The organisers of Celtic Blue Rock Festival/Gwyl Roc Y Carreg Las would like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone who came and helped to make the weekend such a fantastic time – despite the weather!

Thanks to Bill and Eirlys for allowing us to use their farmland.

Thanks to all the hundreds of volunteers who helped on the day.

Thanks to all the bands who played for free – we hope you got the audience you deserved!!

Thanks to all the contractors who supplied everything from PA systems and fences to water tankers!

Special thanks to the LITTERBUGS who have already made such a great job of cleaning the site.

Thanks also to everyone else too numerous to mention [you know who you are], without whom the Festival would not have been such a great success.

We look forward to the first weekend in August 2009, when we will once again bring you the BEST LOCAL FESTIVAL IN WALES!!!

Diolch yn fawr iawn, gwelwn ni chi blwyddyn nesaf!
Thank you very much and see you next year!

Celtic Blue Rock is a charity based, not for profit festival, inclusive to all. As a Community Arts Festival we aim to support local music and arts. Celtic Blue Rock Festival Office: Hermon Community Resource Centre, Hermon, Glogue, Pembs. SA36 0DT 
Phone: 01239 831968 
Email: Jo Hadlow email tbc

Website News
Many thanks to Paul for doing the website for so long. It is a big job and hugely important to the festival. Paul has now passed on the website maintanance and updating to Cassi. As the site is being rebuilt, please be patient as more pages will be added soon. If you have any questions or input email Cassi directly.

Blue Rock 2008

Click on the link for pages featuring pics from 2008. More links will be added as soon as more pics come in… 

Kids Zone
Acoustic Stage
Green Futures
Glam Rock Bar

Celtic Rock Music on iTunes

Celtic Rock Music on iTunes

Celtic rock is a type of folk rock, and Celtic fusion encompasses Celtic music, instruments and themes that fit a rock music context. Since the early 1970s, this music genre has become very famous and widely accepted, which has led to the development of very successful Celtic bands and well-known musical performers. There have also been developments of other derivatives through further fusions. This has helped maintain and define regional and national identities in nurturing the pan-Celtic culture. The external audience has also been able to learn these cultures.

The Celtic rock is actually a hybrid of the traditional Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Gaelic and Breton forms of rock music. Musicians have been able to achieve it by playing the traditional music like jigs, ballads and reels using rock instrumentation by adding the traditional Celtic instruments like the tin whistle, Celtic harp, Irish Bagpipes, accordion and melodeon, among others. The use of lyrics that are in Celtic languages combined with traditional rhythms and cadences has been used in creating the Celtic rock.

This type of music also comes with other subgenres, including Celtic punk, Celtic metal and Diaspora Celtic punk. There has been an increasing demand for this type of music online, and Apple has not been left behind. They have added Celtic rock music in their music app, also known as iTunes. You can Purchase music with either a Credit or Debit card, Paypal or using a pre-paid iTunes Card.

If you are a Celtic rock enthusiast and own an iPhone, you will be pleased to know that they have all your favourite Celtic rock artists and bands and you will have a wide selection to choose from. In case you are looking for the easiest way to organise and increase your digital media collection, iTunes is your best option. It helps you choose from wide genres of music and download your favourite songs. You can access iTunes from your Mac computer, iPad or iPhone.

Some of the big Celtic rock music bands you expect to find on iTunes include:

Gaelic Storm

This band had the honour of playing in a scene on Titanic. The band is one of the biggest names in the Celtic rock music industry. It was formed in a Santa Monica pub early in 1996 and has, ever since, been producing top-notch quality traditional Irish music that comes with a modern slant. One of the latest albums includes the Chicken Boxer, which has hit the industry by storm and fans seem to love it. This might be the reason why it has got very many downloads on iTunes.

The Tossers

This group embraces its Irish roots very well, which has always helped them to stand out. One of their albums even made the Illinois Entertainer’s list of the 25 Essential Local Albums for a decade. Their music is also one of the most downloaded Celtic rock music on iTunes. Register on iTunes and start enjoying fast downloads of your favourite Celtic rock band’s music from the Tossers.

The Killdares

This is a Texas-based group that once earned a title of a Celtic version of Collective Soul. Their music combines smooth rock rhythms with some gentle Irish flourish. They are comprised of some of the most renowned artists, including Roberta Rast who has won the National Fiddle Champion title six times and the famous Matt Willis, a bagpipe player. Their music has been downloaded by countless enthusiasts on iTunes where you will be able to find it.

These are just some of the many bands whose music is easily accessible on iTunes. You will also find numerous artists’ Celtic rock music on iTunes to download. Apple has made it easier for any person with their device to find their favourite music from this app.They list the Celtic bands and musicians according to the number of downloads they have received and their number of followers. You can always type the name of the artist or band that you are looking for if you can find it at the top of the iTunes list. This app will never disappoint you. Enjoy your Celtic rock music on iTunes today!

Music Festivals in Pembrokeshire 2018

Festivals in Pembrokeshire 2018

Do you love music? If you do then Pembrokeshire is the place to be in 2018. Each year Pembrokeshire puts on several major music festivals throughout the county. Whether classical, folk, the blues or jazz there is something for all tastes.

1.Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival - May

The weekend of 4 – 6 May 2018 sees the return of the Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival. In what will be its 10th Anniversary year, this festival of unaccompanied music brings together a range of traditional and non-traditional performers from around the globe. During the festival, a packed schedule of performances and workshops will be on offer. Also, everyone has the chance to take part in a unique scratch choir where young and old can join in and sing.

2.Fishguard Folk Festival – May

The last weekend in May offers four days of folk songs, music and dance during a fun packed festival in the town of Fishguard. Many of the events are free. The Fishguard Folk Festival opens with a colourful ceremony in the town square and ends with a festive celebration of folk music. It doesn’t matter if you want to play, sing or dance or you just want to watch and listen, the festival offers something for everyone

3.St Davids Cathedral Festival - May/June

Since 1979, the St Davids Cathedral has been bringing classical music to West Wales. In 2018 the Cathedral will play host to the St Davids Cathedral Festival from 25 May to 3 June. On offer during the festival are a variety of classical and contemporary music concerts for you to experience and enjoy.

4.Fishguard International Music Festival – July/August

During the summer months, the town of Fishguard plays host to the Fishguard International Music Festival. It is a celebration of classical music. First started in 1969, it is probably the oldest established music festival in Wales. Audiences will have the chance to enjoy a series of mostly classical music events from some of the best musical talents from Wales, the UK and internationally.

5.Fishguard Jazz & Blues Festival - August

The August Bank Holiday sees Fishguard come alive to the sound of Jazz, Blues and everything in between. The Fishguard Jazz and Blues Festival brings a party atmosphere to the town and surrounding area. It offers you the chance to experience a range of jazz and Blues workshops. You’ll also be treated to great performances day and night from a wide range of artists.

6.Tenby Blues Festival – November

From the 16th – 18th November, Tenby plays host to the Tenby Blues Festival. This annual winter festival has been running since 2006. The seaside town of Tenby enjoys three days of great Blues music. As well as excellent live music, the festival also offers the Blues Trail. This free 2-day event will see performances taking place in the bars, clubs and restaurants of Tenby.