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Frank Hennessy presents the very best in folk, roots and acoustic music from the Celtic nations and the world. Studio guests, live sessions, reviews and the weekly Welsh gig guide.

2 hours

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Sun 15 Dec 2013 18:00

Music Played

  • Bellowhead

    Jingle bells

  • janet rees

    Good king Wenceslas

    • Christmas.
  • Krista Detor

    Castle in Wales

  • Foster & Allen

    Silver bells

    • Foster and allen's chtistmas gift.
  • Robin Huw Bowen

    Jig y dowthion

    • Telyneg.
  • Lincoln Durham

    Keep on allie

    • Lincoln durham's exodus of the deemed unrighteous.
  • Georgia Ruth

    Codi angor

    • Week of pines.
  • Carlos Núñez

    Galician carol

    • The very best of celtic christmas.
  • sputnik weazel

    Some drink with eyes open

    • Eulogy.
  • amy collins

    Going home

    • Autumn leaves (ep).
  • Gareth Davies-Jones

    infant holy

    • 9 lessons.
  • Brooks Williams

    Are you tired of me darling?

    • More new everything (ep).
  • jo philby

    Winter song

    • The medicine show festive collection.
  • Various Artists

    Afrika will be saved

    • Original soundtrack - long walk to freedom.
  • Eddi Reader

    Leezie lindsay

    • Peacetime.
  • alister atkin and the ghost line carnival

    To evangeline

  • Elephant Revival

    Birds and stars

    • These changing skies.
  • Al Lewis, Catrin Finch & Sarah Howells

    A child's christmas in Wales

  • The Pogues

    Fairytale Of New York (feat. Kirsty MacColl)

  • kate & anna mcgarrigle & family

    Blue christmas

    • Mcgarrigle family christmas.
  • Kate O'Callaghan

    Coldness at dawn

    • The still beyond.
  • Bellowhead

    Christmas bells

  • callum stewart & heikki bourgault

    Last house in Connaught/ towards the sun

    • Hunters moon.
  • Heather Jones

    Sua'r gwynt

    • Telyneg.
  • Gareth Davies-Jones

    Love came down

    • 9 lessons.
  • Lisa Knapp

    Shipping song

    • Hidden seam.
  • eleanor mcevoy & friends

    The secret of living

This Week's Gig Guide

Tuesday 17th Dec

Cath Little & David Ambrose - Milgi's Yurt, City Road, Cardiff


Wednesday 18th Dec

Xmas Party No 2 (with Carols) - Llantrisant Folk Club, The Windsor Hotel, Pontyclun


Thursday 19th Dec

Jan Steer & Bob Fish - Rhosygilwen Folk Club ( Near Cardigan)


Friday 20th Dec

Belshazzar's Feast - Llanhennock Village Hall, Nr Caerleon Gwent

Neil Rosser A'r Band - Gigs Y Gwach, Pontardawe Inn, Pontardawe

Dances called "From The Floor" & Mari-antics visiting - Rhys Prichard Hall, Llandovery, Carms.


Sunday 22nd Dec

Llantrisant Mari Lwyd winter solstice tour: meet 12 noon Dynevor Arms, Groes Faen - 1.45/ Miskin Arms, Miskin - 2.30/ Llantrisant town inc. The New Inn, The Bear and more. Finish at The Cross Inn, Cross Inn village from 4.30pm. All times approx.


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