Thurs 31 May • Calan

Fiddles, guitar, accordion, bagpipes and step dancing explode into life

Introducing a new generation to Welsh music, Calan are bringing their infectious rhythms and high energy routines to celebrate the release of their latest album, Solomon.

They come with accordion, harp, guitar, fiddles and Welsh bagpipes along with a virtuoso performance from a champion step dancer.

A fresh and vibrant sound with a pounding beat set against the backdrop of old traditions. Songs include the legend of Wales’ very own fairy realm with a tale of magic, myth and mischief along with some of the most beautiful and haunting melodies.

‘…..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)

Thursday 31 May
Dorchester Corn Exchange
8pm (doors & bar 7.30pm)
£16 / £14 members & concessions