The Bards of Now, San Rafael, CA 2002

by Diana Rosalind

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Measureless 06:12
Into the sea All rivers go And still the sea will never overflow Onto their destiny The rivers go To the sea To the sea To the measureless sea
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Oh Queen Boudicca Of the Great Iceni Your people incite you Crying for war Oh warrior priestess
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Fly Twilight vision Breathe This mysterious fragrance Oh I will fly May my prayers Here beneath the nutmeg tree I sit and sway As falcons spiral I sit and sway And sing and pray Beneath the nutmeg tree
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Sidhe (Shee) 05:39
She blues the air She speaks the tree She moves the moon To pull the Sea She plants the seed To earth the peace She slips the eye Flies on the Leaf She curves the time To mark the face To paint the years The life to trace Strikes the clock She turns the curl She burst the stars She births the world She weilds the wind To shell a beach She salts the sea Sugars the peach She blues the air She speaks the tree She moves the moon To pull the sea.....

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When Barbara Imhoff (Aether) and I reunited in 2001 and played at the Yerba Buena Centre's Harp Festival, subsequent to my locating her stolen harp in a flea market, purely by chance, I bumped into Rudiger Oppermann there who I hadn't seen in years. This happy coincidence resulted in the opportunity to go on tour in Europe with Rudiger Oppermann's Klangwelten festival. He asked me to submit some new material for consideration and I quickly assembled a group of the best musicians around and we did a very memorable session at guitarist/songwriter Troy Lush's recording shack, on the hill at Solstice Grove in California's Napa Valley. All these songs were written and recorded in a single weekend. The song Sidhe, was selected by Oppermann for reworking into a new arrangement for harp, tabla and voice and we performed it on the Klangwelten tour in 2003. Sadly, I have thus far been unable to locate any audio or video recordings of the later version, though I know that they exist.

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released December 30, 2002

Troy Lush Guitar
Mark Deutsch Sitar, Bazantar
Tim Rayborn Saz, Frame drum, Flute
Vir McCoy Gimbri

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Diana Rosalind New Orleans, Louisiana

After being discovered by Bobby McFerrin as a young vocal improviser in San Francisco, I spent some years writing and performing with ensembles that remain important in the history of Bay Area arts, then did time tangling with the music biz in LA & NYC, followed by a decade in Europe, recording all the while, before coming "home" to NOLA. This is a partial musical record of that journey. ... more

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