Friday 5 April

Le Vent du Nord

le vendCombining a great stage presence with an energetic, dynamic flair, Le Vent du Nord are one of the leading names in Québecois folk music performing original songs inspired from their tradition – a truly fabulous sound!
The Québec-based quintet never fail to delight crowds with their glorious mix of fiddle and foot-tapping, guitar, accordion, piano, bass, hurdy-gurdy and wonderful four part harmonies.
The band delivers catchy songs and tunes, inspired and influenced by Québec traditional folk styles, and their well-polished musical arrangements simply enhance this uplifting repertoire.
The band consist of singers & multi-instrumentalists Nicolas Boulerice, Simon Beaudry, Olivier Demers, Réjean Brunet and new member Andre Brunet, formerly of La Bottine Souriante & De Temps Antan, and are now one of the best-loved Québec folk outfits throughout the world.
Presteigne Assembly Rooms 8pm
£12 from The Workhouse &

Sunday 7 April

Winterreise : Ilker Arcayurek
& Martin Pickard


International tenor Ilker Arcayurek and piano accompanist Martin Pickard perform Schubert’s great song cycle, Winterreise. Ilker is a finalist in the prestigious Cardiff Singer of the World and regularly performs at the Wigmore Hall, Edinburgh and other international festivals. His first CD of Schubert songs was given rave reviews. He is shortly to make his USA debut. Martin is a skilled accompanist, conductor and has been Musical Director of Opera North.
This will be a real treat.
The Assembly Rooms Presteigne 8pm
£15 from The Workhouse &

Monday 6 May

Presteigne Food and Flower Festival

Food, drink & plant stalls, a food court, open gardens & excellent entertainment, throughout the town.
Food related workshops & demonstrations.
Presteigne Assembly Rooms
10am – 4pm Free entry

Promoted by Presteigne Connect

Saturday 18 May

Pharis & Jason Romero

pharis-jason-smallThis talented duo are from Horsefly, British Columbia. Their music is described as simple, beautiful Old Time music made in small batches by loving hands. Their heartbreakingly harmonic live show is an ever-evolving and never-ending quest for good songs and beautiful sounds, played on vintage guitars and Jason’s renowned hand-made banjos.
Presteigne Assembly Rooms 8pm
Tickets £12 Book in advance 01544 350407 or 01597 825390
Promoted by Nigel Dodman

Sunday 23 June

Moishe’s Bagel

Moishes Bagel smallMoishe’s Bagel return with their thrillingly original cutting-edge klezmer and folk music. An intoxicating, life-affirming mix of Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern rhythms and virtuoso performances. “Exhilarating, full-flavoured stuff, often breath-takingly intricate but played with jubilation … the Bagel acquires the momentum of an express train” – The Herald
Presteigne Assembly Rooms 8pm
£12 from The Workhouse (cash only) &


3-10 August

Nicole et Martin

nicole smallSaturday 3 August 3pm Hansel & Gretel
Sunday 4 August 3pmThe Fisherman and his Wife
Thursday 8 August 6.30pm The Girl Without Hands
Friday 9 August 6.30pm Iron John
Saturday 10 August 3pm The Musicians of Bremen
Nicole & Martin, and their 2 boys, have travelled throughout the world performing their plays. In the last 20 years they have performed 2759 times in 550 venues and in 14 different countries. Their shows are translated and performed in 8 different languages. Presteigne is fortunate that they will be again be putting up their wonderful White Tent on Wents Meadow this summer
The White Tent, Wents Meadow, Presteigne
Tickets Adults £10 & Children £5 The Workhouse (cash only)
& The Box Office on Wents Meadow an hour before the show
& on line at
Promoted by Nicole et Martin

22-27 August

Presteigne Festival 2019

The 2019 Presteigne Festival programme brings together a diversity of arts events, with an important American strand
running throughout. Events taking place in the Assembly Rooms include a trio of landmark American movies curated by Tony Lawson and talks from Stephen Johnson and others. Ian Marchant explores identity and family history; Nicholas Murray compares Huxley and Orwell’s visions of the future; and Peter Lord brings another of his sparkling illustrated talks on Welsh art.
Programme available in print and online late April 2019
Online booking opens on 30 April –
Promoted by Presteigne Festival

Sunday 1 September

Little Rumba & Truckstop Honeymoon

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Little Rumba write all their own music and have developed an instantly recognizable house style which owes debts to East Europe and South America as well as jazz and blues.
The husband and wife duo Truckstop Honeymoon work their way through an entertaining set flawlessly. ’Truckstop Honeymoon tell a story that is sometimes ferociously funny, sometimes bitterly sad, but always affecting and believable.’ The Lyons Recorder, Colorado
Presteigne Assembly Rooms 8pm
£12 Tickets from The Workhouse (cash only)

Regular Events

Artists & Makers Fair

1st Saturday of the month 10am – 3pm Free Entry
A selection of high quality work from local artists and makers
working with natural materials: wood, wool, stone, paper & paint.
Promoted by Radnorshire Arts & Crafts Foundation

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