Felpeyu creates powerful music that springs from Asturian folcloric roots and from its members' inspiration, and takes it into stage making audiences stand up and dance to it. They create new lyrics for ancient tunes, compose new music for traditional lyrics or arrange instrumental sets that are both energic and subtle. With three albums up to this date ("Felpeyu", "Tierra" and "Yá!"), Felpeyu has completely renewed its repertoire this year and is currently working in a new album, to be recorded in November.
Long ago, now only remembered in Norse mythology, the ÆSIR existed as the sacred Gods of Power and War.
Fearless and proving their might countless times in history, the ÆSIR reside among the Asgardian golden halls of Valhalla, awaiting the day when blood is spilt in their name once more... HAILING from the Mystical valleys of Cornwall: ÆSIR A symphonic black metal band, setting out to show the world even England can create epic black metal!
"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!
The Lash from Lansing, Michigan combines folk instruments like fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and even pedal steel guitar, with bass and drums, and the result is like little else found on the music scene. Although their sound is still rooted in Celtic music, they're never afraid to head into new territory. Recent recordings have been described as Americana or Alt-Country, and some of the newest songs by The Lash could be called World Beat.
From Applecross in the West Highlands of Scotland, Derek produces a blend of Funk, Blues and Afrobeat with a twist of Celtic flavour including occasional Gaelic content. Loaded with driving fretless bass rhythms and lots of guitar. Listen to '10 Out Of Illusion' for a view from the croft as told in the dawn of the 21st century.
A master of the Sligo tradition of flute and tin whistle playing, Matt Molloy has played a vital role in the evolution of Irish music. A charter member of the Bothy Band, Molloy has continued to bring a modern sensibility to Ireland's traditional music. In addition to recording four memorable solo albums, Molloy has applied the warm, airy tones of his flutes to the music of Paul Brady, Tommy Peoples, Michael O'Suillabhain, Donal Lunny, Planxty, and the Irish Chamber Orchestra. Malloy has been one of two non-Dubliners in the Chieftains since 1979.
"Anam Cara" is Irish for "soulmate", "Cara" means "friend". Cara is a newly formed band, rooted in Irish and Scottish traditional music, but with ambitions to create a new and unique sound. Each of the four musicians has made a name for themselves at home and abroad through their involvement in various projects and got together in this line-up to create the music of their dreams. The list of bands in which the CARA members have played with reads like a "who-is-who" of the local folk scene: More Maids...
There are two bands with the name Aslan. The first is Aslan, is a a rock band from Dublin, Ireland. Formed in the mid-late 80's. The band features Christy Dignam (Vocals), Joe Jewel (Guitar), Tony McGuinness (Bass), Billy McGuinness (Harmonica, Keyboards, Percussion, Guitar) and Alan Downey (drums). Over the course of their career Aslan have played many different styles of music, ranging from pop, acoustic rock, rock etc. The band are also known as one of the hardest working bands in Ireland, playing (generally) at least one gig a week.