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“The Rite of Spring” – Davey Dodds
February 20, 2022 @ 8:00 pm£10 – £12
‘The Rite of Spring’ is the third solo album recorded by Davey Dodds since his return to making music. The previous two albums were collections of songs whereas this meisterwerk is a full-on concept piece of many layers!‘The Rite of Spring’ takes the listener through a Druidic Beltane ritual, culminating in a joyous, life-affirming celebration. It is Celtic, psychedelic, pagan, and life-affirming. The sound is markedly different from Davey’s earlier, sparse, acoustic CDs. Instead, ‘The Rite of Spring’ is denser, electric, and startlingly original. The idea for the album had been brewing for some time and several songs and musical pieces had been sketched out. The corona chaos trashed Davey’s live gig and festival schedule for 2020 – in March, he was on tour in Europe with the mighty Pendragon when life started to unravel. Davey’s ‘core’ band – Daniel Billing – bass, Gillie Hotston – Electric violin and David Clifford – drums, along with himself on vocals, electric and acoustic octave mandolins, mandolin, and flutey things, are now able to meet to rehearse. The adventure will continue!
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