Govannen - Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital Barn Dance & supper, Countesthorpe Village Hall
Govannen - private party,
Chris Conway's gigs go here - for Dan Britton's
gigs go here
20th March 2016
govannen annual st patrick's vlog 2017
24th November 2016
chris conway & dan Britton - safe harbour - new release
Studio album by singer songwriters & multi-instrumentalists Chris Conway & Dan Britton - their first duo studio album in 15 years! Despite being very busy with Celtic band Govannen, Chris & Dan had never stopped playing concerts of their own songs in a duo, often augmented by Neil Rabjohn's percussion. But they never had the time to go back to the studio.
Sometime around the start of 2016, Dan had recorded a couple of songs with Chris about his family history which were put out on Youtube. Then they started to really enjoy the duo concerts. Somewhere along the line they decided to write some news songs, combine them with songs from their solo albums that were firm favourites in their live set, and record them. This they did here and there throughout 2016, with Chris adding more to the ones Dan had originally recorded. Govannen chums Neil, Adele & Roger all made guest appearances. Then suddenly it was done.
Hear and read about and buy the album on the Safe Harbour Page
15th November 2016
govannen xmas bash - book now!
Saturday 10th December Kirby Bellars Village Hall - near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire 7.30pm Tickets £7.50 (reserve now and pay on the door) Text 07947 329762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
**Bring your own refreshments - no bar or soft drinks available**
Come and join us for a wonderful evening of traditional and original Celtic music, including tunes and songs from Govannen's most recent albums, Celtic Christmas, The Endless Road and Celtic Air.
1st November 2016
christo & dan album - coming soon
Recording on the Chris Conway & Dan Britton album of their songs is finished. The album is mastered and is at the pressing plant. Check back here for more news of the album release - their first duo studio album for 15 years!!
Govannen chums Neil Rabjohn, Adele McMahon and Roger Wilson all appear on the album.
23rd June 2016
celtic air is released on cd
Govannen's Celtic Air album is finally available on CD after having been available as a download for several months.
We have a few copies available from thewebsite page via the Paypal button for £9 in post and packing anywhere.
So finally the 4 Elements are completed, which started 12 years ago when we started recording Healing Waters in 2004, then Celtic Fire came in 2007, then Celtic Earth in 2012, now Celtic Air in 2016.
21st June 2016
chris & dan & govannen gigs
1. Chris Conway & Dan Britton (with Neil Rabjohn) play their own songs set at The Donkey, Leicester on Thu 30th June - 8pm - £5. Andy Griffiths opens the night. Chris & Dan have been working on a new songs album. Click here for details
2. Govannen have their first public gigs for a while -
Sun 26th June, - Don Paddy's Uppingham on
Sat 16th July - Joules Yard in Market Harborough for our usual summer barbeque dinner gig.
11th April 2016
govannen - celtic air - sampler promo video
8th April 2016
celtic air - cover art - downloads
This is the cover art for Govannen's forthcoming album for Paradise Music, Celtic Air. It should be available for download very soon, the CD will be a month or so...
Recording for Govannen's Celtic Air album for the Paradise Music label has been completed, with the album mixed, mastered and artwork complete.
It will probably bereelased for download first with CD coming a month or so after that.
Sessions were recorded with all 5 Govannen members plus Bridget McMahon flew over from Ireland to add atmospheric vocals, and Celtic harper Mo Coulson added a little Celtic harp to one track.
Cover art will be announced soon. Watch this space.
1st February 2016
Recording began in January for a new Govannen album - Celtic Air for Paradise Music label.
This will finish our cycle of elements fr the new age label - Healing Waters, Celtic Fire, Celtic Earth, Celtic Air.
Like the Healing Waters album, Christo will do the preproduction and get the Govannen band in for recording sessions in February.
It promises to be an instrumental album of breezy tunes and slow airs.
1st February 2016
roger wilson on tv
Roger Wilson appeared in some episodes of the period ITV drama Jericho, playing violin in a group and also had a walk on scene.
1st January 2016
Photos have been uploaded from recent Govannen events
Xmas Bash - Kirby Bellars
Noels Arms Melton Mowbray
14th December 2015
Govannen Xmas Bash
Govannen's annual Xmas bash was great fun!
As usual the audience brought their picnics and the 5 piece Govannen, played a varied set of familiar songs and tunes and a few rarer ones, plus a bit of Christmas foolishness.
CC brought his guitar and sang Carousell, and another highlight was a rare outing of the Alien Jellyfish Song!
30th September 2015
Joules Yard gig - photos
Great concert at Joules Yard in September - what a night!
We really enjoyed playing to a listening, singing sell out crowd. Joules Yard is one of our favourite venues.
Rob Machon & Susie Q Pollard took some great photos on the night. See them here
Govannen - National Forest Wood Fair
Govannen played again at The National Forest Wood Fair at Beacon Hill. Sadly the weather was terrible as it rained most of the day, but we still got a crowd at our 2 slots and we sold a good few CDs.
Fingers crossed for better weather next year!
Ceilidhs & Barn Dances
Govannen also can provide Ceilidh Dances with our expert dance caller Neil Rabjohn for weddings, functions and parties.
The focus on our ceilidhs is fun and informality - dance experience
is not necessary and Neil will clearly guide you
through the steps.
...and when you've had enough Ceilidh dancing...
As a break from the Ceilidh dancing or as a great way to round the evening
off, Govannen can play a range of popular songs for everyone
to have a bop.
Wow!! What a party on Saturday! I loved every minute! The band were brilliant!!! - so many praising comments from my guests! - Thank you SO much for treating me so specially and for your enthusiasm, creating a fab and fun atmosphere! Can't wait to do it again! Love and thanks to you. - Diane, Tilsworth
you so much – I had such a great time. Everyone loved you – the
mix of music was perfect.
Thank you all so much for a really memorable evening" - Donna, Bedfordshire
"Just wanted to say a really huge thank you to Govannen for the
live music at our party.
It was a fantastic night - everyone throroughly enjoyed themsleves and
the band contributed immensley to the atmosphere and fun we all had.
They were brilliant in every way. Discreet setting up, flexible in their
timing and responsive to the moods and tastes of our guests. I received
so many positive comments about the night and most mentioned how impressed
they were with the quality of the musicians. There was a splattering
of Irish among the guests too, who enjoyed every minute! The band played
some great choices of music and certainly got everyone up on the dance
floor, which is what I had hoped for." - Sally and Andy, Rutland
"We just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the rest of
Govannen for helping to make our wedding day so special. Everybody loved
the band and the music/dancing was everything we wanted and more" - Jo & Dan, Rutland.
"We are back from honeymoon now and I just wanted to thank you
for making our wedding so special. We have had so many people tell us
how great they thought you were" - Emma, Leicestershire
"I wanted to get in touch and say thank you again for the fantastic
music & service you provided during our wedding .... was really
pleased at how much everyone enjoyed the music, and the dancing - we
have had lots of positive feedback. John deserves a medal I think for
managing to whip everyone into (some sort! of) shape. We had a lovely
day, but you definitely made our evening." Heather & Tim,