Thursday, 2 February 2012


I have been invited by the good people who organise the annual folk festival in Fishguard to be the festival poet. The festival takes place over the first weekend in June (1-4) and most of the events are free! This year will be thirteenth festival and here is the link: .

Fishguard is situated on the coast of Pembrokeshire, one of the most beautiful areas of Britain. Lower Fishguard served as the village of Llareggub in the 1972 film of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood. Here’s a link to You Tube where Dylan Thomas reads the poem:

Singer-songwriter Mike Chant will be appearing as will Tylwyth Teg, the Vagrants Crew, Rapsquillion, Issy & David Emery with Kate Riaz and Harriet Earis. The headline acts are Jamie Smith’s Mabon on Saturday the second of June and Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman on the Monday.

You can watch a short film of last year’s festival here: The festival takes place at venues all over the town, and I am looking forward to meeting the festival goers and reading my work throughout the weekend, why not come and join us?


  1. Congratulations! That sounds like a lot of fun. I love festivals. I love learning about new places, too. I have never been to Britain & haven't heard of Fishguard. Now I feel smarter!

  2. That's awesome. I've never been amazing at poetry, but my hat goes off to those who have the art down. If only I could afford the airfare ...

  3. Kelley: Thank you, I love festivals-especially the small ones, I think they reach size where the audience become consumers, there is no interaction. But the small ones are fun.
    David: If only, Pembrokeshire is very beautiful, rather like Big Sur, very rugged, good sandy beaches, you'd love it.
    Golden Eagle: I'm sure you'd enjoy it, good music, beautiful part of the world.

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