Brief Biography (Courtesy of the Artist’s site, 2007)
ARAN comes out in 2001 as a folk band made up by musicians who have been working on several music projects following the roots deeply linked to different cultural identities.
ARAN brings out new musical formula, taken from the most diverse cultural traditions of the so called "Celtic World" (Ireland, Galicia, Scotland, Brittany,...) trying to keep the essence of them all.
With a selective repertoire which contains original as well as traditional sets (reels, jigs, muiñeiras, xotas, polkas,...) these five musicians touch us with their style, at times elegant and energetic, at times profound and brilliant, full of technical resources. Each of the musicians puts in their outstanding technique to the service of achieving the freshness, passion and balance with which they intend to colour their charming rythms. ARAN carries us to magic worlds where melancholy and joy merge into the smell of the rain and the fresh and green lawns of the Atlantic Finisterrae.
Galician pipes, uilleann pipes, whistles, bouzuki, double-bass, fiddle and percussion get together to provide the intense traditional tunes with the very personal touch which comes from the originality and new lines of expression opened by this band.
ARAN is the vivid tradition itself resting on excellent individual performances as well as on a balanced band-sound as a whole, the result of a spontaneous fusion which leads us to an unforgettable stream of emotions,
In the present folk music scene in Galicia ARAN shows as one of the best and most amazing bands in which the individualities join together into a solid sound, an appealing music for people who love dancing or just enjoy listening to it.
ÁLVARO IGLESIAS | Double Bass.
HARRY PRICE| Fiddle.
ANTÓN DAVILA | Galician Pipes, Uilleann Pipes &Whistles
XOSÉ LIZ | Bouzuki.
SUSO ALONSO | Percussions. _
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