38, not out
Filed under: Druid Events,Non-Druid Events — by Les @ 7:54 pm 03/01/2013

38, not out

Druid Inn 38 Years in Good Beer Guide
Presentation to Lewis Johnson
This is not a cricket score but the number of continuous years that the Druid Inn in Goginan has been in the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide. There are few pubs in Wales or even in the rest of the UK that can match this record and so to mark this significant achievement, Bae Ceredigion CAMRA, the local CAMRA branch presented a certificate to Lewis Johnston, the current landlord of the Druid, on Saturday 12th January 2013. The presentation took place during the afternoon and all present sampled some beers from all over the UK in a Beer Festival that weekend.

Clearly, Lewis isn’t the only landlord who has contributed to this considerable achievement. Praise must also go to Reg and Jim, both sadly no longer with us, and John who is still very much a part of the community and major supporter of the Druid.

John Howell of the Druid Inn Former Landlord John Howell at the Presentation

Has Goginan Got Talent??
Filed under: Druid Events — by Les @ 2:36 pm 07/11/2012

Another chance to impress (or otherwise) with your talent on Saturday 10th November 2012 If you have any talent (that you can legally perform in public) come along and impress us!!!

Community Association Minutes
Filed under: Community Association — by Les @ 3:37 pm 05/10/2012

Some downloads below require Adobe Reader. If you do not have it you can download it here

Minutes of Meeting 06/06/2013
Minutes of Meeting 24/02/2013

Minutes of Meeting 20/01/2013
Minutes of Meeting 20/10/2012
Minutes of Meeting 27/09/2012

Christmas Fair
Filed under: Community Association — by Les @ 3:02 pm 04/10/2012

Christmas Fair to be held on the 25th November from 10.00am – 4.00pm venue the Old Garage. Check back for details.

Wicker Bones – Friday 6th July – 9pm
Filed under: Druid Events — by Les @ 9:58 pm 04/07/2012

Hailing from various parts of Leinster and borne out of a mutual love for Irish ballads, Wicker Bones grew out of the rich folk traditions of the past. Using dissonance, unconventional keys and unorthodox meters, Wicker Bones have managed to make a mark with a unique brand of contemporary folk.
Check out their music on: Or Liston to a track below.

Attila the Stockbroker
Filed under: Druid Events — by Les @ 5:47 pm 08/05/2012

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
Filed under: Druid Events — by Les @ 5:19 pm

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
Filed under: Druid Events — by Les @ 6:43 pm 10/03/2012

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!!!

Latest News

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

Live at the Druid Inn – This Friday,17th February at 9.00pm
Filed under: Druid Events — by Les @ 4:40 pm 13/02/2012

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

October/November Events
Filed under: Druid Events — by Les @ 6:26 pm 21/10/2011

Be there or be scared!

Even More Talent at Goginan!!

More “has Goginan got talent” action at the Druid Inn on 19th November. Got something serious or silly come and share it with us!

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