A POPULAR series of lunchtime concerts are returning to Llangwm with a full line-up of local singers and musicians, starting with a group who named themselves after a piece of geography.

Cwm Cerwyn Ensembles perform anything from baroque to classical to rock’n’pop, changing the lineup of members to suit the playlist.

And the name? Foel Cwmcerwyn is the highest point of the Preselis which also makes it the highest point in Pembrokeshire, and more to the point, marks the halfway point between the homes of two of the members.

Cwm Cerwyn’s concert, on Sunday at 1pm, is sponsored by Llangwm’s Cottage Inn and will be followed by six more concerts, at fortnightly intervals, each of them sponsored by a local business.

Later this month, on January 27, local duo John Roach and Joe Griffin, sponsored by Great Nash Farm Holiday Lets, will be serving up Celtic folk music with the occasional dip into rock and blues.

February’s concerts see the sax, clarinet and flute group the Chalumeau Trio, sponsored by Redkite Solicitors on February 10, and on February 24 a capella singers Wrong Direction will be sponsored by Gareth Hughes Motors.

In March a talented group of youngsters, the Ysgol y Preseli Brass Ensemble, sponsored by Cleddau Stores, take to the stage on February 10 followed on February 24 by folk and bluegrass from The Skylarks.

The Skylarks are sponsored by Emrys Inker in memory of a Llangwm resident Gillian Richards who died last year.

The concert series is wound up on April 7 by the popular Two Pianos, also known as Seimon Morris and Sam Howley, who also composed the music for the successful WW1: a Village at War opera.

They’re sponsored by Fred Rees Garages.

The concerts, in St Jerome’s Church, Llangwm, raise money to support the display of The Talking Tapestry of Langum in a side chapel of the church, which in turn was an element in the successful restoration of the medieval church.

Tickets (£5 in advance or £6 at the door) are available online from heritagellangwm.org.uk/concerts, from Cleddau Stores in Llangwm or from Pamela Hunt on 01437 899966.