Calan fly the flag for folk music

Calan play at the Imperial Rooms, Matlock, on May 21.
Calan play at the Imperial Rooms, Matlock, on May 21.

Welsh group Calan are playing at the Imperial Rooms in Matlock for Peak Concerts on Saturday, May 21.

The band comprise five young musicians who give 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 favourite reels, jigs and hornpipes with fast paced and uplifting arrangements before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs.

Following the release of their debut album, Bling, in 2008, they have been playing to big audiences and rave reviews at concerts and festivals around Britain and Europe.

Despite the ancient roots of their music, the group see themselves as a new generation of ambassadors, striving to take their new sound to new audiences, while raising the profile of Welsh traditional music on an international level.

Tickets £12.50. Contact www.peakconcerts.co.uk