The Great Hall

Sowulo

Sowulo maakt ‘Viking Folk’, muziek geïnspireerd door het paganisme.

De rituele muziek neemt je mee op een reis naar binnen. De akoestische muziek viert het paganistische erfgoed. 
Het doel van dit muziek project is om ons spiritueel erfgoed dieper te beleven en te delen. Sowulo brengt dit niet alleen tot uiting in hun mooie conceptuele muziek, maar ook door ieder optreden ritueel te openen.

Hun eerste album, Alvenrad, was toegewijd aan de paganistische jaarfeesten en de vier seizoenen die onze jaarcyclus kent. Het vervolg album, SOL, is een akoestische album en bevat een stijlvolle mix van nieuwe en oude muziek, opgenomen exclusief met akoestische instrumenten. Een groot deel van de thematiek wordt normaal besteed aan de zon, en de cycli die hieruit voortkomen. Toch zal dit album wat aardser klinken, met meer uptempo liederen.

Sowulo speelt op zaterdag op de Castlefest Winter Editie.

Twibv

twibv consists of a group of friends also happen to make music, under a band name that is really not as complicated as you may think. The band was formed in 2011 as an excuse to play music together, and has grown into a serious project with mainly original material. We play our songs and tell our stories, from comedy to tragedy and everything in between, in many different languages. We use a wide variety of instruments but mainly lots of humour, even in the songs that are actually about death and misery.

Are you wondering what the letters in ‘twibv’ stand for? It’s a secret. But we look forward to hearing your craziest guesses!

twibv plays on Saturday at the Castlefest Winter Edition.

Maya Fridman

Maya Fridman is a versatile cellist who does not want to get stuck on a particular genre. Although she has a classical music background, she plays just as much folk, rock, jazz, and new music. In her solo show, you’ll hear the influences of various styles and traditions blend organically into one musical story.

“Maya has the unique talent to find a deeper meaning in music, and express it with a strong emotional performance. This performance is always an act of magic”. (Maxim Shalygin, composer)

For the last seven years, Maya has been performing regularly in The Netherlands and Germany. She was awarded the Best Musician of 2013 Prize at De Grote Prijs Van Nederland, toured with Faun as a special guest on their Von den Elben and Luna tours, and had many successful projects amongst which is her duo with Jyoti Verhoeff.

Maya’s latest CD, Red Velvet, released on the 1st of August 2017 presents her poetic vision of the universe where everything is interconnected though expressed in different languages and forms.

Brisinga

The two girls forming the psychedelic folk band Brisinga combine folk with modern influences. The partly instrumental, partly sung compositions will lead you into yet unknown soundscapes.

On the Castlefest Winter Edition they will be supported by Maya Fridman on cello.

The Dolmen

The Dolmen are a relentless organic Celtic rock band born from the county of Dorset, England. Their mission has been to infiltrate the minds and souls of a growing audience with their tribal rhythms and powerful spiritual renditions. 

The Dolmen was founded by prolific song writer & lead singer, Taloch Jameson and after a few changes over the years, the current line-up has been solid since 2010 when drummer, Chris Harris, joined The Dolmen experience. Josh Elliott, lead guitarist, joined The Dolmen family in 2009 and Kayleigh Marchant, bass guitar & vocals, became a member in 2008. After breaking into Europe The Dolmen then found Anja Novotny, flutes & keyboard, in 2015. 

Their latest album ‘NUADA’ released in 2016 is emblematic of their success, and testament to the band’s artistic evolution and enthusiasm, described by Van Muylem of SNOOZECONTROL “as an exceptional trip”. The release of ‘NUADA’ has also found The Dolmen nominated in the ‘Bastaard Fantasy Awards’ for best album internationally and nominated best live act internationally. Which they both won.

The Dolmen now continue to grow as they continue their journey into more of Europe and around the UK.

The Dolmen plays on Saturday and Sunday at the Castlefest Winter Edition.