Formed for a talent contest in late 2008, Captain Cat and the Sailors are a Swansea based folk outfit who perform with verve. Playing a range of styles including traditional, contemporary and shanties, their performances are rarely forgotten. Whether singing ballads, telling stories or playing their own creations they are sure to entertain.
Founder of the band, Jon plays ukulele, guitar, concertina, spoons and vocals.
Ben plays guitar, violin, and vocals.
Sara, the music scholar, plays flute and beautiful vocal harmonies.
Becky uses her voice as an instrument that can make a wolverine purr.
This man defines folk. Nigel plays an assortment of pipes, bones, bodhran and anything else that makes a sound.
Dan is the man behind the beats, he plays the cajon and percussion.
11th June - Gower Ukulele Festival, Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill
15th January - Valley Folk Club, Pontardawe
9th January - RNLI Fundraiser, Port Eynon Village Hall - 730pm
7th November - Syria Charity Fundraiser
24th October - Do Not Go Gentle Festival, Uplands.
18th October - Pontardawe Beer Festivsal - 1700
26th September - It Could Be Beautiful Festival - Mozart's, Swansea
25th September - Mabsant - Loughor Boat Club - 9pm
We are so looking forward to playing the Do Not Go Gentle Festival this Sunday evening at 2130 in The Garage. There are loads of great acts performing all over this weekend, well worth a visit. http://donotgogentlefestival.com/
Do you like cheese?
Do you like cider?
Do you like folk music?
Do you like local heritage?
If the answer is yes to any of the above then head down to the Gower Heritage Centre tomorrow for the Gower Cheese and Cider Festival! Captain Cat and and the Sailors will be playing two sets starting at 2pm (approx.).
On Friday 17th January at 8pm we are delighted to be playing at The Valley Folk Club in The Ivy Bush Hotel, Pontardawe. Cracking venue, great beer, we'd love to see you there.
Two important things:
1) This Saturday (19th October) we're playing at the St. George, Swansea at 9pm and would love you to come.
2) On the 2nd November we're playing at the Do Not Go Gentle Festival in Mozart's, Swansea. It should be a crime to miss this event.