Celtic musicians from around the world to gather in Porthcawl for the InterCeltic Festival

Celtic musicians from around the world will gather in Porthcawl next month for the annual InterCeltic festival.

Throughout the festival Cwlwm Celtaidd weekend, from March 4 to 6, Porthcawl will welcome musicians and dancers from Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and the Isle of Man who will perform on the Grand Pavilion stage.

Scottish banmd RURA who will perform at the Celtic Festival Cwlwm Celtaidd in Porthcawl. Picture: Somhairle MacDonald

Artists on the billing include RURA, from Scotland, Jamie Smith Mabon, Linda Griffiths and Sorela, from Wales, and dancers Perree Bane, from the Isle of Man.

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The family friendly festival has a packed programme of concerts, dances and workshops.

On the Saturday, there will be a ceilidh on the beach and street dance displays in the town centre and on the Esplanade.

Jamie Smith, from Jamie Smiths Mabon

Jamie Smith, from Jamie Smith Mabon, 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 Grand Pavilion in Porthcawl

The festival is organised by a committee of local volunteers.

Mel Evans, Cwlwm Celtaidd chair, said: “It’s lovely being able to welcome so many from the other Celtic countries to showcase their culture through music and dance to locals.”

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For more information and tickets, visit the Grand Pavilion website on www.grandpavilion.co.uk

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