Friday Night 3rd March 2023 @Y Banc, Tregaron, doors open 7.30, £10 Cash only or by advance ticket we present Aeourth and Cerys Hafana
Saturday Night 4th March@ The Memorial Hall, Tregaron, doors 7pm, Cash on the door £25 or advance tickets….(we have merch but is all cash only)
Tristan Rhys Williams
Me Lost Me
(Mike McInerney cannot join us on this occasion but will be returning later in the year)
Sunday 5th March-St Caron’s day, procession led by Welsh bagpiper extraordinaire Ceri Rhys Matthews, meet at 10 for 10.30 walk up to the Ffynon Garon, if you’ve a mind to join us dressing the well please do…meet initially@ Riverbank cafe courtyard (Riverbank cafe is on the Lampeter Road-you cannot miss it); then return to the cafe for informal chats etc and viewing of some short films including by Tristan Rhys Williams & Ghostorchid.
//A small note of thanks to everyone that has bought a ticket, many of you traveling from outside of the area-you geniuses and to all the LVOF subscribers and performers too and friends who’ve put posters up, to Kate and the Friends of the Well too…I lost a few weeks to Covid just recently, which made the planning etc a little more of a headache and this last few days we’ve been bested by all the tech issues, hence this will likely be the last social media posting before we kick off—-see you all soon, love Dafydd//
Come & join the lantern procession to Ffynnon Garon, Tregaron followed by concert of improvised musicks with Steve Moyes/Anna Savage & Oupire
Concert is cash on the door £10
Hello! Heads-up on a great new compilation that has an LVOF overlap-so I hope you’ll want to check it out. I just started dipping in, many unfamiliar and fondly recalled names here-all raising funds for the Terrascopaedia.
Sharron Krauss (see image) turns in a live cut form a pre pandemic performance at Listen to the Voice of Fire (March 2019) in Aberystwyth, the Astral Folk and molten Electronics shindig, during torrential rain battering the old Ceredigion Museum…hmm, I meant/mean to do a release of live tracks from LVOF and maybe that is still worth doing, let me know!!! There’s much goodness in the archives (Hawthonn, Ashtray Navigations, Laura Netz, Barrets Dottled Beauty, Kitchen Cynics Ceylan Hay, FFrwd, Somatic Frequencies, itdreamedtome spring to mind), and especially with the recent Gwyl FFynnon Caron-but there never seems to be always the time & nowadays the energy levels flux more now.
The compilation include my long-time firm favourites like Kitchen Cynics and Pefkin. I’m pleased to see names I fondly recall like Tangle Edge so there is much for me to explore.
Terrascopaedia is a lovingly crafted letter press zine that articulates affectionate and close understanding of obscure but should be better known psych music. Music that may be long dwelling underneath the mossy rock but which deserves our attention. It’s an outstanding affair. Let’s help Phil keep this going as we’ll be much worse off without it! I don’t know if there is doom in the air but goodness knows how he manages to craft it at such a reasonable cost.
Of course, a little closer to home, I’ll blow my own trumpet, my track- Into Fields (Alphane Moon -this time with Alan Davidson/Kitchen Cynics on reed organ and bowed bass) is worth a listen-previously unreleased or only on the subscriber only Sister of the Wood release, from December 2021-but I’m glad that it’s here.
Many said they fancied a correctly spelled Carausias T Shirt for the Gwyl Ffynnon Sant Caron—-it’s only available for another 9 days-and yes, we get a few pounds commission but, after the 17th he disappears back into his crypt below the church for another year…(ie the T shirt is not available)
Thanks again everyone-lovely to meet and hear you and I am sure that there’ll be some kind of digest or posting once photos etc come in from Felix
Dear Friends—alas, Debbie is unwell and thus Burd Ellen will not be with us on this occasion. Let’s wish her the swiftest of recoveries! Fret not though, we still have a full kit of sounds to inspire and delight……
De Louet is an electronic acoustic performer from Llanon in Ceredigion. Former drummer for the avant-garde pop artists Son Capson has since experimented with using loops and textures inspired by the landscape of his native Ceredigion.
De Louet will kick off the proceedings on Saturday 5th March at Y Banc the venue for this afternoon’s concert. They will traverse an improvised piece inspired and in reaction to the journey back to Ceredigion over the old drovers’ route from Bristol to Tregaron.
Get Tickets for this concert. Saturday or the weekend here….
I am so happy to introduce you to the marvellous world and sublime musicality of Pefkin. All of these acts playing are simply fantastic and brought together will truly knock your socks off. Do consider buying tickets—it will be impossible to do this next time if You don’t come!!
Pefkin is the alter ego of Gayle Brogan, Ayrshire-based creator of slowly-unfolding, ritualistic hymnals that draw heavily on the landscape and natural world.
Pefkin emerged after the retro-futuristic psych / electronic duo Electroscope went into hibernation in 2000. Influenced by Nico, Hood, Movietone and Syd Barrett, she created a fragmentary, more stripped-down version of Electroscope’s bedroom psychedelia but retreated from live performance in 2001. Pefkin has released 14 albums on labels such as Morc, Wild Silence, Reverb Worship, Digitalis, Pseudoarcana and Siren Wire as well as several sold-out lathe cuts on Sonido Polifonico. Pefkin returned to live performance in 2013 and has played across the UK and Europe, including Fano Free Folk Festival and Woolf II in 2019.
Her sound comprises a mesmerising and enigmatic layering of vocals, violin, analogue synth, zither, psaltery, harp, guitar, found objects and field recordings. She records at home in North Ayrshire.
Something akin to what it must have been like hearing Nico’s ‘Marble Index’ when it was released; alien yet curiously familiar, beautiful yet stark, hypnotic yet troubling. (Grey Malkin / Active Listener)
Gayle is also a member of Burd Ellen and Meadowsilver.
Try this great collection to whet your appetite!!!
This is a brief overview of what’s planned to happen. I’ll try and neaten it up and send direct to anyone who’s bought a ticket. But distillation may help you plan your visit and which ticket to buy—-if you can, please get by advance as it helps me plan exactly what to expect! But for Friday and Saturday Night tickets (cash) on the door is an option. We could really do with selling 30 more tickets 🙁
Friday Night kicks off at Oriel Rhiannon (doors 7pm) with a St Caron’s Eve taster with: itdreamedtome & Alan Holmes & Zoe Skoulding (tickets on the door or in advance)
Saturday Morning: Welsh bagpipe-led procession to St Caron’s Well-meet at 10.15 at Riverbank Cafe courtyard. We’ll start the short walk at 10.30 with dressing the well thereafter (FREE) Come and dress the well, rags, flowers, garlands, woven shapes, poetic fragments, bright threads, geometric devices
Saturday 1pm-5pm: head to Y Banc in the centre of Tregaron, opposite the church, arrive earlier to ensure a ringside seat. The bands playing in this afternoon slot are: De Louet, Rhodri Davies, Ceri Rhys Matthews & Aula Down (advance tickets only)
Saturday 7.30-10.45pm: Acts are playing in the Memorial Hall (just down from Y Banc and adjacent to the Spa), tickets on the door or advanced (preferred!): Carausias Arise!, Pefkin, Burd Ellen AND Moon Goose
Sunday Morning 9.30am: Local walk (FREE) to a denuded Bronze Age cairn. GARN FAWR – TREGARON. Distance 5.5 miles. Ascent 1240ft.Meet outside Y Talbot (By front porch). This walk will start by road but will soon ascend to boggy uplands with off path walking. Walking boots/ wellingtons advised. Please also bring waterproofs and something to eat/ drink. The walk should take around three hours.
The walk will take us to a summit with a denuded bronze age cairn and trig point with spectacular views of Tregaron and surrounding hills and forests.
(Please note that the walk may be cancelled due to poor weather conditions and that any activities are undertaken at your own risk! )
For those who are more sedate (me), you may want to hang out in Coffi a Bara who tell me they will be creating a special St Caron Cinnamon Bun….
Sunday 1pm-5pm: (FREE) Modular Synth Meet-and introducing the HUMBOX, with . this will be a very informal meeting of modular synth fans some of whom will bring their synths, it can be an informal opportunity to find out and hear more. During the session there will be at least one impromptu performance.
The view from Garn Fawr is impressive!