GUESTS from one of the UK’s most famous folk clubs are among the top folk and classical music names appearing at Rhosygilwen, near Cilgerran this weekend.

Geordie singer Bob Davenport, who used to MC the folk club in Islington in the 1970s, is joined by Roger Digby (concertina player and member of Flowers & Frolics), cockney tenor Andrew Frank and Mike Hibbert (concertina) on Friday.

Islington was the crucible of folk music where artists from Alexis Korner to Richard Thompson first played.

On Saturday, March 7 at 8pm, the father of folk music, Martin Carthy, gives one of his phenomenal solo performances.

Carthy is well known for his distinctive guitar style and his coverage of hundreds of folk songs more than 40 albums since 1965. He is a legend and promises not to disappoint his fans of which there are many in west Wales.

Finally on Sunday, March 8 at 7.30pm London’s Guildhall School of Music presents two top pianists, Emma Abbate and Julian Perkins, who perform some of the most stunning piano duets ever composed. These include Mozart’s piano duet in G maj, Rachmaninov’s Romance in G and Gavotte’s Tournament for Twenty Fingers.

Tickets can be obtained on or by calling 01239 841387 during office hours.

Rhosygilwen is in north Pembrokeshire, five miles south of Cardigan. Friday night is free.