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Runrig

Runrig are a Scottish folk rock band founded by brothers Rory and Malcom "Calum" MacDonald in 1973 in the rural Western Isles of Scotland. The band is now popular across the United Kingdom, Denmark and Germany and is notable for combining original songs in Gaelic with a rock sound, thus reflecting the Gaelic culture. Membership
- Rory MacDonald (Songwriter, bass, and vocals)
- Malcom "Calum" MacDonald (Songwriter and percussionist)
- Malcolm Jones (Guitars, pipes, accordion)

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The Acorn

Anchored by vivid songwriting and eclectic instrumentation, The Acorn produce an original brand of experimental, popular folk music that effortlessly marries modern and traditional forms. Inspired by the natural beauty of the Outaouais region, and with his principle projects all on hiatus, Rolf Klausener started writing under the moniker The Acorn in the summer of 2002.
Initially an excuse to teach himself home-recording, these furtive experiments quickly started eating up the majority of his free time.

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STRAWBS

The Strawbs started existence as The Strawberry Hill Boys, playing American bluegrass in London. They eventually shortened the name and started playing original, and more English, music, first in the realm of folk-rock, then adding electric instruments and leaning towards progressive rock. Lead singer Dave Cousins has been the only constant in the band. Sandy Denny was an early member of the band before she joined Fairport Convention; Rick Wakeman also did a stint for two albums before moving on to Yes.

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Neil Young

Neil Young was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on November 12, 1945. He is a singer-songwriter with a long and extensive musical career. He has become one of the most respected and influential musicians of his generation. Neil started his professional music career in the mid-1960's with a number of bands in Canada, notably the Mynah Birds, which also included fellow future Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer and future funk star Rick James.

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Hal

There are several artists using this name: 1) Ultra-hooky, dramatic vocal harmony-drenched tunes. Echoes of the Beatles, Harry Nilsson, the Beach Boys, and Phil Spector are everywhere. Hal go beyond imitation and use their influences, as a good band should, as guides and not blueprints. Tim Sendra-All Music Guide.
Dublin 3-piece, Hal, formed in 2003 and were signed by Jeff Travis to Rough Trade Records in 2004. Their eponymous debut album was produced by Tears for Fears’ Ian Stanley, and released to critical acclaim in 2005, producing two UK and Irish top 40 chart hits.

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Skyforger

Skyforger is a band from R?ga, Latvia. They have been tempering their music in the smithy of the Thundergod since 1995. For the last decade, the band has been fighting under the flag of Latvian ; an extreme blend of traditional music and various metal influences ranging from Norwegian inspired through to 80s-rooted . The band's unique combination of ancient and modern influence has given them a wide appeal throughout both the and scenes...

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Black Flowers

Wyrd Brit folk 'supergroup' centred around Alex Neilson and Lavinia Blackwall, a couple who have also graced other projects, Trembling Bells and Directing Hand. Lavinia also plays harp, psaltery and organ. Michael Flower plays guitar and Glaswegian singer/songwriter Alasdair Roberts, plays guitar and shares vocals with Lavinia on the traditional "Polly On The Shore". Their 2009 album "I Grew From A Stone To A Statue".

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Believe

Believe is a progressive rock band from Poland. Founded in 2005 by Mirosław Gil - composer, producent and guitarist of bands Collage, Mr Gil and Ananke. Believe consists of Mirosław Gil on guitar, Tomasz Rozcki (vocals, guitar), Adam Miłosz (keyboard and hidden harmonies), Przemysław Zawadzki (bass), Vlodi Tafel (drums) and Satomi (violin). Featured also by a lyricist Robert Sieradzki band released a debut album "Hope To See Another Day" in 2006. Discography:
Hope to See Another Day (2006)
Yesterday is a Friend (2008)

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