DragonsflyFamiliar Shores [album]
look at the cover of a CD
and you know you are
going to love it. Thats
what happens when you
look at the magical
artwork Richard Gonzalez
produced for Dragonsflys Familiar Shores album...
WITH A 'NEW AGE' FEEL TO BOTH THE PACKAGING AND THE ALBUM,
nothing prepared me for the fantastic experience of listening to Dragonsfly's
The Tudor/Gypsy/Celtic style music has Scottish and Irish influences
you only have to look at the list of instruments that feature and you'll know
it's something completely different. It's Folksy, magical and stirring and a
genuine music adventure. If you want to bring out the hippy in you or recreate
the feeling of the Seventies, Familiar Shores will wash you up on a musically-inspired
mainly perform in venues and festivals around the South West of England, but
have also developed a dedicated following in France and Sweden through playing
festivals there too.
Maya Preece is the lead vocalist and also responsible for the bagpipes, guitar,
recorder and melodica; Daygan Robinson for the mandolin, Bouzouki and backing
vocals; Tom Simenauer on Saxophone, flute, Rauschpferge, Hurdy Gurdy, bagpipes,
keyboard (harpsichord) and more backing vocals; and Stephen 'Iccy' Slade for
the bass and backing vocals.
Other musicians who have contributed are Gem Quinn on drums and Archie Churchill-Moss