Caerleon Festival Meadow Mowing

We have started getting our meadow ready for this year’s festival, in time for the Big Free weekend on 9th & 10th July. Our friendly farmer has done the first cut, he’ll then turn and bale in the next few days, so the field will be clear for the marquees, craft stalls, and live music.” […]

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Meadow is ready for Summer

As a warm up to this year’s Festival, beginning on Saturday 1st July, the meadow was mowed and the paths to sculptures and benches were cleared so that visitors could walk through the meadow to enjoy the wild flowers close up. The weather was beautiful and a good number of volunteers joined in. A list […]

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Hello again Field Workers

Gateway Project Management Team It’s that time of year yet again, and as you can see, the Team can’t wait! The meadow is nice and dry, and ready for trimming. Paths will be mowed, and the cuttings need to be cleared and this is where we need your help, the same as last year, and here’s a […]

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Review: Daoiri Farrell

Daoiri’s return to Caerleon was triumphant.  At ease in the splendid Church where the accoustics so suit him, his voice soared, perfectly synchronised with his magnificent bouzouki playing.  The songs described by Daoiri as some tragic, some happy – all beautifully written,  he aspires to serve well.  Performed with such passion and precision he succeeded. […]

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2022 Caerleon Festival POSTER

CAERLEON FESTIVAL, OUR 20th YEAR! The programme in brief. Daoiri Farrell, Folk Star, St. Cadoc’s Church 6th May – an aperitif for…. THE SUMMER SPECIAL  25th June ’til 10th July Spiers & Boden, Folk Stars, in the Church 25th June The Grand Opening, 30th June, Hanbury Quayside with Piping Hot & the Blues Sisters ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, 1st July, Amphitheatre supported by Caldicot M.V. Choir ‘Lit. […]

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Raising of a New Standard

THE 20th CAERLEON FESTIVAL in 2022 Looking forward…. The raising of a new standard in the Hanbury Tower marks the 20th year of the Caerleon Festival. There is much to reflect upon, including Sir Colin who maintains his steely gaze across the river. What lies ahead? None can tell. Events eclipse expectations. Here is what […]

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Farmers’ Market – Saturday 11th December – Review

Christmas came to Caerleon!  After an enforced break the Market was back! In the Town Hall enthusiasm was the mood of the day as customers, in a steady stream, negotiated the one way system to view the impressive array of goodies and gifts on display.  Business was brisk.  Smiles were discernible beneath masks.  The Community […]

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Belshazzar’s Feast – Friday 10th December – Review

Belshazzar’s Feast People came from near and far to enjoy a perfect aperitif for Christmas.  Consummate musicians, Paul & Paul, served up a seasonal journey with traditional music and songs – ancient and modern – recalling the spirit of Christmas past.  Their musical cocktail was infused with melodies mixed and spiced with mis-notes.   Audience participation […]

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Richard Digance – Sat 4th December 2021- Review

On a cold winter’s night in troubled times, a significant audience gathered in St. Cadoc’s Church in need of a morale boost. Ricard delivered it. His wry reminiscences, acute observations and humour served with song and guitar were just what a doctor would have ordered. People smiled. The Christmas Tree sparkled. Tim Chair

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Sarah McQuaid – Thursday 4th December – 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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