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.


Twmpathau Dawns

Put some “hwyl” into your special day!

Allan Yn Y Fan has performed for weddings, celebrations, conferences and events at venues ranging from village halls and marquees to stately homes and castles. We’ve got them dancing at venues including Cardiff Castle; The Barn, Brynich; Lyde Court near Hereford; Llechwen Hall near Nelson; Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama; Slebech Hall, Pembrokeshire; Newborough Priory, Yorkshire, not forgetting the 20,000 people up and dancing at Cardiff’s City Of The Unexpected event! Distance is no problem – we’re more than happy to travel. From Brighton to Strathaven, Pembrokeshire to East Sussex we’ve had them whirling around and having a ball!

For weddings Allan Yn Y Fan can provide not only a twmpath, but also music for the ceremony, background music whilst canapes and drinks are being served, while photos are taken, or during the wedding breakfast. The choice is yours!

As long as you are willing to give it a go no previous experience is required and our caller will lead you through all the dances The whole purpose of a twmpath is to enable everyone let your hair down and have a simply fabulous time!

For you & your venues’ peace of mind: Allan Yn Y Fan’s musicians are all individual members of the Musician’s Union with Public Liability Insurance (£10m cover). The band usually comes completely self-contained with its own PA system – this and all related electrical equipment is PAT tested annually.

“thank you again for your amazing performance at Cardiff Castle. It was extremely well received by our group and fitted in so perfectly with the whole theme of the night. We were very happy!”
Capstone Financial Planning Ltd. Australian Financial Services, Melbourne, Australia.

“We just wanted to thank you for playing such a huge part in our wedding. You were amazing. We loved you, our guests loved you – you were awesome! It really was the most perfect way to end the perfect day. You wouldn’t believe how many of our ‘non-dancing’ friends were dancing! You got everyone up, dancing, smiling, laughing – it was fantastic!”
Fiona & Arron

“I just can’t believe what a fab bunch you are – brilliant music, friendly, on the ball and incredibly professional – what a clever girl I was to choose you!!”

“You guys played at our wedding this year and its official, never mind the speeches and all that malarkey, you were the HIGHLIGHT! We had the best time jigging and dancing… thank you for bringing your considerable talents to our special day. Anyone reading this with the view to booking live Celtic music for your wedding or any event – DO IT!!!”
Patrick & Helen