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

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Nov 10th  Mairi Campbell- Scots  Musician of  of the Year-in Concert – £10

Mairi Campbell is an influential and pioneering figure in Scottish music. Her music has a rooted and powerful quality and her musical interests are wide ranging: from playing Scottish dance music to pushing the boundaries of the traditional music scene with her soundings and improvisations.

Mairi won Instrumentalist of the Year 2016 at the Scots Trad Music Awards. She has previously won Scots Singer of The Year and Tutor of The Year. She has also received the Live Ireland Music Award for Best Female Musician of the Year and for Best Composition of the Year.

Mairi’s voice was heard worldwide when her version of Auld Lang Syne (with David Francis as The Cast) was used in a pivotal scene in the film Sex and The City.

“her voice can stop the clock” – The Scotsman

“consummate, visionary musicianship” – The Herald

She tells us that international promoters who saw her very  successful show, Pulse,  at the Edinburgh Fringe,  are offering tours in the US and India. For her concert Mairi will be joined by local cellist Nia Harries. Nia and Mairi are old friends, having both attended the Guildhall school of Music at the same time. This is a special opportunity to hear one of your greatest local musicians!  

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 2016)
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 2016
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

We’d class this one as one that nobody should miss..a once in a lifetime chance to see two players from the very top of their profession. This will sell out so don’t leave it too late to book.

“Virtuosic, fascinating, dramatic, original, inspired, gloriously adventurous, dazzling, brilliant, stunning, impassioned, electrifying, bewitching, moving, achingly beautiful, influential, revered, unique…”


The c elebrated virtuoso partnership of “the doyenne of Irish harpers” (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY) and “one of the UK’s most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists” (fROOTS), has by now brought its special musical vision to venues large and small – from the tiniest of historic churches in England, Germany and Italy to palaces in Kyoto and Istanbul, London’s Barbican, Sydney Town Hall and the Philharmonie in Cologne – in twenty-two countries on five continents. Their performances – described by The Irish Times as “music of fire and brilliance from the high-wire act in traditional music” – are rooted but eclectic, emotional but adventurous: a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, coupled with striking new compositions and Chris’s delightfully subversive wit. seven albums together, , * SONGLINES “Album of the Year” LIVE IRELAND “Best Celtic Instrumental Album” JUST PLAIN FOLKS AWARDS Nashville, Tennessee.

Heartstring Quartet with guitarist Arty McGlynn and Máire’s sister, fiddler Nollaig Casey .. two of the most important names in Irish music, legendary guitarist Arty McGlynn and Máire’s sister, fiddler Nollaig Casey,

Máire and Chris guest on Irish rock legend Rory Gallagher’s posthumous Wheels within Wheels (BMG); Máire is harp/voice soloist with the New English Chamber Orchestra and the Choir of New College Oxford on John Cameron’s Missa Celtica (Erato Disques); her singing features on the Goldcrest film Driftwood .


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.
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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

October Ist Guy Maille

15th Oct   Fiddlebox -Album launch

5th Nov.  Sild

3rd  Dec    Mike Chant