TWO NEW ALBUMS FOR 2014 THE BANQUET & BALLAD OF CAPE CLEAR
From all of us here at The Dolmen
we would like to say a massive and special thank you To all who have supported us by purchasing our albums over the years. The Dolmen are entirely self funded and It is only through your encouragement and support that we have been able to continue to gig & record and release the albums we do.
Ballad of Cape Clear is now the 2nd Album to be released this year.
|The Dolmen have now released their second album for 2014.
Ballad of Cape Clear-12 Tracks.
The album is dedicated to Celtic Folk music of which the Dolmen have played and promoted professionally for over 20 years releasing a staggering amount of albums within such folk genres as Piratical, Medieval and Celtic Rock. Their relentless energy and classic melodies have earned them the respect and support of the everyday folk. reigning as the unsung heroes of those who enjoy Raw Celtic Folk Music.
The album demonstrates that in the everyday life and emotions of the people their times and experiences can be and will be recorded in song and relayed gently into the future.
There is Wit, laughter, tears of loss and those of gain, happiness nostalgic memory and social philosophy, all that enriches and preserves folk songs for the people.
The album opens with the traditional classic "Rocky Road to Dublin" dedicated with the deepest of respect to the late Luke Kelly, (of The Dubliners) one of Ireland's greatest folk musicians, According to Taloch, no one has yet managed to sing this song as good as the great Luke Kelly, whose 1973 rendition will inspire people to sing the song well into the future.
The songs that follow are a tapestry of melodies of traditional bliss giving new life to some old riffs tangled in original melody and immortalized as a Celtic production.
The Album reaches a sombre climax with the song "Sisters of the Earth",sung by Kayleigh, over tribal drums and mournful fiddle in a rallying cry to the Daughters of Mother Earth.
Josh Elliott - Vocals, Banjo, Electric Guitar, Accordion, Whistle, Bouzouki,Charango
Kayleigh Marchant - Vocals, Bass Guitar, Whistle, Lyrics on Sisters of Earth.
Chris Jones - Drums, Percussion, Cajon
Matt Tarling - Fiddle
Taloch - Lyrics, Vocals, 6 & 8 String Acoustic Guitars, Whistle, Harmonica, Electric Guitar
Mark Vine - Lyrics for Tolpudle Martyrs.
Cover Artwork & Original Design - Sem Vine
Cover Photo - Joanna Caswell Jameson
Listen to a Song from the Album
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"THE BANQUET" by The Dolmen.
The 14 Track album is a sincere blend of Medieval Celtic Rock,
unique to the Dolmen spirit.
Recording started at the end of September and draws upon the atmospheric influence of the 2013 tours in Europe, where the band spent much of their time gigging Medieval and Celtic festivals.
The band purposely composed 'Banquet' as a forerunner to "Nuada" a second album release due for this year in May. It was decided after they had finished their 2013 Euro Tour, that there were to many songs for Nuada, and more in production, so decided or felt compelled to compose a Celtic medieval album in Dolmen image, and so it was decided that Nuada should be split and Banquet would introduce an exciting yet bizarre theme of which the band are presently enchanted, hence now laying the foundation for 2014 the "Nuada, God of the Sun Tour" and the adventure of musical discovery.
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THE BANQUET ALBUM PAGE PHOTO'S & VIDEOS
|Crow Dance is a Solo Instrumental Album By Taloch
Not Dolmen Music
|Journey is an Instrumental Concept Album
By Taloch & Josh
Not Dolmen Music
READ FULL REVIEW OF THE VINTAGE COLLECTION
By Ceitidh Brown
|To Celebrate 21 Years of Dolmen Music We are offering a Special Collection of Re mastered Vintage Dolmen Music
Now Available Four Vintage Dolmen Albums
Spirits of the Land,
Songs of the Cauldron.
We Are Offering all FOUR Albums at an EXCLUSIVE PRICE Of £30 Free Shipping (For A Limited Time Only)
|The Vintage Collection covers a wide range of The Dolmen's unique style of Piratical Celtic Folk Music.
From 1993 to 2007.
The Covers of the Four Albums placed together make a complete picture of Portland stone Circle. Where the band have held many Ceremonies
from weddings to Wiccanings, in fact so much so they are nicknamed the Dolmen Stones, after the name of the band
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