Fiddles, guitar, accordion, bagpipes and step dancing explode into life.
Calan 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.
Calan play fiddles, whistles, guitar and bagpipes and a traditional reed instrument from Wales called a pibgorn made from a wooden pipe and the horns of a bull. Great fun, a sense of humour and step dancing from a champion dancer makes for a great show.
They have introduced a new generation of music fans to Welsh traditional music – in Wales and beyond. Audiences in Belgium, Italy and France as well as all over the UK have given them a terrific reception and they are due for another two tours of North America in 2016.
The band began by busking in the streets of Cardiff raising money to pay for university fees and now play to audiences throughout Europe and North America with 2015 culminating in a performance alongside Bryn Terfel and Sting at the Royal Albert Hall in London as part of Bryn Terfel’s 50th birthday party.
‘.....a diverse ride between giddy Welsh reeling, healthy acoustic folk-pop with upfront attitude and brashness of youth.
‘…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’