Carmarthen Welsh Week

Come and celebrate all that's Welsh in Wales' oldest town- Carmarthen

February 25

Carmarthen chapels and Sunday schools celebrate St David with special services.

The morning service at 10 o'clock in The Tabernacle is in the company of the Sunday schools of Carmarthen and Reverend Peter Cutts
A communion service will take place at 5 o'clock at St John's Church, Priory Street with The Venerable Dorrien Davies.

A warm welcome to everyone



February 27

Mightier than the Sword Exhibition

Carmarthenshire museum, Abergwili 

This exhibition looks at huge changes that took place in Carmarthenshire in the 16th and 17th centuries. Crucial to this story were William Salesbury and Bishop Richard Davies. In 1567, they produced the first Welsh translation of the New Testament. The work took place in Abergwili at the Bishops Palace, now the County Museum. Meant to turn the Welsh Protestant, an unintended result was the survival of the Welsh language. Until Saturday 24th March

The Band of The Welsh Guards

7:30pm. St. Peter's Church

The Friends of St. Peter’s Church present The Band of the Welsh Guards. Come and celebrate St David’s Day with the Band of the Welsh Guards in the breathtaking St. Peter's Church in the heart of Carmarthen


February 28

Talwrn y Beirdd

7pm. Carmarthen Town Football Club

‘Talwrn y Beirdd’ has been a popular programme on Radio Cymru for over 25 years and a highly popular competition has been annually for last 5 years in Carmarthen Football Club. Teams of Bards compete against each other as they are given subjects beforehand to compose poetry and they will present their work on the night. The adjudicators then speak about the pieces and give each team a score for their work.

Entrance Fee:  £5.



March 1

St. David's Day Celebration

From 10am Guildhall Square

Children from around Carmarthen will bring a sense of place to the town on Thursday March 1 as they hold their annual St. David’s celebration. Carmarthen town Council in conjunction with Menter Gorllewin Sir Gar will bring together school pupils from Richmond Park, Johnstown, Model , Ysgol Myrddin and Ysgol y Dderwen. They will perform an array of traditional music, song & dance to entertain the crowds along with local musicians.


March 2

Max Boyce

7.30pm  Y Lyric Theatre 

Max Boyce has been entertaining people all over the world for more than 40 years with his ability to paint pictures in word and song. A huge new young audience has recently discovered this exceptional entertainer, taking him into their hearts and making him a true modern day folk hero.

 Max’s live performances need no introduction; the audience’s reactions and standing ovations speak for themselves. Don’t miss out on the unique experience of seeing Max Boyce live in concert, and being able to say, “I Was There!”



March 3

St. David's Parade

The colourful & cultural street parade featuring music, local clubs and organisations will travel through Carmarthen town centre. It will be led by the Bishop of St. David's, the Rt Revd Joanna Penberthy, the first woman to be appointed bishop in the Church in Wales. Everybody is welcome to participate in the Parade and people will be entertained at Carmarthen Park from 10.30am, ready for 11am set off from the main entrance of Carmarthen Park.

Download route map

Sioe Cyw

1.30pm Lyric theatre

Join Cyw's crew for a fun filled show.

For tickets, contact Gwawr at Menter Gorllewin Sir Gâr; 01239712934 or


Owen Money's Jukebox Heroes II 

7.30pm  Y Lyric Theatre

Following the Jukebox Heroes' very successful tour in 2016, Owen Money takes Jukebox Heroes II on the road in 2018.  We have a brand new line up of fantastic tribute acts, some great music from the 60's with the Travelling Wrinklies, plus comedy from Owen.  Come and join us for an enjoyable family night out.