Cuffern Manor Acoustic Music Nights

  Cuffern Manor Acoustic Music Nights 2018

Acoustic Music Evenings are held (usually but not always) on the first Thursday of every month, with some of the finest musicians from Pembrokeshire and beyond featuring folk, americana, blues,  music from the world at large and much more. Starts at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are limited to 45 (so book early!) and cost from £10. They are available by calling 01437 710071 or emailing  Licensed Bar.

You can save 10% on B&B if you book accommodation for  our music nights.


Next up:   October  4th     Cosmotheka   £12   in advance
Following the rapturous standing ovation given to COSMOTHEKA at the 2017 Bromyard Folk Festival 50th anniversary, Dave & Dan Sealey, together with their great mate, Adam Barry, have been catapulted back into the limelight, back into the rough and tumble working class world of the Music Hall. Rubbing shoulders with comedy giants like Gus Elan, Harry Champion, and the rest, they’ve picked up the trail, first blazed by Dave and his late brother, Al, leading to‘sweet Saturday a bellyful of, “Boiled Beef and Carrots”, a bellyful of ale, and a bellyful of laughs at some of the greatest songs ever written And now, like all time travellers, they’re back, and they’ve brought those wonderful songs back with them. For Cosmotheka, these absurdly comic masterpieces are no longer yesterdays….they’re todays….Dan Sealey is the former session bass guitarist for the rock group Ocean Colour Scene.[1] and  also in Merrymouth, a folk band with Ocean Colour Scene band mate Simon Fowler and Adam Barry
Yesterday:From 1972 to 1999, Dave & Al Sealey were Cosmotheka. Performing the songs of the Music Halls, they were considered by many to be the finest interpreters of the genre, and appeared at venues across the country and around the world. There were numerous radio series and television appearances. Their roots, however, remained firmly in the world of the people’s entertainment: the upstairs room at the pub, the folk festival, the village hall.Since the tragic death of Al in 1999, Dave Sealey has returned to the stage in many collaborations.
And Today:Now Dave is back with his son Dan, former bassist with Ocean Colour Scene, and Adam Barry. They present a brand new show performing the songs of Cosmotheka. Yes, the next generation is stepping up.Expect a lot of the old songs, with more instruments and a new twist.Dan’s guitar skills and dry wit introduce a compelling new dimension to the Cosmotheka collaboration. As instigator of the new venture, Dan is determined to drag his crusty, ancient, musical relic of a father shouting and bawling into the twenty-first century. So far, he’s winning hands down. What on earth would Harry Champion say?
Due to Joel’s wedding party here on November 2nd there is no music night in November. December is tba

Past Performers

2018 January 11th “Tears of a Robot” Electro Industrial Cymraeg Klezmer with Fiddlebox and Nick Swannell -support from Pam Messer 
Thursday Feb 8th     Moore, Moss and Rutter  7.30 support from Paul Hayes
March 8th    Three Legg’d Mare   7.30  £10
April 5th   Brian Peters support from Peter and Chris Kay
May 3rd   Joe Topping- a welcome  return to Cuffern Manor
September 13th    Ciran Alger and Greg Russell  Support from Luke Pierce
January 19th Harriet Earis and Adriano Sangineto
February 2nd   Estron
Arran Pilot  Thursday 16th March  7.30

Acoustic music from Arran Pilot

Thursday 6th April     WinterWilson
Thursday May 4th  Jess Morgan  support   Paul and Holly
September  7th    Tim Edey
October 5th       Tyhai    £12  Support from Three Legg’d Mare
November 2nd  James Keelaghan  £10  support from QUARTO
November 30th Ninebarrow £10          support from John Roach


December Ist  Chris Newman and Mairi  Ni Chathasaigh  £12

Nov 10th  Mairi Campbell- Scots  Musician of  of the Year-in Concert – £10
Nov.11th-13th   The 3rd Pembrokeshire Fiddle Festival -with leading tutor Mairi Campbell
October 6th    – Tania Opland and Mike Freeman   £10
September 2nd  FIRE, FEAST and FOLK – outdoor event  £10 in advance (£15 on the door)Artists  confirmed are Dana and Susan Robinson , Quarto,Fiddlebox and Chloe MatharuSee the article in Living Tradition about Dana and Sue here and the article in Pembrokeshire Life about Quarto here.Stunning Food and Drink stalls are back this year:   Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company (as seen on Countryfile in early July) BBC Food and Farming Best Street Food and Takeaway, Gethi’s Cider, recently winner of the Best Overall Cider producer in Wales, Tenby Brewery, PenLon Brewery, Caffle Brewery and our favourite dispenser of coffees , Terry and Carole with their Cafe Tuk Tuk.
Acoustic music at the Fire Feast and Folk 2016

May 5th Sunjay   £10  support Bernard Hoskins (

April 7th Steve Turner  £10  -support from Western Edge
March 3rd  Jez Lowe and Steve Tilston with Lowri Evans and Lee Mason  £12SOLD OUT
Thursday February 4th Charlie Dore and Julian Littman £10   support Paul Hayes

January 7th  WinterWilson  (  )  and    Estron with Jess  (Cancelled)


December 3rd Calan  Held at Roch Village Hall

 5th Nov Tania Opland and Mike Freeman    Support Paul Hayes  £8 – cancelled
Oct Ist   Blair Dunlop

September 10th Vin Garbutt  Support Brenig   £12

Wednesday August 19th   7.p.m.   Gwyneth Herbert with  Ned Cartwright (Piano)   £10 ( in advance only)
Friday June 5th  Summer Picnic (6-8pm)and Evening Concert(8-11pm)
Gren Bartley Band , Honey Fungus, Lucy Jones,  Sarah Smout Compere B.B.Skone (Radio Pembrokeshire)

March  Ewan McClennan

Feb  Harriet Earis

January The Rumblestrutters

Acoustic music from Lucy Jones

Acoustic music from Honey Fungus




April 2nd Jim Causley and Lukas Drinkwater

May 7th   Reg Meuross



Jan 9th  Fiddlebox

Feb 6th    Carolyn Robson, Harriet Bartlett and Kevin Dempsey

March 6th Les Barker

21-23 March   John Kirkpatrick Weekend

7th June  Festival- Steve Tilston Trio,  Lowri Evans ans Lee Mason, Palmerston, Eddie Walker

4th Sept  Bram Taylor

31st October  James Keelaghan and Hugh McMillan

Nov 14th-16th  Mairi Campbell – Fiddle weekend

December 4th  Caffl


JAnuary 1oth  Lowri Evans and Lee Mason

Feb 7th  Carwyn Tywyn and Dan Morris

March 7th Chris Foster

April 4th James Findlay

May 9th  Issy and David Ememney and Kate Riaz

June 6th  Dana and Susan Robinson, Antony John Clarke, Quarto

June 7th  Cath Woolridge, Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies

June 8th   Moulettes, My Back Pages



September 5th  Robin and Bina Williamson

Oct 1st Fake Thackerey

Nov 7th DnA

Dec 5th  Joe Topping Trio



January 5  Julie Murphy and Fiddlebox

Feb 2nd  Guto Dafis and Danny Kilbride and Carwyn Tywyn

March 1st  Hunting the Giants Daughter – Lynne Denman, Michael Harvey, Stacey Blythe

September 13  Lori Watson and the Rule of Three

Oct 4th   Andy Cutting

Nov. 1st   Cerddcegin

Dec 6th  John Kirkpatrick


September Ist   Raul Speek Band

Oct. 6th Anne Lister

November 3rd  Antony John Clarke

Dec 1st Rory McLeod


Sept. 2nd Ceri Rhys Matthews, Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies

Oct 7th Jez Lowe

November 4th  John Kirkpatrick

December  2nd Bethan Nia


2nd Sep. Dana and Susan Robinson

October Ist Guy Maille

15th Oct   Fiddlebox -Album launch

5th Nov.  Sild

3rd  Dec    Mike Chant