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Stranger at the Gate

by DÁN

*Fine Irish music* - two former members of german free folk band Hoelderlin Express plus one great fiddle player join forces for a fresh eclectic approach to celtic music.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. Downstairs: Jerry O' Connors/tripping Down the Stairs
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2. When First I Came to Caledonia
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3. Polkas: the Oriental Polka/i'll Buy Boots For Maggie/the Finnish
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4. Snows: the Snows They Melt the Soonest/the Sunset
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5. New Üzemel
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6. Lament For Kim
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7. Wie Schön Blüht Uns Der Maien (may Song)/ Hares On the Mountain
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8. An Fainne Oir/the Gold Ring
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9. Jc's: Her Long Black Hair/the Phoenix
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10. Sandy Bell's Broadstreet
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11. The Stranger: the Stranger At the Gate/dillon Brown/castle Kelly
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12. Tipsy: the Tipsy Sailor/reel Beatrice
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
In 1991 Johannes Mayr, Jørgen W. Lang, Elke Rogge and Olav Krauss founded one of the most innovative german Folk bands: Hoelderlin Express.

Almost 15 years later Johannes and Jørgen joined forces again. This time they use music from Ireland, Scotland and other "celtic" countries as a foundation for their unique interpretation of traditional music. Together with Franziska Urton on Fiddle this is one of the most exciting Folk bands coming out of Germany in the last decade: DÁN.

2006 saw the release of their highly acclaimed debut CD "Stranger at the Gate". Again, crossing borders is part of the concept. Pieces like "May Song/Hares on the mountain" build a bridge between German an English musical traditions, while "New Üzemel" (available on the band's website) prooves that the old "Hoelderlin Express spirit" is still alive. Their delicate arrangements of old and new tunes show musical skill and sensitivity.

Most of the shows are played without amplification, although they definitely know how to cater for a crowd of a few thousand. Johannes, Franziska and Jørgen have all worked in different musical formations, doing studio, Radio and TV work. They played on festivals from Dingwall to Tønder, from Sidmouth to Kalaka as well as in clubs and theatres throughout Europe.

2007 sees DÁN debuting on the international circuit with concerts scheduled in Austria and other countries to come.

Joergen W. Lang: Guitars, DADGAD-Bouzouki, Low Whistles, Lead Vocals
Franziska Urton: Fiddle, Backing Vocals
Johannes Mayr: Accordion, Double Bass, Backing Vocals


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Damian

Stranger At The Gate
This is a fine collection of tunes and sows the talent of this group. The blending and mix of music (Germanic and Celtic) traditons makes for
a unique and enjoyable listening experience.
This should be a definite for fans of Celtic Trad.
I especially enjoyed the strong vocal perfomances.