Cuffern Manor Acoustic Music Nights

  Cuffern Manor Acoustic Music Nights 2019-20

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.



2020 – Our best ever season line up? – we think so!

Thursday 9th April   John Spiers and Jackie Oates-support  Broadoak

CANCELLED   You’ve saved £12 but please consider buying John and Jackie’s CD instead. You can buy it here:   

Hi there, everyone.  I don’t want to be that guy doing this.  I stopped busking as soon as I began to charge for gigs way back in 2000.  If I’m honest it hurts my pride as a musician to be even putting this here, but here goes!  As you know, the way the record industry works now is that Spotify and YouTube give you all the music in the world for a small monthly subscription and musicians that created the music and played it get a few copper pennies at best … at least when I was busking some generous souls who could afford it occasionally threw a nugget (pound coin) in the hat.  The only money we get from recordings are those albums we sell on our own websites or on tour.  We also make money from playing live through ticket sales and bums on seats.
And so we come to the inevitable.  CoronaVirus.  Covid19.  All of the gigs have been cancelled.  Of course they’re cancelled, it would be reckless to even carry on holding gigs at the moment.  So far the UK government has made no provision for the self-employed at all so we face absolutely no income for the forseeable future.  It’s not just us, almost all businesses are screwed in some way and people in the gig-economy especailly so.
So please consider buying something from my little shop.  I am going to be working on extra content while in “self-isolation” so watch this space – and online streaming gigs are on the horizon.  In the meantime the donate button above is there if you have enjoyed my music over the years, especially if you stream my music through services like Spotify or YouTube … but please ONLY DO SO IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT … you can give me as much or as little as you like (well maybe not 1p as I think PayPal would charge me more than 1p to process it!) but you know what I mean.  It’s like those people who leave eggs out by the side of the road with a tub to put the money in, but on the internet and for streaming music.  Thank you very much for reading.   John 

Past Performers


Thursday  6th Feb  Andrew Waite and Lucy Farrell 
FRIDAY  21st Feb    Tim Edey   £12   in advance  only

MArch 7th   Les Barker and Keith Donnelly



Thursday April 11th  Fishguard Folk Singers and Broadoak
May 2nd    Geoff Robb- winner of the 2018 Live Music Award at England’s largest Arts Festival ‘Brighton Fringe
Thursday September  5th   Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente
Friday(Yes!)   November 8th  DANA AND SUSAN ROBINSON -support Broadoak

Dec 5th    Seasonal Songs and Carols


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

October 4th   Cosmostheka

Dec 20th   Christmas special with QUARTO – £10 with mulled cyder and mince pies.
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 and 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:  And a review from Linda Norris, Pembrokeshire artist.

I went to a fantastic gig at Cuffern Manor this week, Julie Murphy and Ceri Owen Jones performed new pieces from their upcoming album, ably supported by Fiddlebox. Julie’s songs are tender and poignant and their collaboration embodies the best of traditional and contemporary work, poetry and music, and, amazingly, Ceri played a piece from the medieval ap Huw manuscript – one of the manuscript sources I have been consulting for my windows project…synchronicity at its best!…dreaming of a harp in the chapel..!

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