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. 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, hammered dulcimer, vocals
Phil Coyle: frame drums, tombak, aludu

Dandelion Wine have just released Le Cœur, which illustrates their trademark tapestry of ancient contemporary motifs and is their first work with cellist Francesca Mountfort. 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.

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, they released three albums on the German label Ars Musica Diffundére/Black Rain Media Group and 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 and then to a quartet with percussionist Phil Coyle.

Media Resources

Hi res promo photo
Le Cœur media release

Tech info

2019 tech rider and stage plan

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