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St. David’s Day with Mal Pope

Mal Pope was born in Brynhyfryd, Swansea in May 1960. There was always plenty of music in the house with either Mal’s mum or grandmother playing the piano. Mal’s grandmother, Myfanwy, was only just over 5 foot tall but she was a very accomplished organist.

One of Mal’s earliest musical memories is watching her feet dancing over the pedals as she practiced for some big church event or another. In fact the chapel and gospel music would play a very big part in Mal’s musical development. His great grandfather had been the conductor of one of the local chapel orchestras around the turn of the last century and had made quite an impact as a hymn writer.

Life was to change in 1967 when Mal’s eldest brother David went on a school trip to Spain and came back with a guitar. Mal would borrow it when his big brother wasn’t there and inspired by David’s record collection (Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel, Donovan) he would try to play it. Two years later he had started to write his own songs.

From these early childhood memories growing up in Wales to the days he spent recording with Elton John at Abbey Road, to the musicals like Cappuccino Girls and Amazing Grace that have sold out theatres across the country. He’ll be telling stories about the years spent touring the world with Art Garfunkel and Belinda Carlisle as well as sharing what it was like to produce and write the music for the film ‘Jack to a King’. This intimate performance will feature songs Mal has written for artists like Cliff Richard and the Hollies and the duets he has recorded with Bonnie Tyler and Aled Jones.

So why not join Mal on this very special occasion – you might even get a chance to ask Mal some questions about the stories behind the songs and his love for Wales!

Book a table for pre-concert dining

Acapela Studio provides pre-concert dining between 6.00pm and 7.45pm from our wood burning pizza oven. To view the current menu visit here. Please purchase your concert tickets first before booking a table. Then return to the event page to book your table, by selecting the date of your event, number of diners and time you require table. The times shown are the only vacancies left.  Please complete your email and phone number as this is required to ensure your table is allocated. You will receive confirmation of your booking by email and text.


  • All seating at tables must purchase a pizza - so please do not book a table if not eating.
  • Please ensure that you arrive 10 minutes before the time slot allocated to order your pizzas prior to your booking time.
  • Tables not seated within 15 minutes of the allocated time may be lost and allocated to other audience members wishing to order pizzas.
  • If you wish to book a table for 8 or more please email

Please note that all of our pizzas are made fresh to order and cooked in an authentic wood-fired oven. It may take up to 45 minutes to be served during busy periods.

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