Gigs

Drop us a line if you'd like us to do something at your venue, event, village hall, festival, house ...



30 May 2020
Innersley Zoom Bal
It's Kinnersley Festival but not as we know it, Jim - it's in your living room, for starters. Line-up includes Steve Turner, Louise Wanselius joining us from Sweden, Jon & Kate, Emily Bowden, Sian & Paul and our good selves. See you there at 7.00

22-27 May 2020
MADE festival, Kinnersley Castle, Herefordshire
Bal-folk French dance songs and random surprises for dancing. We'll be playing for one of the evening bals though we're not sure which night as yet.

2 May 2020
Beltane Bash at the Acoustic Couch, Bracknell
Supporting Spriggan Mist for an evening of slightly steampunk overthetoppery to celebrate the coming of summer. More details soon.

11 March 2020
Stories and Songs at The Gate, Cardiff
Cardiff's favourite monthly storytelling and music night returns at a new venue. Tamar Williams is the storyteller; we're providing the music. Entrance £5 on the door. Facebook event page here

3 March 2020
First Tuesday Acoustic Club, Cardiff
Now in its new home at The Apothecary in Canton, Cardiff's long-running acoustic night aka The Listening Space has invited us back for another helping of songs. 7.30 start, tea and scrummy cakes in the break, entrance £5 on the door

1 February 2020
AnderidaFest, Sussex
Supporting Spriggan Mist at this always-sold-out event https://www.anderidagorsedd.org/anderidafest/

30 November 2019
Kinnersley Castle (MADE festival)
Bal-folk French dance songs and random surprises for dancing

15 September
XR Rebel Rising festival, Borth
Eco-folk for rebellion and entertainment at Extinction Rebellion Wales's weekend event

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

2 July
First Tuesday Acoustic Club, Cardiff
Leaping in at the last minute to help out at the Listening Space at South Riverside Community Centre, Tudor Road. There'll be an assortment of songs from us plus resident performers including Frankie Armstrong and Robert Evans. £5 on the door, includes tea and scrummy cake in the break.

7 June 2019
PentreFfestNoz
Singing for French and Breton dancing at Cardiff's own monthly dance club in St Fagans village, with music from talented local trio Godot too. There'll be a music workshop before the bal and a dance workshop too. More details here

11 May
Welsh Folk Day at Caerffili Castle
We're joining Bethan Nia and Guto Dafis for a day of Welsh folk music, songs, and stories in the beautiful Great Hall of historic Caerffili Castle. More details as we have them. https://www.visitcaerphilly.com/posts/caerphilly-castle

1 May
Bringing In The May at Llantrisant Folk Club
A last-minute addition: our show Bringing In The May is at Llantrisant Folk Club in Pontyclun, since the regular club night falls on May Day and we are unexpectedly available. Details here http://folk.wales/updates/folk-club-wots-occurring/

26 April 2019
Bringing In The May: songs and stories for summer
An evening of songs and stories to celebrate May Day, Beltane, Calan Mai, and the coming of summer. Expect songs of Maytime goings on, of 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 bring you harmony voices, guitar, octave mandola, laud & bowed psaltery, and Cath Little will weave weird, wise & wonderful stories to welcome in the summer.

Tickets £10 online from Ticketsource or £12 on the door
www.ticketsource.co.uk/blanche-rowen



31 March 2019
Sing Sing Spring!
Songs for Spring in this singing workshop with Celia Webb and Blanche Rowen at Insole Court, Llandaff, Cardiff. All voices welcome, no experience needed, no need to read music. £12, tickets available soon

1 March 2019
PentreFfestNoz
Singing for French and Breton dancing at Cardiff's own monthly dance club in St Fagans village. We're sharing the evening with our old friend Guto Dafis. There'll be a music workshop before the dancing and a dance workshop too. More details here

15 January 2019
Twelfth Night 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 our old friend Cath Little http://www.cathlittle.co.uk/ , and spots from the floor too. Donations in the hat please.

2018
SING THE DEEP MIDWINTER, Insole Court
(Afternoon singing workshop - Shared feast and evening entertainment/party)
House concert, Cardiff
First Tuesday Acoustic Club, Cardiff              
Dingle Bal, Abergavenny             
MADE Festival, Kinnersley Castle, Herefordshire
PF Devon, Cornwall & Isles Conference, Bude
AnderidaFest, Southwick, Sussex
House Concert, Roath, Cardiff
Stories and Songs at Milgi's Yurt

2017
OBOD Winter Gathering, Glastonbury
First Tuesday Acoustic Club, Cardiff                
Dingle Bal, Abergavenny               
MADE Festival, Kinnersley Castle, Herefordshire
Llantrisant Folk Club
PentreFfestNoz French Dance Club, Cardiff
Stories and Songs at Milgi's Yurt
AnderidaFest, Southwick, Sussex

2016
OBOD Winter Gathering, Glastonbury
Brighton Acoustic Session
Mike & Blanche's Figgy Pudding - Kinnersley Castle
Stories and Songs at Milgi's Yurt
Rolt Party (private)
Dingle Bal, Abergavenny
French Dance Stroud
Bal du Printemps, Rhosygilwen
6 Nations Folk Finale on BBC Radio Wales
Cardiff Folk Club
House Concert, Roath, Cardiff
 
2015 (the year Mike injured his hand and couldn't play for months)
Stories & Songs in Milgi's Yurt, Cardiff
First Tuesday Acoustic Club, Cardiff
Spirit of Brigid Conference, Penarth
AnderidaFest, Sussex
French Dance Stroud

2014
Stories & Songs in Milgi's Yurt, Cardiff
Festiv'Allier, Auvergne, France        
MADE Festival, Kinnersley Castle
Bringing In The May show - Chapter, Cardiff
AnderidaFest, Sussex
Old Twelfth Night show,  Chapter, Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

2013           
Dingle Bal, Abergavenny
D'Accord! Summer Bal, Exeter
Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff            
MADE Festival, Kinnersley Castle
Anderida Druid Camp, Sussex
Wyrdfest Wales, Swansea
Cecil Sharp House, London   
Cwlwm Celtaidd - Interceltic Festival
Tales for the Turning Year at Chapter, Cardiff

2012
Stories & Songs in Milgi's Yurt, Cardiff
Dansez Français, Brighton
Hathersage Hop, Yorkshire
Pentreffest Euro dance club, Cardiff
Dingle Bal, Mid Wales
MADE Festival, Kinnersley Castle, Herefordshire
House Concert, Powys
Tales for the Turning Year at Chapter, Cardiff       
Song workshop - May Carols - at the Beltaine Bash Spring Fayre, Cardiff
Folk at the Oak, Lewes, Sussex
Lewes Saturday Folk Club, Sussex