Friday, June 26, 2015

WELSH BAND TO APPEAR FOR 1ST TIME IN U.S. IN MORRISTOWN!

THE FOLK PROJECT PRESENTS

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The Folk Project is proud to present Welsh band, Calan, on its first ever tour of the U.S.!

WHEN: Friday evening, July 3, at 8:00 PM
WHERE:  Morristown Unitarian Fellowship,  21 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown
TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.FolkProject.org or at The Minstrel any Friday evening (cash/check only). For more information: concerts@folkproject.org or 908.229.1214.

Calan brings together the remarkable talents of five young musicians, giving a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music. With a contemporary and lively approach, they breathe new life into the old traditions through their sparkling melodies, foot tapping tunes and spirited and energetic performances of Welsh step dancing.

They blast their way through some of the old favorite reels, jigs and hornpipes with fast paced and uplifting arrangements before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs.

The group, who’ve raised some eyebrows with a deliberate policy of eye-catching clothes and presentation, despite the ancient roots of their music, sees itself as a new generation of ambassadors. They strive to take their sound to new audiences and raise the profile of Welsh traditional music to an international level.

With their unique instrumental blend of accordion, fiddle, guitar, Welsh pipes, Welsh harp and the percussive sound of the Welsh clogs, Calan has certainly found its musical niche and plans to continue to delight audiences far and wide!

Calan: http://www.calan-band.com/
Robyn Boyd robyn@woodenshipproductions.com

The Folk Project is a non-profit 501C Corporation whose mission is to present high caliber folk music performances, dances and instructional workshops for the public and members; to encourage development of musicianship, performance, and dance skills in the Northern New Jersey area and provide interesting social and learning activities relating to traditional and participatory folk music and dance.