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Allan yn Y Fan

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About Allan yn Y Fan

Celtic music from Wales - concerts, ceilidhs, festivals, events, corporate.
Ceilidh band
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Allan Yn Y Fan is renowned as one of Wales’ finest concert and twmpath bands. The band has released six acclaimed albums on the Steam Pie label and has been touring internationally since 2002. Allan Yn Y Fan has performed at prestigious festivals such as Celtic Connections, Great British Folk Festival and the Llangollen International Eisteddfod. When performing for a twmpath dawns (or ceilidh) our experience counts! We have provided this service for weddings, wedding anniversaries and birthday celebrants ranging in age from 21 to 80 and for special events. Our corporate work has included an Australian financial services company's offshore conference in Cardiff Castle and providing music for delegates to the ESTNET awards event at Wales Millennium Centre. We’re just as happy playing in village halls and schools as in theatres and festivals, acoustic or with a PA system. We want our performances to be socially inclusive and suitable for all ages, so are more than willing to organise a relaxed performance to suit individual needs. "An undeniable force in Welsh music, "NEWiD" their compelling calling card and convincing new face...Bright, brave and dazzling stuff." fRoots "All in all, an album of strikingly beautiful music played by accomplished musicians and capable of touching your soul, making you dance with joy ...or both!!" FolkWords

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Welsh folk, Folk, Ceilidh
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Christmas party, Birthday party, Bar / Club / Venue event, New Year's Eve, Recording session, Burns night
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Song list

traditional mainly Welsh language songs plus traditional & our own tunes.
Ar Hyd Y Nos (All Through The Night)
Lisa Lan
Hen Ferchetan (The Old Maid))
Gorthrwm y Gweithiwr (Oppression of the workers)
Ym Mhontypridd mae'n Nghariad (In Pontypridd is my love)
Dafydd y Garreg Wen (David Of The White Rock)
Can Cwnsela (Wassail song)
Marwnad yr Ehedydd (Elergy for the Lark)
Sbaen Wenddydd ( Spanish minuets)
Dwr Glan (fresh water)
Russian Reel
Y Mwnci (the monkey hornpipe}
Tune for Lilian
Morgan Rhatlar
Lacken House
Tressle Bridge
Tenpenny bit
Albanian Quickstep
Neidod Twm Bach (Litte Tom;s Jump)
Seasick Sailors
The Rough Crossing
O'Connell's extension
Cooper's bow
Spoot O'Skerry
Clare Jig
Declan's Dilemma
Tune for a new bought accordion
Death in Ennis
The Audient
Strip The Willow
Y Delyn Newydd
Cumberland Square Eight
Cylch Circassian
Cylch y Cymru
Bottom's Up
Lucky Severns
Oxo Reel
Dashing White Sergeant
Customer questions

Can you perform covers?

No, we don't perform covers. We play traditional songs & music, including some of our own tunes

Do you have different line-up options?

The concert line-up is six musicians. The ceilidh line-up can be five or six

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try to be as flexible as possible. Just let us know in advance.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

We are able to play an iPod through our PA system. Talk to us beforehand to discuss.

How much time do you need to set up?

We normally need around an hour set up time.

Do you provide a caller?

Yes we do. Our caller is part of the band - and does a very good job too. We can also provide a Welsh language caller for Welsh or bi-lingual ceilidhs (or twmpaths as we call them in Wales)

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

For concerts we have a fixed set / sets For ceilidh's we generally select the dances to suit the event and the ability of the dancers, though we can accommodate requests. If you have anything particular in mind contact us before the event so we can see if we can sort something out

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA) included in your quote?

For ceilidh's the cost of the PA is included (though we don't travel with a lighting rig) For concert spots at festivals and venues we provide technical requirement & a stage plan.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£850
Up to 2 hours£850
Up to 3 hours£850


From customers:

Trevor F, 3 years ago

Knocked out by your set at Fishguard - possibly the best band I’ve seen in 9 years of going to the festival. Brilliant - thanks.

Tick M, 5 years ago

There can be no doubt: An Allan Yn Y Fan spot just leaves you with a feel-good feeling, and you could count the number of happy faces that wended their way home at stop-tap. That’s the effect they have on you!

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