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Calan (SOLD OUT)

“A storming juggernaut of cool power-folk with a jaw-dropping repertoire. You can’t help but marvel at their astounding musicianship.” Folk Wales

In their first major post-lockdown tour one of Britain’s most innovative and thrilling bands will showcase their critically acclaimed new album Kistvaen. Recorded just before the pandemic, live performances of the album were suspended… until now.

Expect intricate, captivating melodies and mesmerising harmonies underpinned with foot-stamping, crowd-pleasing rhythms. Calan’s bewildering array of instruments includes guitars, fiddles, bagpipes, harps, accordions, vocals… and, likely as not, world-class step and clog dancing.

“Calan reach out beyond folk,” says Folk Radio UK, “breathing fire into old traditions with infectious, high voltage performances.” More info:

What the critics said about Kistvaen

‘The album is a rousing, rambunctious blend of the traditional and defiantly not traditional held together by supremely gifted musicianship.. remarkable record’ Fatea

‘instrumental brilliance of this still youthful quintet….inspired arrangements..and superb results’ Folk World

“Kistvaen..A feast of energised power folk…passion fuelled affair” Messenger

‘They produce a sumptuous sound, rippling and shimmering whether it’s a breakneck reel or a mournful refrain…considering the pedigree of the musicians, it’s little wonder’…Rhiannon’s voice shines out clear..’ Songlines

‘Calan take traditional music and beat it into exciting, unfamiliar shapes – sparked by a trip to a folk archive, Kistvaen is a kinetic ride dense with delight, thrills, twists and turns.’ From the Margins

‘This blend undeniably brings a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music. A testament to their talent’ 5 Planents

“Kistvaen is an old Welsh word for a burial chamber…The music is anything but funereal, however,…I was on the fourth track before I knew what hit me” RnR

‘The album is a rousing, rambunctious blend of the traditional and defiantly not traditional held together by supremely gifted musicianship.. remarkable record’ Fatea

“..beautifully arranged, musically inventive with strong solo and harmony singing” The Living Tradition

Book a table for pre-concert dining

Acapela Studio provides pre-concert dining between 6.00pm and 7.45pm from our wood burning pizza oven. To view the current menu visit here. Please purchase your concert tickets first before booking a table. Then return to the event page to book your table, by selecting the date of your event, number of diners and time you require table. The times shown are the only vacancies left.  Please complete your email and phone number as this is required to ensure your table is allocated. You will receive confirmation of your booking by email and text.


  • All seating at tables must purchase a pizza - so please do not book a table if not eating.
  • Please ensure that you arrive 10 minutes before the time slot allocated to order your pizzas prior to your booking time.
  • Tables not seated within 15 minutes of the allocated time may be lost and allocated to other audience members wishing to order pizzas.
  • If you wish to book a table for 8 or more please email

Please note that all of our pizzas are made fresh to order and cooked in an authentic wood-fired oven. It may take up to 45 minutes to be served during busy periods.

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