An English folk group from Hull, Yorkshire, the Watersons performed mainly traditional songs with little or no accompaniment. Their distinctive sound came from their close harmonies. Original members were Norma Waterson, Mike Waterson, and Lal Waterson, with their cousin John Harrison from Kingston High School. They had a skiffle band in the early 1960s but moved on to playing more traditional material. They were briefly known as "The Folksons".
There are three artists sharing the name "Queenie": (1) Queenie (Kimberly Steele) is a half-Japanese, ethereal, gothic singer/songwriter from Chicago. Her voice is often likened to Enya, with a colorful fullness and incredible pitch and octave extension. She plays classical guitar and piano; her songs are acoustic new age, with a hint of Enya's style, and tasteful, touching, original songwriting. For more info see www.queeniemusic.com.
Filska is a high energy, traditional band from the Shetland Islands. Their music is built around traditional fiddle tunes. 'Filska' means 'high spirited' in the local language of the Shetland Islands. Band members include: Jenna Reid; fiddle, vocals & accordion, Bethany Reid; fiddle, vocals & piano, Gemma Wilson; fiddle & vocals and Andrew Tulloch; guitar & vocals. Jenna, Bethany and Gemma grew up on the Shetland Islands, and began playing together at local events an early age. They were frequent prizewinners in the Young Fiddler of the Year Competition, an annual event in the islands.
Gilles Mathieu is a hobbyist french composer and performer, whose work goes from full orchestral scores to instrumental solos via choral music. With many influences including traditional and folk music, 19th century's late-romantic composers as well as contemporary sountracks composers, his style is difficult to define. There seems anyway to be a common factor in the highly story-telling character of most of his work.
The Mahones are a Canadian Celtic punk band, whose blend of Celtic folk with alternative rock was a popular draw on the Canadian live music circuit in the 1990s. The band was formed in Kingston, Ontario in 1990 by Fintan "Finny" McConnell and Barry Williams, as a one-off band for a St. Patrick's Day party. According to their website (www.themahones.net), the name was chosen to rhyme with The Ramones.
“A sharing of gold is but brief, but a sharing of song lasts long.”
- Gaelic Proverb Mary Jane Lamond is a sharer of songs, stories and spirit. This sharing has garnered Mary Jane numerous JUNO and East Coast Music award nominations, critical acclaim, and a worldwide audience. Her latest recording, SEINN, is released on September 18. It reflects the great love and respect that Mary Jane and Wendy have for Nova Scotia tradition, and for each other.
A protege of Van Morrison, this Belfast boy is an Irish singer-song writer with a unique, gentle voice, and he puts it to good use in his many ballads. He represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006. Born in Belfast on 12th October 1966, Brian Kennedy as a singer has perfect pitch and is often described as having ‘the voice which charms angels’. His first album was 'The Great War of Words' followed by 'A Better Man' in 1996 which gained quadruple platinum sales in Ireland. This led to awards for 'Best Irish Male Album' and 'Best Irish Male Artist’.
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!