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Faerie Folk

from Village Tales by The Flask

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Faerie Folk is the first studio single from The Flask. Recorded in the Netherlands at In The Room Studios and released via Friendly Folk Records (Dec/2019) for worldwide digital distribution. Faerie Folk is an original number based on Gaelic mythology of a young boy who wanders into the Faerie world. The story follows the plight of the young boy and his mother who enters Faerie world to retrieve her son and bring him back home. A mix of frolick uptempo Celtic sounds combined with four part harmony accapela for a blend that is as magical as the story.

About the band:

The Flask are a four member folk band from Delft, Netherlands with a penchant for Irish and Scottish traditional music. These energetic university students hit the stage with a mix of ballads and uptempo tunes, many original tunes mixed with traditionals and covers. Inspired by bands such as: Rapalje, The High Kings, Faun, Ye Banished Privateers and others, the four part harmony and muti-instrument arrangements will take you to another world through the craft of storytelling. Although known in their hometown of Delft, this talented band hit the folk festival scene in 2016 with an appearance at Archeon Midwinter Fair. Their energy and pure talent did not go unnoticed. Within a few months the band were signed by Friendly Folk Promotion and Label. The band is becoming established in folk festival scene, with appearances at: Archeon Midwinter Fair, Fantasy Fest Rijswijk, Rapalje Zomerfolk Fest and more. EnjoyThe Flask, 'Faerie Folk!

Band Members:
Jesse van Mullem (guitar, vocals)
Rudy van der Zwan (vocals, cajon)
Astrid van der Niet (violin, vocals)
Anneke Kraamer (vocals, low whistle, tin whistle, bodhràn, piano)

The Flask is een jonge en energieke folkband. De muzikanten vertellen met hun muziek graag verhalen. Van gevoelige ballades tot uptempo tunes, zowel covers als zelfgeschreven nummers. De basis ligt bij de Keltische folkmuziek met voorbeelden als Rapalje en The High Kings. Ook zijn er fantasy invloeden te horen van Faun en ruige piratenverhalen geïnspireerd op Ye Banished Privateers. Met z’n vieren zetten ze met (meerstemmige) zang, gitaar, tin en low whistles, viool, bodhràn en cajon een feest neer waar gedanst, gezongen en gelachen wordt en men zich even in een hele andere wereld waant.


from Village Tales, track released December 2, 2019


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The Flask are an energetic folk band from Delft, Netherlands, who tell stories with their music. Their repertoire ranges from sensitive ballads to upbeat tunes, including covers and original songs. The music is structured around Celtic folk.. The four-part harmony vocals, guitar, tin and low whistles, violin, bodhràn, piano and cajon provide a festive atmosphere. ... more

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