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  • 01. The Raven Is Calling (Air)
    02. I'll Be Reborn
    03. We Won't Wait Any Longer
    04. There's A Home Far In The Mountains
    05. A Mother's Love
    06. Sweet Mama Mine
    07. The Trees Of Annwfn
    08. The Ballad Of Richard III
    09. The Crone's Lullaby
    10. Farewell To Ye, Mary
    11. Gwrach A Gwraig
    12. There Will Always Be A Wales
    13. Sometimes I Wonder
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    GWYDION

    The Faerie Shaman

    [engl] Gwydion Pendderwen is one of the more chatoyant figures of the folk music underground and it is a shame actually that we have to label his works underground for what he laid down on both of his albums “Songs For The Old Religion” (1975) and “The Faerie Shaman” (1982). It was far above the average standard folk of his time, especially on this, his second album from 1982. The confessing neo paganist and environmentalist tried a different path seven years after his rather haunting debut album by mixing bluegrass, country, gospel and dixie into the classic folky singer / songwriter tunes of enchanting beauty. Most of the time the atmosphere on this album is rather friendly and lightweight in the sense of bright melodies and a cheerful mood on most tunes. Just take a walk in spirit through the garden of sound created by the delicate arrangements and rich, mostly acoustic instrumentation. Will you ever wish to return to what people consider as reality? I would doubt that. GWYDION for certain has the one and another moment of melancholy and musing but this is just a little shade of evening, the moment when the sky turns dark blue and the two worlds come as close as they could. This album breathes a flamy joy of life and you would not think it was shortly after that Gwydion Pendderwen lost his life in a car accident. The music presented on “The Faerie Shaman” literally swallows you like a river and you may ride like a Valkyrie upon the raging waters or dive deep inside and be enchanted by the magic world beyond the surface. This should have been a classic and it is a real gem for fans of PLANXTY, HAMISH IMLACH, DULCIMER, PENTANGLE and STEELEYE SPAN.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    25.11.2014
    EAN
    EAN 5291103810954
     

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