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Music, Fri 21 Feb 2020, £10-£12

Al Lewis: Te yn y Grug /Tea in the Heather

Al Lewis: Te yn y Grug /Tea in the Heather


'Te yn y Grug /Tea in the Heather' is the new concept album by award winning Welsh singer/songwriter Al Lewis and this Spring he will be bringing these songs to the stage.

Split into two halves; the first half of the show will see Al delve into his back-catalogue to perform solo acoustic interpretations of songs taken from his multitude of albums and projects to date. In the second half Al will be joined on stage by other musicians and a local choir to perform the 'Te yn y Grug /Tea in the Heather' album in its entirety.

The songs which make up 'Te yn y Grug /Tea in the Heather' were first performed as part of the hugely successful show of the same name at the 2019 National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst. Tickets for that performance sold out within hours of going on sale making it the fastest selling show in the Eisteddfod's history.

The lyrics (written by Karen Owen and Cefin Roberts) were inspired by the series of short stories of the same name written by the iconic Welsh author Dr Kate Roberts – which celebrated its 60th anniversary since its first publication in 1959. The story centres around the lives of three young girls Begw, Winni and Mair growing up around the turn of the 20th century in the Slate mining communities of North West Wales. It is a universal tale of growing up, loss, poverty, religion, community and belonging.

The album was recorded over an intense but joyous 5 day period at Sain Studios in North Wales during August 2019 with an array of talented musicians, some of whom will be joining Al for these shows. Local choirs have also agreed to join Al on stage for these performances.

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Dates Times
Fri 21 Feb 2020 20:00


Ticket prices: £12.00, Concessions £10.00.


SY23 3DE



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Map reference: SN 598818  Lat: 52.41617 Long: -4.06286

Situated at centre of main university campus in Aberystwyth - turning off A487. Free parking evening and weekends.

Aberystwyth train station is located 1 mile away with local transport linking the train station and campus as well as longer distances.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Aberystwyth station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access