak were behind the wildly successful show Abereiddy at the last Festival, and have a new show Birdsongs for this one.

The Cherrystones

Three quarters of former Fishy faves the Stoned Cherries, Aly, Dave and Matt bring you a mix of original and traditional songs and tunes. From thoughtful, well-crafted songs to infectious Irish whistle tunes, The Cherrystones will warm your heart and stir your souls and soles!

Chloe Matharu

Chloe Matharu is a singer songwriter and Celtic Harpist in Wemyss Bay, Inverclyde. Many of her songs draw on her experience as a Navigational Officer in the Merchant Navy sailing around the world on oil tankers. Her thoughtful and sensitive songwriting offers an insight into the modern seafarer's life.  Chloe's voice, coupled with her harp playing, form a haunting combination perfectly suited to the reflective nature of her material. Chloe Matharu's talent affords a refreshing outlook onto this new tradition of maritime folk music. Her lyrics and melodies will resonate with you long after her performance. Of Scottish, Welsh and Punjabi heritage Chloe sings in both English and Welsh.

 

"A voice of milk and honey" Anaïs Mitchell

Dangerous Flamingo

The wonderful world of Dangerous Flamingo will be bringing their Folk and Singer-Songwriter set to the Fishguard Folk Festival in 2022. Dangerous Flamingo is a Pembrokeshire based band known for award winning original music spanning different genres, led by rich vocal harmonies, melodic rhythms and superbly crafted lyrics. In this set they will perform their music ranging from reflections of lives loved and lost through to protest songs of today’s world, and an eclectic mix in between! Ali Moore and Lisa Flude will be supported on guitar by Simon Pettit’s haunting back notes to bring a set which is food for the soul and a warm wrap around hug for the heart.

Finbar Magee and Breige Quinn

Finbar is an award winning bard and songwriter whose songs have been played world wide including at Glastonbury.  His unique range of ballads (My Belfast Love), satire (TK Maxx), social comment (The Eyes of a Stranger) and recitations (The Ginger Gene) ensure quality entertainment.  He is accompanied by Breige - one of the finest fiddlers in Ulster.

Imagine sitting down in a session with players like Finbar and Breige. Well, now you can!

Harriet Earis

Harriet was classically trained, reaching Grade 8 with Distinction on concert pedal harp. Asked to join a London-Irish band in her gap year, she had a religious conversion to trad music and has never looked back since. She is now considered one of the foremost exponents of the Celtic harp in the UK, specialising in Irish, Welsh and Scottish music. With her trio of harp, bass and drums she also mixes Celtic music with jazz - and more recently with tap dance. "Harp and Tap" will be touring the UK as soon as Covid 19 allows.

Heb Enw

Border Morris side Heb Enw Morris - the name literally translates as `No Name Morris’ - formed in 2008 and draws its members from across Pembrokeshire and beyond. Meeting weekly near Narberth, and regularly performing in public throughout the region and occasionally across the border, dancers and musicians range in age from 8 to 70+. New members are always welcome.

The ImprompTUNES

The ImprompTUNES are Jonny and Joanne, based in Ramsbottom in the north west of England. 
They are known for their quirky takes on popular songs and their mix of instruments, guitars, ukulele, mandolin and glockenspiel. Their eclectic playlist is sure to have something you'll enjoy and some comedy songs to make you laugh too.

John Tose

John Tose is well known on the Welsh traditional music scene as a maker of fine Welsh bagpipes and pibgyrn, and has played with such groups as Pibe Bach, Pibau Preseli, and Estron. He has a huge repertoire of traditional Welsh melodies which are not nearly so well-known as they deserve to be.

Mair Thomas

 

Mair was brought up in Montgomeryshire in a musical family. She sings both in English and Welsh, and has a special interest in traditional Welsh songs. She started writing songs in 2003, and has featured on Radio 3's Late Junction, and Radios Hereford, Worcestershire and Shropshire,  where her song 'Love Imperfect' was a record of the week. Mair has also featured as a special guest on Radio Shropshire's Sunday Folk, hosted by Genevieve Tudor.

A previous winner of the Shropshire Singer Songwriter competition and winner of the 2020 Tredegar Folk Festival's Songwriters competition, Mair has performed regularly at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod since 2014.

Mice in a Matchbox

 

are Sally Stamford, well known vocalist, featured in many bands such as the Loxley Trio, and Jim Rolt, a musician with a more rock n roll background. Together they produce an exciting sound which has been described as indie folk. Suffice it to say, it’s upbeat and exciting rather than glum and monotonous!

We are doubly grateful to the mighty Mice this year, as they are also providing the sound system in Ffwrn. What lovely people!

Their website is fun on a PC, with a mouse for a cursor (can't speak for Android/Apple). If Fishguard's Gary Jones ever hears what they do to "We'll all hang down behind", he'll have a fit.

Mike Greenwood

Mike has been playing D/G melodeon for over thirty years, specialising in the dance music of England and Wales. He is also a skilled exponent of the English concertina. Welsh dance music tends to be at the heart of any session, although you can also expect a heavy blast of English country music with a flavouring of French and Scandinavian melodies.

Can't find anything Internetty to link Mike's photo to - if you've got anything for us, Mike (or anyone else), get in touch and we'll be happy to add it.

Milton Hide

Milton Hide (AKA Jim and Josie Tipler) come from East Sussex and live at the foot of the famous Long Man of Wilmington hill figure. The duo weave eloquent, well-crafted songs and stories – Jim’s guitar and Josie’s pure vocal delivery blending perfectly. Arrangements also include percussion, with the clarinet providing a third voice. Their music has been described as “reminiscent of the Moody Blues” (Living Tradition), “a touch of Fleetwood Mac” and “vintage Steeleye” (Spiral Earth).

Nick Dow

Nick has been singing traditional folk songs for over forty years. He has had a big influence on the folk scene and most recently award- winning English folk musician Jim Moray has quoted Nick as an influence, singing two songs from his repertoire and including one {Seven Long Years} on his latest album ‘Skulk’.


Nick is an acknowledged expert on West Country folk songs, and together with his wife Mally has collected over 300 songs in Dorset. He has also found singers in Lancashire and Essex.

Nick Scott

Nick Scott is one of the UK’s finest exponents of the Uilleann pipes, touring extensively
throughout Europe, the UK and the USA with top band ‘Last Night’s Fun’, as well as
performing at the Edinburgh Tattoo and with Show of Hands at the Royal Albert Hall.

Razor Bill

Razor Bill is the popular Pembrokeshire folk band who love to play and sing traditional and modern folk.

They bring you a generous hint of Poguetry and other Celtic influences, and the occasional touch of country, plus a few songs and tunes you might never expect!

Rapsquillion

Festival favourites Rapsquillion will re-emerge at Fishguard, blinking, coughing and very possibly spluttering into the cool clear air of West Wales.
With their joyous harmonies, Rapsquillion, purveyors of concerts, workshops, singarounds and the occasional CD, continue to giggle their way through life with a highly contagious sense of fun, whilst avoiding at all costs any semblance of knowing their place.

Rob Lear

Described as ‘Elegance with acoustic aplomb’ , by Country Magazine, and with a brand new album of songs drawing on the memories, experiences and coming-of-age tales of growing up in a small mining village tucked away in the Welsh valleys, Rob’s music blends folk, Americana, pop and a touch of rockabilly.

Strange Days is Rob’s third album, mixed and co-produced by Richard Thomson's Grammy nominated producer Simon Tassano, and also featuring award winning blues guitarist James Oliver, as well as Van Morrison's ‘go to’ bass player , Pete Hurley.  His previous releases Let It Go and Motorcycle Heart earned Rob performances at some of the UK’s most prestigious folk festivals: songs from them were  selected for BBC’s 'Single of the Week'.

Teifi Ukulele Group

Teifi Ukulele Group are a group of local enthusiasts who come together to share their enthusiasm for their quirky little instruments. Now they're coming to Fishguard Folk Festival to share the love with you! There are rumours of spare instruments... No photo or website, sorry, so we've taken the liberty of showing you the middles of three ukuleles.

For more information, please re-read. (© Scarfolk)

The Vagrants Crew

First formed circa 1983 the Crew have undergone many changes in musical style & interpretation. Although initially they started out life as a traditional band, they have become better known as a Maritime group but still hold on to their roots and are able to sing and play a wide variety of music encompassing traditional, maritime, country & western, gospel & pretty much anything they feel like having a go at !!


They have had the great pleasure of playing at many different & sometimes interesting venues & festivals (all thoroughly enjoyable!) throughout this country, Ireland & Europe, during their somewhat colourful career & certainly hope to continue to do so as long as possible !!!

Winkleigh Morris

 

Winkleigh Morris are are a mixed side of about two dozen dancers and musicians, including several original members from 1990. They perform a variety of dances from Cotswold and Border Morris traditions, and many dances of their own. Recently they have resurrected the rapper sword dance after a gap of several years.

(Editor: I for one can't wait to see a rapper doing a sword dance. I hope it's Stormzy.)

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Shackleton Trio Fishguard Folk Festival 2022
Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll Fishguard Folk FEstival 2022
Jackie Oates Fishguard Folk Festival 2022
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ALAW Welsh folk band Fishguard Folk FEstival 2022
Andrew McKay and Carole Etherton Fishguard Folk Festival 2022
Bouzatina Fishguard Folk Festival 2022
Brig y Don Fishguard Folk Festival 2022
Broadoak Fishguard Folk Festival 2022
The Cherrystones
Chloe Matharu
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Finbar Magee and Breige Quinn Fishguard Folk FEstival 2022
Harriet Earis Fishguard Folk Festival 2022
Heb Enw Fishguard Folk Festival 2022
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John Tose Fishguard Folk FEstival 2022
Mair Thomas Fishguard Folk Festival 2022
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Milton Hide
Nick Dow Fishguard Folk Festival 2022
Nick Scott, Uillean piper
Razor Bill Fishguard Folk Festival
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The Vagrants Crew Fishguard Folk Festival 2022
Winkleigh Morris