Act: Calan

Special guest Dan Wilde
Date: Tue 9 May 2017, 8:45pm
Public Price: £14
Venue: Stage 2
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Calan Special guest Dan Wilde
Fiddles, guitar, accordion, bagpipes and step-dancing explode into life when Calan, the energetic young folk band from Wales, take to the stage.

They breathe fire into the old traditions with their infectious rhythms and high voltage routines, before melting into incredibly beautiful and haunting songs. They explore the legends of Wales’ very own fairy realm with tales of magic, myth and mischief.

‘.....a diverse ride between giddy Welsh reeling, healthy acoustic folk-pop with upfront attitude and brashness of youth.” FROOTS

“Folk just got a kick up of the Noughties... ..stunning use of instrumentation, gorgeously crafted songs, sprightly foot-tappers, verve and raw excitement” BELFAST TELEGRAPH

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Dan Wilde
Dan Wilde has been performing his own brand of richly observant folk both in the UK and around the world for the past five years. And in that time, he’s developed a growing fan-base and a reputation amongst those who know as "a fantastic songwriting talent who without a doubt will deserve and demand your attention” (Eclectically Challenged). Three studio albums in, the evidence is clear he’s an extraordinary songsmith, while his ‘stunning’ guitar playing (Maverick Magazine) has led to an endorsement from Fylde guitars. Previous releases, ’This Is The Place’ (2010) and ‘With Fire in Mind’ (2013), cemented his reputation as a fine songsmith, while his third album ‘Rhythm on the City Wall’ (2017) have taken things to the next level, securing him a contract with Wild Sound (One Little Indian) and premier folk booking agency Strada.

He has recently returned from a six-month stint in Russia, where he recorded large chunks of Rhythm On The City Wall. In the past few years he has supported Ethan Johns, Cara Dillon, Karine Polwart, Sam Carter, John Smith and Martin Taylor to name a few, and performed at some of the UK’s best-loved folk festivals — Cambridge Folk Festival, Kendal Calling, Beverley Festival and Galtres. Intimate and moving, Wilde’s work has a lyrical grace which is hard to match. Allow the song ‘Pieces’ to pin you to the wall and you won’t want to come back down.

For more information about Dan, please visit his website at
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