FORMER BBC 2 Folk Singer of the Year Chris Wood will be performing live at Cardigan’s Theatr Mwldan on Thursday, November 9 at 7.30pm.

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the unofficial history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables.

A self-taught musician, composer and songwriter, it seems that Chris finds inspiration in all manner of subjects. In fact, his latest album So Much to Defend, includes reflections on minor league football, empty nest syndrome, learning to swim, cook-in sauce and, not least, the gecko as a metaphor for contemporary society.

So Much to Defend was released in 2016 and was described by Folk Radio UK as “a wise, soulful set of songs that should see him consolidate his place at the top table of British songwriters.”

Chris is known for being an advocate for traditional forms of music and has collaborated with a number of celebrated artists such as Martin Carthy, Andy Cutting and Oysterband.

“He has a gently mournful voice, propped up by fine, understated guitar work,” says The Guardian while Folk Radio UK says: “Wood’s delivery is unhurried and deliberate, his lyrics are unashamedly earnest.”

Northern Sky magazine adds: “An excellent contemporary album, latest in a long line of excellent albums from a man who may only now be hitting his stride. There is so much here to recommend.”

Chris is supported by Scottish duo Twelfth Day, made up of Catriona Price and Esther Swift, whose new album Cracks In The Room has been produced by Chris Wood and mixed by legendary engineer Oz Fritz.

Tickets for Chris Wood are £13.50 (£12.50) and £3 mates rates* (see Theatr Mwldan’s website for details) and can be booked online or via mobile by visiting, or via the Mwldan’s box office 01239 621 200 or via the new Mwldan app.