Events – Past



Tin Shed 6th Birthday Bash
June 9th – 11th 2017.

This will be the Tin Shed’s 6th Birthday.

We have many incredible musicians lining up to be a part of our celebrations. . .

Friday 9th June 2017
Sian Evans (Kosheen) & Ron McElroy
Dom Pipkin (Paloma Faith / Laura Mvula)
Saturday 10th 2017
Thieves of Time (Christian Pattermore & Phil Andrews)
The Filmores
Americana Gold
The Water Poets
Sunday 11th 2017
Nasher (Frankie Goes To Hollywood) … name but a few!!
Maxwell James
Lucy Jones
Andy Glam
Sarah Passmore

Carmarthen Ukuleles

The ticket price is incredibly reasonable…. They are priced at £20 per person for the whole weekend or £10 per person for a daily ticket.

Each wristband will have an individual number which will be entered into a prize draw which will be drawn on the Sunday afternoon

We keep prices low so that people can afford to see these incredible artists at our intimate and quirky venue and still have money left to pay for a bed and breakfast or campsite.

We anticipate this event to be a sell out due to the quality of the bands performing so you may not be able to buy a ticket on the door….. BOOK EARLY – Secure your ticket !!
Please remember that the Tin Shed Experience is a semi outdoor venue so please dress according to the weather and the evening chill, the temperature does drop once the sun goes down.

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Late May Bank Holiday Weekend we have an Americana Music Night at the Tin Shed Experience on Saturday 27th May

Link to buy your Americana tickets here.

Featuring live music all the way from Nashville with ‘Lost Hollow’.
We also have local musician ‘Jemma Krysa’ and local band ‘The Two Fat Cyclists and their Stabilisers’

and possibly others too.

Please remember that the Tin Shed Experience is a semi outdoor venue so please dress according to the weather and the evening chill, the temperature does drop once the sun goes down.

We anticipate this event to be a sell out due to the quality of the bands performing so you may not be able to buy a ticket on the door….. BOOK EARLY – Secure your ticket !!

As part of the Dylan Day ‘Weekend Celebrations’ at the
Tin Shed we have two different visual interpretations of
Dylan Thomas’ ‘Under Milkwood’.

The ‘Knitting Ninjas’ wonderful knitted characters placed within our 1930’s Workman’s Cottage and Seimon Pugh-Jones’ current art exhibition of 12 characters of ‘Under Milkwood’ on display within the main building.

We also have a charity cuppa, cake & chat in aid of the ‘Taf QT Dementia Club’ where you can sit and soak up the atmosphere within the pole barn….
And all for a good cause!


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The Tin Shed ‘Fringe’ Experience is a ticketed affair in 2017.
Here is the line up for the weekend…….

5pm     Ron Savory.
6pm     Neil Clarke.
7pm     Fever Sparks.
8pm     The Filmores.
9pm     Amey St. Cyr.

2pm      Eleri Angharad.
3pm      Trenchfoot.
5pm      Brenig.
6pm      Richard Henton.
7pm      Jazzabelles.
8pm      Lost Tuesday Society.
9pm      Ragsy.

2pm      Rhianedd Adlam & Special Guests
3pm      James Smiles.
4pm      Carmarthen Ukuleles.
5pm      Platform One.
6pm      Ceri James & Friends.
7pm      Blind River Scare.
8pm      Chris Summerill.
9.30pm    Open Mic
£20 for the Whole Weekend Tin Shed Pass, however a daily ticket will be £10 each.
Pick up your ‘FRINGE’ wristbands from the Tin Shed upon arrival.

Please bring proof of purchase (print these tickets)

Each wristband will have an individual number which will be entered into a prize draw which will be drawn on the Sunday afternoon.
Seimon Pugh Jones, director of the Tin Shed Experience will also have an art exhibition of his ‘Under MilkWood’ paintings inside the main Shed.
We keep prices low so that people can afford to see these incredible artists at our intimate and quirky venue and still have money left to pay for a bed and breakfast or campsite….which i advise you look into as soon as possible as accommodation goes incredibly quickly.

No entry will be given to any of the ‘FRINGE’ areas without the wristbands being firmly secured to individuals wrists.
These wristbands will only give you access to the ‘FRINGE’ events and none of the ‘Laugharne Weekend’ events.





On December 3rd & 4th we will be hosting a Christmas bazaar in our pole barn.
Doors open at 11am until 6pm.

Many local artists and crafters will be selling their wares at the Tin Shed.

There will be mulled wine, mulled cider, prosecco, real ale and much more for sale at the ‘Canoe-Shed Bar.’

Please come along and join in with the festive cheer……
We may even have a carol or three for you  to sing along with whilst nibbling on a mince pie!!



Doors open 6pm
Pumpkins / Vegetables for the competition
must be in by 2.30pm 29th October 2016.


The evening starts at 6.30pm with the judging of the Pumpkin / Vegetable Carving Competition followed by some spooky tales, then the fancy dress competition.

At 8pm the evenings musical entertainment is provided by the Harriet Earis Trio with special guest, the amazing Lee Payne. Lee was one of the American tap dancers in the original Riverdance show.

Harriet Earis – harp.
Sam Christie – drums.
Wal Coughlan – bass.
Our aim is to mix Celtic music with jazz.

They had a new album called “Alignments” out in May that was recorded at Wal’s studio and their old trio album “From the Crooked Tree” came out in 2007. As a trio they’ve represented Wales in Celtic Connections in Glasgow, the Festival Interceltique in Lorient, France and at events like the Ryder Cup in Cardiff.

Tickets are £10 each and Children £3
Please remember to dress for the autumnal evening chill…. There will be plenty of hot and cold refreshments available.
Pumpkin Soup will be supplied by The Ferryman Delicatessen.


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Open Doors

Organised by Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service,
Open Doors offers both local people and visitors alike the chance to explore the hidden treasures of Wales’s culture and history.

We are involved with this national event and will be allowing free entry to the museum.

We’d love you to join us this September!

Normal opening hours and admission fee will resume on Sunday 25th, 1:00pm – 4:30pm


Seimon Pugh Jones (Director) has his first
art/photography exhibition at
‘The Gate’,  St. Clears, Carmarthenshire.

Please pop along to view the art and photography exhibition at
the Gate/Y Gat, St Clears…..



Thursday 25th August 2016

The Talisman Poetry Group.

Anthology of poetry and prose

Book Launch 7pm

Bar Opens 6pm

Trenchfoot will also be providing a musical interlude!!

There will be a licensed bar available.


Local Laugharne Artists 

Friday August 26th – Sunday August 28th

Pop up art exhibition showing a sample of their work.

Doors open 11am

There will be a bar throughout the weekend.

Free entry.


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Doors open 3pm
Free Entry but there will be a donation bucket available…
Licensed Bar at the TIn Shed all weekend….

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The 5th Birthday Bash

The Tin Shed’s 5th Birthday will be celebrated by a combination of lectures, music, spoken word and the arts.

On Friday 10th June we have Antony Penrose talking to us all about his mother ‘Lee Miller’ the famous photographer.

On Saturday 11th June the talented duo Balsamo Deighton will be headlining the days event with superb support from Trenchfoot, Andy Collins, Jon from the Mams and Peter John and some local musicians and spoken word artists.

On the Sunday 12th June we have an enormous wealth of talent coming to perform for you.  Sian Evans and Ron McElroy, Dom Pipkin, Jemma Krysa, Bonita Delaney, The Carmarthen Ukuleles to name but a few.

Some of the performers….

Steve Balsamo and Rosalie Deighton met over 10 years ago at Grammy award winning producer Martin Terefe’s London recording studio where he was working on their respective major label debut albums.  Bonding over a love of 70’s singer/songwriters, country music and cake, they vowed one day to record together as they felt their voices would blend and give what Emmylou Harris calls ‘the rub’.  Steve feels blessed to have had many adventures in music which have allowed him to tour, sing, play with the likes of Elton John, Eric Woolfson, Jon Lord (Deep Purple), Shawn Colvin, Joe Cocker, Katie Melua, Celine Dion, Santana, Runrig, Van Morrison and Tom Jones, Roger Daltry, Robert Plant, Sam Brown, Mario Frangoulis, Justin Howard, Glenn Hughes, Steve Harley, Lulu a couple of the Stones, a couple of the Eagles, and a couple of the Floyds and some of the best players on the planet.  Steve is also a prolific songwriter, having scored hits in Europe and Australia with artists as diverse as  Meat Loaf, Slash (Guns and Roses), Anthony Callea, Jonatan Cerrada.

Trenchfoot  will also be performing on the Saturday 11th June.  They have an original sound of acoustic British folk music, writing songs themed on the Great War.

Sian Evans used to front the band Kosheen.  This is the beginning of a new chapter for Sian Evans and long-term writing partner, Ron McElroy and together they are creating a thing of great beauty.  Evans & McElroy showcased their new acoustic sound in London, at Camden’s Jazz Café back in 2014 which sold out.  The influence of Jazz and Classical musicians combined with Evans and McElroy’s elemental writing style has brought about a perfect musical storm, with rays of sunlight shining through.

Dom Pipkin is acknowledged as one of Europe’s very best interpreters of New Orleans piano. A regular player in that famous city, veteran session player and musical director to stars such as Paloma Faith, Ray Davies, David Byrne and Laura Mvula, Dom Pipkin’s shows are a roller coaster ride from early jazz to deep rolling funky blues and gospel, all fired out of virtuoso hands, setting the piano alight and stirring the passions. Pipkin has studied alongside New Orleans finest, Jon Cleary, and absorbed the styles of Professor Longhair, Huey ‘Piano’ Smith, Dr John, and maverick genius James Booker whose flamboyant stylings he was invited to recreate in a BBC Radio 2 blues piano special. He has been featured on numerous radio shows throughout the globe, and was notably asked to appear at the prestigious ‘Piano Night’ in New Orleans alongside such luminaries as Allen Toussaint and Ellis Marsalis. The UK’s ‘best-kept piano secret’ shows are a treat – intimate, moving, funky and lively. A real romp through the heart and soul of New Orleans piano and beyond.

Jamie Cullum, Paul Weller, Paul Jones, Eric Bibb, David Arnold, and many more are all fans.
“I can’t hold a candle to this guy” – Jamie Cullum
“Dom brings the whole New Orleans thing to the UK. So good!” – Zigaboo Modeliste of the Meters, and godfather of modern New Orleans drumming.
“Simply amazing!” – London Culture Club

Bonita Delaney has enjoyed performing to enormous crowds worldwide. Headlining at theatres, concert arenas and festivals throughout Europe, the Far East and recently over 70,000 at Copacabana Beach in Brazil. She began her professional career in the hit musical ‘Hair’ in London and from there she travelled the world as a Principal singer with The Jean Ann Ryan Company. Bonita was then signed to Polydor and went on to perform at The Point, Dublin. Bonita has performed with Rick Astley, Debbie Gibson, Rick Parfitt Jnr, Russian Pop Star Emin and contrastingly the quintessential American Pop Legend Donny Osmond, Dave Edmonds, Wang Chung, Katrina (from Katrina and the Waves), Steve Augeri, Chesney Hawkes, Belinda Carlisle, Dr Medics, John Parr, Imagination ft. Leee John, Heather Small, ABC and Bananarama.
She is currently working on her solo material and you can hear her new song on the music page, a cover of ‘They Don’t Know’. Her new album will be available soon.

Jemma Krysa, an acoustic singer, songwriter from the rural mining village of Tairgwaith, near the Black Mountains in South Wales is also joining our vast line-up. Jemma has played at the Tin Shed several times over the past five years and is back by popular demand! Jemma’s unique voice has a captivating velvety warmth and together with her emotive lyrics and beautiful rhythmic melodies, she is proving a big hit on the singer songwriters circuit.

We hope to develop this into an annual event, however we do need your additional support to help make this happen.


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