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Next event - 17.11.2017 - Digwyddiad Nesaf!

Well what a great night we had last month, with Chris O, Susie Wild and Sarah Jane Scouten and her Honky Tonk Wingmen! The snapshot video will be up on the website and Facebook in the next day or so to remind you all how wonderful it was.

Before news of this month's gig, just a reminder that in December the wonderful Jemma Krysa makes a return visit, along with local heroes John Lewis & Tony Thompson, who will be bringing their soul-stirring foot-stamping Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee-style Piedmont blues to close down the year!

Acoustic Cabaret Friday 17th November 2017:

Owen Shiers
Amy Wack
Young Waters
Owen Shiers is a native of Ceredigion in West Wales and grew up surrounded by the sonorous tones drifting from his father’s harp workshop, as well as age-old traditions such as the Eisteddfod and Hen Galan.

He has toured in the USA, Europe, Africa and the Middle-East and has played at festivals such as WOMAD, Glastonbury and Shambala. His compositions have been used by the BBC and in the US on Emmy winning show 'Portlandia', as well as a host of other forms of broadcast media worldwide, including National Geographic and TV3. He has also worked alongside artists such as Peter Gabriel, Toumani Diabate, Seckou Keita, Sam Lee and Spiro. 

In 2015 he began a collaboration with musician and storyteller Gwilym Morus-Baird resulting in the creation of the 'Gadael Tir' show which tells the story of land rights and protest in Wales in song, poetry and story. In 2016 He received a Finzi Trust scholarship to research and collect songs from Ceredigion, West Wales. The material from this culminated in the 'Cynefin' project which has toured festivals across the UK and sees a single release this autumn on the Astar Label.

An accomplished guitarist and all-round musician, he will be performing work in both Welsh and English.
Young Waters' twisted neo-folk is a tapestry of emotionally powerful vocals, stirring harmonies and finely mastered acoustic guitar. Their exhilarating rhythms and intricate melodies, coupled with a repertoire that combines startling original material with unique arrangements of traditional folk songs, makes for a captivating stage presence

Following a host of festival appearances in 2016 (including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, Boomtown and Smugglers) they have built a strong following. In October they showcased at English Folk Expo / Manchester Folk Festival (supporting Kathryn Tickell) and their debut album, recorded at RealWorld studios, is due to be released in Spring 2018. 

Peforming in various formats all the way up to a 5-piece band, they will be appearing in their duo format at the club, with Theo Passingham on vocals and guitar and Kerry Ann Jangle on vocals and percussion.

Amy Wack was born in Florida, grew up in California and has lived in Cardiff since 1988. 

She works for Seren Press/Poetry Wales where she edits their prize-winning poetry list. She has written, published and edited widely, notably once winning lunch with Paul McCartney for her poem celebrating Buddy Holly as part of his Buddy Holly Weekcompetition.

She has most recently published a 12-part piece inspired by feral cats in Spain in Long Poem magazine.

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