Allan Yn Y Fan
Established in 1996 this multi-instrumental and vocal sextet have been credited as playing a key 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….” Living Tradition Magazine.
Touring internationally since 2003 the band has performed concerts and festivals in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Brittany as well as at home in the UK where appearances have included Celtic Connections Glasgow (twice), the Great British Folk Festival, Bromyard Folk Festival, Wallingford Bunkfest, Shepley Spring Festival and Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru.
The 2016 release “NEWiD” is their sixth album for Steam Pie Records.
“…One of Wales’s top traditional bands.”
R2 Rock’nReel Magazine
Allan Yn Y Fan :- Alan Cooper :- Fiddle; Geoff Cripps :- Guitar, bass, bouzouki, vocals; Chris Jones :- Accordion, flute, low D whistle, vocals; Catrin O’Neill :- lead vocals, bodhran, guitarlele, guitar; Linda Simmonds :- Mandolin, mandola, bodhran, vocals; Kate Strudwick :- Flute, alto-flute, recorders, whistle, vocals.
“Allan Yn Y Fan wear their hearts on their sleeve, an undeniable force in Welsh music, “NEWiD” their compelling calling card and convincing new face. Bright, brave and dazzling stuff.”
Simon Jones fRoots