Calan-compCALAN – New Ambassadors of Welsh Cool

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
7:00 pm, Lakeside Theater

CALAN brings together the remarkable talents of 5 young musicians giving a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music, breathing new life into the old traditions through their sparkling melodies, foot tapping tunes and spirited and energetic performances of Welsh step dancing.

With their unique instrumental blend of accordion, fiddle, guitar, Welsh pipes, Welsh harp and the percussive sound of the Welsh clogs, they blast their way through some of the old favourite 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, Calan has been playing to big audiences and receiving rave reviews at concerts and festivals around Britain and Europe including the coveted Cambridge Festival; Celtic Connections, Glasgow; Shrewsbury Folk Festival; Moseley Folk 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 received the award for the best group.

The group has raised some eyebrows with a deliberate policy of eye-catching clothes and presentation, and despite the ancient roots of their music, see themselves as a new generation of ambassadors. They strive to take their sound to new audiences, while raising the profile of Welsh traditional music on an international level.

Admission: $15. General Admission Tickets will be available in advance at the Rangeley Chamber of Commerce, 6 Park Rd, Rangeley, or call them at 207-864-5571. Tickets will also be available at the door.