I’m laying down all the final versions of the guitar parts this week and then Carrie is adding violin early into the next one. We have all the lyrics, melodies, instrumentals finalised on every song. Ten tracks which have very catchy melodies we hope you will join with us, not just on the album but live too.
We’ve also got a new powerful PA system and for album three, the drums, bass and other instruments are already recorded. Debbie will then join us to sing over all the prepared melodies she’s formed already and so once the vocals are added, there will just be so work on any remaining fills and harmonies from the instruments where appropriate.
On this album, it’s quite different from the last two, as we can technically widen our instrumental backing live and recorded too, as the whole dynamics and part change as a trio. The first album had a little from history such as the lost land that joined Albion to Europe only a few millenia ago, a song about a hare, a raven, two sacred sites, two campaign songs, mystery lights and a heart lifting song for the darkest winter days. The second album was a musical sketchbook of the well-loved and not so famous places in Glastonbury and surrounding areas. We did a light bit of live footage amongst images for the title track ‘Avalon’ and one of the Tor which you can find on You Tube via our video page on the http://www.dancinghare.co.uk
Album three has more songs about the seasons and celebrates more in our pagan and druid ways, including an anthem ‘To be pagan’ and a different take on the John Barleycorn ballad.
We’ll let you know more about the songs in early September and some previews 🙂