ACOUSTIC MUSIC SPICED WITH CELTIC FOLK
A concert of Stefan "Eddie" Arndt-Himmelsbach
and Sarah-Jane Himmelsbach is a journey to the land of music.
Since 1997 they have been known as TIR-AN-CHEOIL and more
than 700 times onstage they have proved that it takes no more than a voice
and a violin to take you to the romantic and temperamentful atmosphere of
the beautiful Emerald Isle. After two successful years, and one year after
the recording of their first CD "Greenish" Eddie and Sarah-Jane decided to
change the name and continue their journey as BARDIC.
Bringing songs and tunes from Irland and Scotland closer to their audience
is their main objektive. More and more the own compositions find a place in
their reportoire. Eddie's smokey, powerful voice which gives the songs a
uniquely, earthbound character, and Sarah-Jane's virtuosly played tunes,
which makes her Irish origin obvious, are an incomparable combination. Their
originality is underlined by the modern arrangements of their own
compositions and their contemporary versions of less known traditionals.
During their program they use a variety of instruments in different
combinations. Voice and violin are accompanied by guitar, bodhran, tin - and
low whistle, so that a variety of entertainment is guarantieed from
beginning to end.
The aura, the skill and power with which both of them play their music is
amazing : It seems as if a complete band is playing ! , has been the
reaction of a number of surprised promotors when they saw BARDIC on stage.
They are one of the busiest groups in the regional folk scene, and this is
not without reason. In a very short time they have made a name for
themselves, not only with their originality in playing Irish music, but also
with their incomparable charm. Audiences in Germany, the Netherlands and
Irland have experienced their magical fascination.