With support from Gwilym Bowen Rhys
Fiddles, guitar, accordion, bagpipes and step dancing explode into life when CALAN, the energetic young folk band from Wales, take to the stage.
They breathe fire into the old traditions with their infectious rhythms and high voltage routines before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs as they explore the legends of Wales’ very own fairy realm with tales of magic, myth and mischief.
They have introduced a new generation of music fans to Welsh traditional music – and continue to do so as they tour across Wales, throughout the UK, Europe, North America and beyond.
Great fun, a huge sense of humour, and step-dancing from a champion dancer makes for an outstanding show.
‘.....a diverse ride between giddy Welsh reeling, healthy acoustic folk-pop with upfront attitude and brashness of youth.” FROOTS
“…there’s nowt as dear as folk – especially when played with the grace, daring and sheer joy this multi- instrumental five-piece bring to a winning selection of reels, jigs and hornpipes”
“Folk just got a kick up of the Noughties... ..stunning use of instrumentation, gorgeously crafted songs, sprightly foot-tappers, verve and raw excitement”
Gwilym Bowen Rhys
Gwilym Bowen Rhys is a young folk singer from the village of Bethel at the foot of Snowdon. He has sang all his life and during the last decade has performed in many Welsh language groups including Y Bandana, Plu and 10 mewn bws. Recently he has started performing as a solo folk artist, researching into old Welsh songs and poetry and presenting them in a fresh way. His debut album 'O Groth y Ddaear' (From the Womb of the Earth) is out now.