We take traditional celtic European and folk music and put it in a rock and roll perspective. We write it with the basic style of traditional music and we play it the way they'd have played it 200 years ago if they had electric guitar.
We all tend to have an involvement in the writing process. I'm the founder of the band and we've had lineup changes and I've written the greater portion of the material but everyone has a hand in it, and everyone has a hand in the arrangement. We take a traditional song that I find somewhere and we write new music/lyrics to it. So the arranging process is as important as writing the song. That's what takes the most time for us.
My three most influential bands of all time that I still listen to the are the people I grew up with: Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and a band called The Incredible String Band. They were my biggest influences gorwing up. In the 70s I was really into jazz and progressive rock and world music. I listen to all kinds of music, a lot of celtic and scandinavian music, and folk rock and jazz of various kinds.
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