Cuffern Manor Acoustic Music Nights

  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 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 Licensed Bar

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

  2016  Programme

Next Up

October 6th    – Tania Opland and Mike Freeman   £10

ANGLO-ALASKAN ACOUSTIC WORLD MUSIC DUOtania-opland-and-mike-freeman

“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

Scots teacher of the year

Scottish Musician of the year 2015

(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 (
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.
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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)


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2nd Sep. Dana and Susan Robinson

15th Oct   Fiddlebox -Album launch

5th Nov.  Sild

3rd  Dec    Mike Chant