Venues

The Ardent Paintpot Ardent Gallery

Address: Ardent Gallery, 46 The High Street, Brecon, LD3 7AP

Telephone: 01874 623 333

Ardent Gallery offers a programme of live music and dance performance throughout the Fringe Festival. 

Programme details may change.  Please check with venue

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Friday 9th August

  • John Eyre 2016

    John Eyre

    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Info: Singer songwriter and classy guitarist John Eyre is legendary around these parts for knowing over 1,000 songs. You'll never know what you get. Recently seen on tour with Rhydian Roberts.
  • Stir Ye Girls 2019

    Stir Ye Girls

    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Info:  “Cracking tunes - nice combination of sounds.” “Great rapport between you, and fantastic musicianship. I can’t wait to hear more!” These are just some of the comments that people have made about Stir Ye Girls since they decided to play together as a trio. Mary Dunsford (harp, vocals), Carolyn Francis (fiddle, border pipes, vocals) and Bev Whelan (flute, whistles, vocals) bring a wealth of experience to their work with Stir Ye Girls. As well as working together as music teachers, inspiring children throughout Cumbrian schools to play folk music, Mary, Carolyn and Bev are all seasoned performers who are equally comfortable in a small, intimate venue or on a big concert stage. Stir Ye Girls’ roots in England, Ireland and Wales are reflected in their repertoire, which spans obscure manuscripts from Cumbria right through to haunting original songs, Welsh tunes and foot-tapping reels from the western seaboard of Ireland. Their arrangements are quirky, playful and often poignant, stirring the emotions right through from pathos to joy.

Saturday 10th August

  • paul keddle 2016

    PK and Shippy

    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info:  It's Paul Keddle and Steve 'Shippy' Shipman.
  • Alan Curly Davies

    • Time: 1:30pm
    • Info:  Alan (Culy) Davies, a singer/songwriter from Aberdare, playing original material in the jazz, blues, folk genres. An artist with over 50 years experience of live and recording performances, with the influences of Bert Jansch, Davy Graham, the great blues artists like Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, and Big Bill Broonzy; jazz greats like Charlie Byrd, George Benson,and John McGloughlin.
  • The Gandy Dancers

    • Time: 2:45pm
    • Info:  The Gandy Dancers are an a capella four piece group, singing black prison songs, work songs, gospel, and the odd blues number thrown in for good measure. Editor's Note: One of the best names at this year’s Fringe and one of my pick of the weekend. Gandy Dancer is a term used for early railroad workers in the USA – a gandy being the five foot long lining bar or lever used to keep the track in alignment. The dancers, usually immigrants and ethnic minorities, would sing while they worked. These Gandy Dancers come from Aberdare and are seasoned hands in this business we call ‘show’. Catch them at Ardent Gallery on Saturday at 2.45pm.
  • shango & chef

    Shango & Chef

    • Time: 4:30pm
    • Info: Shango and Chef are a powerful djembe and guitar two piece that play a selection of rock and blues from the last 50 years. Soulful vocals, fancy guitar work and solid rhythms resuscitate the classics you know and love. A peppering of whimsical original songs season the tasty flavours and offer an insight into the writing genius of these two young men.
  • Americana 2019

    Americana

    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: Americana are a vocal/acoustic duo both singer/songwriters playing acoustic covers and original music with acoustic twists on songs from Garth Brooks to Vanilla Ice and everything in-between including folk and americana.
  • calling card 2016

    Paul Keddle's Calling Card

    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: The Hours say: ‘It’s gonna rain brother, and it’s gonna rain hard, when the blues comes calling with it’s calling card’. Oh yes, it’s the one and only Paul Keddle and his cool as cats band of musical men with an evening of foot-tapping, hip-swinging, heart-stopping, sassy, smooth Rhythm & Blues to give you a Fringe weekend closer to remember... Hot. Danggg...'  

Sunday 11th August

  • Bob Gallie 2019

    Bob Gallie

    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info: Bob Gallie is a big Fringe fan and more power to his elbow. He's often seen posing for pics over the Fringe with Angus Kings and that dodgy bloke out of Greed The Rock Opera. Originally from South Wales, Bob has been performing at Festivals and gigs throughout the country and overseas. Having performed in the Folk Clubs of South Wales, Bob eventually joined Brian Tatler from the NWOHM band " Diamond Head ". Performing as a Vocalist and performing at well known Venues such as the Marquee in London and touring nationwide. Returning after 5yrs on the road, Bob went back to his roots and can now be found performing at Festivals throughout the country, such as Beacon Festival, Godney Gathering, Watchet Festival, Brecon Fringe Festival, Trowbridge Festival, The Green Gathering, Glastonbury Calling and many more. Bob has worked with Boon Gould (Level 42) Dave Sharp(The Alarm) and performed alongside Steve Knightly, Phil Beer (Show Of Hands ) and Reg Meuross, amongst others. Bob says....." Music has always been my journey to the Soul "
    • www.reverbnation.com/bobgallie
  • Americana 2019

    Americana

    • Time: 1:30pm
    • Info: Americana are a vocal/acoustic duo both singer/songwriters playing acoustic covers and original music with acoustic twists on songs from Garth Brooks to Vanilla Ice and everything in-between including folk and americana.
  • Bob Evans Open Mic Blue Pic

    Bob Evans

    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info:  Bob Evans plays blues originals.
  • Belle Mellor

    Belle Mellor

    • Time: 4:30pm
    • Info: Belle Mellor play folk like melodies using poetic lyrics fused with Soulful Rock. Cardiff, Wales. Anewly established band of experienced musicians, Belle Mellor is the brainchild of Isabelle Roberts' and Owain Hughes' songwriting partnership. They are set to release their first EP towards the end of the summer. Check them out on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter for updates.
  • Sunk 2019

    Sunk

    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Info: Brecon based duo, taking influence from progressive jazz and funk they bring you a unique selcetion of original and covered material. This is their debut performance out side of jam sessions and they plan to make it a bit of a banger. Luc sinnadurai- drums, Gwyn Daggett -guitar and vocals
  • John Eyre 2016

    John Eyre

    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Info: Singer songwriter and classy guitarist John Eyre is legendary around these parts for knowing over 1,000 songs. You'll never know what you get. Recently seen on tour with Rhydian Roberts.

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