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 11th 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.
  • paul keddle 2016

    PK and Shippy

    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Info:  It's Paul Keddle and Steve 'Shippy' Shipman.

Saturday 12th August

  • Alex Ghost

    Alex Ghost

    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: 20 Year Old Singer/Songwriter Aspiring To Inspire With Sounds Similar To Coldplay & Ed Sheeran
  • Lighthouse Fire

    Lighthouse Fire

    • Time: 4:30pm
    • Info:  Oh my god, there's a fire in the lighthouse. Good for ships though, I suppose.
  • Brief Encounter 2017

    Brief Encounter Duo

    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: Chris and Veronica Perrin play vintage jazz through to hits of the 1960s. With the occasional aid of a looper they play trumpet, clarinet, saxes, piano, melodica and percussion plus vocals They live in Northumberland but spent their 4th successful Winter season in Andalucia Spain. As well as freelancing with other bands, the duo are the front line of Cumberland Hot Shots, Lazy River Jazz Band and Northern Lights (Spain). Last year was their first visit to Brecon Fringe when they got some great reviews. They are very, very, happy to be here again! Find Us on Facebook at                                                                                                                                                                 FRINGE WRITE-UP:   Brief Encounter Duo Oooh, bored suburban housewifes and stern doctors smooching on railway stations in black and white, with smoke machines agogo. Well no, that’s Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard and Brecon train station shut down in 1964. Drat you, Mr Beeching. This particular Brief Encounter is duo Chris and Veronica Perrin, with trumpet, clarinet, saxes, piano, melodica and percussion agogo. It’s jazz with the aid of some new fangled digital looping. Huzzah for the 21st century! Brief Encounter Duo perform at The Plough Chapel on Fringe Friday and the RAFA Club and Ardent Gallery on Fringe Saturday.  
  • Gwyn and Kate

    Gwyn and Kate

    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: Gwyn and Kate Daggett.

Sunday 13th August

  • Tim Manning 2017

    Tim Manning

    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info: Tim Manning from Blind River Scare does a solo spot. Blind River Scare produce Americana-tinged bitter-sweet songs played within a laid back folk rock template.
  • Darren Baker

    Darren Baker

    • Time: 3:30pm
    • Info: A young, talented up-and-coming solo singer and guitarist
  • McCarthyism


    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Info: Mark McCarthy's fab band featuring the rhythmic skills of Tim Bough, the mysterious guitar noodling of Billy Strangward and the precise bass playing of Graham Langbourne. Original material. (Pssst... it's the not guy over to the left. That's Senator Joseph McCarthy. He's not in the band but it's the only photo I could find of McCarthyism.)
  • 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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Brecon Fringe Festival 2017

Brecon Fringe Festival 2017 will take place from Thursday, August 10 - Sunday, August 13. There are 30+ venues again in 2017 with live music and other events taking place all over town and in nearby villages.

The 2017 programme will be updated shortly  but visit us our Facebook Page  and follow @BreconFringe for up to date news and comments in the meantime.


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Want to play at The Fringe this year? Simply click 'Venues' on this website and a list of all the Fringe venues will appear.

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Some may be already fully booked - so persevere! If you've been to the Fringe before, you might know what a certain venue is like. Some are large, some are small. All will pay a fee!












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