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

2 hours

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Sun 11 Dec 2016 19:00

Music Played

  • Steeleye Span


    • Below the Salt.
  • Bronwen


    • Home.
  • Noel Mcloughlin & Ger O’'Donnell

    The Wexford Carol

    • Christmas In Ireland.
  • The Wailin’ Jennys

    Beautiful Dawn

    • 40 Days.
  • Police Dog Hogan

    The One On The Left

    • Wild By The Side Of The Road.
  • Kirsty McGee


    • Two Birds.
  • Angus Smith And The North 56

    Oran Keira

    • One Day.
  • St Agnes Fountain

    I Saw Three Ships

    • The Best Of St Agnes Fountain.
  • Julie Murphy

    The Mari Lwyd

    • A Celtic Christmas.
  • Stephen Fearing

    Every Soul's A Sailor

    • Every Soul's A Sailor.
  • Éilís Kennedy

    Go From My Window

    • One Sweet Kiss.
  • Phil James

    Promises To Keep

    • Promises To Keep.
  • Ange Hardy

    Mary's Robin

    • The Quantock Carol & Mary's Robin.
  • Paddy Glackin, Ricky Skaggs & Mark O'Connor

    St Anne's Reel

    • Bringing It All Back Home.
  • Police Dog Hogan

    Devon Brigade

    • Wild By The Side Of The Road.
  • Emily Maguire

    For Free

    • A Bit Of Blue.
  • Chris Wood

    One In A Million

    • Albion - An Anthology.
  • Red Sky July & Beth Nielsen Chapman

    Save Christmas Day For Me

  • Joshua Burnell

    The Official Brawle

  • The Black Lillies

    Bound To Roam

    • Hard To Please.
  • Tad Sargent


    • Loic Blejean & Tad Sargent.
  • Teannaich

    King's Gerbils

    • Energised.
  • Joey And Rory

    Blue Christmas

    • A Farmhouse Christmas.
  • Robin Huw Bowen

    Clychau'r Nadolig

    • Telyneg - Christmas In Wales.
  • Dave Burns

    John O' Dreams

    • Last Pit In The Rhondda.

This Week's Gig Guide

Wednesday 14th December

Quicksilver - Llantrisant Folk Club Xmas Party, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Rd. Pontyclun


Thursday 15th December

Granny’s Attic - Lyceum Folk Club at Lyceum Tavern, Newport

Dark Valley Revival - The Unicorn, Pontypool

Huw  Williams, Morfa and others (Fundraiser for the Tredegar House Festival) - Newport Fugitives Athletic Club, Rogerstone


Friday 16th December

Whitefern Mountain String Band - Miners’ Welfare Hall, Resolven

George Whitfield (Christmas Folk Dancing) - Rhys Pritchard Hall, Llandovery

Martha Tilston - The Globe, Newport St. Hay On Wye, Herefordshire

Triskelion & Jess Ward (Xmas Twmpath) - Pennar Hall, Pembroke Dock

Mad Dog McRea and Quercus Burlesque - Victoria Hall, Bryn Rd. Lampeter


Saturday 17th December

The Grass Snakes - The Chattery, Swansea

The Village Quire & Phil Smith “We Know By The Stars” - St Mary’s Church, Pembridge, Herefordshire                                                

The Klezmonauts (Hanukka Hopkele - Klezmer Ceilidh) - Old Mill Bar, High St. Llanidloes


Sunday 18th December

The Rumblestrutters (Llamau Homeless Charity Fundraiser) - Gwdihw, Cardiff

The Mari Lwyd Solstice Tour (all funds going to The Marie Curie Hospice, Penarth) - 12 Noon start at The Dynevor Arms, Groes Faen and finishing off at The Cross Inn, Llantrisant