“If Welsh music is perennially considered the poor relation in the Celtic tradition, Allan Yn Y Fan are moving mountains to change all that.”

“...So look out Scotland and Ireland, a new Celtic Tiger is prowling...”

New Video Release

The second track on the CD release is “Gorthrwm y Gweithiwr” – a song of mid-19th Century industrial Wales in which the iron masters of Beaufort, Ebbw Vale are warned of dire consequences should they continue their oppressive ways. Working with talented film maker Antonia Salter the band recently filmed in Blaenau Gwent locations most pertinent to the song. One of the two Round Towers built in Nantyglo by Ironmaster Crawshay Bailey as protection against his workers, whilst the Sirhowy Iron Works (contemporary to the Beaufort Iron Works) provided an apt 19th Century industrial backdrop.


Press Release

For immediate release 08/12/2018


Following the retirement of Geoff Cripps, one of the founder partners of Allan yn y Fan, we are now seeking an experienced guitarist, based in Wales, to join this hard-working band for gigging (concerts, festivals, broadcasts and twmpaths/ceilidhs), recording and touring (UK / Europe).

We are looking for someone with commitment and energy to rehearse and perform both our own compositions and traditional music with a distinctly Welsh flavour (samples of our style are available on our website: www.ayyf.co.uk). You don’t have to be able to speak Welsh, but we would expect you to share our enthusiasm for performances that respect our bilingual cultural heritage.

Some vocal skills and an ability to read music would be useful but are not essential. Interested?

Send your CV and an outline of why you want to be part of Allan yn y Fan to: auditions@ayyf.co.uk

Deadline for applications: Friday 4 January 2019.

For further info please contact
Allan Yn Y Fan +44 (0)7807 797799
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