Whatever is going to happen??

A rough guide

Friday lunchtime

Collect your tickets at reception on the way to

Nellie Dean's Bar

open for business 'till quite late (licence applied for!)

Your chance to renew friendships with a chat and a few beers, study the working programme and generally settle in.

Then pop over to the Cottage for

The First Stirrings of Spring

with Windwytch (Ken Stephens and Fiona Murfitt)

This was an idea dreamed up by Ken a few years ago to start the weekend with an, even more informal than usual session, to celebrate the start of a new festival season.

A chance to relax after the journey and get to know a few new friends, play a tune or two or sing a song to get the vocal chords working.

After a break and a chance to sample our culinery delights, back to the Cottage for the

Early Bird Concert

with just a few of our keen, first arriving, guests

Another short break to rearrange the seating for the

Friday Evening Folk Club

Meanwhile we will have been singing and playing in Nellie Dean's since lunchtime, No change there then! Remember this is not supposed to be a quiet concert or even a Folk Club, feel free to chat and enjoy each other's company. Russel Jones will be looking over just to keep things moving and perhaps call for the very occasional bit of respect for a quieter singer.


A really busy day as usual


Including ~ Voice with Magwitch,

Guitar with Barry Cheesman, Mick Pearce, Dave Bennet and Crispen Bartlett

and Lacemaking with Anna and Jillie Hambley and Helen Seward

The Big Sing

led by Mike Gibson

in the Cottage, just feel the acoustic in there.

Dance Displays, in the courtyard

Singarounds and Sessions in Nellie Dean's and around

and from about mid-day a choice of Concert Venues

Acoustic Concert

In the Cottage

All Electric Concert

in the Scout Hall

with high quality Sound Reinforcment, not loud P.A!

There will be Story Telling throughout the day in our new feature

"The Story Tent"

where resident tellers will be lurking, ready to share a tale or hear your story.

and in the evening

Grand Easter Saturday Ceilidh

with our good friends

The Tarrantella Ceilidh Band

While over the other side of the car park

The Cottage Folk Concert Club

With your regular comperes Lynne and Ted Tann-Watson

who describe it as a sort of Ashby-de-La-Zouche Folk Club comes to Miskin.

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

And still there's Singing and Music over at the Mill !!


Easter Sunday

Starts in traditional style with

Easter Family Breakfast

Bring your Children to their very own breakfast. Bring your usual Chocolate Eggs or other Easter gifts and make the day really special.

Then after a quick tidy up it's time to make another mess making Easter Bonnets for the Procession.

Bring a bonnet and a few bits and pieces to make your bonnet really special. We always have a few spare bonnets and lots of flowers etc so do come along.

If you have a voice still, in the Cottage there will be the

Easter Song Session

We all join together for the

Grand Easter Procession


With Jan and the Children showing their latest creation with and led by our musicians and singers. Join in for all the fun of Miskin as we wend our way across the field and back through the woods.

Bring your own Bonnet from home or the one you made this morning. There will be prizes for various categories. If you have a suitable costume , then wear it!! Dancers, Fancy Dress, Chimney Sweeps, Football Strip, they all count at Miskin, just get in the mood, go on I dare you.


Now for something very special.

A Celebration of our Similarities

Led by George Papavgeris

The Greek Church and the Christian Church have surprisingly many similarities. But they each have a different way of setting thje date for Easter. Every so often they coincide, as they do this year. And it seems right to celebrate this occasion with a few moments of contemplation and an appropriate song or two from George.

(If I don't mention the Pace Egging it might actually happen this year !! Shhhhh!)

Back to the Cottage for another sing if you must! Or just carry on in Nellie Dean's.

After taking on more sustenance, we get to

Sunday afternoon

Following the style of Saturday afternoon we offer

Acoustic Concert

In the Cottage

All Electric Concert

in the Scout Hall


And in the evening

our ever popular

"Ceilidh of Our Own Making"

You keep asking for it again so here it 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 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


Llantrisant Folk Club

host a day of singarounds feature spots and general musical mayhem. A last chance for a chat, swap addresses and even have a sing.

Good food will be available all day.

So that's it for another year, if you weren't there, you missed it!