Easter Festival for all tastes.

Shan Cothi

Shan Cothi

First published in What's on

Rhosygilwen’s Easter Festival which runs from Good Friday to Easter Monday has something for everybody. Vintage Music Hall, Jazz, African dance, candlelit ragas and children’s storytelling are all packed into this weekend which should please locals and visitors alike. This is the second year of the successful Music Without Frontiers festival.

Friday 18th at 8pm £10

Ballet Nimba, a West African music and dance troupe perform an evening of dances, tunes and songs. There energetic dance routines and rhythms are awe inspiring as they are infectious for audiences who want to dance.

Saturday 19th at 8pm £15

Shan Cothi, one of Wales’ most admired singers, leads an evening of Vintage Music Hall entitled Where Did You Get That Hat? Together with a Leonard Sachs styled master of ceremonies, Can Can, Burlesque, rich tenors, child prodigies and clog dancers, and a host of stars of the genre. The Blaenporth Male Voice choir help with the myriad of singalong songs to make this a most enjoyable evening. Pies and mash are a necessity and will be available during the interval.

Sunday 20th at 2pm £10 Jazz concert

Gruffyd John Harries leads a fantastic rendition of Stan Tracey’s Under Milkwood Jazz Suite with his sextet of musicians together with narrators giving a musical interpretation of Dylan Thomas’ play. There is lunch available for those who book beforehand on 01239841387.

Sunday 20th at 8pm £10 Candlelit Ragas

Sitar player Mehboob Nadeem performs a recital of sublime Indian sitar music with table player Anil Sandhu. Those who heard Mehboob perform a couoe of years ago will not want to miss this performance.

Monday 21st at 11am £3

Liz Whitaker, famous storyteller from Cardigan, will entertain with her family stories for the whoe family. Later Diarmuid Johnson, Rhosygilwen’s resident poet, will tell stories of the Mabinogion in Welsh based on the six carvings that hang on the wall at Rhosygilwen.

All tickets can be booked on Rhosygilwen.co.uk and meals can be booked on 01239841387

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