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July 31, 2022 - 12:46 am
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Ran across this Eluveite Thread [correct spelling is Eluveitie] and hadn't heard of this 'Melodic' (a sub-genre!) Death Metal group. 

I was really surprised they have always had a Violinist in the band!  There's a great story about the ancient origin for their name, etc...  at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eluveitie

Eluveitie infuses traditional Celtic folk melodies with Gothenburg-styled melodic death metal.  Eluveitie uses traditional folk instruments in their music, such as fiddles, tin whistles and flutes, bagpipes and hurdy-gurdies.  The traditional folk tunes in their songs have been drawn from various sources, including traditional Irish reels. While many of their lyrics are in English, some are in the ancient extinct Gaulish language. In some instances, the two languages are intertwined throughout a song.  Their lyrics are based on texts written in Gaulish such as prayers, invocations of the gods and other spirits. 

"The Somber Lay" (with Violin Intro) - Eluveitie live at Kammgarn in Schaffhausen (2014). 

Live at Nova Rock Festival this last June.  Tunes are labeled and timestamped in in the description. 


Nicole Ansperger is the band's current Violinist, but there's been a handful of others.   Shir-Ran Yinon was the band's Violinist from 2015-2016.  This is her audition playing Eluveitie's "King".

Here's a sampling of Nicole Ansperger's playing when she first joined Eluveitie! 





← Reflections by Cathy Foreman 

- Emily 


July 31, 2022 - 1:00 am
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I was pleasantly surprised to find quite a few violin covers of Eluveitie's music!   

Albinkind did great Violin covers of Eluveitie's "Epona" and "Isara", maybe you'll recognize a bit of "King of The Fairies" in Epona! 


"Inis Mona" - Eluveitie Violin cover by Miguel Epardo. 

"Nil" - Eluveitie Violin cover by Mark Williams. 




You can find more on YouTube! 

- Emily

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