|"The idea behind this compilation is a coming together of like-minded artists from all across Europe in an attempt to rediscover the history and traditions of their respective areas of origin; through the medium of traditional music", explains WINTERFYLLETH main man Chris Naughton. ?Given that Europe has a particularly strong folk heritage all the bands contributing to this release are drawn from a broad range of countries that make up the continent; each with their own unique musical style & traditions to explore. One way that folk music has endured throughout the world's turbulent history is by people coming together and sharing the stories, tales and folklore of old; re-creating the melodies in a way that is relevant to them in the now. This compilation brings together eight artists, who have a strong historical interest and a pre-existing link to the music of their respective homelands."
The eight participating bands are expressively linked in their artistic output to the culture and history of their respective countries of origin. Therefore they represent eight different regions of modern Europe: Ireland (PRIMORDIAL), Ukraine (DRUDKH), Finland (HAIVE), Norway (KAMPFAR), England (WINTERFYLLETH), Netherlands (MONDVOLLAND), France (HIMINBJORG), and Portugal (AVA INFERI).
Yet they find common ground in the different musical traditions they explore. Each artist employs their own means to find and present their roots to the world. You will find interpretations of traditional songs, cover versions of folk artists or the use of themes and melodies from their musical heritage in original compositions.
PRIMORDIAL - Dark Horse On The Wind
DRUDKH - ______ _________ (Forgotten Lullaby)
HAIVE - Ei Kuule Emo Minua
KAMPFAR - En Hymne Til Urd
WINTERFYLLETH - Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
WINTERFYLLETH - John Barleycorn
MONDVOLLAND - Montferland I (with FOLKCORN)
MONDVOLLAND - Montferland II
HIMINBJORG - Esprit De Brave
WINTERFYLLETH - The Three Ravens
KAMPFAR - B?dnsull
DRUDKH - ______ (Dovbush)
MONDVOLLAND - Montferland III
AVA INFERI - Ao Teu Lado
HAIVE - Ukon On Tulinen Turkki
HAIVE - Onpa Tietty Tietyss?ni
PRIMORDIAL - The Foggy Dew