Attila the Stockbroker - posted by Les

Attila the Stockbroker Returns to the Druid Inn 28th June 2012

Attila the StockbrokerAttila the Stockbroker formed the band Barnstormer in 1994, combining punk rock and medieval music. The band released its debut album The Siege of Shoreham in 1996 and performs regularly across Europe. ‘So far the band has released 4 albums: ‘Just One Life’, the second, came out in 2000, ‘Zero Tolerance’ in 2004 and the latest, ‘Bankers and Looters’, has just been released (Jan 2012) Barnstormer features Attila the Stockbroker on vocals, violin, crumhorn and recorders; Dan Woods on guitar; M. M. McGhee on drums; and Dave Beaken on bass – the latter three are also members of The Fish Brothers.

But Attila’s main focus remains on his solo work and his live shows combining his poems and songs. He has two CDs featuring live recordings of solo gigs currently on sale: “Live in Belfast’ (2003) and ‘Live in Norway’ (2007) His latest book of poems, My Poetic Licence was published in May 2008. In January 2010 Attila published a pamphlet, The Long Goodbye, containing two poems; a long one dedicated to and chronicling the life of his mother Muriel, who died in June 2010 after a six-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, and a shorter one written for his stepfather John Stanford, who died in December 2009. ‘The Long Goodbye’ was featured on BBC Radio Four’s ‘Woman’s Hour’ on Mother’s Day 2011, and repeated on ‘Pick of the Week’. Attila celebrated 30 years of performing in September 2010 with a 27-date tour of the UK, Germany and Holland. In March 2011 he toured Australia for the first time in sixteen years, and at the time of this latest update (March 2012) he is about to do a band tour of Germany, followed by a return to Albania – solo – and then a mammoth UK tour with Australian urban folk singer Rory Ellis. Source Wikipedia

And of course he plays the Druid as a part of this tour.  This really is one not to miss. He went down a storm last time he played here and he will again this time!!!!! Be there or miss a very fine night’s entertainment indeed!!!

May Gigs 2012 - posted by Les

Ouroboros >>> at The Druid Inn – Friday 11th May 9.00pm

featuring Maggie Nicols (voice, keyboard), Pete Stacey (reeds, flute) and Sid Thomas (keyboard, reeds).


Naggie Nicols has performed internationally for several decades, including the Zürich and the Frankfurt “Canaille” festivals, the Victoriaville Festival. She also gave solo performances at the Moers Music Festival, the Cologne Triennale, and a number of other creative and improvised music festivals. She has worked with a great many improvisers from all over the world, including drummer Günter “Baby” Sommer, British soprano saxophonist Lol Coxhill, Dutch trombonist and violinist Annemarie Roelofs, the Australian Relative Band (with Jim Denley), tuba player Pinguin Moschner, the Loverly Band, Cats Cradle, and Sean Bergin’s Song Mob (with Han Bennink and Tristan Honsinger).
Source: Wikipedia

Should be a great night. We were enthralled last year!!! Hope to see you there!

Spring Dates - posted by Les

Quercus Burlesque – Friday 16th March

Quercus Burlesque
Quercus burlesque (L.) – Querky Ferkers. Moderate sized, spreading, deciduous band. Native; wet heaths, waste ground, barnyards, sometimes submerged festivals and parties; Height 1.6 – 1.8m formerly localised to SW Wales, now scattered throughout Wales, Scotland and S. Spain.

Haven’t played the Druid in a while, so we’ll be be very please to see them. Join us. You’re sure to have a great time.

If you can make it you can check them out on myspace Quercus Burlesque
Kate Binningsley

Plus- Kate Binningsley

After along absence from the Druid, Kate is back to delight us again. It’s hard to believe our good luck having Kate and Quercus on the same bill. It’s some time since Kate played here so it will be great to hear her new material.

You simply must not miss this. Not just a double bill with Wye Valley beers on the bill as well!!!

Has the Druid got any talent – Friday 30thMarch

Casting the net ever wider!!! You never know we might find some some day!!!

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Attilla the Stockbroker returns in June.  See Summer Dates for more.

Live at the Druid Inn – This Friday,17th February at 9.00pm - posted by Les

We have a double bill featuring two great bands:

Gwirfoddolwyr Plus Blaidd

Gwirfoddolwyr first starting playing in late 2008 in their first term in Penweddig.They won the Urdd eisteddfod in May/June 2009 as a year 7 band.They played Mid Mad last year and opened Castell Roc as well.They won a competition on S4C in 2010 called Ysgol Roc which was in X factor format beating another 5 bands in the televised finals.Their major gig though has to be Goginan Festival!!!!!!!.The band comprises of Glyn lead guitar and vocals, Ellis rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Geraint on bass guitar and Gethin on drums.

Blaidd are a new band featuring ex members of The Poppies, Rogues and The Dancing Bullets. We sing our own songs in Welsh but play English covers by bands like The Clash, The Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Motorhead, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash and so on. It’s a three piece band featuring Sam Rhys James on guitar and lead vocal, Garyson Price on Bass and backing vocals and Roy Price Jr on Drums. We have just recorded a session for BBC Radio Cymru and will be releasing our first single in a few months time. More information and music can be found at

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