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Here you will find all you need to know about the Arts Festival that is held in Caerleon every summer together with other events, scheduled throughout the year.

We want you to easily access information on Festival events and keep you in touch with what is happening and how to book tickets. You can share your views with us too so we are in touch.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Richard Digance

RICHARD DIGANCE composed the audio book music for Bill Bryson’s best-seller ‘The Road To Little Dribbling,’ His Animal Alphabet poems, serialised by The BBC, are used as English Teaching Aids, in 14 countries from The USA to Swaziland,his guitar instrumentals are used on numerous TV productions.

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Belshazzar’s Feast

On tour with their celebrated Christmas show that mixes traditional folk music, seasonal material, stirring in classical, pop and music hall, all topped off with audience participation and lashings of wry humour, Paul Sartin (Bellowhead / Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (Hoover The Dog) together have wowed audiences across the world with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes and between songs chat, that always sends audiences home with smiles on their faces. ‘Their music is breathtaking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music.’ Mike Harding

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Daoirí Farrell his SPRING 2022 UK & Ireland Tour

The Caerleon Festival welcomes Daoirí, one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade. This is a return performance as he last appeared in Caerleon in 2017. Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell won two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017, and performed live at the awards ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall, as well as receiving three nominations in the 2019 RTÉ Folk Awards

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Sarah McQuaid review

Sarah’s long awaited second coming to Caerleon was worth the wait.  Expectations were high.  She exceeded them.  A fine lyricist, singer and musician, Sarah delivered a virtuoso performance to a significantly sized audience in the acoustically blessed Church of St. Cadoc.   Her voice and guitar playing were beautifully synchronised.  Her songs stirred the emotions. […]

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Hello Fellow Fieldworkers

Hello Fellow Fieldworkers The meadow has been cut, baled and cleared and most of the Wildflower Earth borders have been cut. All we need to do now is a bit of trimming around the edges, rake it all up and put it in the corner like last year. Sunday 17th October looks fine and 10.30am […]

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A Day’s work in the Field on a very Hot Day

Despite being one of the hottest days of the year, a dedicated group of volunteers turned up for the first meadow work of the year. Paths and edges were cut, and it was all raked up  and cleared in an impressive hour and a half. Half the group had done it many times before, and […]

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Hello Field Workers – a message from Bryan

It’s that time of year again already, and as you can see, the Gateway Project Management Team has been getting a bit of practice. We’re about a month late this year because of the weird early spring weather, but the meadow is catching up fast. Paths will be mowed, and the cuttings need to be cleared. […]

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CAERLEON’S FESTIVAL MEADOW – how it came about.

THE FESTIVAL MEADOW   This article appears in the latest issue of the Monmouthshire Meadow Group (MMG) magazine. It tells of the background to how the Festival Meadow, sited across the road from the Hanbury Arms, came about. ­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________________________ “A few years ago, Celf Caerleon Arts secured a long lease on the Hanbury Field, where […]

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