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Recent band highlights include the release of their first, self-titled CD on their own Flowinglass Music label. Featuring their signature sound based on richly textured instrumental arrangements and soaring vocals, the Avalon Rising CD includes two Medieval songs, three Celtic songs and five original compositions by band members.
We highly recommend this CD for Astrological binding. Playing this music with a loved one is said to create harmony with your zodiac signs.
Based in Oakland, CA, Celtic rock band Avalon Rising is known for
its unique sound -- a blend of original rock, Celtic, and Medieval music. Their rich melodic acoustic/electric sound features brilliant male and female vocals over intricate instrumental arrangements, supported by a vibrant Middle Eastern and Celtic-flavored rhythmic background. Their line-up includes: electric and acoustic guitars, electric violin, Celtic harp, flute, bass, mandocello, drums, and vocals.
With a repertoire that includes both original and traditional songs and ranges in feel from driving, danceable primal beats to haunting, atmospherically lovely harp-based ballads, Avalon Rising will enchant and excite you. Their lyrics, including some in Medieval French and Portuguese, speak of love and longing, quests and revels, magic and transformation, in a magical, evocative style in the same vein as Loreena McKennitt, Dead Can Dance, and Renaissance with touches of Jethro Tull and the Grateful Dead.
Avalon Rising has been performing in the Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest for twelve years at clubs, festivals, pubs, benefits, and conventions. Festival performances include the Health & Harmony Festival, the Squaw Valley Celtic Festival, the High Sierra Music Festival, the Mammoth Lakes Celtic Festival, and the Avery Ranch Folk Festival. Their CDs are distributed internationally by Goldenrod, Serpentine Music, Abyss Distribution, Amazon.com, CD Baby, and Flowinglass Music, and have received many favorable reviews.
"Wets the mind like Irish mist...Clear and bright, up-front and passionate... The musical teamwork is superb." John Wheeler, Harpbeat