THEY’RE changing guards at Buckingham Palace as the Welsh Guards band marches back home into Wales for a St David’s Day celebratory concert at Brecon’s Theatr Brycheiniog.

The Band of the Welsh Guards will be at the theatre at 7.45pm, on Friday, March 1.

Direct from their famous duties at Buckingham Palace, the concert will feature the band under the direction of Major David Barringer, with guest singer Lucie Jones, who is known for her West End stage appearances.

The concert is in aid of the Welsh Guards Charity which exists to support the regiment, the battalion and Welsh Guardsman of all ranks, both serving soldiers, retired veterans, and their families.

The charity was formed in 2013 as result of amalgamating several different regimental charities and funds. The Welsh Guards Afghanistan Appeal, which started in 2009 because of the significant numbers killed in action and injured on the Battalion’s first tour to Afghanistan, is one of them.

Tickets at £16.50 are available from the theatre website or from the box office on 01874 611622.

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Meanwhile Rhayader celebrates St David’s Day with a Noson Gymreig concert, with music from harpist Catrin Gaskell, and pianist Bill Atkins, plus a Welsh themed quiz and supper at the Leisure Centre on Friday, March 1.

Bleddfa, near Knighton, has a Completely Celtic Ceilidh with the Henry Marten’s Ghost band and their repertoire of traditional Irish folk and dance music, and a supper, at the Bleddfa Centre for the Creative Spirit on Friday, March 1.

Llanidloes waits until Saturday, March 2, for its St David’s concert with the Rotary Club presenting Bridgend Male Voice Choir, one of the largest male choirs in Wales, at 7pm, at the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel.