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Gower Folk Festival

Gower Folk Festival


The Gower folk festival is held every year in June at the Greyhound Inn, Oldwalls, Llanrhidian. It is organised by the Halfpenny Folk club that meets on the first Sunday of every month at The Greyhound Inn.

In 2016 the 23rd Gower Folk Festival will be held on the 10th to the 12th June.

Gower Folk Festival is unique, with fantastic music set amidst the scenery of Gower. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty with sandy beaches, ruined castles and wild ponies, all within walking distance of the festival. The festivals atmosphere is legendary, both audience and performers are members of an exclusive musical party taking place in a very special location. Tickets are limited to 350-400, so you’ll soon get to know everyone. Camping is provided on site, so there will be nothing easier than sliding out of your tent into a workshop or concert…

The artists performance area is in a marquee that can accommodate all ticket holders and the folk music workshops are held in a separate tents. The marquee, workshop tent, and camping area are all within the grounds of the Greyhound Inn.

The festival also can’t happen without a wide variety of people helping out, so if you have been to the festival before, know the area and fancy volunteering, please get in touch


For all information on the festival visit the Gower Folk Festival’s website




The Greyhound Inn is a traditional 19th century inn with a welcoming atmosphere. There is a well-stocked bar offering real ales from its own Microbrewery – The Gower Brewery Company. An extensive bar menu is served from noon until 9pm Monday to Saturday and 3pm to 9pm Sundays. From 12.00 until 2.30pm on Sundays a traditional roast dinner is served, with the option of a vegetarian alternative. The food is home-cooked and, wherever possible, locally sourced. Specials at the Greyhound regularly include locally caught sea bass and Gower saltmarsh lamb.

Visit the Greyhound Inn website
Visit the Gower Brewery website
Visit the Halfpenny Folk Club website

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