Loell Duinn at Castlefest
Through the sounds of forgotten instruments and ancient melodies, Loell Duinn (lo-el d^in) takes you on a journey into the mythical history of the Balkans, Europe, the world and beyond. This summer we welcome Loell Duinn at Castlefest.
The mystical musical journey of Loell Duinn started in the spring of 2003, in the Croatian region called Istra.
First as a duo, then a trio, quartet, quintet until it became a rich sextet. With six band members, they performed at many concert venues and festivals like Wave Gotik Treffen, Dark Bombastic Evening and other major and minor European festivals.
With no discernible genre and trendy influences, but with free creativity and timeless spirit, Loell Duinn invents their own esoteric (musical) world. Mellow, melancholic melodies connect with ethnic/folk elements and classical music. It’s a mixture of contemporary and traditional (medieval, renaissance and baroque) music. The music itself has Arabic, Spanish, Balkan and local Istrian influences. Different languages are used such as English, Croatian, local dialects, extinct Mozarabic language and also invented language.
Current members are:
Olja Frolo – Vocals, percussions
Alen Zarifović – Classical & acoustic guitar, percussions
Goran Brezac – Drums, percussions
Patrik Šćira – Keyboard, programing, accordion
Ivona Kiršić – Flute, backing vocals, percussions
Damir Dimovski – Bass guitar
Retrospective 2003-2008 (OSA MEDIA_ 2011.)
Retrospective 2003 – 2008, as the title suggests, is a collection of 12 songs – lovingly created over the 5 first years of existence of the group. In nearly one hour, the listener can feel the complexity, creativity and intensity in every single note.
Karpatia (OSA MEDIA_2014.)
Karpatia is a conceptual album with 11 songs. The concept of the album is “East meets West” in the spiritual, metaphysical, cultural, artistic and historical sense. This meeting takes place in the Balkan region, in the imaginary land called KARPATIA. Karpatia is the homeland of all the different nations that have met there throughout history and, in these encounters, have combined all that seemed impossible to come together in spirituality, culture and music!
Loell Duinn aims to release their third album at Castlefest 2019! Loell Duinn will play the Village Stage at the Castlefest Friday and Saturday.