In Extremo is one of the most famous folk metal bands, originating from Berlin, Germany in 1995. The band's musical style combines heavy metal with medieval traditional songs, blending the sound of the standard metal instruments with traditional instruments such as the bagpipes, harp, hurdy-gurdy and shawm. Versions of well-known traditional/medieval ballads make up the main part of their repertoire, though over the years the band has also begun to write some original material using the German language.
"Clanadonia are a Tribal Pipes and Drums band, steeped in the Pictish/Celtic traditions of Scotland." (www.clanadonia.co.uk) A bunch of seriously windswept Scots.
They provide driving drumming and some rather lofty pipe playing!
Radiokijada A journey through five centuries, where ancestral traditions meet
the new digital world. Rodolfo Mu
Skiltron is an Argentinian folk metal band with power, heavy and celtic influences. A lot of their lyrics are based on Scottish history. Emilio Souto − Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Bouzuki
Juan José Fornés − Electric Guitar
Fernando Marty − Bass
Diego Valdez − Vocals
Matias Pena − Drums
Pablo Allen − Bagpipes, Tin whistle
Described by The Scotsman as 'quite simply the best folk band Scotland has produced in many a year', Deaf Shepherd are a traditional celtic band based in Edinburgh who play both contemporary and traditional Scottish tunes and songs. They are notable for their lively and inventive arrangements as well as their energetic and accomplished live performances.
In 1990, Kathryn Tickell (an English player of the Northumbrian smallpipes and fiddle) formed the Kathryn Tickell Band. As of 2005, the band consisted of Peter Tickell (Fiddle & guitar), Julian Sutton (Melodeon), Ian Stephenson (Guitar, acoustic bass guitar), and Kathryn Tickell (Northumbrian Pipes and Fiddle). Most recently, Ian Stephenson has been succeeded by Joss Clapp on guitar & acoustic bass guitar.