New England Celtic Arts will present Welsh super group Calan for two performances, the first one on Tuesday, Sept. 20, as part of the Green Church Concert Series in Mexico, and the second Thursday, Sept. 22, at North Church Concerts with the Farmington Historical Society. Curtain is 7 p.m. at both locations.

Calan brings together the talents of five young musicians giving a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music. They blast their way through some of the old favorite reels, jigs and hornpipes with fast paced and uplifting arrangements before melting into beautiful and haunting songs.

Following the release of their debut album, “Bling,” in 2008, the five-piece band has been playing to big audiences and rave reviews at concerts and festivals around Britain and Europe.

The group, who’ve raised some eyebrows with a deliberate policy of eye-catching clothes and presentation, 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.

The Green Church is at 163 Main St., Mexico. Tickets are $15. Reservations are available at 207-562-4445. North Church is at 12 High St., Farmington. Tickets are $15 ($10 and $5 for students). Reservations at 207-778-2006.


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