Musicians join in monthly Galician gig

A session of traditional music from Northwestern Spain has joined Cardiff’s vibrant music scene.

Every third Thursday of the month, local residents come together in Crofts Pub to play traditional music from Galicia, the Spanish region just north of Portugal.

While the event is organized by Galician musicians, it is not closed to Cardiff’s Galician community. Every month, a sundry mix of people from Wales, Spain and the rest of Europe join the gig to play, sing, or have a drink while listening to the music. Organisers provide scores.

Event organiser Gerardo Albela says, “People like it because it’s different from what they’re used to. The music is very lively, and it creates a very cheerful atmosphere.”

The event is in its third year, and will hold its next meeting on Thursday 19 November.