Leading Welsh band Allan Yn Y Fan is delighted to announce the release on 28th April 2014 of a brand new collection entitled “Cool, Calm and Collected” which captures the development of the band across the first decade of its existence. 23 Apr 2014
Allan yn y Fan - New Release
Band member Geoff Cripps said: "When we realised in May last that a decade had elapsed since we first issued ‘Off The Map,’ we took a collective deep breath! It prompted us to re-listen and evaluate what we had produced over four albums and an EP. With the help of Donal Whelan of Hafod Mastering and Dylan Fowler of Stiwdio Felin Fach, (with whom we have made all of our recordings), we aim to demonstrate the musical prowess of the band over the past ten years and celebrate the work we have created."
Kate Strudwick said :- "The collection gives a new take on some of our favourite tracks, both traditional and pieces composed by members of the band. We are thrilled to hear the results of Donal Whelan’s work in the re-mastering process that all the tracks have had."
"Cool, calm & collected" also demonstrates another strong creative relationship the band has had over the past several years with Pontypridd based photographer Darren Warner, who not only took all the pics, but also designed the striking artwork for the CD digi-pack.
The new CD release will be accompanied by Allan Yn Y Fan undertaking a major European tour in May taking in concerts in Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Meanwhile, UK audiences will have opportunities to see the band at a number of festivals and events later in the summer. These concerts will also be the first opportunity for audiences to hear a number of new pieces – as usual a split between self-composed and choices from the Welsh tradition; plus a trip through the band’s decade of music making.
"Cool, calm and collected" is released on the Steam Pie label and distributed by Proper Music Distribution. Catalogue number is SPCD1017S