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meets every Wednesday in the Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club,

Castan Road/Palalwyf Avenue, Pontyclun CF72 9EH at 8.30pm

Welcome to Llantrisant Folk Club, which has celebrated more than 34 fantastic and inspiring years of serving up home-made acoustic music to the communities of Llantrisant and Pontyclun - and here's to the next 34 years! Originally founded in The New Inn in Llantrisant by Mick Tems, Pat Smith, Stuart Brown and Siwsann George, and now based in Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, the Club has staged over 1,000 intimate concerts with singers and musicians from all over the world, which is an amazing achievement. Artists from near and far love to perform at the Club, which is famous for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere, its belting, wonderful harmony choruses - and its wonderful food, cooked by Pat!

The Club is blessed with all manner of poets, singers, raconteurs and musicians, who can turn an ordinary Song And Tune Night into a wonderful  and magical experience. However, if you want to sing and perform but are terrified of your first "floor spot", then don't worry - we're a friendly bunch! We love to introduce new performers, and new audiences as well.

The Club is located in the Lounge Bar of The Athletic Club, with perfect accessibility and facilities, a welcoming atmosphere, real ale and a comfortable lounge (turn right at the club’s main entrance, and you’ll find us in the first door.) It's a perfect place to spend a Wednesday evening!

Talbot Green, Pontyclun and the Llantrisant area has many good pubs and restaurants; The Bute Brasserie promises good food, many real ales and Gwynt y Ddraig ciders; and why not enjoy a meal and the finest of ales in The Boar's Head in the hamlet of Tyle Garw?  La Trattoria, in Talbot Road, Talbot Green, serves up superb Italian fare, while The Miskin Arms in the village of Miskin has an extensive menu. You won't go hungry in Pontyclun itself; there are Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian and fish-and-chip eateries within a stone's throw in the village, plus the Taurus restaurant in The Windsor Hotel.

Llantrisant Folk Club supports

Llantrisant Folk Club has been making glorious music for well over 34 years, and you are invited to The Session! The Club offers an exciting year-round programme of international artists from these islands and the whole world over. Performers are always welcome if you can sing or play your instrument, be it a guitar, fiddle, melodeon, crwth, pibgorn, concertina, whistle, bagpipe, tabwrdd, bodhran, triple harp or hurdy-gurdy - anything goes, and we always welcome audiences who just want to watch and revel in the spine-tingling atmosphere of a genuine acoustic event.

When no artist is appearing, Llantrisant Folk Club offers Song And Tune Nights, where members and non-members swap songs and tunes in an informal singaround basis. Showcase Nights offer a chance for musicians to stretch their legs in a 20-minute spot or spots.

A night out in Llantrisant Folk Club won't hurt you in the pockets, too. You don't have to become a member - but if you do, we can promise you fantastic savings. Take a look at our prices:

Artist nights 

£8 (non-members)

£5 (members)

Showcase nights  £3
Song & Tune nights  £3 
Membership fee £7 per year - a bargain!

We pride ourselves on booking an ambitious and go-ahead programme, but occasionally and inevitably this means an increase in the price. We'll inform you as soon as possible.

It is normally not necessary to pre-book - just phone or email Pat Smith (details are below) or just come as you are! 

 

FORTHCOMING ATTRACTIONS

November 26, 2014

 

Tom Lewis

If you like songs and stories of the sea, new and old, you'll certainly enjoy Tom's singing, his fascinating stories and his recordings - eight albums to date! Tom is a 24-year veteran of Her Majesty's Royal Naval diesel submarines, although now he's comfortably located on dry land - or on the calm ribbon on water of the Cheshire canals, not far from the Welsh borders. Tom and his wife Lyn retired to the mountain vastness of Canada's British Columbia, where they lived for 30 years; but now they have returned to the UK and brought a 58-foot all-steel "personal flotation device" named Moonstone. His songs cover a wide range of nautical topics, from life on board H.M. ships, through the loneliness and lure of the sea, to traditional shanties and classic nautical poetry, set to his own (and others') melodies.

Often accompanying himself with button accordion or ukulele, Tom raises the roof with with his favourite own songs such as 'Marching Inland', 'The Last Shanty (A Sailor's Not A Sailor'), 'Bunts' and 'All At Sea'. Watch this video - Llantrisant Folk Club is really looking forward to a fantastic night with him.

December 10, 2014

Photo: Mick Tems

Showcase with Adam Jenkins & Amy Jones

Here's a very special treat for you... Adam started coming to Llantrisant Folk Club regularly, and he amazed and delighted the Club members with his gritty, soulful voice and his jaw-dropping guitar and banjo styles. Adam's songwriting is mature, cool and hypnotising, and his voice fits into Amy's haunting vocals like a warm glove, as you can see from this brilliant video. Enjoy!

December 17, 2014 Christmas Party!

Christmas songs, Christmas carols, Christmas tunes, Christmas jokes, Christmas compering, Christmas raffle - and a slap-up Christmas buffet, for which the Athletic Club Steward will generously charge you the princely sum of £4! Please phone or email Pat in advance, so she can warn the caterers! Nadolig Llawen - Happy Christmas!

 

SUNDAY December 21, 2014

 

Winter Solstice Mari Lwyd Tour

No, not THAT Mari Lwyd... this particular Mari and her Leader pose for the camera in 1910, 104 years ago - and the Llantrisant Mari has carried on this spectacular South-East Wales 'dead horse' tradition for an amazing 34 years, bringing good luck and happiness to all who welcome her. The Mari Party gather as usual in The Dynevor Arms, Groesfaen, at 12pm, the afternoon Llantrisant Town tour and The Cross Inn in Cross Inn Village in the early evening. This time, however, the tour will finish in The Boar's Head at Tyle Garw (just 100 metres south of Llantrisant West level crossing) - Please read THE NEWS PAGE.

 

December 24, 2014

 

 

Nosŵyl Nadolig - Christmas Night

An informal night when the Club will be open for anybody who drops in - admission is free. Who knows what Christmas Night may bring? Perhaps a Christmas story or two, or a Plygain carol? Pat and Ned will be there to wish you joy, health, love and peace.

December 31, 2014 Nos Galan - New Year's Eve

CLUB CLOSED

January 7, 2015 Club open again - for a Song & Tune Night

A song, a tune, a reading, a recitation or even a chance to lose yourself in a beautiful harmonic chorus - whether you're a performer or you just want to listen, this special night is for you...

 

January 14, 2015

 

John Alderslade

John, who is organiser at the West Country's famous Village Pump Festival, is a folk entertainer - his act is stories, jokes and lots of chorus songs. He has been performing for 35 years in folk clubs, festivals, theatres as well as some events outside of the folk world at such venues as a prison and a sewage pumping station.

January 28, 2015 NEW!

Photo: Jayne Cox

Showcase with Meg & Dave Cox

Young teenager Meg, ably accompanied by dad Dave, manager of Marcus Music in Newport's Tredegar House, has been playing and performing since the tender age of four. She first started playing bodhran, then quickly moved on to playing mandolin, guitar, banjo and, of course, her wonderful fiddle.

Meg, who was coached by Dana Conlin from Magor, is now a student of master fiddler Mike Lease of Cwmbran. She plays with a host of musicians of all ages and musical genres, including Chwarae Teg (a young band of Celtic musicans brought together by Don Stewart), Rogora Khart, Dai Bach Band and Celtic sessions all over South Wales. She has played at the Royal Albert Hall, the Cardiff Senedd, the Newport Centre, Tredegar House Festival and many other pubs and clubs. This year, Meg has already supported bands such as Jamie Smith's Mabon, Allan Yn Y Fan and Rusty Shackle, and played festivals, folk clubs, bars and parties.

Caerleon Arts Festival carried this Tim Davidson review of a Paper Aeroplanes concert, supported by Meg and Dave: "Meg... was a revelation. We clapped in time to her fiddle and listened in awe to songs delivered with effortless charm and clarity of understatement. Her talent was obvious to all - such that Paper Aeroplanes invited her to appear with them at a future gig."

 

February 4, 2015

 

Chris & Wendy Moreton: The Moreton Roadshow

Stupendous Usk-based guitarist and banjo player Chris Moreton introduced cracking double-bass player Wendy Morgan when she and Roland Emmanuel accompanied him on his Llantrisant Folk Club gig a couple of years ago. She's now Wendy Moreton, and she and Chris are going out on the road with their show. Chris is an award-winning musician with more than 40 years of playing experience. A multi-instrumentalist rated as “ the best bluegrass guitarist in the country” (The Independent) and as playing “truly world-class lead guitar”, Chris is joined on the low notes by Wendy. They're making sweet music together...
 

March 11, 2015

Winter Wilson

Festival favourites Kip Winter and Dave Wilson are known for beautiful songs, beautifully sung - stunning harmonies, thought-provoking and often challenging lyrics, all held together with a weird, off-the-wall humour all of their own. Kip (born in West Germany to a Scottish family who were already living in The Netherlands) and Dave came together after the demise of their folk-rock band by taking a booking in their Nottinghamshire pub.

Their first album as professional musicians, Cutting Free, earned rave reviews from the folk media: "This is folk music that deserves to be celebrated because the songs are strong, the themes universal and the performance top draw" (Neil King, Fatea Magazine); "The CD is packed with characterful and thought-provoking songs, accompanied by refreshing undertones of rebellion and dry humour" (Ian Horne, Maverick Magazine); “A classy and beautiful addition to this folk tradition ... music of grace and beauty” (Peter Tomkins, R2 Magazine); "Written by Wilson, generally recognised as one of the finest songwriters on the English acoustic scene” (Dai Jeffries, Folking.com); “Packed with fine songwriting, vocal harmonies and musicianship... They’ve come up with the goods again!” (Alan Morley, UK Folk Music); “Sheer class” (Folk Roundabout); “Fine songs that you will remember" (Allan Wilkinson, Northern Sky); “Buy the CD and go see and them live - you’ll not be disappointed!” (Tony O’Neill, Shire Folk)

 

March 18, 2015

Dan Walsh

Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist; Dan's unique and eclectic style, taking in folk, funk, bluegrass and even some Arabic music, has stunned audiences across the UK many times but is also spreading its wings with recent successful performances in Germany, India and Canada and a very successful first tour of New Zealand. His high energy performances and witty banter have made him one of the most exciting new talents around.

As well as his solo work, Dan has joined the award-winning Urban Folk Quartet. He also regularly performs with North-east concertina legend Alistair Anderson as well as recent tours with sensational Indian sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan and Canadian country singer Meaghan Blanchard. He's also been on the stage or in the studio with Seth Lakeman, the Levellers and Walsh and Pound. Both his solo albums have also received critical acclaim and extensive airplay on both sides of the Atlantic, with Froots calling his recent release
The Same But Different: "eclectically inspired and consistently brilliant".

He also retains a passion for outreach work, and through the prestigious Live Music Now scheme, he has performed throughout the UK in hospices, hospitals, special schools and care homes. He also teaches banjo both in person and over skype. Recent reviews:
'The real deal, a demon picker' (Uncut); 'Incredible, you must see him' (Janice Long, BBC Radio 2)

April 1, 2015

The Foxglove Trio

The Trio are three excellent multi-instrumentalists who perform mostly traditional songs from around the British Isles in English and Welsh. Gathering material from sessions, published song collections and contemporary artists, they are gaining a reputation in the UK folk scene for their beautiful harmonies, creative new arrangements and engaging live performances.

Cathy Mason plays a whole host of instruments, but (with The Foxglove Trio) concentrates on guitar, cello and singing. She is Assistant Musical Director at Lord Wandsworth College. Ffion Mair sings in Welsh and English and plays whistle and bodhran. She has won several singing awards, including third prize in the 2012 Trad to Mad competition, Best Celtic Folk Singer at Llangollen Eisteddfod 2011 and she was a New Roots Finalist in 2010. Patrick Dean plays melodeon, cello and concertina and also sings. In addition to playing with The Trio, he plays with several ceilidh bands and accompanies a number of Kerry Fletcher's Eurodance workshops.

 

April 15, 2015

Haddo

BBC Folk Award-nominated Will Pound has teamed up with his wife Nicky to form Haddo. Combining rich and exotic melodeon harmonies with the dark tone of the viola, they delight in taking well-known tunes and twisting them 180 degrees. Together, Will and Nicky create an individual take on popular traditional songs and tunes, as well as self-penned compositions - never the same twice and guaranteed to raise the roof!

Will is one of the world’s top harmonica players and has taken the instrument to new places and new music, and has a style that is completely his own. Featured artist on the Christmas no.1 single for Hillsborough, 'He Ain’t Heavy', Will has performed with musicians as diverse as Martin Simpson, Guy Chambers and Concerto Caledonia. Will released his debut solo album,
A Cut Above, which earned four stars in FolkWales Online Magazine's CD reviews page. Haddo now gives Will the platform to share his expertise on the melodeon.

Nicky graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, London, having specialised in Baroque Viola. During that time, she had the privilege to work with the exceptional conductors, Sir Charles Mackerras and Sir Colin Davis. She is a sought-after session musician, counting live concerts with Sir Elton John among her credits. She is rapidly becoming known as an accomplished composer, as well as for her original fiddle style. Her most recent project sees her team up with the exceptional Jo Freya (Blowzabella, Token Women, Old Swan Band) and Melanie Biggs (All Blacked Up) in the trio Moirai. Watch this video - superb!

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Photo: Charlie West

Alison McMorland & Geordie McIntyre

Alison and Geordie are firm favourites in Whitby Festival Week and all over Britain with their wonderful repertoire of exquisite Scottish tradition; they have recorded two CDs, White Wings and Where Ravens Reel, which has just been released.

Alison came to wider public notice in the early 1970s and since then has been active as a collector, performer, teacher, editor and publisher. Songs and singing have been and remain at the heart of what she is about. The Living Tradition called her "a singer of substance"; the late Hamish Henderson said she "stands out as one of the principal modern interpreters of an ancestral ballad singing tradition, breathing new life into ancient memorials by uniting scrupulous traditional fidelity with versatile and resourceful creative artistry." Dick Gaughan said of her: "She is, in her field, one of the greatest singers to emerge and her importance cannot be too greatly stressed."

Geordie is a Glaswegian of Highland and Irish descent, and his lifetime involvement in song, ballad and poetry is reflected in his singing, collecting and songwriting. His early years as a radio and television technician and later as a Modern Studies teacher have fueled and complemented his central interest in folk music. He has an extensive repertoire and has sung at clubs and festivals in most corners of Britain, Ireland and the USA.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 NEW!  

Cloudstreet (with Emma Nixon)

Lovely, exuberant Aussies who entertain superbly with their clever vocal harmonies, well-chosen songs, guitar, concertina and flute with award-winning Scottish fiddler Emma Nixon a recent addition to the line-up. Emma has been been creating beautiful harmonies with Nicole Murray as The Wish List, while John Thompson was tied up as The Songman in the Australian touring verson of War Horse and Cloudstreet had to take an enforced rest.  Emma, who briefly joined Cloudstreet in a guest spot at the Black Swan in York in 2010, studied at Newcastle and is part-way through her PhD on Scottish traditional music. John and Nicole have created a real buzz which continues to grow through their tours. Venues want them back straight away and audiences follow them around - they continue to attract an ever-swelling number of fans. With no tour since 2012, their 2015 tour will be especially busy.

Mick Tems reviewed their last Llantrisant Folk Club gig: "Nicole Murray and John Thompson came, sang and conquered with twinkling smiles in their eyes and lots of ambitious music in their hearts. I have loads of respect for Cloudstreet; both of these Australians have luscious, superb voices, so beautifully controlled at the drop of a hat – but when they mean business, those magnificent voices soar and swell and fly away. That’s not clapping you hear, but the collective sound of jaws dropping... You go to a Cloudstreet gig and it feels as though the clouds have lifted and the sun’s shining again – that’s the effect they have on you!"

Watch this video!

 

May 20, 2015

 

Brian Peters & Jeff Davis

Sharp's Appalachian Harvest is a special multimedia show researched and performed by Brian, from Derbyshire, and Jeff, from Connecticut, USA. Their presentation is devoted to the astounding collection of songs and music made by Cecil Sharp and Maud Karpeles in the Southern Appalachians over three summers from 1916 to 1918. The folklorists had ventured into the heart of the mountains to seek out old British ballads that were still being sung in remote mountain settlements, and their haul of over 1,600 pieces is one of the greatest folk song collections ever made.

In their presentation, Jeff and Brian, two leading performers and researchers of traditional song and music, sing and play some of the highlights of Sharp's harvest, accompanied by readings from his diaries describing vividly the hardships and triumphs of song collecting, and a display of his terrific photographs of the singers and of mountain life. The music ranges from old ballads to American breakdowns, fiddle tunes, children's songs and gospel, performed by Jeff and Brian on banjo, fiddle, guitar, and a variety of other instruments.

 

June 3, 2015 NEW!

Photo: John Fearnall/GoodNoise.ca

 

 

Artisan

Is a reunion tour every five years getting to be a habit? When Artisan hung up their tonsils in November 2005 they weren't adamant about saying: Never Again - but they knew they were going to wait for the right time to do a reunion tour. They were persuaded out of retirement in July, August and September 2010, and had a fabulous time. What a tour - a tour-de-force, in fact. They recorded another studio album (Random Play, 2010) which is available from the albums page of the website. And now they're back, ten years on from their 'retirement', Hilary Spencer (who holds the Llantrisant Folk Club record for many, many guest appearances) and Brian and Jacey Bedford are looking and sounding better than ever. Good friends with a love of singing and laughter - what's not to like?

"Artisan isn't a hard act to follow. All I have to do now is get up here on stage and burst into flames" - Valdy, Canada.

"The harmony work is sharp and unfussy, the words are worth listening to, the tunes are good and the group convey a real energy and enthusiasm in their singing" - Nick Beale, fRoots, UK.

Hear and watch Artisan's songs on video.
 

June 10, 2015 NEW!

Showcase with Marina Florance

Marina is a London-born big-voiced singer-songwriter, whose beautiful creation 'Cry' has been covered by a number of artists. 'Cry' was voted in the top four in the ITV Good Morning competition, with actor Anthony Head (King Uther Pendragon in the Merlin series) singing it, with Penny Wells harmonising and world-famous female string quartet Bond leading the line-up. With respected Scottish fiddler Brian McNeill accompanying her, she sang 'Big Legged Woman' to more than 1,000 people at Cambridge Folk Festival in 2013. She has recorded two albums, and her EP My Own Little Piece Of Sky.

Watch this video - or this!

June 17, 2015

Martin Curtis

Singer, songwriter and bush poet, Martin is always the well-loved favourite 'hit' with his songs of New Zealand's short but lively history. He emigrated from England to Perth, Australia, and there he met another immigrant, Scotsman Eric Bogle. Martin's love of mountains led him on to New Zealand, where he settled in Cardrona in the district of Otago, South Island, with the towering Southern Alps to keep him company.

Journalist Mick Tems wrote in the South Wales Echo of Martin's many performances: "New Zealand is a beautiful land of bewildering contrasts. Drive through Christchurch and you could be in the heart of Southern England. Head southwest and you're in the Scottish glens, with Switzerland just next door and Norway a few miles beyond. One minute it's all so familiar, the next you're trying to read the stars in a totally strange sky and the moon is upside down... Martin’s songs embody this feeling of closeness and distance, of Europeans uprooted to seek a new life on the opposite side of the world. He sings of times past and present, from the days of the Gin & Raspberry mine to the battles of the Nineties. He has added hilarious bush poems and old New Zealand songs...to create a fascinating, captivating repertoire."

July 1, 2015 NEW!

 

The Young'uns

Nobody sleeps when The Young’uns are in town. They may have established their fast-growing reputation in the folk world with sublime a cappella harmonies, but the Teesside trio – Sean Cooney, Michael Hughes and David Eagle – are an unlikely force of nature on stage, beguiling audiences with irrepressible humour, bold vocals, gripping storylines and innate musicality. Describing their gigs as ‘absolute chaos’, they go on stage without set-lists, relying on infallible instinct and their unique rapport with audiences to deliver a killer show.

Their music is rooted fiercely in Teesside – especially Stockton, where they first started singing together at the local folk club - although they spread their wings on their glorious 2012 album,
When Our Grandfathers Said No, which includes a stomping French song, 'Pique la Baleine', a gorgeous unaccompanied arrangement of James Taylor’s 'You Can Close Your Eyes', some nifty instrumental work, a couple of rollicking shanties and plentiful strong original material from Sean Cooney. When Our Grandfathers Said No is a line from one of his most compelling songs, 'The Battle of Stockton', recalling an incident in 1933 when Oswald Mosely’s Blackshirts targeted deprived areas as potential fascist hotbeds and marched over the Tees – to be physically repelled by 2,000 outraged Stockton townsfolk. Their new album is entitled Never Forget.

July 15, 2015

Pete Morton

Pete is a songwriter, singer and ‘folk rapper’ with a wealth of great songs and stage presence. His live shows are dynamic and thought provoking, while remaining approachable and fun-loving.

With his well-known songs such as ‘Another Train’, ‘The Shepherd's Song’ and ‘When We Sing Together’, he constantly tours - mostly solo, although occasionally joined by supporting musicians. His ‘frapping’ (folk rap) technique of marrying traditional folk choruses with rap have been well-received and feature highly on his new CD
The Frappin’ and Ramblin’ Pete Morton.

Starting out as a busker on the streets of Europe, he has entertained all over the globe with his unique and involving style of songwriting and passionate vocal delivery. He sings from the heart, with songs that tell compelling stories and speak of the human condition from a very unique perspective. The folk tradition plays a big part in Pete’s genre; the last time he was in South Wales was when songwriter Anne Lister held a songwriters' workshop day and evening concert in Abergavenny with Pete as tutor.

July 29, 2015

Archie Fisher

Llantrisant Folk Club is very proud and pleased to welcome this famous Scottish icon and traditional singer/songwriter here on his first visit in our 33-year history. Archie was born in Glasgow in 1939 into a large singing family. His sister, Cilla Fisher, is also a professional singer, as was his late sister Ray. In 1960 he moved to Edinburgh and appeared regularly at the The Howff folk club. In 1965 the whole family released the album Traditional and New Songs from Scotland.

Archie ran a weekly folk club at the Crown Bar in Edinburgh; it was there he met acoustic musicians Robin Williamson and Clive Palmer, who were performing together as a traditional folk duo. Mike Heron later auditioned to play rhythm guitar and the trio became The Incredible String Band. In 1983 he started hosting the long-running BBC Radio Scotland folk programme Travelling Folk, retiring in April 2010. He was the lead guitarist on Tom Paxton's 1986 album and performed with Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy on television, recordings, and concert tours. He also produced the Irish duo's first four albums. He recorded two albums with Barbara Dickson, who later achieved fame as an easy-listening singer; it was many years before she sang folk songs again, but when she did, Archie was invited back to join her. He has toured Canada and the USA as a solo performer, as well as appearing with Garnet Rogers, and more recently, John Renbourn. 'Dark-Eyed Molly' has been recorded by Fairport Convention, Eva Cassidy, Stan Rogers and Sheena Wellington. 'Lindsay' has been recorded by John Renbourn and has been a highlight at his live shows for years, while 'Mountain Rain' (from Archie's ground-breaking 1970 album
Orfeo) has been recorded by Wizz Jones (along with John Renbourn on guitar). Archie was awarded an MBE in the 2006 New Year Honours List.

September 16, 2015 NEW!

 

Harpeth Rising

Harpeth Rising named themselves after the Tennessee river because water is both dynamic and powerful, which describes the music created by Jordana Greenberg (violin, vocals), Rebecca Reed-Lunn (banjo, vocals) and Maria Di Meglio (cello, vocals). Unapologetic genre-benders, they fuse Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into a sound that is organically unique. Reviews: “Tender virtuoso violin solos... Andrews Sisters-like harmonies... Harpeth Rising play their cards with class and conviction”
(Lee Zimmerman, No Depression) ... “They break new ground virtually every time they pick up their instruments, forging their own path as the vanguard of a new species of progressive folk” (Jason D. Hamad, The No Surf Review)

Hallmarks of their music include expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianship and a deft yet soulful lyrical perspective. Harpeth Rising’s roots run deep, from their varied ancestry across Eastern Europe to Nashville, the musical hotbed they now call home. JORDANA, born in Ontario, Canada, began her violin studies at eight years old in Indiana University, and she toured the US, Canada, South and Central America, France and Japan as a 17-year-old solo violinist with the University's symphony orchestra. Her classical training mixed with many bluegrass sessions in rural Indiana have developed Jordana's playing into a unique style. She now lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky. REBECCA grew up listening to Mahler, Edith Piaf and Bob Dylan in her home town of Davis, California, and taught herself banjo from Pete Seeger videos while studying viola in graduate school in Indiana University. She was Miss February in the 2012 Women Of Banjo calendar and now lives in Nashville. 'Cello teacher MARIA comes from Brooklyn but now is a Nashville resident. She performs folk, classical and contemporary music from Eastern Europe and the Americas, and has recently completed her Master's Degree at Indiana University.

Watch this video, then book up early!

 

DON’T FORGET:

All other Wednesdays are Song And Music Nights, starting at 8.30pm

 

For past guests, click here

 

For booking Information & general enquiries...

 

Pat Smith Mick Tems 

Telephone

01443 226892

Telephone 01443 206689

Mobile

07989 209824

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  ABOUT LLANTRISANT FOLK  CLUB... 

The Club's symbol is Dr William Price of Llantrisant,  the great 19th century free thinker, social fighter, druid and cremation pioneer. There's a larger-than-life-size statue of Dr Price in Llantrisant Bullring, gazing out to Caerlan Fields, scene of his first ground-breaking act of defiance where he cremated the body of his baby son, Iesu Grist Price. The Club's first haven was The New Inn in Swan Street, Llantrisant, but nowadays we're based in nearby Pontyclun, at The Athletic Club. 

You don‘t have to become a member - but if you do, you become entitled to a range of benefits including reduced admission fees and the chance to take part in trips and special events. A newsletter is e-mailed to all members.

The club welcomes families and has produced a string of young performers.

We're proud of our achievements during our first 30-plus years - We've staged more than 1,000 guest concerts from all over the world and brought to our part of Glamorgan a sense of culture and purpose. 

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