Cuffern Manor Acoustic Music Nights 2016
Acoustic Music Evenings are held (usually but not always) on the first Thursday of every month see here for some past performers http://vimeo.com/user4792075/videos with some of the finest musicians from Pembrokeshire and beyond. Starts at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are limited to 45 so book early! Tickets, from £10 , are available by calling 01437 710071 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Licensed Bar
You can save 10% on B&B if you book for music nights.
October 6th – Tania Opland and Mike Freeman £10
“This duo is rather astonishing — she’s from Alaska and he’s from England, and between them they play hammered dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, recorder and whistle, excellent percussion, sing, and have a wonderful stage presence.
“Their repertoire is vast, and includes things like sing-alongs in Russian. Credits include numerous UK and US tours and seven albums (including collaborations with Anne McCaffrey)…”
-Whidbey Island Folk Festival, Washington, USA
“Unquestionably the most talented duo we have ever had at this club… I’ve never seen so much variety in a single set.”
-The Song Loft, Milton Keynes, England
Mike Freeman, originally from Manchester, England, has played guitar and percussion for many years with an assortment of bands, accompanied Middle Eastern and African dance troupes, and performed at countless festivals throughout Britain and North America.
Tania Opland – born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska – performs on an array of musical instruments including an unusual 5 string violin, hammered dulcimer, hurdy gurdy and an Alaska made, double chambered, wooden ocarina. She has appeared on radio and television in the U.S., Canada, Russia, Uzbekistan, Scotland, Ireland and England.
These two divide their time between Suquamish, Washington and Inistioge, Ireland, because anyplace else would be too easy to spell.
Nov 10th Mairi Campbell- Scots Musician of of the Year-in Concert – £8
Mairi’s very successful show at the Edinburgh Fringe is reviewed below. She tells us that international promoters who saw it are offering tours in the US and India. For her concert here we expect her to be accompanied by a cellist.
Nov.11th-13th The 3rd Pembrokeshire Fiddle Festival -with leading tutor Mairi Campbell
(Tutor of the year – Scots Trad Music Awards 2011 Musician of the Year – Scots Trad. Music Awards 2015)
Places are filling up for the 3rd Pembrokeshire Fiddle Weekend – so book now – and don’t forget this will be useful and inspiring for all but the very beginners on the fiddle. We are especially keen to involve 13-20 year olds ( and there can be bursaries to help them pay for it)
Tutor of the year – Scots Trad Music Awards 2011 Musician of the Year – Scots Trad. Music Awards 2015
Workshops and sessions plus great food at Cuffern Manor (www.cuffernmanor.co.uk)
Residents – £226 Non-residential £180.Non-participant residential £145
Deposits of £100 will secure your place – and there are ONLY 16 places available:
“imagine a weekend in an 18th century manor house set in spacious grounds within minutes of the Pembrokeshire coast. Imagine good food , log fires and inspirational music making. This was the experience of a dozen or so lucky fiddlers of varying levels of skill, experience and confidence who booked for this weekend” Review of 2014
December Ist Chris Newman and Mairi Ni Chathasaigh £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.
May 5th Sunjay £10 support Bernard Hoskins (www.bernardhoskin.com)
April 7th Steve Turner £10 -support from Western Edge
March 3rd Jez Lowe and Steve Tilston with Lowri Evans and Lee Mason £12 –SOLD OUT
“Thursday February 4th Charlie Dore and Julian Littman £10 www.charliedore.com support Paul Hayes
January 7th WinterWilson ( www.winterwilson.com ) 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)
2nd Sep. Dana and Susan Robinson
15th Oct Fiddlebox -Album launch
5th Nov. Sild
3rd Dec Mike Chant