You might have missed both the Gower Folk Festival and the Gower Brewery Beer Festival for this year – both took place at the Greyhound Inn on the 2nd and 3rd weekends of June – but if you’re quick you can book Bryn-y-mor cottage for June 2016 and be around next year for these great annual events.
We went along to the Sunday night set at the Folk Festival (the 22nd in Gower) to see some of the UK’s top acts: Phil Beer; the Young’uns (who were playing for the Queen at Runnymede for the Magana Carta celebrations the next day) and the fabulous Welsh band, Calan (who were just about to embark on a 4 week tour of the USA). There were unaccompanied three-part harmonies, ballads and shanties, guitars, fiddles, harmonicas and harps, and even foot-thumping clog dancing which wore us out just watching. You can have a look at this year’s full line-up at www.gowerfolkfestival.co.uk to whet your appetite for next year and perhaps book tickets (and a week at Bryn-y-mor at the same time).
The weekend just gone saw the marquee at the Greyhound host the Gower Brewery Beer Festival. Gower has seen an explosion in real ales and micro-breweries in the last few years and here was an opportunity to sample some of the best. Gower was Britain’s’ first area of outstanding natural beauty back at the end of the 1950s (AONB) and now this acronym has taken on another meaning: Ales of Outstanding Natural Beauty. (P.S. Prime Minister, David Cameron recently flew in to take a look at the Greyhound and its successful brewery operation at Crofty). To find out more about the beers and the event, visit www.gowerbrewery.com
If you can’t wait until next year to visit Gower, Bryn-y-mor Cottage has availability for 1 week in August and from mid-September on when you can experience Llangennith, Gower in its early autumn glory! Check the availability section of this website and then ring Ann on 01792 386 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you soon.