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Echoes from Middle-Earth

14.02.2020

We are glad to announce songs from the new Glindar's album Echoes from Middle-Earth.

At this year's Tolkiencon 2020, we had an opportunity to listen to songs of an Italian musician, composer and tolkienist Glindar. On the Saturday's evening Glindar played a great concert and he was accompanied by Romanian illustrator Bogdan Graciun and his live painting during the performance.

The songs came from the album Echoes from Middle-Earth released at the end of 2019 containing 11 songs inspired by the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Here we can listen to the tones of guitars, Celtic harp, flutes, mandolin, violin and other instruments. The songs, which have been composed since 2000, touch both the main storyline of the story and also lesser known topics as well. We can look forward to Frodo, Gollum, merry pub song, Treebeard, but also Tom Bombadil or Ent's memory of Tauremornalómë.

Glindar working on Echoes from Middle-Earth

Thanks to Glindar's kind permission, we can release the whole content of his album on our Songs of Middle-Earth website and listen to these original songs either on its own or on Radio Middle-Earth. The songs are accompanied by beautiful illustrations by illustrators such as Andrea Piparo, Ted Nasmith, John Howe, Kip Rasmussen and of course the aforementioned Bogdan Craciun.

Bogdan Craciun, Music to the Ears

All songs are best accessible from the homepage of this website, where you can find them among the newest songs or from the list below, where they will guide us through the whole story.

All I have to do is wish you a pleasant listening!

AHO

Beren and Lúthien being recorded

27.07.2016

Hopefully good news for all those attending this year's Tolkiencon (as well as those abroad): False Fellowship is working hard on studio record the Beren and Lúthien cycle. As of now, first 9 songs are complete (but not released yet).

Recording is split into two parts – 1st round in spring, 2nd round in autumn. We are done with 1st one and has finished 9 songs where Fallon was not required to sing, as she is only partially available due to maternity. Next songs are due in autumn, and then the Fellowship will decide what to do with the outcome records – either to release 3rd CD, or, let them be published here. Either way, by next Tolkiencon, the cycle should be recorded and released in one form or the other.

Till we are done with it, we may release a teaser record, so stay tuned.

From first round, finished songs are: Tarn Aeluin, Interrogation by Sauron, Felagund's Battle with Sauron, Finrod's Death, Valacirca, Thuringwethil, I am flying, Hunt for the Wolf and Lament of Lúthien.

 

There are some changes in who sings what: Beren is sung in the studio records by Bóža instead of Nerion, and in "Hunt for the Wolf", the part of Carcharoth part is sang by Lokýt, instead of Lemming. Lokýt kindly agreed to provide his uncomparable voice, but you will hear Lemming as Carcharoth later – in his song „Carcharoth“. No other changes – as Finrod and Huan you will hear Bardě, Sauron and Lúthien (in "Lament") sung by Elsa, Thorondor sung by Daniela, story-teller role in "Hunt for the Wolf" by Jana. Chorus parts are sang by all above plus Bětka, Nerion and Fallon, who joined this session momentarily. despite her maternity matters.

Wonderful guitar arranges were invented by Bardě and he has recorded them all, too. You will also hear melancholic violloncello of Bětka, agile flutes by Jixi, Lemming's cajón that gets better and better, and indeed some keyboard. But above all, you will hear and feel a joy and energy embedded in this workpiece.

Elsa / PB

Poetic Musical Fellowship

24.06.2016

This year's second session at studio has brought us eight new recordings, as well as a new musical community has been born!

In entire history of our project, this has been 10th studio session, making a little anniversary. At studio, Kateřina Schwarzerová, Katka Garcia, Doubravka Burianová, Petr Bohdan, Vojta Bardě Domin, Aho met together with guest musician and sound master Vlastík Červenka. The result is following eight songs mainly from Poetic Fellowship archives (yet some waiting for studio recording for over a 20 years), few are new:

Collaboration on this session has in the end resulted to a creation of a new formal musical grouping named Poetic Musical Fellowship. As the name suggests, it is straight reincarnation of a former Poetic Fellowship, whose musical heritage PMF maintains and develops. However, contrary to PF, PFM is more focused on music (less theatre, more music). Hopes are that time will bring us more of PF songs reborn, as well as some new pieces.

Poetické Hudební Společenstvo

You could listen to new recordings either from above links, from main page or tune Radio Middle-Earth and wait for them to come in playlist.

Together with first session this year (The Flight of the Noldor) we have 13 new songs, let's enjoy listening! :)

AHO / PB