Telenn Gwad - Time When Poets Taught Angels To Love (SKMR​-​006)

by Telenn Gwad

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Igor Mokin
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Igor Mokin Serene and tranquil music, with a lyrical atmosphere and a feeling of wonder.

Спокойная и безмятежная музыка, лиричная, сказочная. Favorite track: Medvyano-Corilion (Sweet Carillon).
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Runtime 04:00
Durmun 04:52
Lullyby 03:57


Telenn Gwad

If we knew, how elf’s music sounds, the world around of us would be absolutely different - simply because we would be different.

There are the musicians who are able to hear this music. Full of air flying sounds of a flute, slow guitar fingering, a silent baritone of violoncello and contrabass, Oleg Bojko's sad and “out-of-body” voice – this is Telenn Gwad band. You close eyes - and the habitual world is dissolved, remains only darkness, noise of surf - or it is a wind has entangled in branches of a yew-tree? They do not compose music - it comes to them, it is only necessary to be disposed, open to it, and fingers run on strings, and indefinitely beautiful melody will be born, invented by unknown Kelt bard many centuries ago, - or may be by elf?..

Guitarist Oleg Boyko is from Murmansk, flutist Pavel Markelov was born in Magadan. Boundless open spaces, miser beauty of the North, the wild, protogenic nature – probably it is a secret of Russian and Kelt souls similarity? Both musicians have graduated from Gnesinski Music Academy and now live in Moscow. In 1995 when two men and two instruments met for the first time, it turned out, that they’ve got the same vision of music. So has Telenn Gwad appeared. The Breton tradition finds new breath in the modern European symphonic form - Telenn Gwad is sometimes compared to Alan Stivell, the French harpist who has given the name to the group in absentia (in Gallic language “Telenn Gwad” means “Blood of a harp” or, more poetically, " Requital to angels ").


released January 1, 2003

Oleg Boyko - vocal, guitar
Pavel Markelov - flute


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