Omnia (band)

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Omnia
CD cover 'Musick and Poëtree' (Aug 2011)
CD cover 'Musick and Poëtree'
Background information
Origin Netherlands
Genres Pagan folk
Years active 1996–present
Labels PaganScum Records
Website www.worldofomnia.com
Members
  • Steve "Sic" Evans-van der Harten
  • Jennifer Evans-van der Harten
  • Daphyd "Crow" Sens
  • Rob "Raido" van Barschot
Notable instruments
DADGAD guitar, Hurdy gurdy, Didgeridoo

Omnia is a self-described "neoceltic pagan folk" band based in the Netherlands and whose members over the years have had Irish, Dutch, Cornish, Belgian and Persian backgrounds. Their music takes on the form of various cultural routes, from places around the world such as Ireland, England, Cornwall and Persia.

They sing in English, Irish, Breton, Finnish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Latin and Hindi and play Celtic harp, mouth harp, hurdy gurdy, bodhrán, guitar, bouzouki, didgeridoo, flutes of all kinds, bagpipes, various drums and percussion instruments.

Band line-up[edit]

Present band line-up[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Sine Missione (recorded 1998, released 2000, no label)
  • Sine Missione II (2002, Emmuty records)
  • OMNIA "3" (2003, Zap Prod.)
  • Crone of War (2004, Zap Prod.) — An album that focuses on Celtic mythology, e.g. the Mabon festival and gods such as Cernunnos and Taranis.[1]
  • PaganFolk (2006, PaganScum records) — An album with numerous traditional instruments employed. The style has been compared to the music of the German band Faun.[2]
  • Alive! (2007 PaganScum records). — The witches scene from Shakespeare's Macbeth, "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe and a poem by Lewis Caroll were set to music on this release. The artwork was created together with Alan Lee.[3]
  • Wolf Love (2010, PaganScum records)[4] — Contains all the different music styles OMNIA is capable of. Includes a free DVD of live material of the 2010 line-up . "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Caroll was set to music on this release.[5]
  • Musick and Poëtree (2011, PaganScum records) — a 2 disc CD with one disc recorded with members of the 2011 line-up and the other disc recorded by Stenny solo. Notable songs are Free and a cover of the classic Wim Sonneveld song Het dorp about the modernization of Dutch rural life, which is sung by Steve Sic in Dutch, the first ever Dutch language song by OMNIA.
  • Live on Earth (2012)

Live albums[edit]

  • Live Religion (2005, PaganScum records) — Live album recorded in a church with one microphone.
  • PaganFolk At The Fairy Ball (2008, PaganScum records) — A live album downloadable for free from the official website[6]

Compilations and remixes[edit]

  • Cybershaman (2007, PaganScum records) — A remix album featuring 8 Omnia songs in Trance music and Electronic style.[7]
  • History (2007, PaganScum records) (American sampler) — Compilation album specifically made and remastered for USA sales.
  • World Of Omnia (2009, PaganScum records) — Partly a re-mastered compilation of older OMNIA works together with reworked new recordings and two original tracks.

DVD[edit]

  • Pagan Folk Lore (2008, PaganScum records) — live DVD containing interviews and performances of the 2008 line-up

Links related to songs performed by Omnia[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lohmann, Stephanie. "Omnia. Crown [sic] Of War". Sonic Seducer (in German) (Thomas Vogel Media e.K.) (10/2004). 
  2. ^ Lohmann, Stephanie. "Omnia, Pagan Folk". Sonic Seducer (in German) (Thomas Vogel Media e.K.) (5/2006). 
  3. ^ Castelnau, Peter. "Omnia. Alive!". Sonic Seducer (in German) (Thomas Vogel Media e.K.) (10/2007). 
  4. ^ Kubanke, Ulf. "Omnia Wolf Love". Laut.de. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Omnia — Jabberwocky on YouTube
  6. ^ http://www.worldofomnia.com
  7. ^ Castelnau, Peter. "Omnia. Cybershaman". Sonic Seducer (in German) (Thomas Vogel Media e.K.) (7/2007). 

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