Welcome to the Green Valley Arts Website
The Green Valley Arts site is a new sustainable events site set along the old railway line at Upper Cwmtwrch, located at the junction of 3 counties and the meeting of the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons, in the valley of The Wild Boar, on the former site of the Taffy's Tash festivals of the 90's.
100% Powered by the Sun
Summer 2014 may well be drawing to a close but
Green Valley Arts will be having a one night only show on
TUESDAY OCTOBER 7th. WITH
Tir na nOg
£10 with support
As this will be the last event of the year at Green Valley Arts, and the weather is looking good,
we plan to start taking down the tipi, flags and stuff and a general tidy up the next day.
So you are welcome to camp or park up overnight and join in on Wednesday.
Tir na nOg have been described as Alt Folk, Prog Folk, Psych Folk, and even Space Folk!.
But the duo, formed by Leo O’Kelly & Sonny Condell in 1970, transcends all these categories.
What is not in doubt is that they are two of the most original and influential songwriters and performers Ireland has ever produced.
Tir na nOg are a union of equals. Their guitars wind and mesh gorgeously together, their voices likewise; nor can they be separated for the quality of their songwriting. Songs like Condell’s ‘Our Love Will Not Decay’, ‘Eyelids Into Snow’ and ‘Two White Horses’, and O’Kelly’s ‘Piccadilly’, ‘So Freely’ and ‘Looking Up’ are as good as anything Ireland’s produced in the past four decades.
They were signed to Chrysalis Records in May ’70 within days of arriving in London, suitcases and guitars in hand! Tir na nOg recorded three timeless albums for the label, recently re-issued by Cherry Red/Esoteric Records.
John Peel championed the duo from the start, recording many Peel Sessions with them. They toured with bands as disparate as Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, Jethro Tull, Procol Harum, The Who and Roxy Music in the 70s, as well as headlining their own theatre, college and club gigs, garnering a large cult following. In 1974 Leo and Sonny returned to Ireland and they went their separate ways.
Fortunately, Tir na nOg resurfaced in 1985 with occasional shows on home soil, together with very rare visits to the UK.
In 2010 a brief ’2 gigs and a festival’ tour triggered the decision to return more often and this is what they’ve been doing! Fans of old are reliving the songs from the early days and marvelling at the newer introductions whilst newer fans admire, for the first time, the musicianship and pedigree of this duo. 2014 will see the release of a new album – their first studio recording since 1973!
‘Otherworldly and indubitably wise.’ (Jim Wirth – Uncut magazine –December 2012)
‘Tir na nOg blew me away – that mix of Irishness, folk and Led Zeppelin.’ (David Kitt – Mojo Magazine)
New for 2014
Hire The Green Valley Site for your wedding, birthday, function or simple get together.
Campervan parties… ale, music, clear streams n river,
tipi and camp fire weekends available…
Artists, wood carvers, campers, writers, photographers
Make the use of an exclusive break for your own private weekend
Contact Us for more details and availability