Wales has always been known as a musical nation and Pembrokeshire is going all out to prove this over the May Bank Holiday with a number of music festivals being held throughout the county, catering for all musical tastes.
Fishguard will come alive to the sound of music when it hosts its annual folk festival. The event, which attracts people from throughout the UK, is now in its 15th year and is growing each time.
This year more than 50 events will take place centred on the Royal Oak in the main square with a number of other venues around the town also hosting concerts.
The weekend also sees the return of the St David’s Cathedral Festival which runs until 1st June. This festival began in 1979 as the Bach Festival and whilst predominantly focusing on classical and choral music, it has expanded to include jazz bands and even the hugely popular, Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.
This year the programme includes Baroque music including works by Handel, Vivaldi and Bach; a performance of Handel’s opera, Acis and Galtea; the Cathedral Choir will perform a programme commemorating the Great War and the Festival Chorus will perform Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Mozart’s Requiem. There will also performances by a Jazz Quintet, The BBC National Orchestra and many more.
For lovers of Gilbert & Sullivan, the Saundersfoot Footlights are performing their production of The Pirates of Penzance whilst Pembrokeshire’s own Ukulele Pirates will be performing at the Pembrokeshire Ukulele Festival in Roch.
If you are coming to Pembrokeshire for the music, to explore the beaches, play golf, walk, paint or just to relax, and are looking for a peaceful and informal place to stay, then do stay with us at Pembrokeshire Farm B and B. Call us on 01834 860338 or check out our website at www.pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk. We feature in Alastair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay.