Welsh five-piece Allan Yn Y Fan are currently on tour in support of their fourth album Pwnco – “a heady mix of exhilarating instrumentals and bewitching harmonies”. Watch them performing tracks from the new album below, including their self-penned nautical set (Seasick Sailors/The Rough Crossing) and title track Pwnco, filmed recently at The Barn at Brynich near Brecon.
“…If Welsh music is perennially considered the poor relation in the Celtic tradition, Allan Yn Y Fan are moving mountains to change all that. Since their first album in 2003, the industrious and innovative Gwent five piece have never been content merely to present their Welshness as a badge of honour in the hope that the penny will finally drop that Celtic doesn’t just mean Irish, Scottish or Breton – here’s a band constantly intent on displaying the music in all its diverse glory, challenging perceptions and driving it into new areas…There’s no peace for the inventive and the current Allan Yn Y Fan line-up…has wasted no time in forging on with perhaps their most compelling album to date, Pwnco…….” (Colin Irwin, Properganda Magazine April 2012)
Catch Allan Yn Y Fan on tour this week and next at:
Richard Burton Theatre, RWCMD, Cardiff (17th May 2012); Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay (18th May); Canolfan Ucheldre, Holyhead (19th May); Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli (25th May); The Welfare, Ystradgynlais (26th May). Check their gig pages for more details.
Sea Sick Sailors and The Rough Crossing
Canu Cwnsela and title track Pwnco