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Carol Thompson

Born in America of Anglo-Welsh-Irish-Austrian heritage, Carol Thompson is one of America's foremost players of the Celtic harp, began playing the pedal harp at age thirteen with classical instruction from Dorothy Knauss of Allentown, PA, a student of Alfred Holy. After years of playing classical music, she allowed her lifelong interest in medieval and renaissance history to take to the fore, and learned to play several variants of her instrument.

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Vanilla Gloom

Vanilla Gloom are Grace Leacock, Megan O'Kane and Shannon Delores O'Neill. Based in Belfast, they are a post-punk/grunge influenced three piece who count Queens of the Stone Age, The Breeders and Babes in Toyland as influences.
With their sound described as having "melody and venom in magnificently equal portions" their forthcoming debut EP combines soaring harmonies, delicate instrumental interplay, thunderous drums and raucous distorted guitars. You can buy Lemons and Wine here Check out the EP teaser here

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Republic of Loose

The band is comprised of Mick Pyro (vocals), Brez (guitar), Dave Pyro (guitar), Benjamin Loose (bass), Andres (drums), and Deco (keyboards). Republic of Loose are a Dublin-based band who have broken the seal of the usual run-of-the-mill Irish singer/songwriter act.

Blasting onto the the music scene through the help of Phantom FM with "Hold Up!," The Loose gained the foundation of a firm fanbase. With the gospel-like vocals and back-to-basics funk, the lads sell out venues such as The Ambassador, The Village, and The Stables.

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The Wolfe Tones

The Wolfe Tones are an Irish rebel music band deeply rooted in Irish traditional music. They are named after the Irish rebel and patriot Wolfe Tone, one of the leaders of the Irish Rebellion of 1798 with the double entendre that a wolf tone is a spurious sound that can affect instruments of the violin family. The Wolfe Tones began in the early 1960s, and have continued recording and performing to this day. They originally consisted of the brothers Derek and Brian Warfield and their friend Noel Nagle, with Tommy Byrne joining soon after.

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Luka Bloom

Luka Bloom (born 23 May 1955 as Barry Moore) is an accomplished Irish folk-rock singer-songwriter. He is also the younger brother of Irish folk singer Christy Moore. In order to avoid the pressure of being related to Christy Moore, Bloom adopted his pseudonym. "Luka" is taken from the title of Suzanne Vega's song "Luka" about child abuse and "Bloom" refers to the main character in James Joyce's Ulysses. Bloom is, however, very forthcoming about being Moore's brother and does not hide behind his stage name.

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There are at least 3 bands with the name Backwater: (1) Backwater (Germany) Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 who released two full-length albums: "Revelation" (1984) and "Final Strike" (1986). Changed name to Tai Pan, releasing "Slow Death" (1995), and then changed their name again to X-Ray, under which they released "Dehumanized" (1996).
discography and reviews: metal archives Line-up:
Miguel Di Muzio - Bass
Thomas Guschelbauer - Guitars (1981-1993, 2008-present), Vocals (1981-1988)
Achim Schmietow - Vocals, Bass (1981-1987), Guitars (2008-present)

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