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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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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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