Dandelion Wine

Dandelion Wine are an ethereal electro-folk band from Melbourne, Australia who combine medieval/folk instruments and female vocals with electronic beats and waves of textured guitars. They have toured Europe nine times, along with numerous tours in Australia and appearances in Hong Kong and Japan. Their last three albums were released on the German label Ars Musica Diffundére/Black Rain Media Group. The band consists of:

Naomi Henderson: vocals, flute, recorder, percussion, HandSonic, guitar, electronics
Nicholas Albanis: guitars, lute, hammered dulcimer, Appalachian dulcimer, bell cittern, electronics, vocals
Francesca Mountfort: cello, bowed psaltery, glockenspiel, vocals

Dandelion WIne's latest single "Unlikely Impossible" illustrates their trademark tapestry of ancient contemporary motifs and is from the forthcoming album Le Cœur. The video for "Unlikely Impossible" by Simon Green also includes puppetry by Keira Lyons and Justine Warner.

Following the release of their 2002 EP Light Streaming Down, Dandelion Wine embarked on their first European tour, which went so well it saw them returning to Europe for another tour in 2003. Since then, European tours have become a regular occurrence, with performance taking place everywhere from regular clubs to castles, underground bunkers, openair festivals, a 1000 year old hillfort, churches, decommissioned slaughterhouses and even functioning psychiatric institutions.

Many tours were undertaken as a duo or with special guests such as bassist Steve Wheeler (Heligoland, Robin Guthrie) and multi-instrumentalist Kirstin Honey (Seascapes Of The Interior, Made Of Steam) but after a brief guest appearance at a concert at Rakvere Castle in Estonia the band officially expanded to a trio with New Zealand born cellist Francesca Mountfort.

The band are currently preparing for the release of their next album Le Cœur, their first work with Francesca. The album also features guest appearances by percussionist Rüdiger Maul (Faun, DE), bassist Denni Meredith (Brillig, AU), frame drummer Phil Coyle (Deep Water Orchestra, Trappist Afterland), Hong Kong based erhu player HakGwai Lau and bass/Fender VI player Pete McKeown.

Media Resources

Hi res promo photo
2019 Fringe Festival Media Release
Unlikely Impossible Media Release

Tech info

2019 tech rider and stage plan

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