The weekend kicks off on

Friday lunchtime


Nelly Deans Bar is open

a chance to renew friendships with a chat and a few beers

Then into the Cottage for

The First Stirrings of Spring

with Ken Stevens

A sing say and play session to celebrate the start of a new festival season.

later on

Evening Sessions and Folk Club

in the Cottage and Nelly Deans Lounge

Saturday's events include


Voice workshop Following on from last year with a frew more tips to achieve a more polished performance

Lace Making was popular last year so Jillie, Anna and Helen will be back with a simple introduction to this craft.

Corn Dolly making with Lucy Burrow. Another fascinating country craft still kept alive by enthusiastic people like Lucy. Come and have a go and have something really special to take home with you.

Scottish Small Pipes Another chance to meet and get a few insights into this subtle little brother of those big Scottish War pipes. Well attended last year, come early to bag a set of pipes.


A choice of concerts in the afternoon

Celebrate the Tradition

In the Cottage

and the highly successful

All Electric concert

in the Scout Hall

for those who prefer the amplified sound

Look out for Story telling sessions throughout the day and of course almost continous song and music sessions in Nelli Deans

And in the Evening

Grand Easter Saturday Ceilidh


Wo gave us such a fine concert spot last year

Mill Cottage Folk Concert Club

With comperes Lynne and Ted Tann-Watson

who describe it as a sort of Ashby-de-La-Zouche Folk Club comes to Miskin. This is part of the world tour that regularly takes in the Volunteer Garden in Sidmouth ( Including 2005!!).

A subtle cross between the formality of a concert and the relaxed atmosphere of a club session. Designed to allow an occasional longer spot.

Easter Sunday

Another busy day starting with the

Traditional Easter Family Breakfast

bring your chocolate Eggies and make the Day really special

Early morning Song Workshop to get ready for

Easter Gospel Session

with "Daniels Band"

Chris Wenham, Mike Gibson, Kathy Wallis and Jon Heslop

Who will then join the

Grand Easter Procession


Bonnets Bring your own or make one during the weekend

Costumes Dance Kit,fancy Dress, batman even. Just dress up!


Jan has something special planned I know so don't miss this.


And to Celebrate more Easter traditions

~ Pace-Egging Ceremony ~

~ Egg and spoon races ~

Yes they will happen this year, they got sort of lost in the jolly merrymaking last year !!

The Afternoon brings

~ Another choice of Concerts ~

Acoustic in the cottage

Electric in the Scout Hall

And perhaps a chance to catch the guest you missed yesterday

and of course ~Music and Song Sessions ~

At about 5 o'clock. The cider is warm and ready, the trail is set and off go the story tellers on the "Story Walk". Our intrepid band of chatters weave their way between trees and tales - truth and fancy, all helped along by a small glass or two of mulled spicy cider, a special treat indeed. Finish up by the campfire for a few more stories and perhaps even a song or two.

In the evening

The Easter Special

"Ceilidh of Our Own Making"

A requested feature of our weekend, this is a chance to be part of a ceilidh band for the first time or perhaps to have a go at calling a dance. Whatever happens it is always a lot of fun.

Sessions continue in Nellie Deans Lounge

And a Folk Concert Club in the cottage


Please clear the Mill site as early as possible to give us a chance to clean up by midday !!

We move to

The Windsor Hotel

in Pontyclun

and hand over to the

Llantrisant Folk Club

A day of song and music arounds - Concert spots and the usual Llantrisant club Mahem.


Food will be available all day, and of course a choice of good beers.