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Relig Oran

 
contact - andy@religoran.co.uk         Tel (01227) 361248                                     Photo - Dylan Woolf
 
There’s a light in the forest, there’s a face in the tree… Up past the brow of the dark moor, chill of the evening air, on we press. We pass the wicker man, pass the creaking gibbet with its dark treasure, and on we press. Looking for the old ways from here to Summerilse. RELIG ORAN are the sound track to our journey. Nick Drake meets the brothers Grimm, Cinderella meets Tom Waits. The hobby horse and the hand of glory. Folk’s dark underbelly, tales of murder and betrayal, of death and rebirth, and tunes, hollow, haunting tunes. Now the caravan drives East through the Bohemian forests, in search of Baba Yagga as night draws in. There’s a light in the forest, there’s a face in the tree… and on we press……………

Take the traditional music of England, Brittany, Ireland and beyond (plus a bunch of original tunes) and mix with African Kalimba, driving percussion, bass pedals and a whole bag of other goodies....

Using innovative and dynamic arrangements Relig Oran give the music a contemporary and exciting twist, at the same time keeping the spirit and depth of the tradition and though there are some exciting detours on the journey, the music is always based on a solid musical understanding. Between them the members of Relig Oran have toured Europe, recorded several acclaimed albums and had radio play from Russia to Japan.
 
RELIG ORAN are: 
Jem Scott. Vocals, Guitar, Bouzouki. 
Martyn Kember. Fiddle. 
Andy Renshaw. Bodhran, Kalimba, Base Pedals, Percussion.
 
The band myspace is at http://www.myspace.com/religoranband  and the band website, with pics and stuff is at http://www.religoran.co.uk
 
 
A few dates coming up. 2009.
 
Jan 30th Support for Robb Johnson, Orange Street Music Club, Canterbury, Kent. http://www.orangestreetmusic.com Doors open from 7.30pm.
 
Feb 2nd Gulbenkian Theatre, University of Kent. Supporting the mighty Sligo band Dervish. We are playing a short slot from 7pm on the bar stage (free). 01227 769075
 
Feb 11th Orange Street Music Club, Canterbury, Kent. http://www.orangestreetmusic.com Doors open from 7.30pm. Free entry Wednesday. A full evening of the new line up with new material, how could you miss it.
April 8th Man of Kent, Rochester, Kent. 9pm.
 
April 16th Easter Sunday - The Neptune, Whitstable. CT5 1EY. Yes, it's the pub on the beach. One of the best pubs in Kent and a great venue. (01227) 272262. 5pm till 8pm
 
FIVE DAYS IN MAY Village Hall’s Tour 2009

Keeping music live in rural Kent, come and show your support. More details to come, for now here are the dates.
MAY 9th Chartham Hatch Village Hall. Plus support
MAY 15th Edgerton Village Hall. Plus support
MAY 16th Bossingham Village Hall. Plus support
MAY 23rd Wye Village Hall. Plus support
MAY 30th Dymchurch Village Hall. Plus support
 
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