“Our lovely, warm summer, with just the right amount of sun and rain at the necessary times, has led to good growing conditions, resulting in a fantastic yield and high quality grapes with a good sugar content.”
The vineyard has harvested three grape varieties this year - Rondo, Phoenix and Solaris - each of which ripens at different times which allows them to be harvested over four weeks. The grapes will make a range of red, white and rose sparkling and still wines.
Russell and Janet thanked all the volunteers who helped with the harvest. “We really couldn’t have done it without them,” said Janet. “We have such a lovely group of vineyard friends and we all had a fantastic few days picking together.
“It’s such a satisfying feeling to see your bucket filling up with grapes as you pick. If you have an interest in wine, it’s a great way to understand how the process begins and how the grapes are grown.”
Kerry Vale Vineyard’s wine is available at the cellar door shop and vineyard café or via the website: www.kerryvalevineyard.co.uk. Follow the vineyard on social media to see how the picked grapes get turned into wine.
Other Voice Cardigan has announced two new headline acts for Other Voices Cardigan from November 3 – 5.
After smashing sets at SXSW, The Great Escape and the Isle of Wight Festival earlier this year, alt-pop superstar and creative visionary mauvey is joining the festival from Canada to play an exclusive set of tracks from his upcoming ‘Before The Album’ EP which drops on November 4.
The festival also promises another huge Other Voices debut from the South-London neo-soul queen Poppy Ajudha. Following the release of her breath-taking debut record ‘The Power In Us’ earlier this year, she’ll be bringing her eloquent genre-fluid blend of jazz, R&B, soul, rock and pop to Cardigan for what’s set to be a dazzling performance from one of the brightest voices on the scene.
These artists complete the St Mary's Church line up alongside Mercury Prize nominee Gwenno, Celtic pioneers Catrin Finch and Aoife Ní Bhriain, Welsh drill artist Sage Todz, indie-pop superstar Stella Donnelly and the brilliant Band Pres Llareggub.
This year also sees the return of the Other Voices Cardigan Music Trail which will take place in multiple venues around Cardigan, with more than 80 performances across the town from November 3 - 5. The full Music Trail schedule has just been published. Full details are now available online at othervoices.ie
Hosted by Huw Stephens, all the headline church performances will take place in front of a public audience and will also be streamed globally for free via Other Voices’ YouTube and socials on November 4 and 5 and live to the big screen at Mwldan in Cardigan.
The festival is presented in partnership between South Wind Blows, Mwldan and Triongl.
In addition to its inspirational programme of live music, Other Voices Cardigan will also present Clebran, a compelling and provocative curated series of discussion events that will explore and celebrate the enduring cultural ties between Ireland and Wales.
Featuring artists, journalists, creatives and politicians, the events will spark enriching, lively conversations about how we perceive our world, language and culture.
Full details on the line up and wristbands priced at £25 and are available now at Othervoices.ie
Other Voices Cardigan produced by South Wind Blows in partnership with Mwldan and Triongl and made possible thanks to the support and investment of Welsh Government and The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
The owners and staff at a popular training restaurant with rooms in a historic Mid Wales market town are celebrating after being awarded a four star grading by Visit Wales.
Chartists 1770 at The Trewythen in Llanidloes received the positive news following an inspection of the town centre business, which opened in May last year, by Jeff Clapham, quality development manager for Visit Wales’ quality assurance team.
There are only three other Mid Wales restaurants with rooms - 17 across the whole of Wales - that have achieved a four or five star rating.
Chartists 1770 at The Trewythen, which has seven en-suite bedrooms and a 50-cover restaurant, focuses on developing apprentices to become the next generation of chefs and front of house staff for the hospitality industry.
The business is owned by Cambrian Training Company, Wales’ leading apprenticeship provider to the hospitality industry.
In his quality assessment report, Mr Clapham praises the attention to detail and quality of the bedrooms and bathrooms and describes the standard of housekeeping as “really excellent”.
The “professional” booking procedure via the business’ easy to use website and the comfort of the restaurant and public areas are also commended.
“The cuisine overall is inventive, highlights local produce, a real sense of place and maximises humble ingredients to show their flavour and characteristics,” adds the report.
Arwyn Watkins, OBE, managing director of Cambrian Training Company, said: “We are delighted to receive the four star grading which is a reward for all the hard work and attention to detail by our staff.
“Hopefully, this grading will put Chartists 1770 at the Trewythen, Llanidloes and Mid Wales on the map and open the business to a much wider audience. It shows what can be achieved with investment and hard work by talented staff.”
Val Hawkins, chief executive of MWT Cymru, which represents more than 600 tourism and hospitality businesses across Powys, Ceredigion and Southern Snowdonia, congratulated the business.
“It’s fantastic news for Arwyn and his staff at Chartists 1770 at the Trewythen that the high standard of the restaurant and accommodation has been recognised by the Visit Wales grading which supports Mid Wales’ growing reputation as a food destination.
“The business has been rewarded for its investment not only in the property but also the apprentices it employs, which is so important to the future of the hospitality industry.”
Head chef Paul Fox leads a team of talented apprentices at Chartists 1770 at the Trewythen. The restaurant, which includes four outdoor dining pods, is open from Monday to Friday, 11.30am - 2.30pm for lunch and 5.30pm to 8.30pm for dinner, while the rooms are open seven days a week. To book a table go to www.trewythenhotel.wales/book-a-table .
Chartists 1770 at The Trewythen - named after the famous Chartist riot in Llanidloes in 1839 and the date the property was built - is keen to play its part in establishing Llanidloes, the first town on the River Severn, as a popular tourist destination at the gateway to the Cambrian Mountains.
An impression of how the new heritage building - curved building centre right - will fit into the existing Wharf station.
A major redevelopment project on Talyllyn Railway has moved a step closer thanks to initial £110,000 support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
This funding will allow the railway to develop a full application for more than £1 million towards the £3.5 million estimated cost of redeveloping Tywyn Pendre and Tywyn Wharf stations.
Titled ‘Preserving our Past, Building Our Future’, the project will include the construction of a new engineering works, carriage maintenance and storage at Tywyn Pendre station.
The existing works will be restored to include an accessible heritage display about the history of engineering on the railway and those who worked on it.
A new heritage facility and interpretation centre will also be developed at Tywyn Wharf and the station building which will be remodelled to provide a street level main entrance and an enlarged café and shop within the existing structure.
Increased engagement with different groups, particularly those with autism, is a major part of the bid. The aim will be to provide a safe venue for autistic people and their families to experience a steam train journey.
Increasing the number and range of volunteers is another key aspect, with plans to convert Trefri, a property owned by the railway adjacent to Tywyn Wharf station, to provide additional volunteer accommodation.
General manager Stuart Williams is delighted that the railway has secured funding to develop a full bid to the NLHF for the project.
“It brings our plans one step closer to reality and we would like to thank the fund for their assistance in getting us to this stage, as well as everyone else who was involved in this application,” he said.
“Now, the hard work really begins to develop the full bid and provide the railway with the people and facilities it needs for the future.”
The railway will be launching a major appeal to help raise the rest of the money required for the project. It’s hoped that the bulk of the work will be underway in time for the railway’s 75th anniversary as the world’s first preserved railway in 2026.
Members of the Craft Butchery Team Wales will be demonstrating their skills over the weekend
Organisers are promising a fun family day out as Mid Wales Autumn Fayre returns to the Royal Welsh Showground at Builth Wells bigger and better on October 29 and 30.
Nearly 80 artisan food and drink producers and more than 40 local arts and crafts exhibitors will be selling their products at the weekend event which will have 10 live demonstrations from talented chefs and butchers.
Arranged by the Culinary Association of Wales, the live cookery demonstrations will celebrate International Chefs Day and support Welsh chefs. The demonstration kitchen is sponsored by Tantrwm Events.
A pop-up restaurant sponsored by @fingersandforks will be serving up a menu showcasing products from food producers at the event and providing a Halloween Children’s Afternoon Tea, with 80 places available to be booked each day.
Continuing the Halloween theme, visitors will have a chance to pick their own pumpkin at the event where there will also be street food vendors and entertainment.
Entries for a Truck Fest at the event have rocketed from 60 last year to 150, including 10 show models, and two Gilbern racing cars will join more than 100 classic cars, motorbikes and tractors, as well as eight rally cars.
Around 150 lorries are expected to take part in the Truck Fest at Mid Wales Autumn Fayre.
People planning to attend the event can buy tickets in advance at www.midwalesautumnfayre.co.uk/tickets or at the gate for £6 and parking is free. There is free entry for children aged 12 years and well behaved dogs are welcome.
Andrew Powell, who organises the event with support from Cambrian Training Company, is delighted with the enthusiastic support from exhibitors and skilled craftspeople.
“The support from Welsh companies and exhibitors has been fantastic” he said. “I have been taking up to 15 calls a day in the last few weeks from people wanting to exhibit.
“Our mission is to create a great family event where we can promote Mid Wales and showcase Welsh artisan products, together with trucks and classic vehicles from across Wales.”
A careers zone, sponsored by Cambrian Training Company, will join the International Chefs Day celebrations by giving visitors a chance to ‘Have a Go’ and experience different elements of the hospitality industry first hand, including taking part in 'Race the Professional' competition.
Training officers from Cambrian Training Company will be on hand to give information and advice about apprenticeships to young people, parents and those considering a change of career. There will also be a chance to win a hamper.
Cambrian Training Company is looking forward to welcoming young people and parents to discuss career pathways as well as those who may be considering a change of career.
Underlining the value of hospitality apprenticeships, apprentices Rosie Koffer, Owen Fleming and Toyah Skilton from Chartists 1770 at The Trewythen, Llanidloes will be giving a cookery demonstration on Sunday.
Arwyn Watkins, OBE, Cambrian Training Company’s managing director, said: “We see the Mid Wales Autumn Fayre as a market place for food, drinks, crafts and skills and an opportunity for a fun family day out.
“It will also create an environment for parents to have a conversation with their children about career opportunities within the food and drink sector in Wales.”
Arwyn, who is also Culinary Association of Wales president, will be one of the chef demonstrators, joining Colin Gray from Capital Cuisine, Caerphilly, globetrotting Builth Wells chef Jamie Tully who has cooked for the rich and famous on superyachts, Gareth Johns from The Wynnstay Hotel, Machynlleth and Will Richards from Cambrian Training Company.
Members of the Craft Butchery Team Wales will be displaying the skills that clinched them sixth place on their debut at the World Butchers’ Challenge in Sacramento, California.
Gwernyfed Rugby Club’s Under 15 team will be parking stewards for the weekend, as they raise money for a tour next season.
Arwyn Watkins, OBE, managing director of Cambrian Training Company and president of the Culinary Association of Wales, who will be demonstrating his cooking skills at the event.
Sophie Hildreth delivering a Think Like a Pony training session at Brandy House Farm.
An experienced instructor with Think Like a Pony, a leading organisation in the fields of equine therapy, pony training and natural horsemanship, is now offering her expert services in Mid Wales.
Sophie Hildreth has linked up for the autumn and winter with Brandy House Farm at Felindre, near Knighton, a tourism business that specialises in riding holidays for people and their horses, to offer training sessions for both children and adults.
Sophie spent 15 years in Leeds learning from Lynn Henry, founder of Think Like a Pony, an holistic approach to horse training that bridges the divide between traditional and natural horsemanship.
“This is an exciting opportunity for equestrians in Wales and the borders to discover and explore the Think Like a Pony approach with Sophie here at Brandy House Farm,” said Medina Brock.
With her husband, Richard, Medina runs the business, which has two self-catering cottages, camping pods, a vintage caravan and two wild camping pitches. In addition, they offer a range of riding holidays for guests bringing their own horses or ponies, with on-site livery, nine stables and individual turnout paddocks.
“It’s the perfect place for both human and equine guests,” added Medina. “Whether guests are interested in long-distance trail riding, TREC, endurance or simply exploring the beautiful countryside with their own horse, Brandy House can accommodate them.”
Sophie says her extensive professional training and journey within Think Like a Pony have been life changing. She helped to set up a centre that works with 160 children each week and an international online horsemanship programme.
Now based on the Welsh border, Sophie travels across the country delivering Think Like a Pony sessions which build a better connection and relationship between riders of any age with their pony or horse.
“I am experienced in working with a wide variety of individuals and horses to excel horsemanship on the ground and balanced riding,” she said. “Following the Think Like a Pony programme is a fantastic way to do this because of its simple, step-by-step format that empowers riders of any age to enrich their relationship with their horse.
“It can be particularly impactful if riders are encountering issues such as napping, unwillingness to go forward, rearing, bucking, trailer loading difficulties and spooking or any other leading or ridden issues.”
To book a training session with Sophie contact Brandy House Farm at: email: email@example.com call Tel: 01547 510282 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandy House Farm is a member of MWT Cymru, an independent organisation that represents more than 600 tourism and hospitality businesses across Powys, Ceredigion and Southern Snowdonia. For membership information, contact Tel: 01654 702653 or email email@example.com .
Sophie Hildreth (right) with Richard and Medina Brock, owners of Brandy House Farm.
James Braxton with a bicycle outside the National Cycle Museum.
The National Cycle Museum in Llandrindod Wells featured on national television on Tuesday as the popular BBC One series Antiques Road Trip screened an episode filmed during a visit to Wales in March.
Antiques expert James Braxton stopped off at the museum to carry out some research on champion cyclist Arthur Linton who was propelled from the coalfields of South Wales to the world stage, winning races in the UK, Europe and America where he set two world records.
Shortly after winning the Bordeaux-Paris race in 1896, Linton died of typhoid fever, at the age of 27.
Braxton interviewed museum volunteer Allan Simcock about Linton, whose lived in Aberaman. Allan also spoke about more modern Welsh cyclists, especially champions Geraint Thomas and Nicole Cooke.
The filming ended with Braxton loaning a cycle for a short spin in Llandrindod Wells town centre. To view the episode on BBC iPlayer go to: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001d0w6/antiques-road-trip-series-25-episode-22
Allan explained that many men took up cycle racing as a way of making money in the 1800s, even though road racing for money was banned.
Originally from West Yorkshire, 80-year-old Allan, who lives in Beulah, was a keen cyclist for 65 years and has been made a life member of Condor Road Club in Halifax.
“James Braxton asked a series of questions about Arthur Linton and cycling, and I took him on a tour of part of the museum,” he said. “The filming took about four hours and James wanted to ride a bike so we found him one from the collection to fit him.
“Hopefully, the museum will attract a lot more visitors after being featured on the Antiques Road Trip. Two years ago, I was also interviewed for a radio programme recorded at the museum.”
Located in the Automobile Palace building, the museum is home to more than 250 cycles, representing the historical development of cycling from the early 1800s to the present day.
Open on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am-4pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm, the museum is seeking extra volunteers to allow it to open on more days.
It costs £20,000 a year to keep open the doors to the museum, which relies on the generosity of supporters and visitors to finance its work. For more information or to support the museum, visit http://www.cyclemuseum.org.uk .
The museum is a member of MWT Cymru, an independent organisation representing more than 600 tourism and hospitality businesses across Powys, Ceredigion and Southern Snowdonia.
In the Welsh Wind distillery in Mid Wales has struck a major deal with luxury department store Harvey Nichols to stock two of its award-winning craft gins.
It is the first major partnership with a UK retailer for Cardigan-based company, which has been proactively seeking new avenues to market for its distinctive spirits.
The distillery will supply its premium-brand Signature Style gin (RRP £49 / 43% Vol / 70cl) and its limited-edition Palo Cortado Cask-Aged gin (RRP £52 / 43% Vol / 70cl) to Harvey Nichols stores in Knightsbridge, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester and Bristol.
The partnership also includes In the Welsh Wind delivering a series of in-store tasting days beginning with Harvey Nichols’ Birmingham Mailbox store on Saturday, October 15.
Ellen Wakelam, co-founder and director of In the Welsh Wind Distillery, said: “It's hugely exciting for us to be stocked in such a high-profile retail outlet. We're looking forward to taking part in tastings with Harvey Nichols' shoppers and introducing our gins to new audiences outside of Wales.”
Nick Bell, beer and spirits senior buyer at Harvey Nichols, said: “I am a huge fan of what the team at In the Welsh Wind are doing, making truly great gin with a real sense of place.
“The story is wonderful, the bottles look fantastic and more importantly, the gin itself is a real treat. I look forward to seeing what they launch in the coming years.”
Signature Style Gin was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2021 Global Spirits Masters. It is a smooth oil-rich gin with a botanical profile of oranges, cinnamon, clove, ginger and tea-soaked currants.
The limited-edition Palo Cortado Cask-Aged Gin was awarded Gin Master status at the 2021 Global Spirit Masters. It is a beautiful marriage of the Signature Style gin, which is rested in Palo Cortado sherry barrels for up to six months and delivers flavours of rich spice, dried stone fruit, juniper and citrus.
In the Welsh Wind has established a strong reputation and presence in Wales and has secured several industry accolades for the business and its spirits since being founded in 2018.
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The four members of the Kanneh-Mason family who will be performing in Machynlleth.
Machynlleth Music Club is providing a rare chance for people to see four members of the famous and supremely talented Kanneh-Mason family in concert at The Tabernacle on Saturday, October 22 at 7.30pm.
The family, which has taken the musical world by storm in the last few years, will treat the audience to a programme including works by Schubert, John Williams, Bach, Paganini, Brahms, Rachmaninov and Kreisler.
Braimah Kanneh-Mason is a dynamic and versatile violinist, an avid chamber musician and a passionate advocate for diversity in music education.
Konya plays violin and piano and has given many solo recitals around the UK. Aminata plays violin and piano, while Mariatu plays cello and piano.
They have appeared with their siblings on many television shows, radio programmes and documentaries, toured Australia, performed at the Proms, played for Royalty and at other highly prestigious events.
The family comprises seven brothers and sisters ranging in age from 25 to 12 years old, all of whom play either violin, piano or cello. The five eldest performed at the Bafta Awards in 2018 and all seven appeared in the Royal Variety Show in December 2019.
In 2020, the family released their first album Carnival on Decca Classics to great critical acclaim and in May last year received the Global Award for Best Classical Artist.
All the children attend or have attended London’s Royal Academy of Music and its Primary and Junior Academies, except pianist Jeneba who has progressed to London’s Royal College of Music for her undergraduate studies.
Tickets for the Machynlleth concert are available online at https://moma.cymru/ and on the door. They cost £15 and are free for those aged 18 years and under.
Other Voices Cardigan has revealed the first five headline acts performing in St Mary’s Church across the three days of the iconic music festival form November 3-5.
The acts include Gwenno, whose latest acclaimed third album Tresor has been nominated for a Mercury prize, the first non-English language album to receive such recognition.
Joining Gwenno, from Wales and Ireland, will be the virtuosic harp and fiddle duo, Catrin Finch and Aoife Ni Bhriain, revealing their new stunning collaboration to a live public audience for the first time.
Performing in both Welsh and English will be Welsh drill artist Sage Todz whose track ‘O Hyd’ remakes Dafydd Iwan’s famous protest song Yma O Hyd and has been adopted by the Football Association of Wales in advance of Wales’ journey to the World Cup finals later in November.
The fourth artist announced is Stella Donnelly, the Australian indie rock singer-songwriter who grew up in Wales. Her debut album Beware Of The Dogs was released just before the pandemic to critical acclaim and was followed by her 2022 release Flood.
The fifth confirmed St Mary’s Church act will be the mighty Band Pres Llareggub. Owing to the age-old tradition of brass bands from the slate mining villages of North Wales, Band Pres Llareggub ascend from the ashes of the past and bring with them an immense dose of heavy brass!
The band’s music invokes the sumptuous flavours of New Orleans marching bands, together with Bronx-inspired Hip Hop and Welsh language pop music.
All performances from St Mary’s Church will take place in front of a public audience and will also be streamed globally for free via Other Voices’ YouTube and social channels.
The festival will be hosted by Welsh TV and radio presenter Huw Stephens and presented in partnership between South Wind Blows, Mwldan and Triongl.
Showcasing exceptional and emerging musical talent from Wales and Ireland is a cornerstone of the Other Voices Cardigan festival. This year’s fantastic line-up pulls strands and artists from right across music genres, including fresh talent that’s carrying the tradition into the future.
As Other Voices returns to Cardigan in style with the biggest celebration of music the town has ever seen, the performances in St Mary’s Church will be matched by 80 across the three days at venues all around the town, featuring a further 38 hand-picked artists on a Music Trail of discovery.
Other Voices Cardigan is also now revealing the full line-up for the Music Trail, a diverse list of amazing artists from Ireland and Wales, some familiar and some exciting new experiences.
Cardiff’s Red Telephone serve up richly layered neo-psych rock which has caught the attention of DJs such as Steve Lamacq and Gideon Coe. Emerging alt-folk artist Dani Larkin travels from Ireland with the beautifully delicate vocals of rising indie folk-pop star Katie Phelan and acclaimed Dublin poet Stephen James Smith, whose poetry videos have amassed over 2.5 million views.
From Wales, Matthew Frederick brings a distinctive and timeless blend of acoustic pop and indie folk, whilst home boy Rye Milligan incorporates indie, hip-hop, pop and electronica into his solo sets.
Also from Wales, Cynefin channels the vibrant oral culture of Ceredigion’s story and song, Tapestri is the beautiful pairing of folk/Americana duo Lowri Evans and Sarah Zyborska (SERA) and local outfit Samana bring their own brand of brooding psychedelia and atmospheric folk.
Expect heartbreak, happiness and late-night feelings from experimental pop outfit Hourglvss as they explore the realms of love, pain and youth through an electro girl pop lens.
Brazen, fiery and memorable, Dublin’s electro-pop artist Pastiche combines classic electronic pop, dark pop and a rebellious club kid sound mixed with her theatrical influences.
A favourite from last year’s online Other Voices was Cardiff’s Juice Menace, an unwaveringly powerful rapper poised for greatness and who recently represented the Welsh Women’s Football team on a global scale, sound tracking their qualifying World Cup matches with new single “For Her”.
Back to Ireland, Belfast’s Problem Patterns espouse queer punk furious - celebratory and up-lifting – whose outbreaks of fun and positive havoc are all part of the experience.
Sascha Samara is an alt-pop artist from Belfast, armed with candid lyrics and girl-next-door connection. There’s also timeless, cinematic, pop-noir from Dark Tropics, powered by analogue instruments and retro recording techniques.
Aberystwyth's Ynys (Dylan Hughes, ex-Race Horses and Radio Luxembourg) will paint a rich collection of melancholic harmonies over a cinematic soundtrack of 80s sequencers, 70s string machines and fuzz guitars in a set filled with adventurous off-kilter psychedelia.
Cartin is one of the most electrifying talents to emerge from the North of Ireland in recent years, whose animated performances and captivating electronic productions, incorporating live guitar elements, have cemented his status as ‘next up’ in Ireland.
Festival faves Timbali & Peppery are Welsh DJ/producer Timbali, with his tight dubwise productions and eclectic style, plus Jamaican reggae dancehall artist Peppery.
Singer-songwriter and Dubliner David Kitt’s career has spanned eight studio albums and includes a double platinum achievement and an Irish No.1 chart topper. Self-produced grime artist LEMFRECK, who excels in unique storytelling with underground gritty sounds and honest detailed lyricism, was named one to watch for 2021on BBC Introducing.
Completing the line-up for this year’s Music Trail are popular Welsh singer-songwriter Al Lewis, bad-ass perfect pop-punk Derry girl band Cherym, Cardiff grime artist Mace The Great, hip hop duo Tebi Rex from County Kildare, boundary-breaking electronic Cardiff duo Roughion, noisy indie-poppers Seazoo from Wrexham and local heroes Einir Dafydd & Band.
These new Music Trail artists are in addition to the previously announced first 10 acts: from Wales, tradition bending Cerys Hafana, singer-songwriter Eve Goodman, chamber folk trio VRï, garage-rock foursome Los Blancos and rap duo Lloyd & Dom James.
From Ireland, acclaimed singer-songwriter Niamh Regan, electronic artist Daithí, slouch rocker Skinner, psych rock five piece MELTS and experimental musician-composer Rachael Lavelle.
The full performance schedule with dates and times will be announced in the coming weeks.
In addition to the inspirational programme of live music, Other Voices Cardigan will also present Clebran, a compelling and provocative curated series of discussion events that will explore and celebrate the enduring cultural ties between Ireland and Wales.
The events will feature artists, journalists, creatives and politicians, sparking enriching, lively conversations about how we perceive our world, language and culture.
First Minister Mark Drakeford said: “It’s so good to see the return of Other Voices to West Wales to showcase some of our best musical talent. I’m so glad that we are re-establishing this exciting event in the calendar. It’s a symbol of the importance of our cultural and business connections with our friends in Ireland.”
Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD said: “Other Voices Cardigan again promises a wonderful programme of live music which will enable outstanding performances to be enjoyed around the world.
“It is especially heartening to see audiences and artists coming together again in person. I am very proud that my department is supporting the programme again this year and strengthening further the cultural ties between Ireland and Wales.”
The Consul General of Ireland in Wales, Denise McQuade said: “We are delighted that Other Voices is returning to Cardigan this year. Ireland and Wales share rich cultural ties which stretch back many centuries.
“Other Voices provides an opportunity to build those ties and to highlight and share the best of contemporary Irish and Welsh culture.”
Early booking weekend wristbands, giving access to the festival events, are available now priced at £20, rising to £25 on October 13. Full details on the line up and tickets are available at https://www.othervoices.ie/events/other-voices-cardigan .
Other Voices Cardigan is produced by South Wind Blows in partnership with Mwldan and Triongl and made possible thanks to the support and investment of Welsh Government and The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
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