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PostSubject: Faun   Sun May 03, 2009 3:34 am

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FAUN combines medieval & ancient instruments with modern influences to create an enchanting and powerful atmosphere.
The band's performance incorporates many different instruments, including the Celtic harp, nyckelharpa, various lutes, the bagpipes, large Japanese taiko drums, cister, the violin, flutes and even Arabic instruments like dombra, rebab, riq, oud, darabukka and bendir, as well as the melodic vocal section going from solo folk-like and often ambient melodies to chant-like and always enchanting vocal performances with the two female and frontman Oliver s.tyr vocalists combining something truelly magical. Influences of Celtic folk and medieval music fusing with driving beats draws an ever fast growing crowd of followers.

The ensemble FAUN was founded in early 2002 in Munich and has performed at more than 450 locations, festivals, concert halls and churches throughout Europe.  Some of them include: Mèra Luna Festival (Germany), Elf Fantasy Fair (Netherlands), Wave Gotik Treffen  (Germany),  Fiesta Celtica Biella (Italy), Zillo Open Air, Folkwoods Folkfestival (Netherlands), Arena van Vletingen (Belgium), Savari Karneval 2005 (Hungary), Palladius/Barcelona (Spain), Estragon (Italy) and many more...

Since March of '08 Faun is performing with the new band member:
Sandra Elflein (vocals, violin, hurdy-gurdy, flutes).

Til today FAUN has released five longplay CD's:
"Zaubersprüche" (Incantations) - 2002
"Licht" (Light) - 2004
"Renaissance" - 2005
"Totem" - 2007
"FAUN & the pagan folk festival - LIVE" - 2008

and two DVDs:
"Lichtbilder" (Light pictures) - 2004 (not sold anymore)
"Ornament" - 2007

In cooperation with distributor Curzweyhl / Rough Trade (Germany) and the Label "Noir Records" (USA) they have till today sold more than 80000 CDs worldwide. Also their latest studio CD "TOTEM" reached rank 78 of the german (media control) album charts, rank 6 of the german alternativ charts and rank 1 of the german medieval charts.

Egil Saga
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