Gigs

29-31 June                 
Dingle Bal, Abergavenny
Music for dancing at a private festival weekend

25-30 May                 
MADE Festival, Kinnersley Castle, Herefordshire
Concert and bal set for French dance at our favourite castle 

10 March
PF Devon, Cornwall & Isles Conference, Bude
It's the 20th Anniversary Spring Conference and Ball so there'll be music from Damh the Bard and us after a day of talks, stalls, and springtime socialising in lovely Cornwall

3 February
AnderidaFest, Southwick, Sussex
A gathering to welcome the Spring, with excellent speakers, stalls, the Pentacle Drummers and an evening knees-up with Damh the Bard supported by our good selves. More details here https://www.anderidagorsedd.org/

23 January 
House Concert, Roath, Cardiff
A return visit to this lovely house concert venue for an assortment of songs old and new, silly, seasonal, French, medieval - all sorts! - with drinks and nibbles and admission by donation. Contact us for details as numbers are limited. 

16 January 2018
Stories and Songs at Milgi's Yurt
We're back at Cardiff's favourite storytelling and music night, in the lovely Yurt behind Milgi on City Road in Roath. There'll be songs from us and stories from guest storyteller Joseph Sobol http://www.josephsobol.com , and spots from the floor too. Donations in the hat please.

9 December 2017
OBOD Winter Gathering, Glastonbury
Private event

5 December
First Tuesday Acoustic Club, Cardiff
Songs in the Listening Space at South Riverside Community Centre, Tudor Road. Not sure who else is on the bill yet, but it's always a lovely evening. £5 on the door, includes tea and scrummy cake in the break.

It's been a long quiet spell ... Mike injured his hand back in July and has only just started to play again. Hoping to be properly back in action by December.


1-2 July                 
Dingle Bal, Abergavenny
Music for dancing at a private festival weekend

27-30 May                 
MADE Festival, Kinnersley Castle, Herefordshire
Concert and bal set for French dance at our favourite castle 

3 May 2017
Llantrisant Folk Club
A showcase double set at this venerable folk club. Near enough to May Day to still be celebrating! We'll be on at around 9.00 but it's an evening of two half-hour sets from us plus floor spots so dust off a contribution and come and be part of the entertainment. Entry is a mere £3 and NB it's in Pontyclun not Llantrisant! (long story ...) https://www.facebook.com/Llantrisant-Folk-Club-226706954032491

7 April 2017
PentreFfestNoz
Singing for French and Breton dancing at Cardiff's own monthly dance club in St Fagans village. We're sharing the evening with the very wonderful Geoff and Esta Beilby, who play (mostly) their own delicious melodies on clarinet, squeezebox and guitar, and who will be running a music workshop before the dancing. There'll be a dance workshop too. More details here http://www.pentreffest.org.uk/joomla/

21 March 
Stories and Songs at Milgi's Yurt
Mike's doing a solo gig at Cardiff's favourite storytelling and music night, on City Road in Roath. The storyteller will be Bethan Mascarenhas. Donations in the hat please.

4 February
AnderidaFest, Southwick, Sussex
A gathering to welcome the Spring, with speakers, stalls, and evening entertainment from us and Touch The Earth. More details here http://www.anderidagorsedd.org/anderidafest/anderidafest-2017/

10 December 2016
OBOD Winter Gathering, Glastonbury
Private event

5 December  2016
Brighton Acoustic Session
Join us for an evening of unplugged folky goodies at the Lord Nelson on Trafalgar Street. Admission  free, with a hat passed around for contributions. http://www.brightonacoustic.com/

26 November 2016
Mike & Blanche's Figgy Pudding
Concert of festive goodies at Kinnersley Castle, Herefordshire, as part of MADE's MAD Weekend festival. Plus singing for dancing at the Bal.

15 November - postponed
Stories and Songs at Milgi's Yurt
Mike's doing a solo gig at Cardiff's favourite storytelling and music night. The storyteller will be Helen Wales. Donations in the hat please.

10 September
Rolt Party
Music for dancing at a private festival weekend

27 August 
Dingle Bal, Abergavenny
Music for dancing at a private festival weekend

21 May 2016
French Dance Stroud 
We'll be singing for dancing again at the French and Breton dance club in Horsley, near Stroud in Gloucestershire. Also on the bill is the very lovely music of Steve Turner and Dave Faulkner. More details here; http://frenchdancestroud.wix.com/frenchdancestroud

7 May 2016
Bal du Printemps, Rhosygilwen
An evening of French and Breton dancing, with music by Steve Turner and Helena Torpy and Blanche and Mike. The venue is the exquisite setting of Rhosygilwen Manor in Pembrokeshire. Come and make a weekend of it! Details are here http://rhosygilwen.co.uk/events/bal-du-printemps-an-evening-of-french-dancing-and-music/ with a Facebook event page here https://www.facebook.com/events/908459325912443/

18 at 9pm & 20 March at 7pm
6 Nations Folk Finale on BBC Radio Wales
Alongside Steve Knightley (England), Calan (Wales), John Campbell (Scotland), Padraig Lalor (Ireland) and Roberto Cassini (Italy) we're singing songs of France and Brittany for Frank Hennessy's special show for the rugby final. You can hear it here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b074bpsm

11 March 2016
Cardiff Folk Club
We're supporting young duo Jacob and Drinkwater at Cardiff's new folk club. It's at the Four Bars at Dempsey's, opposite the Castle. 8.00pm start and don't be late or you'll miss us! £8 on the door, or £7 concessions. More details here https://www.facebook.com/cardifffolkclub/?fref=ts

26 January 2016
House Concert, Roath, Cardiff
Greet the New Year with open arms as we sing you round the year and back again (with a few detours here and there). There'll be songs old, new and silly, mulled wine and nibbles, and lots of lovely people in a beautiful house in Roath. Contact us for details as numbers are limited. 
 
2015
15 December
Stories & Songs in Milgi's Yurt, Cardiff

1 December
First Tuesday Acoustic Club, Cardiff

We took a little break for a while

7 February
Spirit of Brigid Conference, Penarth

31 January
AnderidaFest, Sussex

24 January
French Dance Stroud

2014
16 December 
Stories & Songs in Milgi's Yurt, Cardiff

14-17 August
Festiv'Allier, Auvergne, France

23 May                 
MADE Festival, Kinnersley Castle


26 April  at 8.00
Bringing In The May - Chapter, Cardiff 

An evening of songs and stories to celebrate May Day, Beltane, Walpurgisnacht, and the coming of summer. Expect songs of Maytime goings on, trees and troubadours and the Devil outwitted, woven through with tales of otherworldly transformations in a landscape of legend, in a time out of time.

Blanche & Mike provide the songs and Cath Little will weave weird, wise & wonderful stories to welcome in the summer.

Admission is £5 on the door or contact us in advance for tickets: our last Chapter show sold out!


1 February
AnderidaFest, Sussex

17 January
Old Twelfth Night
First Space, Chapter, Cardiff - 8.00

15  January
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff


2013
11 December
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

30 November
MADE Festival, Kinnersley Castle

30 June                
Dingle Bal, Abergavenny

15 June
D'Accord! Summer Bal, Exeter

12 June  at 6.15
Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff

24-28 May                 
MADE Festival, Kinnersley Castle

10 May
Anderida Druid Camp, Sussex

5 May
Tales for the Turning Year, Chapter, Cardiff

16 March   
Wyrdfest Wales, Swansea

10 March 
Cecil Sharp House, London

3 March      
Cwlwm Celtaidd - Interceltic Festival

3 February at 8.00
Tales for the Turning Year at Chapter, Cardiff


2012
18 December
Stories & Songs in Milgi's Yurt, Cardiff

29 September
Dansez Français, Brighton

22 September
Hathersage Hop, Yorkshire

6 July
Pentreffest Euro dance club, Cardiff

30 June
Dingle Bal, Mid Wales

1-6 June
MADE Festival, Kinnersley Castle, Herefordshire

12 May at 8.00
House Concert, Powys

6 May at 8.00
Tales for the Turning Year at Chapter, Cardiff

5 May, 3.00-4.00         
Song workshop - May Carols - at the Beltaine Bash Spring Fayre, Cardiff

26 April at 8.00
Folk at the Oak, Lewes, Sussex

9 December 2011
Lewes Saturday Folk Club, Sussex