Please note: all times are subject to change.

Saturday 14th September 2019


Tickets: Free (click here to book)

Doors open 12pm, tea/coffee available 12-5pm

Optional buffet available from 2-5pm for £6*: please book before 11th September
*plus small booking fee (the full £6 goes directly to Ocean Arts Cardiff)

12:10 - 1:00

Workshop 1: Jamie Nemeth

Introduction / ease-in

Tunes: The Louse, Pwt ar y Bys

1:10 - 2:00

Workshop 2: Ben Ross

How to get the best out of your instrument

2:00 - 3:00

(optional ticketed buffet available - see above)

Time to collect competition entry forms, and to speak to Ben Ross who will be running a fiddle surgery during the day

Mini-session: join Jamie to play some tunes

3:00 - 4:00

Workshop 3: Pat Smith

'Half and half' workshop, starting with upbeat tunes and method, then spoons workshop - Pat will lend you some well-used, in-tune spoons!

4:00 - 4:30

Pat Smith & Ned Clamp

Pat will be joined by Ned for thirty minutes of music and song (Pat may ask you to join in with your new spoon skills!)

4:30 - 5:00

Informal sessions

and time for tea, coffee, and a relax before the competition

  4:30 - 5:00

Competitors' workshop: Jamie Nemeth

Run through your competition tunes and ask advice

Tickets: Free to watch (click here to book)

Competition Entry: Junior £3*, Open £5* (click here to book)
*plus small booking fee (the full £3/£5 goes to the Festival)

Each entrant should play a set no longer than five to six minutes, with no more than four tunes (tunes may be repeated), of which at least one tune must be of Welsh origin

5:10 - 5:40

Junior Fiddle Competition

6:00 - 6:40

Open Fiddle Competition

7:00 - 7:30

Competition Winners announced & prize-giving
Junior & Open Winners performance to end the daytime event


Tickets: £5* (click here to book)

*plus small booking fee (the full £5 goes to the Festival)

Doors open 8pm, bar available 8-11pm for the concert - all proceeds going to Ocean Arts

8:10 - 8:40

Isembard's Wheel

9:00 - 9:40


10:00 - 10:45




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