On Land’s Edge ‘Ar Ymyl y Tir’

Picture credit – Gramophony / Jobina Tinnemans

In September 2021 we were proud to present a very special new festival for North Pembrokeshire, celebrating its unique culture, history, landscape, and the spirit of endeavour that has forged connections to the rest of the world.

With the support of Ancient Connections, funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation programme, the festival featured new works in music, film and spoken word by creators inspired by this unique part of West Wales. Audiences were treated to live performance by Jon Gower and David Pepper (the creative directors of the festival), Jobina Tinnemans, Ceri Ashe, Deborah Winter, Lorna Osbon and Mathew Bale, Nia Harries, Brian Manton, Mike Lewis, Geraint Lewis and the Goodwick Brass Band Ensemble.

The three-day festival took place in locations around Fishguard and Goodwick, celebrating stories embedded in its distinctive history, landscape, and personal experience. Theatr Gwaun hosted the festival, with hospitality provided in cooperation with local food and beverage producers.

Audiences exceeded expectations, and we are planning to make On Land’s Edge an annual event. So watch this space – and if you have any comments on this year’s festival please send them to