During Sunday and Monday the duo Fiddlebox will be alternating with the Mardi Jug Band in the square.
The Mardi Jug Band evolved from a group of guys who used to turn up at the Mardi Hotel in Gorseinon for an open mic (on a Tuesday, so the band name has a double edge).
They play mainly their own versions of 1920's/1930's blues with a bit of a jazz /rock feel. They were once described as playing miserable songs in a jaunty manner, which is an epithet they are proud of. The band encourages audience participation, so if you want to dance. sing, or even play the boogey stick with the band you will be welcome. The photo was taken at the Queens Hall in Narberth, where the band gave their services for free in a fund raiser for the Red Cross. All the band members love their sort of music, which is why they often give their time to worthy causes.
The bass player is a volunteer at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, and sees the band as a welcome escape from the smutty stuff he does at folk clubs.