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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
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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

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Allan yn Y Fan's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Rhys J
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic band, all of our wedding guests had a great time! Thank you so much

Reply from Allan yn Y Fan
7 months ago

Thanks for the review Rhys, we appreciate it. We're glad you enjoyed the ceilidh. We enjoyed playing for you - it was great fun. It was so nice meeting you & Shiru. All the best for your future together. Allan Yn Y Fan

David M
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Massive hit at our wedding. Really fun and accessible dances and great calling. Had lots of complements from our guests.

Reply from Allan yn Y Fan
7 months ago

Thanks for the review David. We had fun too and it was great to see everyone joining in. All the best for the future. Allan Yn Y Fan

Adele B
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Allan yn Y Fan played at our daughter's wedding. They were really great, the music was excellent and they gently encouraged everyone to have a go. The caller was clear and friendly. They were very responsive and helpful in terms of preparing for the event and working around the timing of evening on the day. Highly recommended.

Reply from Allan yn Y Fan
10 months ago

Thanks for the review Adele. We’re glad you enjoyed the ceilidh - we enjoyed it too! It was great meeting you all and seeing everyone really enthusiastic about joining in. You had amazing weather for the wedding & you couldn’t fault the venue & the staff. All the best to you all for the future. Allan Yn Y Fan

Jennifer M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic evening for our wedding - caller was relaxed and helpful and the band were so friendly. Thoroughly recommend!

Reply from Allan yn Y Fan
1 year ago

Thanks for the review Jen. Glad you enjoyed the ceilidh - we had a great time too. It was so nice to see everyone up and dancing and enjoying themselves. It was lovely meeting you, Chris and Fergus and we wish you all the best for the future.

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From other customers:

Trevor F
6 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
8 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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Allan yn Y Fan's 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 Sevens
Oxo Reel
Dashing White Sergeant

Allan yn Y Fan's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1000
Up to 2 hours£1250
Up to 3 hours£1250
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.
Welsh folk, Folk, Ceilidh
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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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