Multi-instrumental and vocal sextet Allan Yn Y Fan join us this September as the first stop on their European ‘Bridges Not Walls’ tour. This tour is inspired by the musical bridges that supporters of the band have enabled them to build over the decades.
Allan Yn Y Fan have carved out a reputation as one of Wales’ foremost traditional bands, they breathe new life into the traditional songs and music of Wales as well as writing their own tunes inspired by their homeland and travels. Harnessing all the power and mystery of Celtic tradition, Allan Yn Y Fan will delight audiences young and old.
AYYF: Ym Mhontypridd Mae’n Nghariad
“Allan Yn Y Fan just get better and better. Top calibre musicianship and wonderful harmonies. The quality of their performance is evident every
time you see them. An absolute delight.” Tredegar House Festival
“All in all, an album of strikingly beautiful music -played accomplished musicians and capable of touching your soul, making you dance with joy – or both.” Folkwords Reviews
“Allan Yn Y Fan are a true roots band, they keep the beauty of Celtic music alive and relevant in a world with such musical diversity. I for one hope that I get to hear at least another six albums” FATEA Magazine
Alan Cooper- Fiddle
Geoff Cripps- Guitar, bass, bouzouki, vocals
Chris Jones- Accordion, flute, low D whistle, vocals
Catrin O’Neil- Lead vocals, guitarlele, bodhran
Linda Simmonds- Mandolin, mandola, bodhran, vocals
Kate Strudwick- Flute, alto flute, recorders, whistle, vocals