Making a Song and Dance of It
12:02pm Monday 28th October 2013 in What's on
The seventh annual Amnesty International benefit evening Making a Song and Dance of It at Neuadd y Dderwen, Rhos-y-Gilwen, November 16, at 7.30pm, promises to be a night to remember.
The evening, an eclectic and wonderful mix of non-stop song and music for listening and dancing to, showcases the wealth of local talent in West Wales.
Headlining are Whiskey Mac, an experienced band with impressive credentials, who hail from all corners of the British Isles and have come together here to make great music. Their members, who have supported George Melly and Morrisey, play an accomplished blend of sweet swing, dirty blues and juicy jazz.
Sit back and enjoy the much-loved Blaenporth Male Voice Choir, who have been giving concerts for good causes and competing in eisteddfodau since their formation more than 60 years ago, singing a varied set.
Loo$e Change, Ryan Willmot, Jamie Sen and Becky Springett, are a young, fresh trio who have joined together to create a wonderful musical fusion; their unique style merges stunning vocals and an awesome rhythm section into new and old generations of music. They will be joined for two songs by Gemma Springett who will be playing a harp made by local apprentice harpmaker Tom Watkins. Sior Boyesen, who recently wowed the audience at Small World Theatre’s Jazz Cabaret, will be fillng in throughout the evening playing jazz improvisations based on well loved tunes on Rhos-y- Gilwen’s grand piano
And to make a great finish to a very varied evening, back again by popular request, are Jamalot, the group formed specially to perform at last year's Amnesty Benefit at Rhosygilwen, where they joined with caller Lin Cram to provide a very lively ceilidh.
Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are £10 and limited, book online at www.rhosygilwen.co.uk , or call 01239 841387.