Calan to perform with the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales on St David’s Day (March 1st)

As if there sound wasn’t big enough, Welsh folk group Calan join BBC NOW to mark St David’s Day with a UK premiere of Cân Cnawd y Pridd – a suite of five compositions inspired by collections of traditional Welsh songs and tunes at the National Library of Wales. The suite, dedicated to the memory of Meredydd Evans – one of the most important song collectors of the 20th Century – is a joint commission between BBC NOW and Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne. 

Unfortunately it won’t be broadcast, but we hope to be able to share the recording in the future. Here is a montage over audio of their performance with Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne last year, love the timpani!