Venues

New Pilgrims Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close

Address: Pilgrims Tearooms, Cathedral Close, Grounds of Brecon Cathedral, LD3 9DP

Telephone: 01874 610610

Pilgrims Restaurant and Tearooms is situated at the Cathedral Close, Brecon Cathedral. Pilgrims and Musictown present a  three day programme of music at Pilgrims which is a family friendly venue with lots of safe, green space.

 Programme details may change. Please check with venue

 Refer to Map reference no. 24

Friday 10th August

  • Pilgrims Cap

    Seaside Shananigans - Messy Marvels session

    • Time: 10:00am
    • Info:  Seaside Shananigans - Messy Marvels session
  • Pilgrims Cap

    Treasure Island Adventure - fun and games

    • Time: 10:30am
    • Info:  Treasure Island Adventure - fun and games
  • Pilgrims Cap

    Decorating The Wave - a shoal of fish and a patchwork shipwreck!

    • Time: 11:00am
    • Info:  Decorating The Wave - a shoal of fish and a patchwork shipwreck!
  • Uskulele 2015

    Uskulele

    • Time: 12:00pm
    • Info:  Uskulele - The Ukulele Group run by Ian Cooper.
  • Pilgrims Cap

    Kids Jazz it Up - Sea Shanties

    • Time: 12:45pm
    • Info:  Kids Jazz it Up - Sea Shanties
  • Freyja

    Freyja Duggan

    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info:  Freyja Duggan 
  • Pilgrims Cap

    Upcycling beach sweep

    • Time: 1:00pm
    • Info:  Upcycling beach sweep
  • Pilgrims Cap

    Kids Jazz it Up - Somewhere beyond the sea…

    • Time: 1:45pm
    • Info:  Kids Jazz it Up - Somewhere beyond the sea…
  • The Jazzabelles

    The Jazzabelles

    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info: Vocal jazz duo The Jazzabelles will take you on a journey through much loved classics from The Great American Songbook through to contemporary arsists such as Norah Jones via Dionne Warwick, Julie London and Nina Simone.
  • Pilgrims Cap

    Pilgrims’ Cove - A story to wind down to with Kids Jazz It Up

    • Time: 2:30pm
    • Info:   Pilgrims’ Cove - A story to wind down to with Kids Jazz It Up
  • pop

    DJ Peter Phillips - The Story of Pop

    • Time: 3:30pm
    • Info: DJ Peter Phillips - The Story of Pop
  • Pilgrims Cap

    DJ Pilgrim

    • Time: 3:30pm
    • Info:  DJ

Saturday 11th August

  • Pilgrims Cap

    Seaside & Music - Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery

    • Time: 11:00am
    • Info:  Seaside & Music - Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery
  • The Welsh Guitar Duo

    The Welsh Guitar Duo

    • Time: 11:00am
    • Info:  Guitarists playing everything from jazz to country.
  • Pilgrims Cap

    Kids Jazz it Up - Welcome to Treasure Island!

    • Time: 11:00am
    • Info:  Kids Jazz it Up - Welcome to Treasure Island!
  • Morriston Big Band

    Morriston Big Band

    • Time: 1:15pm
    • Info: Morriston Big Band's library encompasses a wide range of music including jazz, swing, rock and roll, Latin-American, and pop hits from the 60's to the present day.
  • Pilgrims Cap

    Seaside & Music - Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery

    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Info:  Seaside & Music - Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery
  • Pilgrims Cap

    Kids Jazz it Up - Sea shanties & soundscapes

    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info:  Kids Jazz it Up - Sea shanties & soundscapes
  • FiddleBop

    FiddleBop

    • Time: 3:15pm
    • Info:  Jazz folk swing with gypsy zing.
  • frazz 2018

    Frazz Parade 2018

    • Time: 4:15pm
    • Info: The festival Frazz Parade will cross town led by Samba Brecon, all are welcome to join in, meeting at Theatr Brycheiniog at 2.30pm for a 3pm start and finishing at Brecon Cathedral at 4pm. This year "Land of the Sea" will be the theme, so look out for our giant fish amongst the revellers! Now known as the Frazz Parade to mark the celebration of both the Jazz and Fringe Festivals, the tradition of a carnival parade has a long history for the town of Brecon. In the past the Adamant Band, and the Kruger Carnival Band from Holland, were among those leading the festivities and today Samba Brecon do a fantastic job. Come along in fancy dress, brightly coloured cloths or as you are to take part- the more the merrier! under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The Big Fibbers

    The Big Fibbers

    • Time: 4:30pm
    • Info: The Big Fibbers are back!!! Fronted by, Monster Raving Loony Party Minister for Blatant Lies, Nigel Knapp - (U saw him on the telly nodding sagely behind Jeremy Corbyn at the last General Election), The Fibbers entertain any and every audience with their songs about booze, madness, ghosts of love, aliens, fish, coal-mining crows and even more booze. A Riot of Absurdist Blues, Space-age Pop & Psychedelic Folk ! - The big fibbers One of the most energetic acoustic acts on the circuit - driven by Michael McDonough Jones' explosive and dynamic guitar playing, whilst colourful frontman Nigel Knapp entertains any and every audience. www.bigfibbers.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/groups/103335077093/
    • www.bigfibbers.co.uk
  • Tarion 2017

    Tarion

    • Time: 6:00pm
    • Info: Tarion are a female rock band from S E Wales, playing an original upbeat exciting live set...lil bit rocky, lil bit funky, lil bit punky. Mesmerising inspiring vocals from captivating front singer J, funky chunky guitar riffs by Clare, steady baselines from Judybass, and ripping beats from awesome drummer Sali.

Sunday 12th August

  • family story welcome workshop

    Cardboard Harp Workshop

    • Time: 10:30am
    • Info:  Cardboard Harp Workshop - Ages 7+ Limited Places.
  • David Cooper Orton 2016

    David Cooper Orton

    • Time: 11:00am
    • Info: Initially inspired by the Beatles and Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, he has survived a headlong rush through blues, "prog", fusion, punk, and jazz - plus: a failed audition with Henry Cow. Now living in Penarth, David's main musical focus is ambient guitar and "livelooping" - the use of digital technology to capture phrases of music and sound, then "loop" them to produce repeating patterns which gradually develope into evolving musical compositions. His palette of influences ranges from guitarists Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, David Torn John Martyn and Nick Drake; minimalist composer Steve Reich; ambient guru Brian Eno; and music from around the world. ------------------------------------------------------------------- "Adept looping and a neo-minimalist compositional approach lie at the core of this wonderfully melodic and aurally exquisite collaboration between British guitarist David Cooper Orton and American upright bassist Steve Uccello" [Barry Cleveland reviewing the album Warp and Weft for Guitar Player magazine] "David Cooper Orton's eclectic set of folk, jazz and blues creates a beautiful sound...[using] guitar and electronics, he transfixes audiences with his ability to fill the stage with multiple layers of music from his one instrument" [Make it Yours programme notes, Glanfa Stage, Wales Millennium Centre] "Letter perfect...lyrical and groovacious" [Guitar Player magazine] "combines Frisell-like twang with minimalist delicacy" [Time Out magazine] "His style is delicate and pretty, in the style of ECM Records jazzers from the 70s or a John Martyn solo." [BUZZ magazine] "Cooper Orton, who describes himself as a 'bespoke ambient and jazz guitarist'...succeeded brilliantly...deploying his range of foot pedals to good effect to create ambient sound washes and a rich array of colours and textures". Ian Mann, reviewing the Gerard Cousins Project, Brecon Jazz Festival 2017,    
    • davidcooperorton.bandcamp.com/album/sixty
  • Pilgrims Cap

    Seaside & Music - Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery

    • Time: 11:00am
    • Info:  Seaside & Music - Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery
  • Pilgrims Cap

    Kids Jazz it Up - Treasure Island Begins

    • Time: 11:00am
    • Info:  Kids Jazz it Up - Treasure Island Begins
  • Pilgrims Cap

    Seaside & Music - Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery

    • Time: 11:00am
    • Info:  Seaside & Music - Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery
  • Mic

    Pilgrims Youth Open Mic

    • Time: 12:30pm
    • Info: Sing or Play? Come along and take centre stage during the Brecon Fringe Festival! Mics and amplification provided. Grade 3 plus. Book a slot in advance or turn upon the day. Contact Toni on 07779 704259 or pilgrimstearooms@gmail.com
  • Dr G's Big Band

    Dr G's Big Band

    • Time: 1:30pm
    • Info:  Dr G's Big Band, the biggest and best big band in town.
  • Pilgrims Cap

    Kids Jazz it Up - Get ready for Seaside Showtime

    • Time: 2:15pm
    • Info:  Kids Jazz it Up - Get ready for Seaside Showtime
  • Pilgrims Cap

    Kids Jazz it Up - The Battle Of Treasure Island!

    • Time: 3:15pm
    • Info:  Kids Jazz it Up - The Battle Of Treasure Island!
  • Pilgrims Cap

    Treasure Island Picnic

    • Time: 3:30pm
    • Info:  Treasure Island Picnic
  • Brief Encounter 2017

    Brief Encounter Duo

    • Time: 3:45pm
    • Info:   Multi-instrumentalists Chris and Veronica Perrin play from vintage jazz to 1960s pop hits. Using a looper enables them to perform on trumpet, clarinet, sax, piano, melodica, percussion and vocals They live in Northumberland but have spent several successful Winter seasons in Andalucia, Spain. As well as freelancing with other bands the duo are in the front line of Cumberland Hot Shots, Lazy River Jazz Band and Northern Lights (Spain). This is the duo’s 3rd visit to Brecon Jazz Fringe and they can’t wait!  

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