Welch Traditional Band, “Calan”, Returns To Calais

Calais Celtic Concerts will present Welsh super group, Calan from Wales at the Calais High School, in Calais, on Wednesday September, 21st, at 7:00 PM US/ 8:00 PM Canadian time. Doors will open one hour before show time at 6:00 PM EST. Last year the group started their very first tour of the US starting with a Sold-Out show in Calais, and went on to perform back in London on stage at the Royal Albert Theater, with Sting, after a very successful summer long tour of the US.

Calan bring together the remarkable talents of 5 young musicians giving a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music. With a contemporary and lively approach they breathe new life into the old traditions through their sparkling melodies, foot tapping tunes and spirited and energetic performances of Welsh step dancing. They blast their way through some of the old favorite reels, jigs, and hornpipes with fast paced and uplifting arrangements before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs. Following the release of their debut album, “Bling”, in 2008, which attracted four star responses from the critics, the five piece have been playing to big audiences and rave reviews at concerts and festivals around Britain and Europe, including the coveted Cambridge Festival; Celtic Connections, Glasgow; Shrewsbury Folk Festival; Moseley Festival; Derby Folk Festival; Bromyard Folk Festival, Whitby Folk Festival a concert tour of Italy, Austria and Belgium along with a number of performances at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Brittany, where they've received the award for The Best Group!

The group who've raised some eyebrows with a deliberate policy of eye-catching clothes and presentation, despite the ancient roots of their music, see themselves as a new generation of ambassadors, striving to take their new sound to new audiences, while raising the profile of Welsh traditional music on an international level. With their unique instrumental blend of accordion, fiddle, guitar, Welsh pipes, Welsh harp and the percussive sound of the Welsh Clogs, Calan have certainly found their musical niche and their plan is to continue to delight audiences far and wide!

The Calais High School is located at 34 Blue Devil Hill, Calais, Me. Right off of Route 1, going South out of town towards Eastport. Tickets are $15.00 adult, $5.00 for 15 yrs and under. Pre-show tickets are on sale at Karen's Diner and Korner Pub, downtown Calais. For more info/reservations call, 207-214-2067. Our Facebook is CALAIS CELTIC CONCERT SERIES, LIKE US! 


Artist website: http://www.calan-band.com