Taliesin Performances - Calan




Plus Special Guest: 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.

Running Time: 2hrs inc. interval

‘[...] 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” THE MIRROR

“Folk just got a kick up of the Noughties[...]stunning use of instrumentation, gorgeously crafted songs, sprightly foot-tappers, verve and raw excitement” BELFAST TELEGRAPH

'It is clear that these five Welsh musicians are aiming to add a contemoporary flavor to a londstanding style of music. For three immensely exciting minutes, that proves to be a winning recipe.' ATWOOD MAGAZINE - About 'Apparition' premiere


Read the article published in the Evening Post Weekend by clicking on the image above.


Gwilym Bowen Rhys 

Gwilym Bowen Rhys is a young folk singer from the village of Bethel at the foot of Snowdon. He has sung all his life and during the last decade has performed in many Welsh language groups including Y Bandana, Plu and 10 Mewn Bws. As a solo folk artist, Gwilym researches old Welsh songs and poetry and presents them in a fresh way. His debut album 'O Groth y Ddaear' (From the Womb of the Earth) is out now.

Thursday 18 May 7.30pm


Dates and Times:

Thu 18th May


Pricing Information:

Full price:£ 14
Under 18's:£ 12.50
Full time students:£ 12.50
Senr.Citizens:£ 12.50
Other Conc.:£ 12.50

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