Rhosygilwen in north Pembrokeshire opened its celebration of 15 years as an entertainment venue with its traditional start-of-season St David's Day weekend, writes Eifion Jenkins.

While Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion and soprano Gwawr Edwards marked the eve of St David's Day with a grand concert, it was the turn of Welsh folk trio Alaw to lead the celebrations on the day itself.

The band is undoubtedly something of a Welsh supergroup, bringing together three of the country's finest instrumentalists in any genre.

Guitarist Dylan Fowler, fiddler Oliver Wilson-Dickson and accordionist Jamie Smith have made their names with many of Wales's finest outfits and in 2018 led Folk Prom at the Albert Hall celebrating folk music from the all over Britain and Ireland.

As ever the musicianship was of the highest order breathing life and energy into ancient airs and dances as well as showcasing some of the band members' own compositions.

It was also something of a farewell for Jamie Smith, also leading light of the folk band Mabon, who, after 20 years' touring from his home on the Isle of Man, will be pursuing a new career in accountancy from the summer.

A sad day in some ways then, and a sad reflection on the failure of our nation to be able to provide a reasonable living for one of our most talented musicians.

None of that however took the shine off a virtuoso concert who also share an engaging and drily witty dollop of on-stage banter.

Next up for the venue is the first book club event on March 13 – Agent Running in the Field by John le Carré – while on St Patrick's night (March 17) there will be celebrations in the company of Racker Donnelly (UK Slam Poet Champion) and Dublin's Mensshed Choir.

Clare Teal and Jason Rebello present a jazz concert on March 20 and there's more jazz for Mother's Day on March 22 with live music from Jean Louis' Gypsy Jazz.

Further dates for the diary include:

March 22, Ivan Ilić (piano): Beethoven Sonata No 8 Op 13 Pathetique; Melaine Dalibert (1979) Etude II (2019, UK premiere), Chopin 4 Nocturnes, Liszt Six Consolations.

April 3, Joanna Macgregor (piano): Ligeti Musica Ricercata Op.1 1-8, Wagner/Koscis Prelude from Tristan und Isolde, Wagner/Liszt Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, Liszt Funerailles, Schubert Sonata in B flat D960.

April 18, Green Ribbons vocal folk band - Frankie Armstrong, Alistair Roberts, Ben Wood, Debbie Armour. Folk Album of the Year 2019.

May 8, Book Club: The Testaments, Margaret Atwood

May 2, Indian Vegetarian Banquet

May 9, Bank Holiday Dance with The Hornets.

May 17, The Gould Piano Trio celebrate Beethoven's 250th anniversary with Sonata for piano and cello in A major Op 69, Ghost Trio op 70, No 1 Polonaise in C Maj, Trio op 70 No.2 in E flat.

May 23, Peggy Seeger and Calum MaColl.