Cwlwm Celtaidd 2010

Friday 5th to Sunday 7th March 2010
The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl, South Wales, Wales MAP
various from individual events at £5 to weekend tickets at under £60
last updated: Fri 22nd Jan 2010

The 8th annual Cwlwm Celtaidd (translates as Celtic Knot) offers a packed programme of concerts, festival favourites, and new acts, music sessions, plus ceilidhs and workshops throughout the weekend.

The Celtic Festival of Wales return to three days, taking place from Friday 5th until Sunday 7th March 2010 with 2 stages in The Grand Pavilion on the seafront, both the Main Hall and Stage Door venues will be in use throughout the weekend, all day, all evening and into the early hours. The festival is almost entirely "inside" and close to all the amenities associated with Porthcawl, one of Wales' premier seaside resorts.

Line-up

Friday's headliner Riverdance lead musician Niamh Ní Charra and her trio. Her concert on Friday also includes Cork born Colum Regan and his brother Eoghan on guitar! Mabon (Saturday night) head the Welsh line-up, which includes Amy Wadge and harpist Delyth Jenkins who will also be playing with her daughter Angharad (lead fiddler with Calan).

Other artists include Reeling Stones, Sild, The Mordekkers, Pibau Planed, Tri, Beck Sian, Mike & Lotte Pritchard, Elin & Tribalites, Best Before Midnight, Delyth & Angharad Jenkins, Huw Chidgey, Dai Bach Band, City of Newcastle Pipe Band, Dylan Cairns-Howarth, Kim Roberts, Perree T Manx Dancers, Penyfai Welsh Dancers, Cardiff Welsh Dancers, Kekezza Cornish Dancers, Balloughleam Scottish Highland Dancers, and Mary Felton Irish Dancers.

A total of over 300 performers will be performing at the festival, which will also be holding the colourful Parade of the Celts, in Porthcawl Town Centre on Saturday afternoon, with The City of Newcastle Pipers, and a host of dancers and musicians in a free event.

Accommodation

Accommodation is available in mobile homes at Tresco holiday Park costs are reasonable with an eight berth mobile home costing around £120 for the weekend - that's £15 each. All caravans include a furnished lounge and dining area, one double and one or two twin bedroom/s, and convertible beds in the lounge. Prices include gas, electricity and heating but it may be cold so you are advised to bring extra bedding.

For campers and touring caravans, there is also The White Wheat Caravan Site which is open for the festival.

Tickets

Ticket prices have not yet been confirmed, but expect the price to vary from individual events at £5 to weekend tickets at under £60. Children under 10 tickets are free, but only with an adult.

To book tickets, click here.

Local amenities

The festival is close to all the amenities associated with Porthcawl, one of Wales’ premier seaside resorts, including the town centre, beaches, coastal paths & dunes, golf clubs & outdoor pursuit centres.

Getting there

By car
Take Junction 37 off the M4 and follow the signs for Porthcawl. As you enter Porthcawl, take the first left off the roundabout - signposted to Bridgend. Turn right at next roundabout and Trecco Bay is signposted.
By public transport etc
The nearest station is Bridgend, which is about 10 miles away. The X2 bus runs from Cardiff past the railway station and stops just outside the park. Cardiff airport is about 25 miles away and taxis from there shouldn't cost more than around £25.

More information will be here when available.

Friday 5th to Sunday 7th March 2010
The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl, South Wales, Wales MAP
various from individual events at £5 to weekend tickets at under £60
last updated: Fri 22nd Jan 2010


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