Upcoming Events @ Calon Lân Centre
Our 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 we’d love to welcome you to.
Morriston Ladies Choir Evening
Fri 11th October (Time TBA) at Mynyddbach Chapel
On the back of a hugely successful open evening with the Morriston Orpheus Male Voice Choir, we are thrilled to invite you to a special performance by Morriston Ladies Choir. More details of this event will be posted as information arrives, but place this in your calendar! As always, free parking can be found just in front of the Welcome Inn. Here’s a taste of the Morriston Ladies Choir from their CD Recorded at Tabernacle Chapel Morriston.
Candlelit Carol Concert
Thu 5th December from 7pm at Mynyddbach Chapel
A long held tradition at the Chapel that goes back decades and more. Calon Lân Centre invites you to a special “candlelit” night filled with your favourite Christmas carols. Our celebration will include Christmas refreshments and all the best yuletide offerings complete with wonderful, resounding, joyful song. This will be sooooo good!
Sat 7th December (Time TBA) at Mynyddbach Chapel
Calon Lân Centre invites you to celebrate the advent season in style with our very own Christmas Fayre featuring a range of local produce and interesting crafts. We have heard that Father Christmas will be making a very special appearance on the day with lots of laughter and joy so bring the children.
Concert in the Chapel (in partnership with The Welcome Inn)
- Sat 25th January, 2020 (Time TBA) starting with an intimate harp concert and meal in the Welcome Inn
- Followed by a concert performance at Mynyddbach Chapel
We are excited about this special night in partnership with our friends at the Welcome Inn, Morriston. Details are being worked out but please keep the date in mind as we prepare for this special evening.
Daniel James / Calon Lân Centenary Exhibition
Estimated Date: March 2020 (Date TBA) at Swansea Museum
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”. Daniel James was a prolific writer and character. We truly hope to re-present Daniel James to the different generations of Wales in a way that inspires and ignites passion for Welsh Literature and a love of the culture and history surrounding this great local Swansea character.
Bristol Male Voice Choir Concert
Wed 11th March, 2020 (Time TBA) at Mynyddbach Chapel
Affectionately referred to as “Bristol’s biggest boy band”, Bristol Male Voice Choir have developed a wide-ranging repertoire and last year celebrated their 50th year as a choir. They have performed in concert halls, churches, weddings and private functions, ranging from Eastern Europe, the Carnegie Hall, New York, to the Eden Project in Cornwall and Bristol’s churches and cathedrals. They sing traditional male voice favourites, songs from modern musicals, pop classics, spirituals and classical items. Under their Musical Director Jo Scullin and accompanist Elaine Smith the choir constantly seek to maintain high musical standards wherever they perform.
S4C Songs of Praise (Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol)
May, 2020 (Date & Time TBA) at Mynyddbach Chapel
Calon Lân Centre is excited and privileged to be able to host the S4C Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canu in May 2020. This S4C “institution” is Wales’ very own Songs of Praise. The show is rich with history and so wonderfully celebrates our nation’s tradition of hymn singing – part of the very fabric of Wales. We will have more details of this event as they emerge. Did we tell you that we are very excited about this!
First Annual Calon Lân Festival
Friday 15th May, 2020 (Details TBA) at Mynyddbach Chapel
We are truly blessed and very proud to announce that we, the Calon Lân Centre, are to introduce to Wales and the UK a brand new annual literature festival! On Friday 15th May, the First Annual Calon Lân Festival will take place to celebrate the legacy of Calon Lân and the life and works of its author, Welsh Bard Daniel James (Gwyrosydd).
Why this date? Well, 2020 marks 100 years since the passing of Daniel James who is laid to rest at the Calon Lân Centre, Mynyddbach Chapel in Swansea. As part of the festival, a special Summer Concert will take place at the Calon Lân Centre.
We are working very hard together with a number of amazing organisations and people, and will have more details for you as plans unfold. Nevertheless, we are so happy to be able to do this – to honour the legacy of one of Swansea’s greatest bards, Gwyrosydd, author of Calon Lân and volumes more poetic literature!
Stay posted both on our website and on our specially dedicated Calon Lan Festival Website here.
All that remains for us to say is that you are most welcome to any of our above events and we hope to meet you very soon.