The Fishguard Folk Festival returns for its 20th year

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The Fishguard Folk Festival makes a welcome return after a two-year absence imposed by Covid.

The famous Fishguard Folk Festival returns at the end of this month for its successful twentieth year.

Busking outside the Royal Oak during a previous Fishguard Folk Festival

From Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29, a variety of venues across the city will offer a revitalizing special collection of music, song and dance, with most events free.

The famous Fishguard Pirates and Smugglers March will also make a welcome return.

Tivyside announcer: A packed house and standing ovation at a previous Fishguard Folk FestivalA packed house and a standing ovation at a previous Fishguard Folk Festival

The official opening takes place in the town square on the morning of Saturday 28 May. This year’s lineup includes a whole host of Welsh folk artists Supergroup Alaw; the brilliant Broad Oak of Pembrokeshire; Andrew McKay and Carole Etherton of the Gower; Cherrystones whistle players; harpists Chloe Matharu Harriet Earis and singer Mair Thomas and dramas Heb Enw Dancers.

There will be pipers, sea shanties, fiddles, bagpipes, jigs, reels and ballads, a mix of traditional and contemporary folk. This is your chance to experience the heart of early Pembrokeshire music at a Celtic crossroads.

Tivyside announcer: Jude Whitehouse opens previous Fishguard folk festivalJude Whitehouse opens previous Fishguard Folk Festival

The program for what is said to be one of the best small town traditional folk music festivals in the UK is available in a free color brochure and on Facebook which details times and locations.

You can also visit the Fishguard Folk Festival website for more information on performers and artists.


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