Saturday, 29 June 2013

Who is performing at CW13: Monday's Line Up!

CW13 Running Order
Monday 26th August

 Hosted by Festival Founder & Creative Director
Cheryl Beer
Kindly supported by
The National Botanic Garden of Wales

Our second day opens at 1.00pm
with Cardiff based Spoken Word Poet Misty Lee (awaiting foto)

1.10pm Lowri Evans
  We welcome bi-lingual singer songwriter
'a major talent in any language'



1.40pm Isobel Eleanor Sinead Stevenson
Beautiful Unaccompanied Singing
1.50pm Clarsach Society Wales Ensemble

Led by Susan Berry, Clarsach Society Wales Ensemble will  kindly be set up in Oriel Gallery facilitating Drop-in HARP workshops.
At 1.50pm some of the Harp Ensemble will come over to the main tent & share their beautiful music with us, on our most traditional instrument.

2.05pm: Lucy May Constantini


CW13 is very pleased to welcome established dancer & choreographer

performing her newly created piece

Rituals of Faith & Imagination



Welcome Back Festival Patron
Amy has been busy this year after her wonderful writing collaboration with Ed Sheeran, she hasn't stopped, (& neither has he!). Amy has gone on to recently song writing with Geri Halliwell,
who sang our Amy's praises in her blog.
Founder & Creative Director of CW13,
Cheryl Beer, is particularly excited
to welcome Amy back.
Whilst  a student at Welsh College of Music & Drama, Amy performed her first solo gig as a singer songwriter  at Cheryl's first Women's Voices event at Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, more years ago than either of them care to remember! lol!
'Amy has become an amazing performer: one of the best. I think her journey is an inspiration for everyone at the festival. We are primarily a platform for Welsh based women performers & Amy's award winning success, as well as her ability to personally capture the audience
  is a shining light.
She has a young family & manages to combine being a mother with being a remarkably warm, gifted singer/songwriter/musician.
Thank you Amy for continuing to support
Celtic Womenfest.
After her overwhelmingly moving set last year,
we simply can not wait to have her back!'

3.20pm: Pat Smith
Multi instrumentalist, Pat is renowned for her spoon playing in almost every folk festival you can think of! We are so chuffed she is coming to CW13 this year to show us how it's done!
Spoons provided!
 3.35pm: Anne Lister

We are so excited to welcome back Anne after a fabulous response to her wonderful songs at last year's festival.

4.00pm Storytelling with Amanda Rackstraw

Sarah Passmore & Friends

 Sarah Passmore

Jemma Krysa

Sarah has been a festival volunteer for over a year now. She and her mother Dawn, help out behind the scenes over the weekend, and Sarah helps out with admin where she can. This year, I have asked her to take the stage for an hour, bringing back for us the amazing voice that is Jemma Krysa, as her guest.


End Poem
Our festival friend Bríd Wyldearth is unable to close the festival for us this year, but she has kindly agreed for me to read one of her poems Slow Dance which recently appeared on BBC 3's Britain in a Day and is one of my favourite poems, especially when Bríd performs it! I will do my best to share it with you as we close the festival for another year.

We will be hanging our lovely hands held across festivals banner, our 'Goddess' made by Carol Lovekin for Women in Tune Festival and kindly lent to us again this year. Thanks Carol.

And don't forget that our Knitting Rhythms Table will be open again today, or sew Blodeuwedd's Flower Cloak with Sam Collins

And have a look at our knitting installation in the tree outside the gallery from
Welsh Wooly Women


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