A DRIVE to stage more Welsh language entertainment for young people is behind a new family friendly festival at Haverhub in Haverfordwest on Saturday.

Gŵyl Gaeafgysgu (Welsh for hibernation) is hosted by Menter Iaith Sir Benfro and offers a day of arts and crafts workshops with games, local food and drink, and some of Wales’ best musicians.

There'll be something for all tastes from modern and traditional Welsh folk in Plu, Gwilym Bowen Rhys, and Three Legg’d Mare; the analogue electronic sounds of R.Seiliog and Accü; Papur Wal’s slacker rock and Carw’s ambient loveliness.

The town's new Welsh school Ysgol Caer Elen will be sending its choir and Goodwick Brass Band will be playing traditional Christmas music.

Children can take part in mask making, treasure hunting, fat ball making, and can help create a work of art during the day. They can get their faces painted or wear ears like a bear.

For the adults, there’s a skittles alley, wooden games, and plenty of food and local drink — from Bluestone Brewery and Tenby Brewing Co — to keep them going. Bring a warm coat so you can stay all day.

The event opens at noon and the music will play all day, until late.

Gwilym Bowen Rhys is known as part of the indie-pop band Y Bandana and appearances with Plu. As a soloist his work is grounded in traditional folk.

Alternative folk trio, Plu, from north Wales consists of sisters Elan and Marged and their brother Gwilym Rhys. The trio will be playing songs from their latest album, ‘Tir a Golau’ including their single ‘Arthur’ available on Soundcloud.

Three Legg’d Mare are an Aberystwyth band who were brought together by a common interest in the traditional songs and tunes of Wales, England and far beyond, and the social history and folklore that lies behind them.

They sing old songs of madness, love, death, adventure and everyday life, intertwined with traditional tunes - and some original compositions.

With lively and sensitive interpretations, close vocal harmonies and a multitude of instruments, Three Legg’d Mare chart a course through folk history with a passion and verve that’s earning them a growing following throughout Wales and the Borders.

R.Seiliog is the alias of musician/producer Robin Edwards. His music interweaves melodic threads of krautrock, psych, experimental electronics and modulating drones via spectral flecks of psych-noise. Born in the basement of a watchmakers shop in Peniel in 1985, R.Seiliog now operates from Cardiff, Wales.

From the depths of mid Wales comes Owain Griffiths, lead vocalist of indie band Violas, who now lives in Cardiff. Under the moniker Carw, Owain’s music follows a new direction, experimenting with 80s synth sounds and dream-pop melodies weaving through layers of guitar effects, punctuated by abrupt drum-machine beats.

As well as live sessions for S4C programme Ochr 1, for Georgia Ruth’s show on C2 BBC Radio Cymru, and many plays on Adam Walton’s BBC Radio Wales show, Carw has attracted a lot of attention for his recent live preformances, joined onstage by an assemblage of machines and instruments.

The half-Dutch, half-Welsh musician Accu is based in rural Carmarthenshire and will be singing songs from her debut album, Echo the Red, recorded in a caravan and mixed in a medieval mansion.