FESTIVAL REVIEW – Gwyll Gardd Goll @ Plas Newydd, Llanfair PG (Sunday)

By |July 28th, 2013|0 Comments

Day Two – Sunday (Dydd Sul). It was a noon start, and evident from this early on that today’s crowd was going to be bigger than yesterday.
One of those tireless workers behind the scenes, Ffion, was good enough to explain the origins of this neat little festival,
‘Gwyl Gardd Goll was first held in the Summer of 2007 after the founder, Dilwyn Llwyd, was inspired to explore the possibilities of staging a small music event in the slate amphitheatre in the historic Glynllifon gardens near Caernarfon after visiting them one glorious sunny afternoon,’ she continues, ‘That initial afternoon festival was a success and Gwyl Gardd Goll developed over the first few years into a two day music event with its main intention being to give people of all ages an opportunity to enjoy contemporary music together in beautiful, unique locations.’

FESTIVAL REVIEW – Gwyll Gardd Goll @ Plas Newydd, Llanfair PG (Saturday)

By |July 27th, 2013|0 Comments

(review n pix neil crud)

Radio Rhydd
Did this happen last year? I dunno… That’s been my bugbear with the Goll people – not enough advertising outside their Facebook friends. Thankfully this year, there’s been big pieces in the local rags and a bit of a feature on S4C (that’s Welsh TV to you kids). So you should expect a decent turnout.
I was there early, had a tight schedule and had to be at a Wobbly Hearts wedding in Llandudno by 7pm – traffic prevented me getting there anyway! Plus I knew headlining act Y Niwl were gonna be performing without Alun tonight and, as Ted Cloudsounds said, ‘It’s like seeing the Deltones without Dick Dale.’ Plus I’ve seen Y Niwl as many times as they have songs.