Songs, Poems and Pints
19 00 Friday 17th July
Poetry, music, hospitality and humour are part of Wales’ national identity plus we have a fantastic selection of delicious cheeses and craft beers/ciders. You can order some of our delicious Welsh beer and cheeses to enjoy during the performance. Finally you are also invited to try out your limerick-writing skills! The winner of the limerick competition will receive a very special prize!
Our Songs, Poems and Pints celebration invites you to enjoy:
a lively selection of songs such as Cwm Rhondda and love song, Myfanwy,
works by Wales’ most famous poets including Dylan Thomas, Harri Webb and Max Boyce,
stories, anecdotes and plenty of “hwyl” – the Welsh word for fun and a stirring feeling of emotional motivation and energy
light-hearted limerick competition – your chance to have some fun and compose a prize-winning limerick
PLUS – an optional choice of Welsh cheese and craft beer/cider tastings which will be delivered to your door. We work with local producers to choose the best selections for you.
Tech Required: All you need is a laptop or tablet with sound, a built-in camera and high speed internet. You’ll get set-up instructions prior to the evening. It’s easy!
Delivery: We deliver the beer and cheese in Cardiff and post/courier within the UK (we are unable to arrange delivery outside of the UK). Orders need to be placed 3 days before the date of the show.
Limerick competition: The opening line for a limerick will be sent to you with your booking confirmation so you can submit your composition before the show. Host Ieuan Rhys will start the show by reading his limerick and Zoom chat host Sian Roberts will read out a selection of the entries during the intermission. The winner will be announced at the end of the show and will receive a very special prize.
Songs, Poems and Pints requires a minimum number of 20 participants (homes, computers) in order to run. If the show doesn’t take place, we can reschedule for a later date or provide a 100% a full refund.
Songs, Poems and Pints team
Host – Ieuan Rhys (Actor/MC), Doctor Who, Pobol y Cwm, Da Vinci’s Demons, on TV and the big screen. His stage work includes Alan Bennett’s “People” for the National Theatre, many a musical including My Fair Lady, Oliver and over twenty pantomimes. Ieuan is a regular host at the Welsh Banquets at Cardiff Castle. He also works as a Loving Welsh Food guide – enjoying a job where he is paid to eat!
Performers – Phyl (Actor/Musician) and Mags (Harpist) Harries have been making music together for forty years. Mags has performed all over the world, Phyl has worked in theatre, TV and film. Theatre has seen him show his “Bottom” in Shakespeare, as well as performing in “Cyrano”, “Tom – the Musical” and “One man Two Guvnors” . Together Mags and Phyl run the Welsh Banquets at Cardiff Castle and have entertained thousands of happy visitors over the years from all over the globe.
Ffion Perrett. Ffion is an Operatic Soprano who has recently returned to her hometown of Cardiff after singing and teaching in London for the last six years. She has performed up and down the country as well as abroad. Ffion is excited to be home and reunited with some familiar faces having started her performing career with the rest of the gang at the Welsh banquets in Cardiff Castle aged 15 (we won’t go in to how long ago that was!)
Sian Roberts – (Loving Welsh Food Owner, Tour Guide, TV Producer, Presenter and Announcer (BBC, S4C). Sian is the owner of Loving Welsh Food and has travelled all over the world promoting Welsh food and drink. Initially, we had to first of all tell people about Wales as a country – somebody once thought all of the products on display in our Wales Food Drink & mobile kitchen were all products from whales!
The Welsh Cheese Company aims to be a champion of Welsh artisan cheeses working with 15 small producers from all corners of Wales, and selling over 60 varieties of cheese through our website, Welsh Cheese Company sells l cheeses to individual and to wholesale The customers, and runs a monthly subscription service called Clwb Caws. Check out the website to see more of their fabulous range of products and gifts.