Bluestone Sponsors Fishguard Folk Festival
Bluestone is delighted to be sponsoring the showcase concert at this year’s Fishguard Folk Festival.
Taking place between May 28th and 31st, this year’s festival will be the eleventh time the seaport town has staged one of the UK’s best traditional music festivals.
With concerts, dance displays, workshops, meet-the-artist events, busking, informal music and song sessions, the town will be filled with colourful displays of dancing, along with tunes, airs, jigs and reels. The event also features the popular guided ‘Pirates and Smugglers Walk’
This small, friendly festival embraces the talents of old and young alike, and actively encourages visitors to join in the sessions with the stars of the show.
A host of fascinating acts will be appearing at this year’s festival, including celebrated fiddle duo Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll, multi-instrumentalist Mike Chant and acoustic singer-songwriter Davy Cartwright.
Headlining the showcase concert at Theatr Gwaun on May 29 are Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies.
Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies have been playing their songs and music around the folk festivals, clubs and concert stages of the world for a decade and a half. ‘Acoustic simplicity coupled with electric vitality’ was how they were described in their early days, and with half a dozen albums to their credit, along with solo albums by Jez and other members of the group, their following has continued to increase.
In 2006 alone, they have played in America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Belgium and, of course, all over the UK and Ireland. Strong vocals, backed by outstanding instrumental back-up on guitar, cittern, fiddle, fretless bass, keyboards and Northumbrian pipes, have made then one of Britain’s top attractions on the folk/acoustic/Celtic circuit.
As a special offer for people coming to stay at Bluestone over the Whitsun weekend, we are offering tickets for Saturday’s showcase concert at Theatr Gwaun at the reduced rate of £8 for adults and £5 for children