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Celtic music at Aardvark Records

Loud, raucous and fun – that’s modern Celtic Rock music at Aardvark. Our brand of Celtic rock is a potent and popular fusion of punk, Celtic folk with a dash of Gypso thrown in for good measure. More bards than singers, the vocalists love spinning homespun tales of loving and living through their songs. Unpolished, to be sure, but no less potent for the pure joy of the music.

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Lordryk

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Lordryk
Moondragon
Contemporary Celtic folk but taken to another level achieved, largely, by dragging traditional instruments into the nineties. To that add beautiful lyrics and melodies and enhanced by the individuality of the bands members”.

Lordryk was formed by three brothers - Andy, Paul and Tim Ashton, formerly with the Cornish band Moondragon. So it should come as no surprise that Lordryk is the Cornish word for Moondragon.

Lordryk hit the road and became an instant success, touring in the UK and mainland Europe where they built up huge fan bases. Lordryk was asked back to the Loriant Celtic Festival four years in a row - unusual, even for a top act, to be asked back more than twice. Lordryk continued to headline at festivals and major venues and the occasional support. Notably Lordryk supported The Levellers during a tour of Holland.
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Proudly psychedelic pagan, progressive punk, space rock, reggae amalgam, with some really nice guitar work and folk influences. Classic material infused with a driving energy and mushroom power.

The Clectic Rock band Mondragon was formed at the end of the 80s by three brothers – Andy, Paul and Tim Ashton. The equally highly talented drummer Richard Austin was the drummer.

The quickly became Cornwall’s premier band and were soon travelling up-country to perform. The release of the 'Dream' album greatly enhanced their reputation and they began to support name bands.

In the early 90s Richard left the band. The search for a drummer of equal talent became prolonged. Thus songs appeared but proved to be  more folk based in nature.  The band Lordryk becamse the result of the shift in musical direction. Richard Mulryne was joined up as the new drummer and Moondragon were up and running once more.
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Moondragon

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Lordryk
Moondragon
Contemporary Celtic folk but taken to another level achieved, largely, by dragging traditional instruments into the nineties. To that add beautiful lyrics and melodies and enhanced by the individuality of the bands members”.

Lordryk was formed by three brothers - Andy, Paul and Tim Ashton, formerly with the Cornish band Moondragon. So it should come as no surprise that Lordryk is the Cornish word for Moondragon.

Lordryk hit the road and became an instant success, touring in the UK and mainland Europe where they built up huge fan bases. Lordryk was asked back to the Loriant Celtic Festival four years in a row - unusual, even for a top act, to be asked back more than twice. Lordryk continued to headline at festivals and major venues and the occasional support. Notably Lordryk supported The Levellers during a tour of Holland.
Read the Full Story
Proudly psychedelic pagan, progressive punk, space rock, reggae amalgam, with some really nice guitar work and folk influences. Classic material infused with a driving energy and mushroom power.

The Clectic Rock band Mondragon was formed at the end of the 80s by three brothers – Andy, Paul and Tim Ashton. The equally highly talented drummer Richard Austin was the drummer.

The quickly became Cornwall’s premier band and were soon travelling up-country to perform. The release of the 'Dream' album greatly enhanced their reputation and they began to support name bands.

In the early 90s Richard left the band. The search for a drummer of equal talent became prolonged. Thus songs appeared but proved to be  more folk based in nature.  The band Lordryk becamse the result of the shift in musical direction. Richard Mulryne was joined up as the new drummer and Moondragon were up and running once more.
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Rock Music News

  • We're really pleased to announce that the Truths are featured in the October edition of Bass Guitar Magazine. OK, to be more acurate, The Truths' bass player, James Goddard, is featured ;) James talks about why bass guitars rock, the bass players who inspire him, life in the band, what he thinks makes a good bassist...and a whole lot more.

  • Aardvark Records is pleased to announce that Little Spitfire's single "Silly Girl" had a synch placement with the smash hit TV Series, Hellcats. The single features in Series 1, Episode 118: Woke Up Dead. The character of Marti (Aly Michalka) visits the store where her deceased father's guitar picks came from and meets Deidre (guest star AJ Michalka), who helps Marti uncover another piece of information about her father. Dan (Matt Barr) shoots a zombie horror film for his Lancer film school application and enlists the Hellcats as actors in the project. As the submission date draws closer, Dan starts having cold feet about his film's worthiness, so Savannah (Ashley Tisdale) decides to help the matter along. Alice (Heather Hemmens) teams up with a school reporter to expose a student cheating scandal. Gail O'Grady, Sharon Leal and Robbie Jones also star. Andy Fickman directed the episode written by Jennifer Schuur.

  • When we got the call that Snowworld Productions were keen to use Callel's single "Body Discovery" on their latest snowboarding DVD - Homies III - how could we possibly say no?

  • Callel's bassist, Craig Finnie, is featured in this month's Bass Guitar Magazine. Craig talks about his development as a bassist, his passions and names his bass playing heroes. You can catch his thoughts about playing 4, 5 and 6 string bass...and his thoughts about slapping too.

  • "16 and Pregnant", the controversial MTV reality show about teen pregnancy, featured the single "Try To Be Quiet" from the Scottish Indie Pop four piece, Callel. The song was broadcast on a recent episode from the second series of the show.

  • The Truths will be added to airplay rotation on Heartland FM (Perthshire, Scotland) from today. Tune in to cath their latest releases between 2pm and 4pm. Or listen to Heartland FM online!

  • It says everything that Callel have shared the musical stage with the likes of Paolo Nutini whilst gaining radio play on Radio One and favourable reviews in pretty much every Scottish publication there is, such is the mainstream gravitational pull of debut album 'Body Discovery'... click the link for the full review

  • The Truths and Callel will be played the Midlands' based FM station High Peak Radio (106.4 and 103.3) from 25 Octber 2010. So if you live in the area, and would like to support one or boths bands, get in touch High Peak Radio and let them know what you think...or you can request your favourite song from The Truths' album "Above all..." and/or Callel's album "Body Discovery". http://www.highpeakradio.co.uk

  • You can catch Callel today between 1pm - 1:15pm on Charlie Ashcroft's programme on Amazing Radio. The show will be repeated on Thursday evening (14 Oct) at 6pm, and again on Saturday (16th Oct) at 5pm. Catch the show an dleave some feedback on Amazing Radio;s website.

  • ..."Bajo el nombre de Callel se esconde el talento de cuatro jóvenes provenientes de la escocesa Edimburgo, su álbum de debut, 'Body Discovery', sorprende por su pop de sensibilidad a flor de piel, por sus grandes canciones y armonías vocales. A poco más de un mes del lanzamiento del disco en el circuito UK (25 de Septiembre) nos pusimos en contacto con la nueva sensación escocesa para saber de primera mano cuales son sus impresiones y expectativas"...