THE DRAGON THEATRE present a wide variety of musical events including JAZZ AND BLUES gigs on the Last Friday of the Month.  These nights are getting better and better. 

Guests have included the Gwynedd and Anglesey Youth Jazz Orchestra, Wizz Jones (Cited by Eric Clapton and John Renbourn as an influence) and the Bung Bung Girls (entertaining vocal harmony group).

Paul Cowley (Guitar/ vocalist) and Rob Venables (excellent harmonica player)  returned by popular demand on March 26. See video of  Paul Cowley and Rob Venables tribute to Sonny Terry "Whoopin the Blues"  For more information see or contact 



There are live music sessions  every Tuesday  evening at the Last Inn near the harbour.  These nights provide a good opportunity for networking amongst local musicians, and the variety of music played is very wide, from traditional folk to rock and jazz.  Even the Welsh Elvis has been known to drop in.

The Last Inn have a new music night on Fridays showcasing some of the younger local musicians.


In 2011, two new open sessions started in the area. The Min y Mor hotel on the sea front host one on Sunday afternoons,

and the Wayside, on the main road between Barmouth and Talybont on Friday evenings.


BMEX (Barmouth Music experience) supports the development of young local musicians, providing a safe rehearsal environment, performance opportunities and  a superb Mackie 2.5k PA system.  The Buffs Club is  the venue for BMEX gigs on the last Friday of the month.and these gigs offer a variety of music from acoustic to thrash metal.   My Favourite Runner Up are an exciting lively young band were here for the launch of their album on Friday 31January.
Void Illusion  were here as part of their European tour  Other acts have included excellent original  rock band  Inferno    Stone Free,. Happycore, Soul Explosives, Heretica   Click for brief reviews of gigs including videos.   Contact Rob Owen  for more information.


The Harbour Funday  was for many years one of the highlights of the year. At the last event in 2007 Gordon Giltrap topped the bill  on the music stage.  Other acts included Run Dog Run and Mojo Jojo again, Dangerous Age, Band Arrall, Night Owl, Chris Knowles and the Cantorion Endwyn  choir. My Favourite Runners Up represented BMeX, who also provided the PA.  We hope to have news of a new Harbour Festival soon.



Donna Lea is a young local singer songwriter who's work shows maturity beyond her years, Although still developing Donna is  an exciting prospect.  Her influences are wide and include soul, R'n'B, rock and classical. 


Chris Knowles is a  professional musician of considerable experience who lives in Barmouth.  His main instruments are Celtic harp and Irish bouzouki.  Click for video of Chris Knowles and Gary Mathewson playing at Dyffryn Village Hall An offshoot of the Last Inn sessions has been the Buzzards , (Chris Knowles, Roy Ellis, John Redpath and Pete Carr) who play an eclectic mix of blues, pop and bluegrass.  See video of their version of "Walk the Dog" complete with dogs!



If you have any enquiries regarding local musicians please email   


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Picture of Donna Lea and musicians jamming at the Last Inn

Donna Lea and friends at LASTONBURY

Tuesday Jam night at the Last Inn


Picyure of rock band Rue the Day performing at the Buffs Club

Rue the Day rock the Buffs on BMEX night.


Picture of singer Dani

Local singer Dani


Picture of PIRACY aka NIGHTOWL



Picture of Batala Bermo Drumming Group performing

Batala Bermo. Infectious Rhythms.