Vivid personalities, varied musical experience and inspirations. Musicians that push the boundaries of the traditional music genre’s term. That’s the shortest description of Beltaine – one of the most interesting folk bands in Poland. Primarily Irish and Breton in style, their music marries all types of world music with rhythmic energy and inventiveness of modern beats.
BELTAINE was created in the year of 2002 and after a time of evolving in 2006 it shaped up into a group of seven musicians. They’ve released four studio albums and the live one – recording of the tour with the harp player Jochen Vogel. All of their study albums won „Wirtualne Gęśle” voting organized by Polish Radio and were given the title of the Best Folk Album of a Year.
BELTAINE’s concerts are always rousing music performance, which attract audiences all over the world. So far they have been invited to world music festivals in Malaysia, Mexico, USA and Canada. They also regularly perform at the best festivals all over Europe.
In 2011 Beltaine were given „Irish Music Award” as the Top Celtic Rock Band by American Irish Association.
01 - Two Dogs
02 - Gellete Complete
03 - Db.
04 - Health To The Company
05 - Mjoo (Sic!).
06 - Pol(S)Ka (Feat. Tomasz Drozdek)
07 - Seizh
08 - Chiken In The Bucket
09 - Cruel Sister
Adam Romanski – fiddle
Grzegorz Chudy – low whistle, vocal, accordion, bombard, bansuri
Lukasz Kulesza – acoustic guitar
Bartlomiej Dudek – bass guitar
Jan Kubek – tabla, cajon, djembe
Jan Galczewski – irish bouzouki, electric guitar, galician bagpipes, bodhran
Mateusz Sopata – drums
Michal Paduch – Synthesizers (chicken in the bucket)
Tomasz Drozdek – Hurdy – Gurdy (pol(s)ka)
Ewelina Ferenc – wokal/vocal (cruel sister)
Mateusz Dyszkiewicz – accordion (chicken in the bucket)
Marcin Polański – Congas (chicken in the bucket)