Throughout the year The Tabernacle is the venue for many other events which you will find posted here. For more information on anything you see listed below please contact us on 01654 703 355
Wednesday 1 April @ 12:00
Chris Dendy’s Pupils
Wednesday 8 April @ 12:00
Friday 10 April @ 14:00-15:30
Saturday 11 April @ 19:30
Exciting, unique and bilingual cabaret singing group from Aberystwyth.
Meet the Artist
Wednesday 15 April @ 12:00
Talk by Lona Mason
Saturday 18 April @ 19:30
O’Hooley & Tidow
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Best Duo’ Nominees 2015
With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on BBC 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, culminating in a MOJO Folk Album of the Year award for groundbreaking album The Hum, O’Hooley & Tidow are regarded as lionhearted trailblazers of contemporary music and songwriting. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi’s powerful, deeply moving, and at timesspine-tingling performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm even the hardest of heart.
Tickets: £10 (Concessions: £8)
Saturday 16 May @ 19:30
A Theatr Mwldan | Seckou Keita | Sasolo Ltd Co-Production
SECKOU KEITA: 22 STRINGS
With support from Gwyneth Glyn
Following the critical acclaim of his award-winning collaborative project with Welsh harpist Catrin Finch, the extraordinary Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita will be striking out in 2015 with a new solo album and UK tour.
Variously described as a ‘griot (praise singer), composer, djembe master, virtuoso and pioneer’, Seckou is a rare type of musician, seated in tradition whilst constantly pushing the boundaries of his art.
A true master of the kora – a 22 stringed West African harp – Seckou, from the Casamance area of Southern Senegal, was a childhood prodigy, born of a line of griots and kings. Cissokho, his mother’s family name, gave life to his talent; Keita, his father’s, gave him royal blood. Seckou has graced the international stage since 1996, earning worldwide acclaim for his kora playing and appearing with a host of fellow artists including Salif Keita, Yossou N’Dour, Miriam Makeba and Neil Finn.
His last two albums Miro and The Silimbo Passage hit No.1 in the European world music charts, and Clychau Dibon, the fruit of his collaboration with Finch, won fRoots Critics Poll Album of The Year 2013, Songlines Magazine Best Cross Cultural Collaboration 2014, and two BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations.
Seckou Keita has arguably become the most influential and inspiring Kora player of his generation, an exceptional and charismatic musician. This, his latest tour, explores what it means to be a modern global citizen, and yet to live with seven centuries of tradition and heritage expressed through music. In his new album 22 Strings, Seckou gives us the kora in its purest guise, a wondrous instrument that can soothe the bloodlust of warriors and take the human spirit to a place of deep meditation, stillness and beauty.
Seckou is joined by Gwyneth Glyn as support artist. Poet, writer and singer of songs, Gwyneth comes from Criccieth in North Wales and explores her own folk heritage in her own mother-tongue.