The White Swan The White Swan

Address: White Swan, Llanfrynach, Brecon, LD3 7BZ

Telephone: 01874 665277

"A comfortable and upmarket country dining pub in the heart of the Brecon Beacons; the Inn is traditional yet modern with original stripped stone and flagstones, sturdy oak tables, leather sofas and armchairs at low tables and a fireplace. We have fine draught ales and lagers, as well as guest beers, a large selection of bottled ciders and of course a range of soft drinks.

"We also have a fantastic wine list, with wines by the glass or bottle and a superb range of coffees. We pride ourselves with our extensive menu featuring local meats and freshly caught fish. We serve food 7 days a week, and have a fantastic Traditional Sunday Roast from 12pm until 5pm.

"Our Terrace and Beer Garden feature some lovely tables with Wisteria providing shade, and a lawn for children to play in. Dogs are more than welcome on the Terrace. We are happy to serve food on the terrace, when possible, during the day and evening service times."

Friday 11th August

  • Mists Of Time 2014

    The Mists Of Time

    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Info: The Mists Of Time recreate hits from the 60s with an authentic sound. Bob Whittaker: guitar / vocals Roger Leakey: bass Carolyn Chick: keyboards / vocals Geoff Gage: drums / vocals

Saturday 12th August

  • Silurian


    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info:  Silurian are an acoustic duo playing a unique mix of country, rock and blues. Covers and original songs.
  • Paul Cobbold and Paul Dafrunn 2017 a

    Paul Daffrun and Paul Cobbold

    • Time: 2:30pm
    • Info: Paul Daffurn is a songwriter and singer based in the UK. He writes in a vein laced with Blues, Alternative Rock and Folk influences and his reflective lyrics communicate a deep, emotional charge. Paul’s current work is essentially acoustic but it still retains all the energy found in earlier band-based performances of his original material with 30 Seconds, Lucyhouse and Greg Ridley (Humble Pie/Spooky Tooth). Paul Cobbold has a very strong link to Rockfield Studio's the rest they say is history: Professional background as a musician (session and bands), sound recording engineer and record producer, live sound engineer and project studio owner. Full time lecturer/teacher in Recording Technology with accreditation for the teaching of adults.
  • James Kennedy 2016

    James Kennedy

    • Time: 5:00pm
    • Info: Referred to as the “Warped Genius” by BBC Radio 1, James Kennedy is a songwriter/producer, as well as the singer/guitarist with Cardiff alternative rock band Kyshera. James has done writing and production work for many artists across many different genres, as well as writing and producing two Kyshera albums and two solo albums – released through his own Konic Records. James is a seasoned performer, having done hundreds of shows on both sides of the Atlantic and has an active interest in politics, science and history – a source of many of his lyrics and blogs.
  • Whitehall Parade

    Whitehall Parade

    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info:  Whitehall Parade is an eight piece rootsy folk rock band based in Cardiff (formerly known as The James Clode Band). The band is based in Cardiff but to date (2015) has recently performed at a number of venues, events and festivals across the UK including the Watchet Music Festival, C2C Country-to-Country Festival and the Welsh Perry & Cider Festival at Caldicot Castle. Our music is a combination of up-beat, foot stomping tunes and softer, more folk-orientated melodies.
  • Black Rat Effect

    Black Rat Effect

    • Time: 9:00pm
    • Info: The Black Rat Effect are a fun-fueled covers band, brought together by the infamous Black Rat cider, with appearances at The Raglan Music Festival, Don't Tell The Bride and Beavan's Farm Cider Festival(Lambing Live) highlights of their time together.

Sunday 13th August

  • Toriah Fontaine

    Toriah Fontaine

    • Time: 12:30pm
    • Info:  "Jazz Blues Powerhouse Toriah Fontaine delights audiences with her beautifully classic and soulful voice".  Toriah Fontaine first exploded on to the blues scene accompanied by only a pianist stripping everything back to bare bones, it was a brave move and she quickly became a household name amongst blues promoters and aficionados alike. She has now started making new waves with a full band line up, and guest appearances and collaborations with other artists. She has just recorded a Live album and has been interviewed for Blues Matters magazine.  
  • Dewdropper


    • Time: 2:30pm
    • Info: Dewdropper is a traditional/contemporary folk band based in the Cardiff area.
  • Stokers Live

    The Stokers

    • Time: 4:30pm
    • Info: The Stokers are a good time rocking Rhythm and Blues band that take their influences from Dr.Feelgood, early Fleetwood Mac, and B.B. King. They also incorporate songs from The Blues Brothers and The Commitments soundtracks within their set list. Formed in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales in 2003 the Band were originally called “The Mean-Eyed Cats”, the band comprised of Allan ‘Lefty’ Jones (Lead Guitar and Lead Vocal) Andy Thomas (Bass Guitar) Steve ‘Shippy’ Shipman (Harmonica and Backing Vocals) GJ Williams (Saxophone, Lead and Backing Vocals) and Paul Williams (Drums). In March of 2009 they recruited Gavin James (keyboards) and in 2010 bolstered the sound further by recruiting Peter Walker (Guitar and Backing Vocals).    
  • Stuck In The Middle

    Stuck In The Middle

    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: Oooh, mysterious. Not currently on any internet platforms. Do they exist? Who knows?
  • Valve

    TBC - to be confirmed!

    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info:  TBC - the hardest working band in Wales! 

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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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