Folk With The Other Dylan
Folk: October 31-November 6:
From Friday to Sunday you can enjoy a celebration of the legendary Welsh poet Dylan Thomas in his home suburb of the Uplands, Swansea, in the Do Not Go Gentle Music & Literary Festival to be held in a variety of venues, including Mozarts, The Chattery, The Garage, Dylan Thomas Birthplace and St James Social Club.
During the weekend there will be plenty of great music on offer, including from Sarah and Richard, of Paper Aeroplanes. Their music has been described as folky, acoustic, well-crafted, haunting and emotive.
You can, as always, expect a great performance from Swansea-born folk singer-songwriter Andy Jones who played for many years as part of the band Boys From The Hill, now singing and playing guitar solo, performing all over the UK and beyond to great acclaim. Andy sings and writes passionate songs performed with emotion. He will be accompanied by David Pitt on double bass.
Dom Duff, a Breton speaker from Bro Pagan, on the north-west coast of Britanny, close to Roscoff port, was a founder member of the folk band Diwall. He is a virtuoso guitar player as well as an accomplished Breton lyricist and poet.
Amongst many others taking part are Captain Cat and the Sailors, The Gentle Good, Lost Tuesday Society, Sarah Passmore and many more. For details take a look at their website.
On Wednesday Llantrisant Folk Club, The Windsor Hotel, Pontyclun have Gigspanner. Without doubt, a bedrock of British traditional music is to be expected from Steeleye Span’s legendary fiddle player Peter Knight, joined by Roger Flack (guitar) and Vincent Salzfaas (congas and djembe). Gigspanner’s musical reach includes Eastern European, French, Cajun, African and Aboriginal influences.