Calan Returns September 18th, 2016

calan2016Calan played their first performance at Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau in 2008. a world music event held in the town of Dolgellau in Wales. Since then they have played numerous major festivals in the UK including Cambridge, Shrewsbury and Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, and have toured through much of Europe. In 2010 Calan won the prestigious Trophee Loic Raison for Best New Group at Europe’s largest Folk Festival; the Inter-Celtic Festival of Lorient (English translation) which is attended by 700,000 people annually.

This show marks Calan’s encore return to Phoenicia, having performed last September in the Empire State Railway Museum at a sold out Wednesday night concert that left the audience demanding more.

“Fiddles, guitar, accordion, bagpipes and step dancing explode into life as Calan perform songs and tunes from their new album “Dinas”. Infectious guitar rhythms and high voltage routines give way to beautiful and haunting songs as they tour throughout 2015 to celebrate their latest release. “ – Acoustic Magazine

“stunning use of instrumentation, gorgeously crafted songs, sprightly foot-tappers, verve and raw excitement.” –  Belfast Telegaph

…these three lasses and two lads demonstrate virtuoso playing throughout their lightning fast tunes, eastern influenced jazzy improvised numbers, and glorious harmony laden female Welsh folk songs.” – Taplas Magazine

“Energy, attitude, freshness, a sense of fun and above all, real talent.” – BBC Radio Wales

The Empire State Railway Museum is located at 70 Lower High Street in Phoenicia, New York. Tickets are $19 at the door or $17 with an advance RSVP. Show time is 7:30 p.m. and the doors open at 7:00 p.m. This is an intimate venue with seating for under 50 guests.

Seats can be reserved by emailing us at or by calling Flying Cat Music at 845-688-9453. RSVPs must be received by 5:00 p.m.on the day of the show in order to confirm seat availability. Advance seats can only be guaranteed until 7:20 p.m. so please arrive early to claim them.

Website for Calan

Our Full 2016 Concert Schedule

Calan Performing Tale of Two Dragons