Video: Never Mind the Strangers @ Castlefest

A tribute to all the people who’ve helped and stuck with us along the way

It takes two to get together
It takes time to make it last
We’ll all end up in some way
Like the drink in last night’s glass
But we’ll take this chance together
Lets not think about the end
Never mind the strangers
‘Cos I’ll always be your friend
Until the end

We’ve crossed the sea together
We’ve had our ups and downs
We’ve gone further than we’ve ever dreamed
From our county Galway home
If we’re up on top tomorrow
Or if it all just ends
Never mind the strangers
‘Cos I’ll always be your friend
Until the end

It has’nt all been easy
But sure that’s the way it is
We’ve been shaken, rocked and rattled
Taken jabs and body blows
There’s a strenght in being together
Like a steel bar that won’t bend
Never mind the strangers
‘Cos I’ll always be your friend
Until the end

Even now it’s hard to think back
When did it all begin
Was it some night drinking in Gay Brownes pub
Every soul is welcomed in
On this fine summers evening
As the blue of night descends
Never mind the strangers
‘Cos I’ll always be your friend
Until the end

We’ve seen the other side of life
And no been too impressed
It does’nt beat a day at home
If you put it to the test
But at least we took the challenge
We did’nt just pretend
Never mind the strangers
‘Cos I’ll always
Always be your friend
Until the end

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Video: Home is where my friends are at Castlefest in the Netherlands!

We really feel at home at Castlefest. You too?

Imagine yourself in a completely different world at Castlefest,

the Fantasy festival of the Netherlands. A fest for young and old, where, as soon as you enter the gates, you find yourself in the Other World. Castlefest is a total experience with lots of music, fantasy writers, themed catering, medieval crafts and a large market which offers everything a fantasy fan is looking for.

A large amount of bands are performing at the various festival stages, from Pagan Folk to World Music, from Medieval Rock to Indie. In short, for each music lover his own!

Castlefest characterizes itself by a unique ambiance. This makes that regular visitors are looking forward to the next edition a year in advance. It creates a feeling where you find yourself in a completely different world, causing a daze and homesickness for weeks after the event took place.

The Castlefest-feeling is difficult to define, but something everyone needs to experience themselves…

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Video: The Craic was 90 in the Isle of Man @ Castlefest – Rapalje Celtic Folk Music

“The craic was 90”: A fantastic, brilliant time.

The craic, pronounced crack, refers to the laughter and banter that goes with having a good night out with friends. If the craic was 90 it means it was exceptionally good and you were having the time of your life!

The phrase became well known from the late sixties onwards because of the song, The Craic was 90 in the Isle of Man..

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Video: 3 Wishes Fairy Festival, Cornwall UK & Patreon tiers and goodies – Rapalje show 55

Welcome to the live stream from Rapalje, and today we will talk about Patreon, goodies, your presents you get, and a festival in Cornwall in England.

In the end of this video, we of course want to hear a song from William performing on the guitar.

First, talk about Patreon because that’s something that’s really important to get the technic going. Now, I want to talk with you about the way to thank you for being a patron, depending on the money you will spend. We have to think about the goodies. When you spend one dollar a month, of course, you get all your names in the credits, and because it’s every month, there’s a really nice system on Patreon that I can see who was the patron from last month who paid for it and who was there. And it’s very easy for me to make the list and put it on every new CD we make in that month because we’re going to make some CDs.

The one we are giving away for whatever you want to pay for it is almost gone. – Yeah, we’ll make a new one. We need some ideas as a little gift for your donation on Patreon, like a CD with an autogram or a special live stream, but we also had the idea to do a song recorded in the air in a balloon, a special place we think they never will play there.

And we talk about the Cornwall thing.

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Video: Rapalje Zomerfolk Festival tour and losing it.. – Rapalje Show #50

This is the 50th Rapalje Show

We’re going to talk about Zomerfolk because I did a lot of live streams on Facebook where I was showing you the build up of the Rapalje Zomerfolk Festival in Stadspark, Groingen

With Franca, Dieb and William on the electric scooter around on the celtic music festival..

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Video: The Encore at Castlefest – Loch Lomond – Kweenie Set – Flatlands

Imagine yourself in a completely different world at Castlefest world music festival

The Fantasy festival of light in the Netherlands. A fest for young and old, where, as soon as you enter the gates, you find yourself in the Other World. Castlefest is a total experience with lots of music, fantasy writers, themed catering, medieval crafts and a large market which offers everything a fantasy fan is looking for.

Castlefest characterizes itself by a unique ambiance. This makes that regular visitors are looking forward to the next edition a year in advance. It creates a feeling where you find yourself in a completely different world, causing a daze and homesickness for weeks after the event took place.

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Video: An accident at Na Fir Bolg festival – Rapaje Show #49

We had an accident at a the na fir bolg festival with one of our instruments

We will record the first new Rapalje Show and while I’m doing that I also will repair
this instrument because something went wrong

I shot some video at a festival in Belgium called Na Fir Bolg..

ANOTHER PROBLEM WITH OUR INSTRUMENTS
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360º Video: “Jock Stuart” @ Early Bird Concert Zomerfolk

For the visitors who bought the first “Early Bird” Tickets

for Rapalje Zomerfolk Festival, we performed extra shows at a secret place outside from the festival. This is the first song we played on the Sunday: “Jock Stuart”

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Video: “The Stride” at Dieb’s home

Today we play ‘The Stride’ for you.

This is one of my favorite pieces, because I can play my violin really wild.

Have fun!

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Video: “Stad Amsterdam” at Dieb’s

Time for my personal favourite:

“De Stad Amsterdam”. During this song I can do what I love most: playing as wild as I can on my violin.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

Yours, Dieb

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