Songs to blow the blues away
IF music-making was based around the weather then most people would currently plump for the blues.
Ditties injecting a bit of misery would not be far off beam.
But the mood is sure to be generally more upbeat at this weekend's Gower Acoustic Music Festival.
The Tomos Watkin-sponsored event is a celebration at Gower Heritage Centre in Parkmill.
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The line-up is plentiful.
Tomorrow Richard Williams gets the honour of seeing things under way at 12.30pm.
Next on are Ian Charles, 1pm, Jemma Krysa, 2pm, Afternoon in Paris, Dog House, 4.30pm, and Mardy Jug Band, 5.30pm.
Andy Jones get the evening going at 7pm, giving way at 8pm to Will Keelan, who is followed by Last Tuesday Society, 9pm, and Mudskippers, 10pm.
Sunday is another day and first up is Shando Nemeth at noon.
At 1pm it is Max, followed by Josh Ace at 3.30pm, Sick Note Steve, 4pm, Thistledown, 5pm and Acoustic Zeppelin, 6.30pm.
"This is the first acoustic festival we have had and there will be a bit of folk, singer-songwriter, blues, gipsy jazz, bluegrass and modern folk," said spokesman and Thistledown member Lawrence Fancourt.
"There is also a second unplugged stage if anyone wants to get up."