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Allan Yn Y Fan In Concert

ALLAN YN Y FAN : Celtic Music from Wales A multi-instrumental and vocal sextet, Allan Yn Y Fan has been recording and touring internationally since 2003. “Probably the best Celtic band to come out of Wales in the 21st Century” according to Maverick magazine, whilst The Living Tradition acknowledges the band’s role in “establishing the rightful importance and place of Wales within Celtic music and helping to put it well and truly on the musical map.....” LIVE Tours to :- Germany, Ireland, Czech Republic, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland. Concerts in Chichester Festival Theatre; Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff; Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Borough Theatre, Abergavenny; Theatr Hafren , Newtown; Blackwood Miner’s Institute; Huntingdon Hall, Worcester; Galeri, Caernarfon; Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea; Arc Theatre, Trowbridge; Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan; Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay; St. David’s Hall, Cardiff. Festivals include :- Festival Interceltique Lorient (twice); Celtic Connections, Glasgow (twice); Llangollen International Eisteddfod; Priddy Folk Festival; Beverley Folk Festival; Village Pump Folk Festival Westbury(twice); Bromyard Folk Festival (twice); Fire in the Mountain, Aberystwyth; Brampton Live, Cumbria; Great British Folk Festival, Skegness; Wallingford Bunkfest, Oxfordshire; Fylde Folk Festival, Fleetwood. ON RECORD “Off The Map” 2003; “Belonging” 2006; “Trosnant” 2009; “Lle Arall/Another Place” 2010; “Pwnco” 2012 ; “Cool, calm & collected” 2014. New album planned for 2016 ALLAN YN Y FAN is :-Alan Cooper :- Fiddle; Geoff Cripps :- Guitar, bass, bouzouki, vocals; Chris Jones :- Accordion, flute, low D whistle, vocals; Catrin O’Neill :- Lead vocals, bodhran, guitarlele; Linda Simmonds :- Mandolin, mandola, bodhran, vocals; Kate Strudwick :- Flute, alto-flute; recorders, whistle, vocals. “So, look out Scotland & Ireland – a new Celtic Tiger is prowling.” Spiral Earth “The band power into the traditional Welsh music with joyous abandon, and they create some new exciting music too.” Mick Tems/Folk Wales “The playing is measured, assured and often beautiful “ Songlines “Their roots remain strongly in the previously neglected traditional music of Wales, but in writing fresh material alongside it, they give it fresh buoyancy and impetus – their part in the renewed interest in the indigenous music of Wales is clear.” Colin Irwin
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