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Latest news

The Dhogie Band’s Eric and John recently enjoyed chatting to DJ Tommo on his Radio Cymru show. Listen out for some tracks from the new album '50'.

New album: 

The latest Dhogie Band CD has been recorded, mixed and sent off for publication.

This album marks 50 years of the Dhogie Band, with all tracks written by members of the present line-up and former Dhogie, Geraint (Busker Jones). They capture the Dhogie Band sound that many will recognise.

Watch this space - the album is due to be released very soon.

Retro vehicles and vintage Dhogies:  

The Dhogie Band will be joined by members from its 50 year history at the Midway Motors Vintage Show Dance in Crymych on August 19.

The show, in memory of Stan and Wyndham Rees, will take place the following day from 10am.

Fifty years:

The Dhogie Band will celebrate five decades of gigging and recording later this year.

It would be great to share your memories, pictures and stories of the band, its members and music during the last 50 years.

To get in touch email dhogie1@hotmail.com.

Fantastic al fresco fundraiser:

The Dhogie Band was delighted to help raise more than £2,500 for an important local charity during an afternoon of entertainment in Newport’s Friends Garden last month.

A cheque for £2,590 was recently presented to Michele Gregory of Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity by fundraisers at Blas at Fronlas cafe.

Michele said: “This is an amazing amount of money and will help us provide information and fund meetings.

“The meetings are a life-line because they are a chance to talk to people who have been through the same thing.”

Meetings are held at Plas Hyfryd Hotel, Narberth on the second Thursday of each month.

The fundraising event at the top of Market Street, featured music from the Dhogie Band, stalls, barbecue and a raffle and tombola.

Organisers are grateful to Lindsey Humfrey and team at Blas at Fronlas, Friends of Newport and Nevern, Dhogie Band, volunteers and supporters and 

local businesses who donated raffle prizes.

Foot to the floor:

The boys found themselves a nice little motor when the Dhogie Band played at the Cliff Hotel, Gwbert, Cardigan, last weekend.

Outdoor Boogie:

Join the Dhogie Band for open air entertainment in aid of a good cause in Newport this weekend - June 3rd.

The charity event will be held at the Friends Garden at the top of Market Street, on Sunday from 4.30pm to 7.30pm, and will feature music from the Dhogie Band, barbecue, salsa, tombola, and refreshments.

Organised by Blas at Fronlas and the Friends of Newport and Nevern the afternoon will raise funds for Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity.

All welcome.  

Some of the Dhogies are pictured at last year's successful event.

Grand Total:

A cheque for £7,013.11 has been presented to Brain Tumour Research following an event featuring the Dhogie Band held at Canolfan Hermon earlier this year.

Sioned James is pictured presenting the cheque to Carole Robertson, head of community fundraising for brain tumour research.

Organisers are grateful to sponsors and everyone who donated generously, and Lloyds Bank who boosted the fund by £500 through their matched giving scheme.

Well done to everyone involved  for all their hard work.

Noson Lawen:

The Dhogie Band will feature on S4C’s Noson Lawen line-up to be recorded at Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan, next month.

The Dhogies will join other popular performers on the stage on Tuesday June 14 in an evening presented by Ieuan Rhys.

Ode to a local hero:

The Dhogie Band and the local hero who inspired one of Ed's popular tracks feature in Pembrokeshire County Living this month.

Bill Garnon was known the gentle giant from Fishguard, and fought in wrestling rings around the globe as heavyweight champion.

Bulldog Bill died in 1980, aged 72, and a plaque was unveiled at Fishguard Town Hall in his memory in 2008.

Madge a Bill tells his story.

Abbie's Journey:

Join the Dhogie Band for an evening of entertainment and fundraising in aid of Abbie’s Journey on April 23.

The event at the Fishguard Bay Hotel, from 7pm, will help raise money for Abbie Dunn’s USA trip for pioneering treatment.

Abbie was 19 when she was diagnosed with Craniopharyngioma, a rare brain tumour, in 2013.

She underwent 10 hours of surgery to remove a significant part of the walnut like tumour, but in February  2016, on her 22nd birthday, it was discovered that it had started to grow.

Doctors advised that the best treatment would be a course of Proton Beam Therapy in America, and family and friends rallied to help raise £10,000 to fund her trip.

The next event will include an auction with items such as signed rugby shirts, a night in a B&B, local art, metal craft, a self-catering holiday, and a stable yard tour.

Busker back on the streets:

There are rumours that former Dhogie Band member Busker Jones of Ceredigion is taking his one man band back out on the streets,  50 years after he first hit the pavements.

Busker co-wrote many songs with Dhogie Band John, and two of his albums are available in our web store. 

This video from the ITV Wales archive shows Busker in action in Lampeter in 1984.

His career as street performer started in 1965, and has been described as potentially one of the longest running in the world.

Fundraiser update:

A fundraising evening featuring the Dhogie Band at Canolfan Hermon has raised thousands for an important charity.

It has now been announced that the event, held on January 23, and donations following the night, raised a grand total of £7,000 for Brain Tumour Research.

Well done to everyone involved.


Roedd Y Dhogie Band yn perfformio Yr Hebog Tramor ar Heno S4C nos Lun ac yn cael sgwrs gyda Llinos a Rhodri.

The Dhogie Band was recently featured on welsh TV show Heno.  After enjoying a chat with Llinos and Rhodri, the band performed popular track Yr Hebog Tramor live at the end of the show.

The link to the programme is available below, the interview can be found 35 mins into the programme.  


The return of Tapas and Tunes:

Listen to two of the Dhogies unplugged on Friday nights while enjoying great food in a popular local cafe. 

Blas at Fronlas, Newport, relaunches Tapas and Tunes this week.

Life is Strange:

A popular song written by John Humfrey and Busker Jones is currently being streamed in countries around the world.

Taken from the 2012 Busker Jones album Heading for 70, Life is Strange is among a number of popular songs written by the pair, but now appears to have been singled out by a growing number of global online listeners.

Dhogie Band John is scratching his head over why this particular track has suddenly started gaining popularity in several foreign lands.

Busker Jones' CD is available in our webstore.

Track of the week:
Radio Cymru -Trac yr wythnos: Y Dhogie Band - Yr Hebog Tramor.

Yr Hebog Tramor is track of the week on Radio Cymru.

Madge a Bill:

Edward Hughes' song, Madge a Bill, sung by John Humfrey, is proving popular on the airwaves.

The track, inspired by Fishguard born wrestler Bill Garnon,  has featured on several radio programmes since its release.

Head to our home page for a listen, or download the tune from iTunes.

Popular pub performance:

Join the Dhogie Band at the Golden Lion, Newport, Saturday, February 13, from 9pm.

Nos Sadwrn nesa 13ydd Y Dhogie Band yn y Llew Aur Trefdraeth.

Tune in:

Listen out for the Dhogie Band on Radio Cymru on Tuesday..

Bydd Eric a Edward o'r Dhogie Band yn siarad a rhaglen Geraint Lloyd nos yfory Radio Cymru . 

Eric and Edward of the Dhogie Band will be speaking on Geraint Lloyd's programme tomorrow night on Radio Cymru.

Mae'r albwm O'r Gorllewin Gwyllt gan y Dhogie Band ar werth o Awen Teifi Aberteifi, Siop Sian Crymych, Gwalia a Fronlas Trefdraeth, Kiel House Dinas a Bar 5 Abergwaun.

The Dhogie Band's latest album O'r Gorllewin Gwyllt is now on sale in Awen Teifi Cardigan, Siop Sian Crymych, Gwalia and Blas at Fronlas Newport, Kiel House Dinas, and Bar 5 Fishguard. Or visit the online store.

Sold out:

Tickets for the Canolfan Hermon fundraiser on January 23 sold out within 24 hours.

This is great news for the charity -Brain Tumour Research, and it looks set to be a fun night.

Mae'r tocynnau i'r gig yma wedi gwerthu mas mewn 24 awr. 

Fundraiser gig:

Join the Dhogie Band at Canolfan Hermon for a fundraising evening in aid of Brain Tumour Research on January 23, 7.30pm.

There will also pig roast by Ken Davies Butchers and a raffle.

Tickets are £10. 


Congratulations to Mrs E Jones from Rhos, Llandysul, who won the recent Tivy-Side competition.

A copy of the Dhogie Band's latest CD O'r Gorllewin Gwyllt is on its way to her.

On the airwaves:

Roedd John ac Edward o'r Dhogie Band yn siarad gyda Heledd Cynwal ar Bore Cothi Dydd Mercher. Yr Hebog Tramor a Madge a Bill wedi cael eu chwarae.

Dhogie Band members John and Edward chatted to Heledd Cynwal when she played their new tracks on her BBC radio show on Wednesday.

Catch up on the BBC iPlayer.

Shop local:

The Dhogie Band's recently released album O'r Gorllewin Gwyllt can now be found in Awen Teifi, Cardigan; Siop Sian, Crymych;   Gwalia Gift Shop and Blas at Fronlas Newport: Kiel House Dinas and Bar 5 Fishguard.

It will also be on sale at Newport Memorial Hall's Christmas Fair.

Bring on 2016:

Dance in the New Year with the Dhogie Band at the Cliff Hotel, Gwbert, Cardigan, on December 31.

Visit www.cliffhotel.com for more information.

Dhogies unplugged: 

Join the Dhogie Band at Blas at Fronlas, Newport, Pembs, on December 2, from 7pm, in aid of Ty Hafan.

Enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie with Welsh singing and popular local performers for £6.

Listen out this week:

Radio Pembrokeshire has chosen the Dhogie Band as artist of the week.

Listen out for tracks from the new album on the Pembrokshire airways on 102.5FM.

New Album:

The band has just released its latest album O'r Gorllewin Gwyllt.

Buy it online through our web store or in selected local shops.