Calon Lân Summer Concert 15th May 2020 – Part of the Calon Lân Festival 2020 Friday 15th May, 2020 at Mynyddbach Chapel We are truly blessed and very proud to […]
In the spring of 2020, Swansea Museum in collaboration with the Calon Lân Centre in Swansea, will be hosting a museum exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the death of local and Welsh poet, Daniel James (Gwyrosydd), author of the famous Welsh anthem, “Calon Lân”.
Our Calon Lân Centre calendar is filling up with events for the rest of the year, and we would LOVE to see you. So please keep following this post as we update it with a variety of events that you are more than welcome to.
A grand Wednesday afternoon was had by all as Phil Treseder from Swansea Museum gave a wonderfully enlightening presentation of the infamous “Swansea blitz” during the 2nd World War.
“They defied the law to pray” Posted by kind permission from South Wales Evening Post, first published Friday, Sept 6th, 1991 Driving to the north of Swansea, up from Treboeth […]
A History of Cymanfa Ganu Friends of Calon Lân Centre were treated to a special address by Alun Tregelles Williams on the history of the Cymanfa Ganu last Wednesday afternoon. […]
What a great season we’ve just had at Calon Lân Centre! June and July saw some fantastic events, some amazing collaborations and great relationships built. Here’s just a small summary of things that happened before our August break…
We would sincerely like to let you know about our upcoming events in June and July that you are more than welcome to.
‘Calon Lân’ is a hymn which is close to the heart of any Welsh person, and is regarded even today as one of the great anthems of Wales. While it has been translated into English, it is still only ever sung in the original Welsh. Having been written in the closing decade of the nineteenth century, it came to prominence during the Welsh Revival of 1904-5 when it was one of the most frequently sung expressions of spiritual longing and desire for personal holiness by those who were caught up in that great move of the Holy Spirit. The song has remained a great favourite ever since, still often being sung at concerts and eisteddfodau, and even before international rugby matches at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff. It has even developed the status of one of the great icons of Wales; and even t-shirts, mugs, badges, caps, cards and posters can be seen in many ‘Welsh’ shops with the words of the song on them. Its iconic status reflects the deeply-rooted and rich Christian heritage that is still a strong part of Welsh culture even today.
We are thrilled to invite you to a special joint open evening with the internationally renown Morriston Orpheus Choir at Calon Lan Centre, Mynyddbach Chapel. On this special night in the acoustically excellent Mynyddbach Chapel, there’ll be wonderful performances from the Morriston Orpheus Choir, an exquisite solo performance, and there’ll be refreshments and a chance to meet the choir and the people of the Chapel, which has a unique and significant part to play in Welsh culture.