Leading Welsh folk band Allan Yn Y Fan will play their first concert in Neuadd Dyfi, Aberdyfi on Thursday 10th August in a special event supported by the Arts Council of Wales “Night Out” scheme.
Last year the sextet released a highly acclaimed album entitled “NEWiD”, touring in Belgium, Germany and extensively in Wales but this is their very first gig in Aberdyfi – something of special significance to lead singer Catrin O’Neill as this is her home town.
NEWiD reflected their strengths as a live act and was a Featured Album of the Month on Folk Radio UK – “as fine a showcase as you’ll find of their unique vision of “Celtic music for the 21st century” and is sure to become a firm favourite of long-term fans and newcomers alike.”
The multi-instrumental sextet comprises Geoff Cripps (guitar,bass bouzouki, vocals); Alan Cooper (fiddle); Chris Jones (accordion, flute, low D whistle, vocals); Linda Simmonds (mandolin, mandola, bodhran & vocals); Kate Strudwick (flute, alto flute, whistle, recorders and vocals) and Catrin O’Neill on lead vocals, bodhran and guitarlele.
Looking ahead to the concert Catrin commented:- “ Last year the band had such tremendous reactions from audiences all around Wales and Europe, but I am relishing the opportunity to bring our music here for this premiere gig in Neuadd Dyfi. It’s going to be quite some home-coming!!”
The concert is on Thursday 10th August commencing at 7.30 p.m. Full details on the concert can be found at the Neuadd Dyfi website and tickets are available now via this site :- www.neuadddyfi.org Further information can also be found via :- www.nightout.org.uk