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About us

The Calon Lan Society was founded in March 2018 when a group of residents in Treboeth decided that the centenary since the death of Daniel James Gwyrosydd was rapidly approaching and should be commemorate in some way. These local residents gathered together at the Kings Head Pub to plan an event to mark the event on the 16th March 2020; however what grew from that initial meeting was much bigger.

After discussions the group agreed to formerly create The Calon Lan Society as a way to promote the song, history, heritage and people involved in writing it. Since its inception the Society is now supported by community groups, local business, historians, Welsh celebrities and people from all over the world. 

We are the only group dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of this great Welsh hymn, if you support our aims and want to help please consider joining and playing a part in our Society. Since our founding we have had a great deal of success including being featured on Wales Online, S4C, West Wales Chronicles, Nation Cymru, The South Wales Evening Post, Your Mag and Swansea Bay TV. Our Society was even mentioned and commended in the Chamber of the Welsh Assembly when Mike Hedges chose to draw attention to the work of our society. 

Since our inception we have had interactions with the following countries America, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Burkino Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Chile  China, Czechia, Denmark, England, Falkland Islands, France, Germany, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungry, Ireland, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Spain, South Korea, Singapore, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Wales, Vietnam and Zambia. 



  • Promote the internationally renowned song Calon Lan, as well as other traditional Welsh classics.

  • Promote the history and life of Daniel James Gwyrosydd who wrote the words for Calon Lan.

  • Promote all the literature and writings of Daniel James Gwyrosydd.

  • Promote the History and life of John Hughes the composer of the beloved tune of Calon Lan.   

  • Promote all compositions and writings of John Hughes.

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