Village stage

Trobar de Morte op Castlefest

Trobar de Morte

Trobar de Morte

Trobar de Morte was born in 1999. It’s the most ambitious project of the multifaceted Lady Morte, singer and songwriter. They have played at several festivals, concerts and tours – including one big tour with Faun in 2011 – and visited countries such as Germany, Holland, Portugal, Romania, France and Italy. The band has recently collaborated with the Celtic Orchestra of Barcelona and toured through Europe as coheadliner with The Moon And The NightSpirit to celebrate its 18th anniversary. Two tribal dancers have accompanied them in several concerts throughout the years, adding a strong visual impact to many of the songs.

The band’s live show includes performances, dances and ritualistic elements which enhance the audience’s experience.

Last summer they released their seventh album. Myths, legends, sorcery and occultism are intertwined with charming melodies of violins, guitars, bagpipes, ethnic percussions and beautiful voices. All together, it forms a dark and magical universe composed of 13 songs entitled “Witchcraft”. Cover art was designed by Victoria Francés.

Trobar de Morte will play the Forest Stage on Friday and the Village Stage on Saturday and Sunday.

Vael op Castlefest

Vael

Vael at Castlefest

The members of Spanish folk project Vael come from several music genres. They’re all united by a strong passion for the different cultures of the world, and wish to reflect that in their music. Vael mixes multiple musical traditions from all over the world with the richness of Spanish folk music. Doing this results in a cultural and social message, with a strong sound produced by acoustic instruments and different singing styles.

Cultural barriers made it impossible for many centuries to understand that all people come from similar roots. We share a good number of traditions, beliefs and, in general, everything that makes us human. Due to globalization, some of these barriers are breaking down, while others grow driven by prejudice, hatred or fear, without understanding that beauty is found in diversity.

 
Those who have always known the truth about humans are animals, present in all cultures and legends. Of all of them, the wolf is one of the most universal, found in many regions. This project is called Vael in honor of the Celtiberian wolf god. It has the intention of reflecting that under the gaze of the wolves we’re not different, because it’s what unite us that matters rather than what sets us apart.
Join Vael at Castlefest 2019! They will play the Village Stage on Friday and Saturday, and the Meadow Stage on Sunday. The band will release a new cd in July of this year.

 

Vedan Kolod op Castlefest

Vedan Kolod

Vedan Kolod at Castlefest

Vedan Kolod is a family world music band from Siberia, Russia. Born at the foot of the Krasnoyarsk mountains, future Vedan Kolod members started singing with their grandparents when they were only 4 years old. Traditional music has always been a part of their life. Drawing on ancient and medieval Slavic folk traditions, Vedan Kolod has attracted an impressive global cult following and toured extensively throughout Russia and Europe.

Band member Valery Naryshkin also restores rare Slavic instruments such as the war horn, hornpipe, bagpipes, drums, gusli, hurdy-gurdy and others.

Vedan Kolod has a wide experience of tours and festivals in Russia and Europe. They have released 8 lp’s up till now.

Band members: Tatiana Naryshkina (vocals, hurdy-gurdy, flute, mandoline), Valery Naryshkin (vocals, bouzouki, mouth harp, scythian horn), Daryana Antipova (vocals, drums, flute).

More information will follow soon.