Celtic music makers head for Porthcawl festival

Thursday, 18 February 2016

By GEM Staff Reporter

in Entertainment

The annual InterCeltic festival has announced the names of the artists performing in Porthcawl next month.

Among them is RURA from Scotland, Jamie Smith’s Mabon, Linda Griffiths and Sorela from Wales, and dancers Perree Bane from the Isle of Man.

During the festival weekend on March 4-6, musicians and dancers from Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and the Isle of Man who will descend on the Grand Pavilion stage.

A family-friendly festival, Cwlwm Celtaidd has a packed programme of concerts, dances, workshops, street dance displays in the town centre and on the Esplanade on Saturday, a ceilidh on the beach.

Among the main headliners is Scottish quintet RURA, who fuse traditional Scottish music with the contemporary scene and Celtic band, Jamie Smith Mabon, who have performed at Cwlwm Celtaidd many times.

The band leader Jamie Smith said: “It’s always a pleasure to return to Porthcawl for Cwlwm Celtaidd. It’s lovely to be able to perform on the same stage as talented musicians and dancers from different countries, I always come away with a new tune in my head.”

The festival is organised by a committee of local volunteers. Mel Evans, Cwlwm Celtaidd chair, commented: “It’s always a privilege to organise Cwlwm Celtaidd every year. Even though it’s hard work, it’s lovely being able to welcome so many from the other Celtic countries to showcase their culture through music and dance to locals.”

Tickets are available on the Grand Pavilion website.

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