ONE OF Wales’ top music promoters is organising a homecoming gig to help a struggling Maesgeirchen Social Club.
Former resident Iestyn Jones has carved out a successful career as a writer, performer and promoter since he left Maesgeirchen 35 years ago.
Having heard about the current finiancial troubles at Maesgeirchen Social Club, he decided to organise a night of entertainment in the hope of changing the venue’s fortunes.
He said: “This area deserves a bit of sunshine and a good time.
"No tour would be complete without a visit to Maes G. Who knows, the gig might inspire the next big thing to come out of Wales.
"Socially inactive areas need that spark, a bit of entertainment and stimulation.”
Ken Davis, president of Maegeirchen Social Club said: “We’re always looking for new ideas to get people out and involved.
"There’s a great community here in Maesgeirchen and we need to pull together during these difficult times.”
Club steward, Gareth Roberts, added: “I’m hoping this year will be a good one for the club and Maesgeirchen in general. We’re really looking forward to see the acts that have been booked and hope the locals will come out to support the night”.
The evening will be part of a bilingual tour named Deffro’r Deyrnas (Waking the Kingdom), aimed at promoting live music throughout Wales.
Sue Denim of Robots in Disguise, Llanfairpwll band Memory Clinic and up-and-coming solo artist, Ben Huws have been confirmed as acts for the night, while the remaining line-up and the identity of a special guest DJ will remian shrouded in secrecy.
The event will take place on Good Friday, March 29 at 8pm.
Tickets are available from Maesgeirchen Social Club for £4 (£2 for club members).