(vocals, guitar, mandolin)
Internationally known as one of the most important
interpreters of Scandinavian and Celtic world-music,
her musicality shines through, not only as
founding member of Touchwood and Norland
Wind, the project Women on Stage and the duo
Kelpie with Ian Melrose, but also as a solo artist.
With a voice described as "clear as Norwegian fjord water"
and her virtuoso, groovy guitar-playing she recently released her
highly acclaimed 2nd solo album "Trollsang" - original
compositions and intricate arrangements of traditional Norwegian
songs which sets an even higher standard than her debut album,
"Valivann", which won the German critics prize in 2002
and was released in North America by the renowned world music label
(guitar, whistles, vocals, dobro)
from Scotland, belongs to the cream of Europes acoustic guitarists.
He is an internationally acclaimed composer and arranger, lead guitarist
with Clannad (World Tour, grammy award-winning CD Landmarks),
and plays with Kerstin in Kelpie and Norland Wind. He produced and
arranged the new CD "Rubicon" by Clannads Noel &
Pádraig Duggan. A major aspect of his work is solo guitar:
based on Celtic finger picking
style, his compositions blend Irish dances, Scottish ballads and
classical formats with Brazilian samba and Argentine tango to create
real world-music on the guitar. He has played major festivals across
the world ranging from e. g. the Montreal Jazz Festival (CAN) to
the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow (SCO), where a new project,
"The Island Tapes" (live Celtic music to silent films)
premiered to sell-out crowds.
His solo CDs Wolves, Between the Sighs,
A Scottish Legacy, and most recently A Shot in
the Dark (Acous-tic Music Records), have gained him rave reviews
in the international music press.
(bass, vocals, percussion, programming, piano)
since 1977 active as a studio- and live musician for various well-known
artists including Jon Lord, Sally Oldfield, Frank Duval, EROC, Farfarello,
Kathy Kelly and Peter Kraus. He has composed film music for television
and video productions such as "Family in a boat" and "When
Steel Cools" for German TV, "Quest Spirit" (Yukon
Quest documentary) for Canada, Sweden and the US. Since 1992 he
is member of the classical/ pop instrumental group Farfarello. He
has produced and played on over 40 albums for prominent artists
in the German jazz and folk genres, and continues to expand his
repertoire of projects with harp, piano and vocal groups.
W. C. von Clausbruch
(keyboards, piano, accordion, percussion, Celtic
is a supremely talented multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger.
After completing his degree in music in 1988 (guitar and piano)
he soon became a well-known figure in the German live- and studio-scene.
20 years of professional experience have brought forth many projects
in very varied styles: Nippy Noya, GNU (improvised music), Manfred
Ulrich Trio (close encounters with German folk music of the third
kind) and Haralds Klangplantage (electro-acoustic songs without
words), tour commissions for e. g. the German National Railway Company
and the cinema chain Cinemaxx, as well as complete studio productions
for the advertising industry (LTU, Persil, Ramazotti, Diebels among
A true rhythm Wunderkind, he received his first drums
at the age of two, started taking lessons at 11 and by
the age of 15 he was already doing studio session-work! He has become
one of the best live- and studio
drummers in Berlin and indeed Germany. He toured regularly with
the African band Saraba, who often
topped the world-music charts in Europe, and his long list of performing
credits reads like a whos who of the
German music scene. In addition to his drumming he is also an excellent
mandolin and dobro player.