Following the success of Cwlwm Celtaidd over the past few years, we are always looking at ways to develop the festival.
As a result, this year the festival will not take place in its current format. Cwlwm Celtaidd will host a few smaller events in 2018 as we prepare to bring the festival back in full swing in 2019.
Keep an eye out on our website for more information about upcoming events in 2018.
A big thank you to all who took part in Cwlwm Celtaidd 2017.
Artists, stewards, schools, Pavilion staff, sponsors, bcbc tourism, Porthcawl Town Council, the Welsh Folk Dance Society, Music Wales and all the people who bought tickets and supported the event – together we made this happen.
We hope you enjoyed the festival!
Full weekend of concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, sessions, and free events now up under “WHAT’S ON” and available to download here
Cwlwm Celtaidd 2017 – Headliners Announcement
Celtic folk bands Calan and Jamie Smith’s Mabon are announced to headline Wales’ Inter-Celtic Festival in Porthcawl this year.
Bands Calan and Jamie Smith’s Mabon will join other artists to perform at Porthcawl’s Grand Pavilion on March 10-12th, 2017 in the annual festival that celebrates music and dance from the Celtic nations.
For a whole weekend, visitors will be able to enjoy performances, workshops, street dancing as well as watch the Wales v Ireland 6 Nations rugby match live on a big screen – all for only £25.
Young Welsh folk band, Calan, have made a name for themselves in the British folk scene as well as abroad. They will begin their international tour promoting their new album ‘Solomon’ soon. They will be performing a taste of their new material at Cwlwm Celtaidd on Saturday, March 11th. Angharad Jenkins, who plays fiddle for Calan, says;
“I’m really looking forward to play at Cwlwm Celtaidd once more this year. It’s a pleasure to be part of this Welsh festival that celebrates music and dance of all the Celtic nations. It’s also lovely to meet up with friends from the Isle of Man, Scotland and more, right on our door step. I’m sure a great big party will take place in Porthcawl over the weekend.”
On Friday, March 10th, Wales v Ireland 6 Nations clash will be shown live on the big screen with live music and dance and a special performance by Jamie Smith’s Mabon to close the evening.
Tickets for the evening concerts as well as weekend tickets are available on the Grand Pavilion’s website.
Calan & Jamie Smith’s Mabon!
Image by Paul Michael Hughes
Cwlwm Celtaidd will be announcing the 2017 headliners, who will be performing at the Porthcawl Grand Pavilion on March 10-12, very soon.
Remember to visit this page for artist news.
© Dave Williams
Join us at the BBC Club, Llandaff for the Cwlwm Celtaidd 2017 Launch concert with…
Jamie Smith’s MABON!
on the 25th of November at 8pm.
A warm welcome to all!
Tickets £10 available on the door or call 07983069824 to book ahead
We’re busy planning next year’s Cwlwm Celtaidd so remember to keep an eye on our social media channels for updates over the next few months.
We can’t wait!
Thank you for your support. Hope you enjoyed this year’s festival! Looking forward to seeing you in 2017.
Full weekend of concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, sessions, and free events now up under “WHAT’S ON”.