At the beginning of this year, PYST (a Welsh distribution and promotion company) and Mentrau Iaith Cymunedol announced the intention to partner in order to launch a regular touring circuit to being live Welsh music to more rural areas, and areas experiencing a lack of live gigs as of late. In April, with support by the Arts Council of Wales’ Night Out programme, the first tour occurred with HMS Morris and special guests performing in ten areas across Wales.

Today we’re announcing the details of the second tour, which will see The Gentle Good performing in ten other areas this October, with a different support in each gig. This tour will once again be supported by Night Out.

The Gentle Good will perform in:

4.10 – Dylan Thomas Birthplace, Swansea (with Angharad Jenkins)

5.10 – Yr Hen Farchnad, Llandeilo (with Bwca)

6.10 – Y Cwtsh, Pontyberem (with Lowri Evans)

13.10 – Clwb y Bont, Pontypridd (with Y Dail)

14.10 – Memo, Barry (with Parisa Fouladi)

15.10 – Tyn y Twr Tavern, Baglan (gyda Melda Lois)

19.10 – Gwesty Pen y Bryn, Llanfairfechan (gyda Eve Goodman)

20.10 – Ystafell Gymunedol Ysgol Gymraeg y Trallwng, Welshpool (gyda Iwan Huws)

21.10 – Clwb Criced, Mold (gyda Gwilym Bowen Rhys)

22.10 – Tafarn Y Fic, Llithfaen (gyda Gwyneth Glyn a Twm Morys)

Upon announcing the tour, Alun Llwyd, the Chief Executive of AM, said: “It’s wonderful to see the second tour expand upon the success of the first, and venturing to more areas and venues so that engagement with Welsh music continues to grow”. 

Tomos Jones added on behalf of Mentrau Iaith: “It was great to see Welsh language live music visiting a variety of different areas across Wales in the first tour. With the second tour visiting new areas, we’re looking forward to creating more opportunities for people to enjoy Welsh language culture across the country”.

Gareth Bonello (The Gentle Good) added: “I’m overjoyed by this special experience to share my music across the country. Live music is an essential part of the social patchwork that sustains our communities and I’m very excited to perform to new audiences in different areas as usual”.

Peter Gregory (Head of the Night Out scheme) added: “Night Out helps venues and community groups to organise hundreds of shows every year across Wales, and we are very pleased to be a partner in this initiative”. 

The Gentle Good will release his new album ‘Galargan’ through Bubblewrap Collective September 4th.