Hours The Hours Cafe and Bookshop

Address: The Hours Cafe and Bookshop, 15 Ship Street, Brecon, LD3 9AD

Telephone: 01874 622 800

The Hours Cafe and Bookshop is situated opposite Brecon Library and has a full programme of top class acoustic music over the Fringe.  It's a child friendly venue.

Licensed all weekend!

Programme details may change. Please check with venue

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Friday 10th August

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    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: The Hours say: 'Decibelles are a passionate and innovative singing group based around Brecon and Hay-on-Wye created and led by Fiona Evans (MD of the Hay-on-Wye community choir) who has spent most of her life touring the world singing in various musical incarnations. Decibelles sing Blues, Boogie Woogie and Jazz and we are thrilled to have them kick off our Fringe weekend with an evening to gladden the heart, raise a smile and get your foot tapping.'    

Saturday 11th August

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    Bella Blue

    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: The Hours say: 'Sit back, unwind, browse the books, enjoy a cool drink and bite to eat while you savour the beautiful pared down Blues, Jazz, Ska and Soul of Bella Collins. Bella has one of the smoothest, smokiest soul voices around and she’s here for the first time in a solo girl and her blues guitar. Here, just for you, in beautiful Brecon. Catch her while you can.'
  • Afternoon In Paris 2

    Afternoon In Paris

    • Time: 7:00pm
    • Info: The Hours say: 'They were the talk of the town last year and for good reason. One of the hottest jazz ensembles around return to The Hours with a sultry, smoky and exhilarating repetoire that melds all the very best of the Gypsy, Swing, Latin and Hot Club Jazz worlds. Yes, a feast of Jazz, Swing, Jump & Jive with maybe just a smidgen of Rock & Roll to truly make your Fringe Saturday night sss...simmer. Don’t miss it!'

Sunday 12th August

  • Keith Little Trio

    Keith Little Swing Trio

    • Time: 3:00pm
    • Info: The Hours say: 'Jazz impresario Keith Little is back with his Swing combo after playing to a packed wonky green shop last Summer. With Ceri Williams on trumpet and Donnie Joe Sweeney on double bass and vocals, there'll be Swing from the 40s, a touch of Dixie and a smattering of Shuffle besides. All the musical ingredients required for an absolutely swinging Fringe Sunday.'    
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    Paul Keddle's Calling Card

    • Time: 7:00pm
    • 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... Oh yeah.'  

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