Session Search: West Wales/Cymru

Session Search: West Wales/Cymru

I hope to be travelling in South and West Wales later in the year. Are there any sessions ongoing in Fishguard/Pembroke/New Quay or Aberysthwyth? If so, I’d love to know. I’m a trad singer, but love the tunes too.

- Pat ‘de Verse’.

Re: Session Search: West Wales/Cymru

The Royal Oak in Fishguard has hosted a session/folk club for many years (and still was 2 months ago, so there’s a good chance it is still going) https://thesession.org/sessions/214

Aberystwyth has a couple of regular-ish sessions now:
Monday nights at The Ship and Castle
Sunday early evening (6pm start) at The Bank Vault

The Bank Vault is a recently opened bar, hosting concerts and sessions. I’m not sure how frequent the sessions are but the person in charge of the music there is a fiddler himself, so he is likely to know whether the session is happening or not. I suggest contacting the venue https://www.bankvault.cymru/contact/ . I don’t often get to sessions in Aberystwyth but I know plenty of musicians in the area.

If you fancy a trip further inland to Llanidloes (30 miles from Aberystwyth), the Crown and Anchor hosts a session every Sunday – and now, following the closure of another pub, also Thursdays. https://thesession.org/sessions/6880

Re: Session Search: West Wales/Cymru

Hi there Pat,

Since you also mention South Wales:

Excellent session in Abergavenny, 1st Tue:
https://thesession.org/sessions/7249

And in Mid Wales:
Pengenffordd, 3rd Sat:
https://thesession.org/sessions/7437

Glasbury-on-Wye, 1st Sat:
https://thesession.org/sessions/2732

If you’re also into turn-taking, singaround type of events, just across the border, Longtown, 3rd Tue:
https://thesession.org/sessions/5896

I go to all of these and I’m sure you’d be made welcome.