We started the Aderyn Prin Ceilidh Band in North Wales back in 1995, with the goal of creating a ceilidh band that would inspire and uplift dancers by playing varied and driving ceilidh/twmpath music. Since then, it's been quite a journey. We've been invited to play with our Welsh caller and Welsh repertoire at the National Eisteddfod several times, and at hundreds of weddings, parties, Burns nights, festivals, celebrations and handfastings up and down the country. Our caller is happy to call in Welsh, English or bilingually, making the dances easy to understand and fun, and we are equally happy to tailor our repertoire to your evening.
We draw inspiration from a wide range of musical genres, including rock, pop, and folk. Our influences include classic folk bands like Ar Log, Planxty, the Waterboys, the Albion Band, the Dubliners, The Incredible String Band, Fernhill, Old and in the Way, Cilmeri, Fairport Convention and Mouth Music to more recent music by Yello, Daft Punk, Musica Nuda, Gwilym Bowen Rhys, Massive Attack, Vri, Billie Eilish and of course the timeless Beatles. As well as playing Welsh, Scottish, Irish, English, Scandinavian and American dance music, a good proportion of our repertoire is self-composed.
Over the years, we've had the privilege of collaborating with some amazing musicians. Annie, Aderyn Prin’s accordionist plays serious music with the No1 Ladies Accordion Orchestra, and Nial, our fiddler/multi instrumentalist, for many years played as a duo with Cass Meurig recording two seminal albums of Welsh traditional music, which still receive worldwide airplay. He’s also played in ceilidh bands since his teens, members of whom included Catherine Tickell, Ian Carr, Joe Scurfield, J Forster Charlton, Eddie Upton and Pete Challoner. These collaborations have helped shape our sound and push us to new creative heights.
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