Always in danger of drowning in coffee while being weighed down by cake, the trio of Robert Strafford, Phil Andrew and David Jones still meet regularly to further a repertoire of Blues, Folk, Gospel and Americana. In fact they play anything which might pass for Roots Music and also a bit that would not. Just as the repertoire expands so does OLD STRAFFORD’S reputation for delivering a performance combining great music, harmony and some laughs.
This video is typical of what they do https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qirM3a92oE
GUTO DAFIS with DANNY KILBRIDE
Singer / melodeon-player Guto Dafis and guitarist Danny KilBride have known each other since before the dawn of time and their easy complicity on stage is a joy to behold and a delight to the ear. Guto engages audiences with his easy charm and wry humour, which belies a passionate commitment to his material, whether it be Welsh traditional song, contemporary pieces in English, or Breton dance music. Danny is a stunning musician and sensitive accompanist; he also plays with Carreg Lafar and Rag Foundation.
CARADOG JONES & GERAINT ROBERTS
Tunes, Songs and Stories with Geraint & Caradog
Alawon, Caneuon a Straeon 'da Geraint a Caradog
Both locals of the Tawe valley, Geraint Roberts and Caradog Jones are usually to be found in the nearest Welsh folk session. Tonight they’ll be entertaining all with a couple of tunes, songs and stories. As well as playing the Welsh bagpipes, Geraint is a captivating story-teller and knowledgeable local historian. Caradog is a traditional harpist, and after many years busking a living on the streets of England is glad to be back playing once again in the valley. They make a duo full of character, passionate to share and continue the traditions of Wales. Come one and all!
Dou frodor o Gwmtawe yw Geraint Roberts a Caradog Jones. Yn hoff o ganu yn sesiynau gwerin Cymreig, daw nhw heno i‘ch diddanu ag ambell i alaw, ambell i gan ac ambell i stori. Yn ogystal â chanu’r pibau cwd Cymreig, mae Geraint yn dipyn o chwedleuwr a hanesydd lleol. Telynydd traddodiadol yw Caradog, ac wedi sawl flwyddyn o glera ar strydoedd Lloegr mae’n braf ganddynt ganu unwaith eto yn y fro. Dyma ddeuawd llawn angerdd i rannu a chynnal ein traddodiadau fel cenedl. Dewch yn llu!
ANDY TAMLYN-JONES (Info coming soon)
We welcome the winter incarnation of Swansea shanty men Baggyrinkle together with the ladies. In Victorian costume, they bring us a warm hearted, Christmas themed evening.
As usual there will be food, a generous raffle, Quality Street missiles.... duck! All this and our wonderful regular floor singers and poets doing their own Christmas party pieces. Pay on the door and please bring some finger food for the feast.
CAPTAIN CAT & THE SAILORS
Formed for a talent contest in late 2008, Captain Cat and the Sailors are a Swansea based folk outfit who perform with verve. Playing a range of styles including traditional, contemporary and shanties, their performances are rarely forgotten. Whether singing ballads, telling stories or playing their own creations they are sure to entertain.
An experienced singer guitarist with a very broad repertoire from many genres. Greg thoroughly enjoys singing, meeting people and supporting live music. He has been singing for many years at folk clubs, in cabaret, and is involved with charity work. Greg sings story based quality songs with feeling. His voice has been described as mellifluous but not to worry, it’s not contagious.
Greg draws his inspiration from the more progressive and modern folk catalogue and includes songs from the writing of Ewan MacColl, Stan Rogers, Colum Sands, Steve Tilston and many more. His work is described by Tom Lewis as “driven by the song without complicated guitar work”. That said, his guitar accompaniment is sound and complements his singing admirably.
Supported by BOB THOMAS & HUW PUDNER They say of themselves - Bob thomas and Huw Pudner write songs together and sing together. They write about life in Wales, financial scams and building sites. Bob looks like Willy Nelson and loves Johnny Cash while Huw was brought up on soul music and still wonders how he got to love this traditional folk music malarkey.
Glais Rugby Football Club
609, Birchgrove Rd.
Glais, nr Clydach
Swansea SA7 9EN
01792 425231 01792 425231 Enquiries
01639 633611 Bookings
(See contacts page)
CARADOG JONES & GERAINT ROBERTS
and ANDY TAMLYN-JONES
November 24th 2017
BAGGY-CRINGLE Xmas Party Dec 8th