Line-up 2012

 

2012 Dinefwr Literature Festival Programme

 
 See below for biographies of all Dinefwr Literature Festival 2012 performers:

Literature

A Gymri di Gymru

Show from local actors Llio Silyn and Rhian Morgan ... read more

Alastair Reynolds

Alastair Reynolds was born in Barry ... read more

Alun Cob

Sorry, this entry is only available in Cymraeg. ... read more

Andrew Lycett

The biographer of Dylan Thomas in conversation with Thomas’ grandaughter ... read more

Andrew Motion

Renowned poet visits Dinefwr ... read more

Aneirin Karadog

A native of Pontypridd ... read more

Aneirin Karadog

Aneirin Karadog is the Children’s Poet Laureate for Wales 2013 – 2015, and you can also see Aneirin on S4C as he presents the programmes Heno and Sam ar y Sgrîn. He was also a member of the band Genod Droog, and the hip-hop band Y Diwygiad. Aneirin won the chair at the 2015 Urdd [...] ... read more

Angharad Penrhyn Jones

Angharad Penrhyn JonesAngharad Penrhyn Jones is a freelance writer, and a campaigner and commentator on environmental and social justice issues. She has written for a number of publications, including the Guardian, New Internationalist, Mslexia, and Planet. In 2011 she received a Literature Wales bursary to work on her debut novel, an extract of which has [...] ... read more

Angharad Tomos

Taith i Wlad y Rwla Why is Dewin Dwl so silly, and is the Dewin Doeth that wise after all? And what is Ceridwen’s favourite book? Come to meet Angharad Tomos, the creator of Gwlad y Rwla, the popular Welsh series of books for children, to get answers for all your questions. Mair Tomos Ifans will [...] ... read more

Archie Miles

Herefordshire author Archie Miles comes to Dinefwr ... read more

Atinuke

Atinuke is a Nigerian storyteller ... read more

Attila The Stockbroker

Attila The Stockbroker “Whether he’s ranting a poem or bashing out a song, there is something magnificent about Attila in full flight” – Ian McMillan, BBC Radio 4 High energy performance poet and songwriter Attila the Stockbroker did his first gig at Bush Fair Playbarn in Harlow on 8 Sept 1980 supporting The De-Fex, The [...] ... read more

Ben Dant (Cyw)

Ben Dant Ahoy! Come over to play games and have loads of fun with one of Cyw most popular characters, the brave pirate, Ben Dant. In partnership with S4C. ... read more

Bethan Gwanas

Bethan Gwanas Bethan Gwanas is an author from Dolgellau, Gwynedd. Her Welsh language novels for adults, children and Welsh learners are best sellers. She won the Tir na n-Og Prize for best children’s book with Llinyn Trôns in 2001 and Sgôr in 2003. Hi yw Fy Ffrind was short listed for the 2005 Wales Book [...] ... read more

Beti George

Beti George Beti George originates from Ceredigion but has lived in Cardiff since the seventies. She’s had a very varied career as a presenter including on the BBC’s magazine programme Heddiw until the Welsh channel S4C was established, then on S4C and BBC News and on a wide range of current affairs, classical music and [...] ... read more

Brautigan Book Club

The Brautigan Book Club isn’t a normal book club ... read more

Bridget Christie

Bridget Christie:  A Bic For Her Why does BiC think women need special biros to write with?  Who decided Thatcher and Beyonce were feminist icons?  What did Sir Stirling Moss say about women’s brains? How does Bridget break the law? And why hasn’t she been nicked yet? This year Bridget has written and starred in her [...] ... read more

Bx3

A humorous brand new poetry show for kids. ... read more

Byron Rogers

Sunday School Presents: In Conversation with Byron Rogers Byron Rogers is undoubtedly one of Wales’ most gifted writers currently living in exile (Northamptonshire to be precise). Described as an historian of the quirky and forgotten, his books and collection of essays convey a fascination of the fading world around him – ancient pubs and churches, [...] ... read more

Byron Vincent

From surreal punk rock disquisition about the socialist inclinations of the Smurfs ... read more

Carly Holmes

New writers from University of Wales Trinity Saint DavidThe Creative Writing Centre of University of Wales Trinity Saint David has produced many writers, some of whom have gone on to achieve successful writing careers. Three of the latest succesful writers, Carly Holmes, David Hughes, Ros Hudis will give a taste of their work, and talk [...] ... read more

Catherine Fisher

Poet and children’s novelist Catherine was born in Newport ... read more

Caught By The River

Caught By The River ... read more

Celia Pacquola

Multi award-winning Australian comedian ... read more

Ceri Wyn Jones

Children’s Poet for Wales 2003-04 ... read more

Claire Keegan

Critically acclaimed writer comes to Dinefwr ... read more

Clare Potter

Clare Potter is a writer, (performance) poet and teacher ... read more

Cynan Jones

Cynan Jones was born in 1975 near Aberaeron, Wales where he now lives and works. Cynan Jones’ debut novel The Long Dry (Parthian, 2006) won a Betty Trask Award and has been translated into a number of languages. His short fiction has appeared in anthologies and magazines including Granta and New Welsh Review and his short story, The Dig, was shortlisted for [...] ... read more

Dal dy Dafod

A popular Welsh music and poetry show. ... read more

Damian Walford Davies

Poet, librettist and literary critic, Damian Walford Davies is the author of the collections Suit of Lights (Seren, 2009), Witch (Seren, 2012), Alabaster Girls (Rack Press, 2014) and the forthcoming Judas (Seren). He also collaborated with Richard Marggraf Turley on Whiteout (Parthian, 2006). He was Head of the Department of English & Creative Writing at [...] ... read more

Dan Kieran

Dan Kieran Dan is the co-founder and CEO of crowd-funding publishing platform Unbound. He is the Deputy Editor of The Idler, a bi-yearly British magazine. He is Editor of Idler Books’ Crap Jobs, Crap Holidays, The Book of Idle Pleasures, co-editor of two volumes of Crap Towns, author of I Fought The Law, Planes, Trains [...] ... read more

Daniel Glyn

The comic radio presenter ... read more

Daniel Glyn

Daniel Glyn is a comedian and an author from Cardiff who has performed comic shows across Wales. Daniel wrote Hotel Eddie a’r Dirgelwch o’r Môr and Llyfr Mawr y Pants, and he also wrote Llyfr Jôcs Daniel Glyn – his very own joke book! ... read more

Daniel Morden

Daniel Morden Presents Dark Tales From The Woods Daniel Morden tells stories from his award-winning collection. In the 1920s a Liverpudlian philologist recorded the stories told by a Roma community in Denbighshire. The Wood family told wild fairy tales, filled with drama and danger, in which horses spoke, horns grew from princesses heads overnight and murderers [...] ... read more

David and Helen Orme

David and Helen Orme are coming to Dinefwr ... read more

David Crystal

World-renowned linguistics expert David Crystal is coming to Dinefwr ... read more

David Owain Hughes

New writers from University of Wales Trinity Saint David The Creative Writing Centre of University of Wales Trinity Saint David has produced many writers, some of whom have gone on to achieve successful writing careers. Three of the latest succesful writers, Carly Holmes, David Hughes, Ros Hudis will give a taste of their work, and [...] ... read more

David Rees Davies

Acclaimed artist David Rees Davies ... read more

David Whitehouse

David Whitehouse David Whitehouse was born in 1981. His journalism has appeared in the Guardian Guide, Sunday Times Style, the Independent, Esquire, Wonderland, Man About Town, Time Out, the Observer Magazine and ShortList, and has won awards from The Times and the Evening Standard. His first short film, ‘The Archivist’, produced by Warp Films and [...] ... read more

Deborah Kay Davies

Deborah Kay Davies was born and grew up in the Eastern Valley ... read more

Deborah Kay Davies

Deborah Kay Davies was born in South Wales and now lives in Cardiff. She has taught Creative Writing at Cardiff University and the University of Glamorgan. Her first collection of stories, Grace, Tamar and Laszlo the Beautiful (Parthian, 2008) won the 2009 Wales Book of the Year Award. After her first novel, True Things About Me (Canongate Books, [...] ... read more

Dewi Prysor

Trawsfynydd native comes to Dinefwr ... read more

Dylans Mobile Bookstore

Dylans Mobile Bookstore promises to feed your need to read. ... read more

Ed Holden

Welsh beat-boxer, rapper and producer Ed Holden aka Mr Phormula ... read more

Elen Caldecott

Elen is the award-winning author of numerous children books ... read more

Elis James

Elis James Elis is one of the bright young things of Welsh comedy, a rising star who has supported Rhod Gilbert, Rob Brydon and Stephen Merchant on tour and performed to both critical and popular acclaim at Edinburgh and at Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney Comedy Festivals over the last 4 years. Recently Elis has [...] ... read more

Eric Jones

Eric Jones Mountaineer, climber and adventurer Eric Jones is 77 years old. He started parachuting in 1961 and has been to Europe, America, Australia, Africa and the North Pole. He started climbing solo in 1962, and has conquered the north face of the Eiger, the Matterhorn and many other European summits since. His various adventures [...] ... read more

Eurig Salisbury

The Welsh Children’s Poet ... read more

Gareth Potter

Actor, musician, DJ ... read more

Gerald Morgan

Dinefwr: a Phoenix in the Welsh LandscapeGerald Morgan will be introducing his new book, published by Gomer Press, Dinefwr: a Phoenix in the Welsh Landscape. This is the first full-scale history of Dinefwr through the centuries: its castle, mansion and estate, and of the Princes of Deheubarth and of the Rice family who took their [...] ... read more

Gillian Clarke

The Welsh National Poet will be at Dinefwr. ... read more

Gillian Clarke

Gillian Clarke is the National Poet of Wales since 2008 and President of Tŷ Newydd, the writers´ centre in North Wales which she co-founded in 1990. In 2010 she was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, and was the first woman to win the Wilfred Owen Award in 2012. She’s published thirteen books for [...] ... read more

Gillian Slovo

South African born Gillian Slovo is the author of twelve novels ... read more

Gruff Rhys

Gruff Rhys Presents American Interior Photograph: Ryan Owen Eddleston and Dylan Goch The festival is overwhelmingly excited to welcome the king of Welsh music projects, Gruff Rhys, back to Dinefwr this year. Gruff will be presenting his latest delightful project: American Interior. It is a unique project that firmly establishes Gruff Rhys as a captivating storyteller, blurring [...] ... read more

Gwilym Hughes

Gwilym Hughes Join Gwilym on the walk and talk around Dinefwr Castle, find out about its history and experience the spectacular views of the Tywi Valley for yourself. Gwilym Hughes is Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments and Assistant Director at Cadw since 2007. He is Head of the Historic Environment Branch and Head of the [...] ... read more

Hannah Ellis

President of the Dylan Thomas Society, and Dylan Thomas’ grandaughter ... read more

Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore is an acclaimed bestselling author, poet, children’s novelist and short-story writer living in Bristol.   Her novel A Spell of Winter won her the inaugural Orange Prize for Fiction. Other awards and prizes she has won include the Alice Hunt Bartlett Award, the Cardiff International Poetry Prize and the Signal Award. She is [...] ... read more

Horatio Clare

Variously an author, journalist, teacher and radio presenter, Horatio Clare ... read more

Howard Marks

Call him Mr Nice.. ... read more

Hunga Munga

The creative collective presents ‘The New Scavengers’ ... read more

Huw Aaron

His cartoons regularly tickle the pages of Private Eye, Reader’s Digest and The Oldie, among other magazines. ... read more

Huw Stephens

Huw Stephens is a DJ, broadcaster, writer and promoter. He currently broadcasts shows on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio Cymru. He joined BBC Radio 1 at 17, becoming the youngest ever Radio 1 dj. He broadcasts to millions every week on his day and night time shows, where he champions new music of all [...] ... read more

Iain Sinclair

Multitalented author from Wales ... read more

Ifor Thomas

Ifor has performed his poetry all over the UK at venues as diverse as the Hay Literary Festival ... read more

In Chapters

In Chapters is a regular music and literary revue based in Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre ... read more

Jackie Morris

Illustrator ... read more

Jam Bones

Spoken word enterprise based in Cardiff ... read more

James Acaster

James took his first full solo show ... read more

James Attlee

James Attlee is a non-fiction author ... read more

Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde will be in Dinefwr ... read more

Jasper Rees

Journalist, author and Welsh learner extraordinaire. ... read more

Jenny Sullivan

Jenny Sullivan will be in Dinefwr ... read more

Jeremy Hardy

Jeremy Hardy Jeremy Hardy has been a stand-up comic since 1984 and will be one until he dies or wins the lottery. Best known for his work on Radio 4, notably on News Quiz, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue and Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation.  He has also done various bits of television, [...] ... read more

Jeremy Strong

Jeremy Strong used to work in a bakery putting the jam in doughnuts ... read more

Jez Alborough

Much-loved children’s author and illustrator to read for us ... read more

Joe Dunthorne

Joe Dunthorne is coming to Dinefwr ... read more

John Davies

Renowned historian visits Dinefwr ... read more

John Harrison

Fiction and travel writer John Harrison ... read more

John Hegley

One of the funniest men alive ... read more

John Osborne

John Osborne is the author of Radio Head and The Newsagent’s Window, both published by Simon&Schuster. ... read more

Josie Long

“Truly compelling… absolutely hilarious” ... read more

Kat Banyard

Kat Banyard interviews Charlotte Church Kat Banyard will be in conversation with Welsh singer, Charlotte Church. More information to come soon. Kat Banyard Kat Banyard is author of The Equality Illusion: The Truth About Women and Men Today. In 2014 her book was dramatised in the play Blurred Lines, premiering at the National Theatre. Kat [...] ... read more

Ken Murphy

Ken Murphy Ken’s talk on Dinefwr will concentrate on the hidden landscape. This will include an account of the discovery and excavation of two Roman forts, the investigation of not one but two ‘lost’ medieval towns, and the examination of the 17th and 18th century formal gardens at Dinefwr. Ken Murphy is the Director of [...] ... read more

Kristina Stephenson

Kristina Stephenson’s Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Wizard’s Whisper Join bestselling author/illustrator Kristina Stephenson for a wonderful hour of interactive musical storytelling based on her latest book Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Wizard’s Whisper, complete with hilarious songs and silly sound effects. In his latest adventure we follow Sir Charlie Stinky Socks in [...] ... read more

Laura Bates

Laura BatesLaura Bates studied English at Cambridge University and went on to be a freelance journalist. She has written for the Guardian, the Independent, the New Statesman, Red Magazine and Grazia among others. She is also contributor at Women Under Siege, a New-York based organisation working to combat the use of sexual violence as a [...] ... read more

Llio Silyn

Dynes a Hanner  A show about some of Wales’ most interesting and colourful heroines including Jemeima Niclas, Gwenllian, Melangell and Marged Fwyn Ferch Ifan from two local actresses Rhian Morgan and Llio Silyn.  Welsh language event.       Llio Silyn Originally from Penrhyndeudraeth in Merionethshire, Llio graduated with a degree in drama in 1982 from Aberystwyth University, and [...] ... read more

Lloyd Jones

Mr Lloyd Jones ... read more

Lucy Caldwell

Lucy Caldwell was born in Belfast in 1981 ... read more

Lucy Christopher

Lucy Christopher grew up in Australia but now lives in Wales ... read more

Luke Wright

4Talent award winner Luke Wright is coming to Dinefwr. ... read more

Mair Tomos Ifans

Taith i Wlad y Rwla Why is Dewin Dwl so silly, and is the Dewin Doeth that wise after all? And what is Ceridwen’s favourite book? Come to meet Angharad Tomos, the creator of Gwlad y Rwla, the popular Welsh series of books for children, to get answers for all your questions. Mair Tomos Ifans will [...] ... read more

Mari George

Mari George Mari George comes originally from Bridgend, and has two children, Elen and Morgan. She earns her living as a writer and has worked on scripts for the Welsh soap opera, Pobol y Cwm, and as a poet – she’s a member of the Aberhafren  Talwrn y Beirdd team. Mari has won the Literature Medal [...] ... read more

Mark Blayney

Performance poet ... read more

Matt Sewell

From the collective Caught By The River ... read more

Matthew Glyn Jones

Matthew Glyn Jones writes scripts, dramas and books for children. He is also a film reviewer for Radio Cymru, S4C and BBC Wales. Matthew has also delivered workshops for FilmCLUB Cymru and the PICS Film Festival about the literacy of film.  ... read more

Mererid Hopwood

Mererid was born in Cardiff, and received her education in Bryntaf and Llanhari school ... read more

Mererid Hopwood

In 2011 Mererid won the Chair at the Dinbych National Eisteddfod for her poem “Dadeni” – the first female ever to achieve such accomplishment. Mererid won the Medal Ryddaith (Medal for Prose) at the Cardiff National Eisteddfod 2008 with her novel O Ran. She’s the first female ever to win the Chair, the Crown and the [...] ... read more

Mike Parker

The Map Addict himself ... read more

Mike Wozniak

Mike Wozniak - Take The Hit Mike’s wife’s parents have moved in. Permanently. Not so much a show as a person getting out of the house. But fear not, Wozniak has more show business in his moustache than he does in his little finger. Where do you keep yours? Let’s find out if we get around [...] ... read more

Molly Naylor

Molly Naylor is a writer, performer, poet ... read more

Nat Segnit

Nat Segnit was born in London and educated at Lincoln College, Oxford ... read more

Nathan Filer

Nathan Filer  Nathan Filer is a writer and lecturer in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. His novel The Shock of the Fall won the 2013 Costa Book of the Year. It has been sold in eighteen countries, including Israel from where he was once deported for reasons of national security. His poems have featured on BBC radio [...] ... read more

Neil Ansell

One of the Caught by the River collective performers ... read more

Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies trained as a zoologist and studied geese, whales and bats in the wild before becoming an author and TV presenter on shows such as The Really Wild Show. She is the author of more than 35 books for children, both fiction and non fiction, all about animals and human relationships with the natural [...] ... read more

Owain Llŷr

Editor, author, photographer ... read more

Owen Sheers

Owen Sheers is a Welsh poet, author and scriptwriter. He has published two poetry collections, The Blue Book and Skirrid Hill which won a Somerset Maugham Award. His debut prose work The Dust Diaries won the Welsh Book of the Year 2005. Owen’s first novel, Resistance, has been translated into ten languages. Owen co-wrote the [...] ... read more

Pascale Petit

Pascale Petit’s latest collection is What the Water Gave Me: Poems after Frida Kahlo ... read more

Paul Henry

Paul Henry, one of Wales’s leading poets, is coming to Dinefwr ... read more

Peter Finch

Peter Finch is a poet, psychogeographer and literary entrepreneur ... read more

Phil Carradice

Phil Carradice is a novelist, poet and story writer ... read more

Philip Ardagh

Philip ‘Beardy’ Ardagh is the award-winning author of the Eddie Dickens adventures ... read more

Philip Gross

Born in 1952 in Delabole, Cornwall, Philip ... read more

POETica

POETica present 60 mins of advanced level lyrical artistry ... read more

Ray Woods

Ray Woods is a botanist with a particular interest in lower plants ... read more

Rhian Edwards

Rhian Edwards is a poet and musician and has delivered over 400 stage, radio and festival performances world-wide. She lives in South Wales with her husband Blake, their daughter Megan and their dog Lola. Renowned for bridging the gap between page and performance poetry, Rhian won the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry for 2011-2012, winning both [...] ... read more

Rhian Morgan

Dynes a Hanner  A show about some of Wales’ most interesting and colourful heroines including Jemeima Niclas, Gwenllian, Melangell and Marged Fwyn Ferch Ifan from two local actresses Rhian Morgan and Llio Silyn.  Welsh language event.       Rhian Morgan From Cwmtawe originally, Rhian studied drama at Aberystwyth University where she came under the inspiring influence of [...] ... read more

Rhys Iorwerth

Caernarfon’s young Chaired poet ... read more

Rhys Iorwerth

 Rhys Iorwerth It’s been a busy two years for Rhys Iorwerth - winner of the Chair at the 2011 National Eisteddfod – since he appeared at Dinefwr in 2012. As well as leaving his twenties behind, the poet from Caernarfon has continued to organise the popular Bradgy’r Beirdd poetic nights in west Cardiff, where he lives. [...] ... read more

Rhys Mwyn

Rhys Mwyn, who is well known as a Punk Rock musician, is now an author and an antiquarian. Rhys Mwyn writes a weekly column for newspaper yr Herald Gymraeg on history, culture and archaeology. He is an occasional broadcaster, and often visits societies across Wales to speak about his various expertise and interests including walking, [...] ... read more

Richard King

One of the Caught By The River performers ... read more

Rob Auton

Rob Auton - The Sky Show The Sky show is a poetry/comedy/theatre show about the sky and the things in it; you know, clouds, birds, weather etc. The Sky Show is suitable for people who have seen the sky and enjoy looking up. Following on from 2012’s Yellow Show, a show about the colouryellow, ‘Dave Funniest Joke of [...] ... read more

Robert Minhinnick

Robert Minhinnick publishes his ‘New Selected Poems’ ... read more

Robert Penn

One of the Caught by the River performers ... read more

Ros Hudis

New writers from University of Wales Trinity Saint DavidThe Creative Writing Centre of University of Wales Trinity Saint David has produced many writers, some of whom have gone on to achieve successful writing careers. Three of the latest succesful writers, Carly Holmes, David Hughes, Ros Hudis will give a taste of their work, and talk [...] ... read more

Sally Spedding

Born in Porthcawl to a Welsh mother and a Dutch father ... read more

Sam Roberts

Sam Roberts Sam Roberts is originally from the Llŷn Peninsula, but proudly identifies himself as a Cofi. He attended the Caernarfon Gramar School and the Liverpool College of Building. He spent nine years with the Royal Marines, and 37 years as a Warden for Snowdonia National Park. He retired in 2010, but still enjoys sailing, [...] ... read more

Sarah KilBride

Princess Evie’s Ponies Join Princess Evie and her lovable ponies for some sparkly fun. Evie’s ponies aren’t any old ponies – Oh no! Whenever Evie rides them through the tunnel of trees, she is whisked away on magical adventures in faraway lands. Come along to this glittering session dressed in your best princess outfit and [...] ... read more

Scrabble Sunday

Be there and be square ... read more

Shaun Usher

Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience “Funny, tragic, brilliantly incisive, historic, lyrical, romantic and studiedly offensive, this stupendous compendium of letters ancient and modern is my book of the year. You will never tire of it.” – Stephen Fry Shaun Usher will present his eagerly awaited book, Letters of Note, a collection of over [...] ... read more

Simon Munnery

Star of BBC2’s Attention Scum and Radio 4’s Where Did It All Go Wrong ... read more

Small World Theatre

Small World Theatre will re-enact the tale of The Fisherman and the Mermaid ... read more

Steven Camden

Steven Camden is a Birmingham born writer and spoken word artist currently living in London. Under his performance moniker of Polarbear he has performed his narrative spoken word around the world from Glastonbury to California and has toured four feature length theatrical monologues nationally and internationally. His most recent piece, Mouth Open Story Jump Out, [...] ... read more

Stwnsh

Anni ac Owain o griw Stwnsh ... read more

Taste from the Fire

Come and join our workshops and create your own Dinefwr inspired pizza! ... read more

The Box

The Box at Dinefwr Cinema Space ... read more

The Junket Club

The Junket Club is a nomadic comedy venture ... read more

theAbsurd

Exciting poetry, music and art collective ... read more

Tim Burgess

Charlatans singer ... read more

Tishani Doshi

Tishani Doshi was born in Madras, India, in 1975 to Welsh-Gujarati parents ... read more

Tom Anderson

The surfer, traveler and author from Porthcawl ... read more

Tom Cheesman

Tom Cheesman lectures in German at Swansea University. ... read more

Tom Wrigglesworth

Yorkshire funny man ... read more

Tony Bianchi

Author and Poet ... read more

Tyler Keevil

The Salinger-esque author from Canada ... read more

Wendy Cope

The popular poet Wendy Cope ... read more

Wimpy Kid Show

A must for all Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans and great family entertainment. Host Alastair Watson brings the books to life with fun activities including The Wimpy Kid Draw-Along and The Wimp Wars! Quiz. The event also includes exclusive clips of author Jeff Kinney talking about the books, his involvement in the films and [...] ... read more

Music

Adrian Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds

The Bad Shepherds play punk songs on folk instruments. Not as a gag, but because they really like the noise. They think the songs are better than people remember. They love folk instruments. It works. They do songs by The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Stranglers, The Jam, Sham 69, The Undertones, The Ramones, The [...] ... read more

Alex Dingley Band

Alex Dingley hails from Llansteffan in Carmarthenshire and is a former member of Welsh language group Texas Radio Band. His debut album ‘I Lost My Honey In The Grass’ was recorded by Mr Huw in the shadow of Snowdon in the spring of 2007. The album was recorded with a DIY ethic and sounds on [...] ... read more

Cate Le Bon

Cate Le Bon hails from Carmarthenshire, rural West Wales and is currently a resident of Highland Park, Los Angeles, having relocated across the pacific, coinciding with the recording of her new album. Her first album Me Oh My was released on Gruff Rhys’s Irony Bored label in 2009 and was followed by Cyrk (OVNI/Turnstile) which [...] ... read more

Charlotte Church

Charlotte Church is a Welsh singer-songwriter. Formerly a child star in the classical sphere, Charlotte has now reinvented herself and has a rock musician ensuring that the image of the Voice of an Angel is a thing of the past. Since 2012 Charlotte has released three EP’s – ONE, TWO, and THREE, and the next, [...] ... read more

Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog

The three musical Cowboys from North Wales ... read more

Dan Bettridge

More information soon… ... read more

Emmy The Great

Critically acclaimed Emmy to sing for us ... read more

Gabrielle Murphy

More information soon… ... read more

Georgia Ruth

The exquisite harpist and singer, Georgia Ruth ... read more

Ghostpoet

Obaro Ejimiwe aka Ghostpoet : British singer and producer ... read more

Gruff Rhys

The inimitable Gruff Rhys added to line-up ... read more

Gruff Rhys

Gruff Rhys Presents American Interior Photograph: Ryan Owen Eddleston and Dylan Goch The festival is overwhelmingly excited to welcome the king of Welsh music projects, Gruff Rhys, back to Dinefwr this year. Gruff will be presenting his latest delightful project: American Interior. It is a unique project that firmly establishes Gruff Rhys as a captivating storyteller, blurring [...] ... read more

Huw Stephens

Huw Stephens is a DJ, broadcaster, writer and promoter. He currently broadcasts shows on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio Cymru. He joined BBC Radio 1 at 17, becoming the youngest ever Radio 1 dj. He broadcasts to millions every week on his day and night time shows, where he champions new music of all [...] ... read more

In Chapters

In Chapters is a regular music and literary revue based in Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre ... read more

Jeb Loy Nichols

One of the Caught by the River collective performers ... read more

Jodie Marie

Narberth Singer ... read more

Julian Cope

The legendary Julian Cope comes to Dinefwr ... read more

Plu

Formed of sibling trio – Elan, Marged and Gwilym Rhys from Snowdonia, North Wales, Plu (meaning Feathers in Welsh) play alternative Welsh language folk music with hints of country/ Americana. As well as their own material Plu play adaptions of traditional songs of Welsh and other origins. Plu were invited to record an acoustic session [...] ... read more

Richard Dawson

Richard Dawson  Richard Dawson was, until he appeared at TUSK and Supersonic festivals in 2012, the North East of England’s hidden jewel – a skewed troubadour who sings and plays guitar with a rare intensity and singular style. His voice has been compared to everyone from Tim Buckley to Richard Youngs while his guitar playing recalls [...] ... read more

Steve Eaves

The Welsh blues singer, Steve Eaves ... read more

Sŵn

Sŵn is extremely proud to be curating the musical content for the inaugural Dinefwr Literature Festival ... read more

The Staves

The three sisters who are going on a tour in the US with Bon Iver ... read more

Trwbador

Trwbador is a bilingual avantpop duo from Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire.  Their self-titled debut album has received critical acclaim by the likes of Q Magazine and BBC Radio DJ’s Gideon Coe, Huw Stephens and Adam Walton. This eagerly awaited debut was shortlisted for the 2012-2013 Welsh Music Prize alongside Euros Childs, NeonNeon, Racehorses, Sweet Baboo and Georgia [...] ... read more

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